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India Green News: Solar and Wind Potential Receives Investment Interest; Governments Partner to Tackle Climate Change

Posted August 29, 2014 by Avinash Kar in Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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India Green News is a selection of news highlights about environmental and energy issues in India.   Compiled by Ariel Cooper Week of August 25th-29th CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is real and happening in India NEW DELHI: Ahead of the UN...continued

Map-gate: The Newest Strange Claims About the Clean Water Protection Rule

Posted August 29, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Over the last couple days, there has been a barrage of stories about a set of maps that the Environmental Protection Agency had produced, from long-public data maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey, indicating the location of various types of...continued

USAID Needs to Bring Together Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience in Development Assistance

Posted August 28, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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It’s surprising that in the 21st Century, nearly 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion people –more than one-third of the world’s population—don’t have an adequate place to go the bathroom. This is so, despite...continued

Tagging toxics: Legislation green lights labeling of harmful chemicals in household furniture

Posted August 28, 2014 by Veena Singla in Health and the Environment

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Today, the California legislature voted to give consumers the right to know whether they are bringing home a toxic couch. This first-in-the nation legislation (SB 1019), authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), requires the furniture’s attached label to clearly...continued

Reading, Writing, and ...Toxic Pesticides?

Posted August 27, 2014 by Miriam Rotkin-Ellman in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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Parents worry about plenty of things when they send their kids to school: first- day jitters, making friends, bullying … But exposure to toxic chemicals isn’t usually on the list of “back to school” worries. Perhaps it should be, though....continued

EGCG: Not my cup of (green) tea

Posted August 26, 2014 by Maricel V. Maffini, PhD in Health and the Environment

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Last week, the Washington Post published an exposé of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food additive regulatory program; it concluded that “The explosion of new food additives coupled with an easing of oversight requirements is allowing manufacturers to...continued

Yellowstone in the Backyard: Time to Declare LA's San Gabriel Mountains a National Monument

Posted August 26, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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As we head into the final days of August, most Americans are looking for one last summer escape. Many people have to travel hundreds of miles to find a refuge from the crush of everyday life. But the 17 million...continued

Report finds illegal use of diesel in fracking fluid, highlights problems with FracFocus

Posted August 22, 2014 by Matthew McFeeley in Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Last week, the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) released a report which found that companies had disclosed using diesel fuel in fracking in 12 states.  The use of diesel fuel as a component of fracking fluid is illegal without a permit under...continued

Protection for San Gabriel Mountains has broad support in advance of upcoming public meeting

Posted August 20, 2014 by Ramya Sivasubramanian in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places

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According to recently released polling, "80 percent of Los Angeles County voters support the proposed protection of the San Gabriel Mountains and rivers." Support is even higher among Latinos (88%) and Asian-Americans (82%). Women with kids in their household (like...continued

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Posted August 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway. Within days, the mine owner, the...continued

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