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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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Putting 'Health Above Polluters,' EPA Proposes New Ozone Limits 26.11.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Journal of Health and Pollution Gives Voice to Researchers from Underrepresented Countries 26.11.2014 ENN Network News - ENN
The Journal of Health and Pollution (JH&P) has just published its seventh issue, and will enter into its fifth year in 2015, reaching a milestone that will be celebrated by a growing group of researchers working to spotlight toxic pollution issues in poor and middle income countries. Published on a semiannual basis, the online journal of peer reviewed research and news is an important pipeline of crucial data and analysis of this global problem in countries that are often underrepresented in major studies.
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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard 26.11.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.
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AP sources: After tabling similar proposal, Obama to propose a stricter smog standard 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard 26.11.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems....
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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.
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Toxic gut bacteria help vultures digest their rotten lunch, study says 26.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The turkey vulture is a wonder of nature. In a gross way.
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Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards 26.11.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
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Holiday cheer shouldn't include toxic pesticides 25.11.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Veena Singla, Staff Scientist, Health Program, San Francisco: I remember the ritual in our house every November — setting up the nice dining table for the grown-ups, and dusting off the rickety folding table where us kids would crowd in to share our holiday meal (though the sharing...
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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive? 25.11.2014 NPR Health Science
Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.
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Health care M&A leads global deal surge 24.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.
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Fair Work Schedules: The Next New Human Right 24.11.2014 American Prospect
Though it would be hard to see it in the midterm election results, we live in the opening phase of a great countermovement against neoliberalism. The evidence is everywhere you look, and not only in the United States and Latin America. The stunning success of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century can only be understood in this context. Throughout America, there are campaigns for raising the minimum wage and for setting a $15 floor. (On November 4, four red states approved ballot initiatives to up the minimum wage, and San Franciscans voted to follow Seattle’s lead by setting the floor at $15 per hour.) There are also accelerating campaigns for fair workweeks, a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, and for granting home-care attendants the employment protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Fast Food workers, taxi drivers, port truckers, Wal-Mart employees, car washers, Fed Ex freight truck drivers and many health-care workers are all organizing unions. The slow-growing international ...
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Health care M&A leads global deal surge 24.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.
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Grading the game: Seahawks’ dominant defense leads way in bruising 19-3 victory over Arizona 24.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Seahawks defense gets high marks in dominant performance against division-leading Arizona. Seattle stuffed the Cardinals’ offense all day, and won 19-3 at CenturyLink Field.
As drugmakers and hospitals cut costs and sharpen focus, health care deals lead global surge 23.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Health care M&A leads global deal surge 23.11.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
Health care M&A leads global deal surge
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Rape kits hard to find for students 23.11.2014 Durango Herald
Jada Garber, tall and confident, was entering her senior year at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 when she was forced into a group that she never wanted to join. She became the one out of five women who is sexually assaulted during her time in college. The man who attacked her, Davin Burke-Reinhart, was convicted on two...
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A Poetic Exploration Of The Hunting Tradition In America's North 21.11.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Photographer Clare Benson comes from a long line of hunters. Growing up in northern Michigan, she remembers her father, now 82 years old, winning archery championships and reminiscing about his time as a hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. For her, the tradition of hunting -- and the rugged northern landscape that serves as its backdrop -- represents themes of memory and mortality, ones she's managed to weave in and out of her work for some time. Her series "The Shepard's Daughter" addresses her connection to hunting most directly. The images show Benson, her sister and her father trekking through snow-covered scenes, respectfully carrying the spoils of hunting trips past. She pointedly juxtaposes portraits of her family members lounging in contemplation with photographs of the animals they hunt, skin, cook and eat. Set in a vast world unfamiliar to most urban dwellers, Benson paints a picture of a hunting tradition we don't often encounter. The Shepherd's Daughter, 2012 The project, she explained ...
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Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice 21.11.2014 LA Times: Science
The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study.
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