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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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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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He Put West Virginians At Risk 21.10.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Now, he might lead a crucial office at the EPA. Tell your Senators to stand up for you. ...
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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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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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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance 19.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
It's because another of the health law's subsidies would go up for people with low-to-moderate incomes, offsetting President Trump's move.
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Drug Companies Make Eyedrops Too Big, And You Pay For The Waste 18.10.2017 NPR News
When eyedrops dribble down your face, it's not your fault. Drugmakers have long known that their drops of medicine exceed the capacity of the human eye. Why didn't companies make the drops smaller?
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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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Hurricane Victims Don't Have the "Complexion for Protection" 17.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Millions of Puerto Ricans are still without water, food, electricity and shelter, four weeks after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island.  With waterborne illnesses on the rise, a full-blown humanitarian crisis is on the horizon. "Raw sewage continues to be released into waterways and is expected to continue until repairs can be made and power is restored," the EPA warns in a memo. When the  agency issued this statement , eighty-four percent of Puerto Rico was without electricity, and sixty percent of water treatment plants out of service. "Water contaminated with livestock waste, human sewage, chemicals, and other contaminants can lead to illness when used for drinking, bathing, and other hygiene activities," the EPA says. To make matters worse, Puerto Rico is home to 21 Superfund sites -- the nation's most deadly depositories of toxic chemicals. The island also has a five-story-high coal ash dump in Guayama that was hit by the storm. Floodwaters have already mixed deadly toxins from these sites into ...
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Trump doesn't know it, but his attempt to blow up Obamacare could help California — and other states 16.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The fog is still swirling around President Trump’s assaults last week on the Affordable Care Act.

That’s especially true of his cancellation of cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers, possibly the most poorly understood subsidies of the ACA. Trump’s lack of understanding of America’s...

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Eleven states support community lead pipe replacement with proactive policies 16.10.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Sam Lovell, Project Specialist The largest source of lead in drinking water is lead service lines (LSLs) – the lead pipes connecting the water main under the street to homes and other buildings. Across the country, three dozen communities, large and small, are taking steps to protect public health and respond to […]
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The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on Senate Republicans are paying political dividends 16.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Conservative donors and activists blame Congress, not the president, for failures.
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'Quackery' chronicles our love of miracle cures -- and how it leads us astray 15.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Tobacco enemas? Mercury pills? Ice pick lobotomies? A new book explains how throughout history, miracle "cures" often didn't just fail to improve people's health, they maimed and killed.
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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray 15.10.2017 NPR News
Tobacco enemas? Mercury pills? Ice pick lobotomies? A new book explains how throughout history, miracle "cures" often didn't just fail to improve people's health, they maimed and killed.
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Broccoli may ward off leaky gut problems 14.10.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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Tech stocks lead U.S. stock indexes higher; hospitals and insurers sink 13.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A strong forecast from PC and printer maker HP is helping technology companies higher Friday morning as U.S. stock indexes make small gains. Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. Health insurers and hospital operators are skidding after President...

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How to choose and use plastic wisely 13.10.2017 TreeHugger
If you can’t give up plastic altogether, learn which plastics to avoid and how to lessen the harm from the plastics you do use.
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