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How a supervolcano would disrupt international flight.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
The global air traffic network may be more vulnerable to natural disasters than you realize.
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Since first Earth Day, U.S. temps marching upward.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
It’s been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, average temperatures have been rising across the United States.
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Crater Lake's annual snowfall slowly decreasing.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
While enough snow for recreation is rarely an issue at Crater Lake - even a low season features plenty of powder - Oregon’s only national park has been gradually losing its iconic snow for the past eight decades.
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'Pollen vortex?' Long winter worsens allergies in spring.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
This year's long, brutal winter may mean the country's headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say.
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China is spreading the use of insurance to cope with climate change damage.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Weeks before the harvest started last summer, Li Ping's rice paddies were hit by extreme weather. Temperatures of 95 degrees Fahrenheit baked Longtan village in north China for over a month, causing leaf yellowing and damaging grain production. But Li did not struggle to raise money for his next planting.
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Climate claims for burning renewable trees: smokescreen?

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Here's what both Kyoto, and today's biomass industry largely overlook. Yes, the carbon we burn today gets absorbed back into trees eventually. But trees take a long time to grow. And eventually can be many decades into the future. If the forests felled now don't grow back, it may be never.
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What the latest Keystone XL delay really means.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
By delaying a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until Nebraska devises a legally valid route across the state, the Obama administration may have pushed the question off for months—most likely until after the November mid-term elections.
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Rising sea threatens New Zealand city's tap water.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
The future of Wellington's drinking water supply could be under threat from rising sea levels, new research warns.
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Alaska lawmakers back governor on plan to export North Slope gas.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Alaska's legislature on Monday approved Governor Sean Parnell's plan to join four energy companies in moving ahead on plans to build infrastructure to transport and market 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope gas to be shipped by an 800-mile pipeline to a liquefied natural gas export plant.
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A year after West, Texas, blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn’t certain.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
A year after the West Fertilizer explosion, the nation is taking its first steps to repair the failed system for preventing chemical accidents. But whether the fixes will work, or even become reality, remains to be seen.
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Earth Day 2014: How it became a global environmental event.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States—that's one in ten—rallied for increased protection of the environment.
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Lead-poisoning nightmare in Nigeria may be easing.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Children in northwestern Nigeria are no longer dying by the hundreds from lead poisoning, according to officials.
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Drug that wipes out vultures may cause an EU eco-disaster.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Diclophenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that is beneficial to mammals but will kill any vulture that feeds on a carcass containing traces of the drug. A campaign has begun to get the European Union to change its guidelines so the drug can be banned.
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Apple's environmental push.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy.
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Top court declines Exxon's appeal in water pollution case.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive.
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An apple a day, and other myths.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
A trip to almost any bookstore or a cruise around the Internet might leave the impression that avoiding cancer is mostly a matter of watching what you eat. But there is a yawning divide between this nutritional folklore and science.
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Settling for a 'cheap' river fix.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
For decades, industrial companies used the Willamette River as a dumping ground for their chemical wastes. Now a long-running federal Superfund project is poised to clean up the resulting mess.
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Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
What's happening in Jackson, Wyo., might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
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Peru efforts to end illegal mining has some success.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Peru's government began to legalize tens of thousands of fly-by-night gold miners, officials said on Monday, in an effort to rein in an industry that the government says is despoiling the environment and costing it millions of dollars in lost fees.
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California ports to power a new kind of cleaning crew.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
In the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach an armada of pelican-shaped barges with 100-foot-tall towers and booms could soon be navigating the ports and vacuuming out an alphabet soup of poisonous gases through a huge scrubber.
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