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Colorado health officials mull tougher rule for oil and gas facilities to cut smog 21.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials under pressure to cut Front Range air pollution weigh tougher rules for oil and gas industry.
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Pollution is responsible for 9 million deaths globally: Two-thirds are due to air pollution 21.10.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Dr. Ananya Roy is a Health Scientist Over the last few weeks as forest fires engulfed large areas of California, air quality in the Bay area plummeted. Doctors and pediatricians were on high alert to deal with the health impacts felt most acutely by children and the elderly. Pediatrician’s offices had phone messages that said “If […]
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Research Predicts Increase in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Developing World 21.10.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
For the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research published today in The Lancet by Dr. Gilaad Kaplan shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates.
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For novelist John Green, OCD is like an 'invasive weed' inside his mind 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, "Turtles All The Way Down," is about a teenage girl with OCD.
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Americans' Appetite for Cheap Meat Linked to Widespread Drinking Water Contamination 20.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Agricultural pollution is contaminating drinking water supplies for millions of Americans with potentially dangerous chemicals, says a new report. Environmental groups blame the meat industry, which requires massive supplies of industrially grown corn and soy to raise cattle, and are putting pressure on large-scale meat producers to get their supply chains to clean up their acts. Scientists recently announced that the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, an area the size of New Jersey where oxygen levels are too low to sustain most forms of life, is larger than ever. For years, environmentalists have used annual surveys of the dead zone to bring attention to large amounts of agricultural pollution from the nation's breadbasket that flows down the Mississippi River and fuels oxygen-depleting algae blooms in the Gulf.    This year, the message is hitting much closer to home, especially for those living near farmlands. A new  report  from the Environmental Working Group shows that the agricultural pollution ...
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental pollution -- from filthy air to contaminated water -- is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Pollution causes roughly 1 in every 6 deaths each year, new study finds 20.10.2017 Washington Post
The two-year project, which relied on data from researchers in more than 130 countries, found that pollution kills three times more people each year than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Diwali, a major Hindu festival for more than a billion Indians, includes lighting oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and good over evil. People visit friends’ homes and exchange gifts.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined....
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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined 20.10.2017 NPR News
Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.
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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind 20.10.2017 NPR Health Science
"It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teenage girl with OCD.
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Space Greens Beat the Blues 19.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Where people will go in the cosmos, plants will go. That’s the message of a paper entitled “Gardening for Therapeutic People-Plant Interactions during Long-Duration Space Missions” written by Raymond Odeh, and Charles L. Guy of the University of Florida (Gainesville) and published in the De Gruyter journal, Open Agriculture.
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Yes, Administrator Pruitt, EPA Does Have the Obligation to Protect America from Climate Pollution 19.10.2017 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF’s Ben Levitan) The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again misleading the American people in an effort to avoid doing his job. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was interviewed on Fox News this week, and questioned his legal authority and responsibility to protect the public from the […]
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This Huge Rail Company Is Spewing Coal Dust All Over a Low-Income Community 18.10.2017 Mother Jones
Each day, Norfolk Southern, a large transportation company, ships coal nearly 2,000 miles across Virginia to Lambert’s Point—a low-income and predominantly black community on the Elizabeth River in the city of Norfolk. When the coal arrives at Lambert’s Point, a coal exporting facility, it’s dumped into shiploaders before being sent off to different parts of the world. […]
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A business prescription for reducing toxic chemical use 18.10.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Here's how companies big and small in Massachusetts are demonstrating the financial case for greener chemicals.
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More than 50 public health scientists sign letter opposing Dourson’s nomination for EPA's toxics office 17.10.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. [Use this link to see all of our posts on Dourson.] Today a letter was submitted to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee signed by more than 50 public health scientists from dozens of universities voicing their strong opposition to the nomination of Michael Dourson to lead the EPA […]
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New Imaging Approach Maps Whole-Brain Changes from Alzheimer's Disease in Mice 17.10.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Although treatments can slow the worsening of symptoms, scientists are still working to better understand the neurodegenerative disease so that curative and preventative medicines can be developed. A new imaging system could help speed new drug development by offering a better way to monitor the brain changes indicative of Alzheimer’s in mouse models of the disease. 
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Scary New Evidence Suggests Air Pollution Can Harm Babies in Utero 17.10.2017 Mother Jones
As fires spread across Northern California last week, smoke fouled the air of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Ash fell from the sky like snow, walkers strapped on face masks before heading outside, and school children throughout the region were kept indoors. The fires have since been controlled, but air quality hasn’t yet returned […]
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Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous waste site 17.10.2017 Washington Post
Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous waste site
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