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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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Under Shadow of Trade Deal, US Pesticide Lobby Pressured EU to Dump Toxic Pesticide Rules 22.5.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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How California's Ethical Nail Salons Can Teach New York To Clean Up Its Act 22.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Guests enjoy Smirnoff Ice and a Nail Salon at the Ladies With Game Tailgate at The Diageo Liquid Cellar on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images) When Anthony Pham read The New York Times’ expose about the exploitation of manicurists in New York, the California nail salon owner was at once horrified and comforted by how clear-cut the fix could be. “To me, it’s so obvious,” Pham, owner of Spa Elysee in Burlingame, where workers start out earning $11 an hour, told The Huffington Post. “I can say with absolute conviction that the state of New York needs to tighten up and make their licensing process much more strict than it is.” After a 13-month investigation, which involved interviewing nail salon workers and owners across ethnicities and languages, The Times unveiled a laundry list of offenses, which included wage theft, physical abuse and the health consequences of being exposed to toxic products. While the expose shocked readers into boycotting nail salons , and moved ...
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Destroying What Remains 22.5.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Destroying What Remains 21.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com [This essay is a joint TomDispatch / Truthout  report.]  I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Three times I stood atop the mountain the Athabaskans call Denali, "the great one." During that decade, I mountaineered for more than half a year on that magnificent state’s highest peaks.  It was there that I took in my own insignificance while living amid rock and ice, sleeping atop glaciers that creaked and moaned as they slowly ground their way toward lower elevations. Alaska contains the  largest coastal mountain range  in the world and the highest peak in North America. It has more coastline than the entire contiguous 48 states combined and is big enough to hold the state of Texas two and a half times over. It has the largest population of bald eagles in the country. It has 430 kinds of birds along with the brown bear, the largest carnivorous land mammal in the world, and ...
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Destroying What Remains: How the US Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic 21.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
The USS Cowpens launches a Harpoon Missile from the aft missile deck as part of a live fire excercise, September 12, 2012. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/US Navy ; Edited: JR/TO) In Iraq in wartime, I saw what the US military was capable of in a distant ravaged land. In June, I'll see what that military is capable of in what still passes for peacetime and close to home indeed. As I sit at my desk writing this story on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, the roar of Navy jets periodically rumbles in from across Puget Sound where a massive naval air station is located. I can't help but wonder whether, years from now, I'll still be writing pieces with titles like "Destroying What Remains," as the Navy continues its war-gaming in an ice-free summer Arctic.  The USS Cowpens launches a Harpoon Missile from the aft missile deck as part of a live fire excercise, September 12, 2012. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/US Navy ; Edited: JR/TO) Want to challenge ...
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Why President Obama’s Pollinator Strategy Won’t Solve Bee Crisis 20.5.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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The Silencing of Hector Valenzuela 20.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
As the University of Hawai'i was cozying up to GMO giant Monsanto, one of the school's professors says that he was forced to tolerate a climate of "bigotry, retaliation and hostility" for speaking out about the potential risks of genetic engineering. The university disputes his charges. But Dr. Hector Valenzuela is not the only professor at the university who has been harassed for voicing concerns about biotechnology. University of Hawai'i Prof. Hector Valenzuela conducted experiments on organic farming at the university's Waimanalo Experiment Station on Oahu until the university shut down his research. (Photo: Will Caron) Truthout combats corporate power by bringing you trustworthy, independent news. Join our mission by making a donation now! As the University of Hawai‘i was cozying up to GMO giant Monsanto, one of the school’s professors says that he was forced to tolerate a climate of “bigotry, retaliation and hostility” for speaking out about the potential risks of genetic engineering. The university ...
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Pollinator Task Force Misses Chance to Protect Bees from Toxic Pesticides 20.5.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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They're Going Door-To-Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick 19.5.2015 NPR News
In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in midst of a extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.
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Change to mammogram guidelines could lead to coverage shift 19.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers must pay the full cost of preventive services. An update for mammography could affect the cost for women in their 40s.
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Three Colorado oil and gas workers killed by little-known hazard 18.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
Joe Ray Sherman's death on a Weld County oil patch last year was tragic but not entirely ...
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After Duke guilty verdict, fears and questions linger about coal ash 18.5.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Duke Energy may have been hauled into federal court and smacked with a $102-million penalty for polluting North Carolina rivers with potentially toxic coal ash, but that didn’t do much for the tainted well water at Barbara Morales’ house.
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Citing Cancer Fears, Colombia Ends US-Backed Toxic Fumigation Program 16.5.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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New York City Mayor Announces Investigation Into Nail Salon Conditions 16.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the city plans to investigate the harmful environments at nail salons and that he will lead a "day of action" next week to raise awareness about salon workers' rights. The announcement comes on the heels of a class-action lawsuit filed by two manicurists on Thursday and Gov. Andrew Cuomo introducing emergency protection for salon works earlier this week -- both of which were in response to a series The New York Times published last week on the exploitative conditions and health risks nail salon employees face. In New York -- where the typical price of a manicure is around half of the national average of $20 -- manicurists are often forced to work for free for months before receiving an hourly wage of $3, the Times found. Workers are continuously exposed to fumes and chemicals that have been linked to cancer, miscarriages and other illnesses. The Department of Consumer Affairs in New York will investigate employment agencies that place ...
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How Big Pharma Can Save Antibiotics From Superbugs 15.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
This problem of a lack of commercial investment in antibiotics can be solved relatively quickly and without a dramatic increase on what governments and private patients spend on antibiotics globally ...
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EPA: Waste incinerator released dangerous toxins into air 15.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — A hazardous-waste incinerator in Ohio released dangerous toxins into the air over the past four years, exposing those nearby to chemicals that can cause cancer, miscarriages and early death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Nigeria: 28 kids killed by lead poisoning from gold mining 15.5.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health officials said, while doctors still are treating thousands from an earlier outbreak.
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At least 28 children killed by lead poisoning in Nigeria 15.5.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
At least 28 children under the age of five have been killed by drinking stream water contaminated with lead in Nigeria's Niger state, health minister Fidelis Nwankwo said, and officials blamed the contamination on illegal mining. Villagers "were mining for gold, and (the water was made toxic) by its impurities," said Mohammed Usman, a government health official in Niger state on Friday. Nwankwo said on Thursday that 28 out of 65 children who became ill from the contamination had died, according to reports up to May 12 from villages in the Rafi local government area that borders Kaduna state.
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Nigeria: 28 kids killed by lead poisoning from gold mining 15.5.2015 Health
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health officials say 28 children have been killed by lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village. Dozens more are sick.
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