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Archive: Pollution & Health

20 Jul 2015

Alien Islands: Why Killing Rats Is Essential to Save Key Wildlife

by TED WILLIAMS
Alien rats introduced by ships are decimating populations of birds and other wildlife on islands from the sub-Antarctic to California. Effective programs to eradicate the rats are underway but are encountering opposition from animal activists and some green groups. READ MORE

16 Jul 2015

The High Environmental Cost Of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

by DIANE TOOMEY
Marijuana growers are ravaging forests in northern California to produce their lucrative crop. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, biologist Mary Power talks about the massive ecological footprint of marijuana growing and why nationwide legalization could help alleviate it. READ MORE

01 Jul 2015

Why a Leading Indian Politician Is Now an Environmental Hawk

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh believes the “cult” of unfettered economic growth has been ruinous for India’s environment. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about his vision of “green growth,” which he says is essential for his nation’s future. READ MORE

08 Jun 2015

Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean: A Push into Uncharted Waters

by ED STRUZIK
As the U.S. and Russia take the first steps to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean, experts say the harsh climate, icy seas, and lack of infrastructure means a sizeable oil spill would be very difficult to clean up and could cause extensive environmental damage. READ MORE

04 Jun 2015

Genetically Modified Mosquito Sparks a Controversy in Florida

by LISA PALMER
Officials in the Florida Keys are seeking to use a GM mosquito that could help prevent a recurrence of dengue fever there. But fears among some residents — which scientists say are unfounded — are slowing the release of mosquitoes whose offspring are genetically programmed to die. READ MORE

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e360 digest

23 Jul 2015: Synthetic Coral Could Remove Mercury Pollution From Ocean, Study Finds

22 Jul 2015: Algae Could Be Environmentally Friendly Livestock Feed, Research Finds

16 Jul 2015: Interview: The High Environmental Cost of Illicit Marijuana Cultivation

08 Jul 2015: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Has Slowed Significantly, Data Show

01 Jul 2015: Interview: How an Indian Politician Became an Environmental Hawk

24 Jun 2015: Global Fine Particle Pollution On the Rise Despite Regional Improvements

15 Jun 2015: Biodiversity Limits Parasites In Humans, Wildlife, and Plants, Study Says

03 Jun 2015: Interview: At Sierra Club, New Face At Helm of Oldest U.S. Green Group

02 Jun 2015: Pollution From Carbon Monoxide Has Fallen Steadily Since 2000, Data Show

29 May 2015: Ozone Benefits of Montreal Protocol Already Widespread, Study Says


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