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Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After combing through a decade’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thirds of a mile of a hydraulic fracturing well were 25% more likely to give birth to a worryingly small infant than were women who lived at least 10 miles outside...

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Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior 13.12.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces, a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher said.
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Closing in on the chemicals that make us fat or infertile 12.12.2017 TreeHugger
A special type of chemicals that can do great harm to our health, hormone disruptors have long been under-regulated. As the US EPA eliminates programs, hope for progress turns to the European Union.
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Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals 11.12.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
It took several years, but a research team headed by Professor Jens Nielsen at Chalmers University of Technology has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough, recently published in an article in Nature Communications, means a huge step forward in the potential to more efficiently produce protein therapies for diseases such as cancer.
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Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory and Learning Ability in Alzheimer's Disease, Temple Researchers Report 11.12.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) associates the consumption of canola oil in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer’s disease. The study is the first to suggest that canola oil is more harmful than healthful for the brain.
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Polluted air, health problems brought by Southern California fires are expected to linger 9.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A week of major wind-whipped fires across Southern California has caused significant air pollution and health problems.

The air quality is worst in and around fires burning from Ventura County to San Diego County, but the smoke has traveled to places not threatened by the flames. And with the Santa...

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Just because we can light up the night sky like it's noontime, doesn't mean we should 9.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The light appeared one day on the utility pole outside my house. I didn’t notice it until the sun went down and a harsh glare streamed through the living room window. I was perplexed. This was not a dark street. It already had a full complement of street lights, and the new owners of the gas station...

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Public speaks out against Pruitt’s effort to reopen a loophole for super-polluting glider trucks 9.12.2017 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Public health experts, freight truck manufacturers and truck dealers sent a shared message to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt at a recent public hearing – don’t reopen a loophole for super-polluting glider trucks. Glider trucks are new freight trucks that have used engines installed in them. Those older engines emit harmful soot and […]
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Pruitt Loophole Could Have Your Products Riding on a Super-Polluting Truck 7.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pruitt Loophole Could Have Your Products Riding on a Super-Polluting Truck
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London air pollution cancels positive health effects of exercise in over-60s 6.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the beneficial health effects of exercise in older adults, according to new research.
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Traffic pollution putting unborn babies' health at risk, warn experts 6.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Traffic pollution, but not traffic noise, linked to low birth weightAir pollution from road traffic is having a detrimental impact upon babies’ health in London, before they are born, finds a study.
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Air pollution is hurting human procreation 6.12.2017 TreeHugger
It distorts sperm, makes it harder to get pregnant, and can lead to premature births and low birth weights -- yet another reason why cars and humans don't mix well.
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Air pollution cuts benefits of exercise in elderly: Study 6.12.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Trump science job nominees missing advanced science degrees 5.12.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it's moving slower as well....
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A rare opportunity to improve the health of Mexico’s environment and economy 5.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Drew Nelson This post originally appeared in Spanish on El Universal . Not often is a pollutant referred to as an environmental and economic opportunity. But that’s exactly what methane is for countries looking for cost-effective climate solutions and a way to prepare for the 21st century energy economy. And it’s especially important for Mexico right now, as changes in energy laws have opened the doors to a slew of new exploration projects that could reshape Mexico’s oil and gas industry and boost economic growth through 2025. Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas. When burned, natural gas emits less carbon dioxide than other fossil fuels. But when it escapes unburned, as it does across the global oil and gas industry, methane is 80 per cent more powerful a heat-trapper than carbon dioxide in the short term. Methane also contributes to local air pollution, including smog, and the health impacts that come with it. It’s not just countries that are aware of this. A growing number of investors and ...
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Eating for your health is also better for the environment, study shows 5.12.2017 LA Times: Science

So, you want to reduce your carbon footprint? You might consider improving your diet.

It turns out that healthy eating isn’t just good for your body, it can also lessen your impact on the environment.

Scientists say that food production including growing crops, raising livestock, fishing and transporting...

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US shipping vast amounts of a dirty oil byproduct worldwide 1.12.2017 AP Business
NEW DELHI (AP) -- U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead....
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US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India 1.12.2017 Washington Post: World
U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.
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US exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India 1.12.2017 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead....
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Skin care expert Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, urges women: Know what's in your face oil 30.11.2017 LA Times: Health
After cancer scare, Peterson shuns toxic ingredients. Her company buys organic whenever possible, she says. She warns customers off of lotions and creams. "It has an amazing effect on the skin."
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