- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- Peas in a Pod? The Similarities between UFPs and Nanoparticles Yield Research Opportunities
Related EHP Article From a size standpoint, engineered nanoparticles are identical to ultrafine particles (UFPs) in ambient air—both measure 100 nm or less in diameter—but differences in the origin and potential chemistry of the two groups of particles have sent investigators down separate paths of inquiry. In a new workshop report in EHP, researchers outline knowledge-sharing opportunities that […]
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.
- Plasma Metal Concentrations and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in Chinese Adults: The Dongfeng-Tongji Cohort
Introduction Exposure to metals from both the natural environment and pollution may influence the development of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). As ubiquitous components of the natural environment as well as of pollutants, multiple metals coexist in the ecosystem and reach the public through ambient air, drinking water, food, medications, and consumer products (Nordberg […]
- Al Gore: We’re Getting Close to Bipartisan Action on Climate
Al Gore says he’s optimistic the U.S. will break its political standoff over climate change, and that the U.S. is “not that far” from a bipartisan consensus on climate change. One thing that gives him hope? Satellite dishes. In the midst of a 40-minute interview Gore conducted with reporters in Pittsburgh Wednesday, he told the [...]
- Gore Tells Climate Activists: ‘We’re Going to Win This’
Al Gore stood on a stage at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center showing a crowd of 1300 would-be climate activists what is by now his signature visual aide: his slide show. It showed surreal videos of melting asphalt streets melting during a heat wave in India, devastating floods in West Virginia, Chile, and Louisiana, [...]