User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: Apr 18 2018 21:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Porter Adventist Hospital extends period patients may have been at risk of contracting disease, suspends all surgeries for now 7.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Porter Adventist Hospital, which days ago warned about a breach in the sterilization process of surgical tools that could have put their patients at risk of contracting serious diseases, is now offering patients who underwent orthopedic or spine surgical procedures between February 21, 2016 and April 5 of this year testing for bloodborne pathogens.
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Jennifer Carroll elected as Erie’s new mayor, affirming town’s approach to fracking reform 4.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Final returns on Tuesday for Erie's municipal election, billed in recent months as a referendum on the town's renewed post-Firestone approach to oil and gas regulation, confirmed a wide-margin victory for mayoral candidate Jennifer Carroll.
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Colorado AG, oil and gas industry groups urge state Supreme Court to relax rule for protecting public health and the environment 4.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday weighed in with a 68-page formal argument urging the state Supreme Court to overturn a legal ruling requiring protection of people and the environment before allowing more oil and gas drilling.
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Near Imphal, hope floats for polluted Northeast lakes 26.3.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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Healthy office spaces promote healthy lifestyles 21.3.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Pollution even when ‘safe’ slows down brain growth in kids 9.3.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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Colorado lawmakers kill bill to require protecting people and the environment as oil and gas operations move closer 8.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
Quick as the cracks from Senate President Jerry Sonnenberg's gavel, Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday killed a bill that would have required state regulators of the oil and gas industry to prioritize public health and safety before allowing more drilling inside cities.
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Plan for 600 homes near Erie stalled when lost chemical waste dump was found nearby 13.2.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Developer Richard Dean had a plan to clean up an old landfill in Erie and build 600 single-family homes to the south, but his plan became messy.
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NEERI designs improved cooking stoves to fight air pollution in rural households 7.2.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Colorado high court hands cities responsibility for cleaning up historic coal-tar contamination 6.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday saddled cities with environmental responsibility for century-old underground toxic messes from coal gas plants that made fuel for lanterns and streetlights, ruling in favor of a Colorado Springs arts and yoga center that for six years pushed city officials to clean up.
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In Karnataka, PM Modi says his govt’s TOP priority is Tomato, Onion and Potato 5.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Boulder Community Health sets policies on aid-in-dying law 5.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Boulder Community Hospital this week announced implementation of its policies for supporting patients who choose to end their lives in accordance with Colorado's aid-in-dying law, and now has 13 of its physicians qualified with privileges to assist those who choose to use it.
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At Superfund sites, Scott Pruitt could flip his industry-friendly script 24.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Not long after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston last summer, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stood on the banks of the San Jacinto River and surveyed a decades-old toxic waste site as divers checked whether the storm had unearthed dangerous chemicals.
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Front Range growth boom may tap defunct Colorado mountain gold mines — to get more water for people 19.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines.
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Colorado says mine can continue polluting creek above a Denver drinking water reservoir 12.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have granted Climax Molybdenum a third extension of a “temporary” lifting of the state's health limit for molybdenum pollution of a creek, allowing continued elevated discharges above Denver’s drinking water supplies.
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Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD 11.1.2018 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Scientists couldn't ask the bluebird what she was feeling. But when they sampled the bird's blood, as part of a study of 240 nesting sites surrounding natural gas treatment facilities in northern New Mexico, they found she showed the same physiological symptoms as a human suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Climax Mine asks for third extension of molybdenum water pollution limits and no one is objecting 4.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
A giant open-pit mine that discharges molybdenum at levels up to 14 times higher than a state limit into a mountain creek above Denver’s drinking water supply reservoir is asking for a third extension of a “temporary” lifting of that health limit.
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FEMA says Puerto Rico has drinkable water. It doesn’t. 22.12.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
FEMA's official statistics on Puerto Rico, which rely on data provided by the territory, suggest that 95 percent of Puerto Ricans now have access to potable water. That just isn't possible.
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Weedkiller found in some “natural” Bigelow tea, lawsuit say 21.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
The world’s most widely used herbicide has been found in samples of green tea produced and marketed as “natural” by R.C. Bigelow Inc., according to a lawsuit filed by the Organic Consumers Association.
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Colorado Springs will draw power from outside city, but leaders want flexibility in shutting coal plant 19.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Springs leaders on Monday resolved to meet future electricity needs without the coal-fired power plant in the middle of the city and without shifting to a secondary plant north of downtown, relying instead on either a new plant or buying electricity from the national grid.
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