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16 min ago |

5 ways going green improves your kids' health

Why is going green such a perfect fit for parents? It keeps kids healthy. A healthy kid is a happy kid, right? From healthy eating to a healthy environment, what could be better for kids than parents who adopt a green lifestyle? What makes children of green parents so healthy? Just about everything green you could imagine.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Science, Home Gardening, Home

4 hrs ago | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

EPA charges SUNY Downstate with federal hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush, charging it with violating federal hazardous waste law.


Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.


Related Topix: Dorchester County, MD, Science

7 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

Dispersant Lingered in Gulf Four Years After Oil Spill

They found various concentrations of a Corexit surfactant, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate , in deep-sea coral and sediments six months after the spill and in beached oiled sand patties 26-45 months later.


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Science

11 hrs ago | RedOrbit

global warming ipcc

Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts "severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems" as a result of global warming .


Related Topix: Science

16 hrs ago |

Testing Well Water for Bacteria, Nitrate

August 27, 2014 - Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test the water to make sure no health risks exist, the National Ground Water Association recommended today.


Related Topix: Science, E. Coli, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

This is Wiltshire

More smoke before blaze is finally out

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.


Related Topix: Fire, Science

Thetelegraphand Argus

Efficiency campaign marks start of Yorkshire Water's blueprint to meet challenges of next 25 years

YORKSHIRE Water has unveiled a 25-year blueprint for managing resources in the face of climate change and population growth.


Related Topix: Science, Weather

Science Daily

Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods - today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.


Related Topix: Science


Dupont fined $1.275 million in West Virginia toxic pollution case

DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million and spend an estimated $2.3 million more to settle claims by U.S. officials that the global chemical conglomerate failed to prevent toxic releases of hazardous substances in West Virginia that killed at least one man, environmental regulators said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, US News, Belle, WV

Summit County Voice

Environment: Feds list 20 coral species as 'threatened under the Endangered Species Act

Twenty types of coral in the Pacific and Caribbean will be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, federal officials announced this week , citing declines of up to 90 percent in some species.


Related Topix: Science


NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles.


Related Topix: Science

The Fresno Bee

Obama pursuing climate accord in lieu of treaty

In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a U.N. summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world's largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution.


Related Topix: US News, Science, US Politics, Barack Obama, Global Warming

Fairfax Times

Step up the fight against carbon pollution

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held public hearings in Washington, D.C., on the agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, a set of standards that would regulate and reduce carbon pollution from existing, mostly coal-fired, power plants.


Related Topix: Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Global Warming, Virginia, Virginia Government, Opinion

Science Daily

How parents can help their children succeed, stay in school

Students are back in school -- or soon to be -- and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically.


Related Topix: Iowa State University, Science

LG Electronics, UL Environment Announce First GREENGUARD Certified Television

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ UL Environment, a business unit of UL , and LG Electronics USA today announced the landmark achievement of GREENGUARD Certification for LG's newest OLED TV, model 55EC9300.


Related Topix: TV, Science, Electronics, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Technical Services, Underwriters Laboratories

The Globe and Mail

Global warming risks being irreversible, draft UN report says

This Aug. 19, 2014 file photo shows flash flood waters from the overrun Skunk Creek flood I-10 in northwestern Phoenix.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood


Why you should be worried about what loom bands are doing to the environment

It's a question that has been bothering me for a while as I watch my son Neru gleefully produce another bracelet for his already covered arm.


Related Topix: Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Trudeau's Arctic policy sparked friction: CIA

Pierre Trudeau's bid to enhance Canadian sovereignty and promote economic development in the Arctic created some "friction" with the United States, says a declassified CIA report.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Science

White House honors Nashua teen for environmental stewardship

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Michael Boots, former President's Environmental Youth Award winner and current EPA intern Apoorva Rangan, Administrator Gina McCarthy, new PEYA winner May Wang, new PEYA award winner Deepika Kurup, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren before the PEYA ... (more)


Related Topix: Nashua, NH, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology