UPDATE — Nationwide 12 Permits Held Not Valid for Pipelines Over Entire USA

May 14, 2020

Federal judge upholds ban on process for permitting pipelines, including MVP From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke Times, May 12, 2020 A federal judge has declined to lift his temporary ban on a permitting process for the crossing of streams and wetlands by oil and natural gas pipelines, including the Mountain Valley Pipeline. In [...]

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Kentucky Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion & Fire Burns 200 Acres

May 13, 2020

Texas Eastern line has history in Kentucky, including fatal Lincoln explosion From an Article by Steve Rogers, WTVQ, ABC News 36, May 5, 2020 FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – An investigation is underway Tuesday morning after a gas line explosion caused a huge fire off Highway 1013 in Fleming County on Monday afternoon, May 4th, [...]

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ALERT — Extreme Heat & Humidity Events Occurring Twice as Fast

May 12, 2020

Heat and Humidity Are Already Reaching the Limits of Human Tolerance From an Article by Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, May 8, 2020 Events with extreme temperatures and humidity are occurring twice as often now as they were 40 years ago. PHOTO: Man stands in the spray of a broken water pipe during a heat wave [...]

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Consuming Microplastics With Our Food & Water — Part 4

May 11, 2020

Eat Less Plastic — Microplastics are in Food & Water From an Article by Kevin Loria, Consumer Reports, June 2020 Issue, Volume 85, No. 6, pp. 26 – 35. We are eating a nominal 5 grams of plastics each and every week! The Nonplastic Path Forward for a Better World If chemicals in plastic have [...]

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UPDATE — Environmental Health News (Living on Earth for 5/8/20)

May 10, 2020

LIVING ON EARTH — BEYOND THE HEADLINES From Living on Earth, Weekly Broadcast, Public Radio Exchange, May 8, 2020 CURWOOD: It’s Living on Earth, I’m Steve Curwood. On the line now from Atlanta, Georgia is Peter Dykstra. He’s an editor with environmental health news that’s ehn.org and dailyclimate.org. And Peter is going to give us [...]

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Consuming Microplastics With Our Food & Water — Part 3

May 9, 2020

How to Eat Less Plastic, How to Minimize Exposure — You May be Ingesting Up to a Credit Card Amount of Plastic Weekly From the Cover Story of Consumer Reports Magazine, Volume 85, Number 6, June 2020, pp. 26 – 35. Part 3 — A Trail of Chemical Harm No matter what new information scientists [...]

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ACTION ALERT — WV Human Health Criteria are Up for Comment

May 8, 2020

Enough is Enough! Tell WVDEP: Don’t Allow More Toxins in WV’s Water From the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, May 5, 2020 Right now, in the midst of a public health crisis, the WVDEP is proposing to allow even more dangerous toxins in our water. Act Now! Tell WVDEP to respect your water and your health, [...]

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Consuming Microplastics With Our Food & Water — Part 2

May 7, 2020

YOU — Eat Less Plastic — Microplastics are in Food & Water From an Article by Kevin Loria, Consumer Reports, April 30, 2020 The Menace of Microplastics Any plastic item—bag or bottle, toy or chair—starts to come apart with use and time, breaking down into tinier and tinier fragments. Most of the plastic produced hasn’t [...]

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Slip Movements of Mountain Valley Pipeline in Lewis County of Great Concern

May 6, 2020

Report of pipeline slips in West Virginia under investigation, raises concern From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke Times, May 3, 2020 Land movement in a construction area shifted a section of the Mountain Valley Pipeline after it was buried along a West Virginia slope, according to a report filed by environmental regulators. The Federal [...]

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Consuming Microplastics With Our Food & Water — Part 1

May 5, 2020

How to Eat Less Plastic, How to Minimize Exposure — You May be Ingesting Up to a Credit Card Amount of Plastic Weekly From the Cover Story of Consumer Reports Magazine, Volume 85, Number 6, June 2020, pp. 26 – 35. The first company to ever sell fully synthetic plastic—the Bakelite Corp., established in 1922—advertised [...]

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