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Minneapolis church seeks for Earth to power its heavenly work.

Solutions - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The faithful at Mount Olive Lutheran Church just wanted to make their 80-year-old building energy-efficient, a tangible step to care for God's creation.

Into the ice: humans get closer to nature – in pictures.

Solutions - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
From log trails to lava houses, from mud baths to melting glaciers, US photographer Lucas Foglia explores our relationship with the natural world in his new book Human Nature.

Complaints surge about weed killer dicamba’s damage to oak trees.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.

The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Pesticides - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Flame retardants - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Flame retardants - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

Minneapolis church seeks for Earth to power its heavenly work.

Faith and environment - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The faithful at Mount Olive Lutheran Church just wanted to make their 80-year-old building energy-efficient, a tangible step to care for God's creation.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

Plastic found in 80 per cent of mussels from UK beaches.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Plastic rubbish has been found in up to 80 per cent of mussels taken from British beaches. The pollution is a worrying sign of the scale of the amount of plastic rubbish in our seas, scientists said.

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Children's health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery.

Children's health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

Scott Pruitt says EPA will repeal Clean Power Plan Tuesday.

Asthma - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

The Cadiz desert water project is facing a new hurdle.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
In a Sept. 20 letter to Cadiz, the State Lands Commission informed the company that its proposed water pipeline crosses a strip of state-owned land and therefore requires a state lease.

Donald Trump appointee says he won't thwart removal of Klamath dams.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
“We do not intend to intervene materially in any way in this process,” said Alan Mikkelsen, acting commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Peregrine falcons slow to return to Appalachia.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
'Hacking' young birds has yet to achieve results, as most historic nesting sites remain empty.

Wolverine dump chemicals found in water wells across U.S. 131.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals from a decades-old Wolverine World Wide dump site near Belmont have been confirmed in private residential drinking water wells in an expanded testing area southeast of U.S. 131.

Wolverine dump chemicals found in water wells across U.S. 131.

Cancer - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals from a decades-old Wolverine World Wide dump site near Belmont have been confirmed in private residential drinking water wells in an expanded testing area southeast of U.S. 131.

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