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Archive: Pollution & Health

16 Aug 2016

Rocky Flats: A Wildlife Refuge Confronts Its Radioactive Past

by FRED PEARCE
The Rocky Flats Plant outside Denver was a key U.S. nuclear facility during the Cold War. Now, following a $7 billion cleanup, the government is preparing to open a wildlife refuge on the site to the public, amid warnings from some scientists that residual plutonium may still pose serious health risks. READ MORE

25 Jul 2016

Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Shutdown

by JOEL STONINGTON
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2011 decision to rapidly phase out the country’s 17 nuclear power reactors has left the government and utilities with a massive problem: How to clean up and store large amounts of nuclear waste and other radioactive material. READ MORE

06 Jul 2016

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

by CHRISTIAN SCHWäGERL
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems. READ MORE

09 Jun 2016

A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound

by BEN GOLDFARB
The Asian market for the odd-looking giant clams known as geoducks has spawned a growing aquaculture industry in Washington's Puget Sound. But coastal homeowners and some conservationists are concerned about the impact of these farming operations on the sound’s ecosystem. READ MORE

25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Should Green Critics Reassess Ethanol?

by TIMOTHY E. WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray argue that environmental criticisms of corn ethanol are unwarranted and that the amount in gasoline should be increased. In rebuttal, economist C. Ford Runge counters that any revisionist view of ethanol ignores its negative impacts on the environment and the food supply. READ MORE

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e360 digest

11 Aug 2016: Shipping Noise Causes Whales To Dive More Slowly and Forage Less

05 Aug 2016: Melting Ice Sheet Could Expose Abandoned U.S. Arctic Military Base

02 Aug 2016: Anthrax Outbreak in Northern Russia Linked to Rising Global Temperatures

01 Aug 2016: Bacteria in Sea Ice Could Play Role in Mercury Pollution in Oceans

13 Jul 2016: Six Years After BP Spill, Remaining Oil More Toxic Than Ever To Fish

08 Jul 2016: Hundreds of Deaths in 2003 Heat Wave Linked to Climate Change

05 Jul 2016: Paris Bans All Pre-1997 Cars During Weekdays to Fight Pollution

23 Jun 2016: Scientists Discover Contagious Cancer in More Species of Shellfish

20 Jun 2016: 2015 Deadliest Year for Environmentalists on Record, Finds Report

13 Jun 2016: California Condor Population Reaches New Heights in 2015


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