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Ecological News

Can environment break through Washington Legislature’s school-funding logjam?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Should fighting climate change translate into spending more on education? That’s what Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is advocating.
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Living near busy roads might give you dementia.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
You could move, or you could try to stop the traffic.
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Trumping Science: Part III.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Scientists criticize unconfirmed reports that President-elect Donald Trump has asked Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, to investigate vaccine safety.
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To fight deadly dengue fever in humans, create dengue-resistant mosquitoes.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
How manipulating the immune systems of mosquitoes can halt the spread of dengue virus.
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A shaky peace in North Dakota.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Will pipeline protests spread from Great Plains to Great Lakes?
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All north Indian cities fail to meet air quality standards, report finds.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Greenpeace study estimates air pollution kills more than 1 million Indians each year and cuts country’s GDP by 3%.
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State court rules against plans for big Grays Harbor oil terminal.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The Washington Supreme Court threw a major wrench Thursday in plans for a big oil terminal on the coast, saying the proposal must be reviewed under a 1989 state law designed to protect marine life after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
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Hoosick Falls board votes to table settlement in PFOA crisis.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The six-page draft settlement for $850,000 was between Hoosick Falls, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell for the PFOA contamination in the village and once paid, would free the companies from future liabilities.
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Mercury-tainted soil found upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Reporters and volunteers from Earthroots took soil samples from behind an old paper mill, 100 kilometres upstream from Grassy Narrows, which revealed significantly elevated levels of mercury.
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Toxic chemicals released into the air by NC industries dropped 79 percent over a decade.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Toxic chemicals released into the air by North Carolina industries are continuing a decade-long decline, new data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows.
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Scientists don't have a decade to find a Zika vaccine. They need volunteers now.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Women are part of a race to find an inoculation for the virus causing severe birth defects.
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Rural Americans are more likely to die from the top 5 causes of death.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
New data from the CDC show striking disparities for rural and urban Americans.
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Study finds new way to pinpoint dangerous prostate cancer.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
If a blood test called a PSA doesn't fall to low enough levels after treatment, it means the cancer's not all gone and will likely come back and spread, the team at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported.
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In Peru, a smelter's future stirs fears of its toxic past.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's efforts to revive a nearly 100-year-old smelting complex could overcome a crucial hurdle at a coming auction where five companies have shown interest in placing bids.
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HUD, EPA agree to better address lead contamination.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
A new joint agreement between federal agencies is aimed at dealing with lead contamination of subsidized housing in the wake of the East Chicago crisis that's led to the relocation of more than 1,000 people and remediation across the Calumet neighborhood.
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EPA says final asbestos inspections needed for some Libby properties.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Officials managing the last cleanup of the Libby asbestos contamination worry a handful of owners could miss their chance to clean up their properties leaving them exposed to unknown costs and problems in the future.
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Russian proposal would phase in cigarette ban, but current smokers get a pass.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The Health Ministry draft rules would ban the sale of cigarettes to people born in 2015 and after.
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If Trump keeps stoking vaccine fears, he will endanger children’s lives.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The president-elect’s meeting with a leading vaccine skeptic sent a troubling signal about a critical children’s health issues.
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Time to deal with the 'beast.'

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
Given the evidence of perflourochemicals in surface and groundwater at and around the Coakley landfill and the existence of drinking water wells in the vicinity, the correct action is to extend municipal water along Breakfast Hill Road.
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Big Sugar's secret ally? Nutritionists.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:30
The scientific consensus that all calories are equally fattening is outdated and dangerous.
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