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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs 26.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs 26.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
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Full disclosure: Another toxic villain rides into the sunset 25.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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EPA Sued Over Disclosure Rules for Toxic Pollution From Drilling and Fracking 24.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued over toxic chemicals released into the air, water and land by the oil and gas industry, a coalition of nine environmental and open government groups announced recently. The extraction of oil and gas releases more toxic pollution than any other industry except for power plants, according to the EPA's own estimates, the coalition, which filed the lawsuit this morning in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, noted. But the industry has thus far escaped federal rules that, for over the past two decades, have required other major polluters to disclose the type and amount of toxic chemicals they release or dispose. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a federal pollution database, established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, and can be used by first-responders in the event of a crisis as well as members of the general public. "People deserve to know what toxic chemicals are being used near their homes, schools ...
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Leaky blood vessels in the brain may lead to Alzheimer's 24.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach -- and damage -- delicate brain cells.
Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's 24.1.2015 NPR News
As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach, and damage, delicate brain cells and raise the risk for dementia.
Future of healthcare: Sensors will lead to highly personalized care 24.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The future of health looks a lot like the fitness tracker you might already wear on your wrist or your waistband.
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Fossil Fuel Industry Gives California Communities a Breath of Toxic Air: Report 24.1.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Obama's EPA breaks pledge to divorce politics from science on toxic chemicals 23.1.2015 Yahoo: Politics
To the delight of industry, the EPA is completing fewer chemical assessments than ever before.
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Young adults lead smoking declines 23.1.2015 Star Tribune: Health
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Young adults lead sharp smoking declines in Minnesota 23.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Smoking fell to a new low in Minnesota, and a survey shows that higher taxes and indoor air rules are persuasive.
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Study finds plant-based diets lead to weight loss 23.1.2015 LA Times: Science
Evidence that vegetables – the more the merrier – are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than seven pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans.
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How A Cast Of Dancing Superhero Vegetables Are Changing The Way Kids Eat -- For The Better 22.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Since 1969, Big Bird, Elmo and the whole gang of " Sesame Street " have been teaching the world that learning can be fun. The iconic puppets and their human friends were the first, on such a scale, to bring the magic of the alphabet and other elementary facets of education out of the classroom and into our living rooms. Now, a new clique of colorful puppets, called Super Sprowtz , are on the scene with a similar but more specific mission: To make vegetables cool. Colby Carrot, Brian Broccoli, Erica Eggplant and a bundle of other veggie characters host the web series " Super Sprowtz Raw ," which, as it self-declares, is more than just a cooking show. Along with a Brooklynite human named Roger, the vibrant characters teach their young viewers they can "eat their superpowers," and develop virtues like super strength, super smarts and super sight. A new episode, each of which run between nine and 11 minutes, airs every Thursday on YouTube . Radha Agrawal first envisioned vegetables as super heroes when she ...
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Waste Coal Burners, Pennsylvania Senators Attack Clean Air Health Protections 21.1.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
John Walke, Clean Air Director/ Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C.: United States Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) have introduced an irresponsible amendment to the Senate’s Keystone XL bill that would exempt power plants burning “waste coal” from important clean air safeguards. These attacks represent an end run...
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Progressive Voices Cut Through Fog of Obama's State of the Union 21.1.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Let's remember Ground Zero in the Keystone XL pipeline debate 21.1.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor, Washington, DC: So much attention is being paid to the pipeline itself that it would almost be easy to forget that the pipeline is attached to the most egregious form of oil extraction on the planet. Tar sands extraction is occurring in...
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Text of President Obama’s State of the Union address 21.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House:
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NYC man charged with trying to acquire deadly poison ricin over the Internet 21.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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State Of The Union Text: Read Obama's Full Remarks 21.1.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Barack Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union speech on Tuesday in front of a joint session of Congress, laying out his policy vision for the next year. Read his full remarks as prepared for delivery below: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. But tonight, we turn the page. Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years. Tonight, for the first ...
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