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    1. Mike

      Secret Nuclear Dumping Linked to Hundreds of Cancer Cases

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      The Saint Louis TV station KSDK first broke the story documenting huge numbers of cancer cases in a 4 square mile area of Saint Louis County. According to the report, the story began when Janell Wright and several of her class of ’88 McCluer North High School friends started wondering...
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      Study: Flame Retardant an Endocrine Disruptor

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      According new research by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University, The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals. Widely Used And In Infant Products Firemaster 550 is is...
    3. Jacob

      Children Exposed to Phthalates in Plastics Have Higher Risk of Asthma Inflammation

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      More Evidence on Connection Between Phthalates and Respiratory Health A new study from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health finds that Children exposed to diethyl phthalate (DEP) and butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP)—phthalate, two chemicals found in personal care and plastic products—have greater risk of asthma-related airway inflammation. Phthalates Found in...
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      Why It Herbiside Glyphosate Needs to Be Banned

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      By Dr. Eva Sirinathsinghji and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho Institute of Science in Society, October 10, 2012 An Institute of Science in Society special report sounds the alarm on the evidence of harm from the increasing use of glyphosate-based herbicides, especially Monsanto’s Roundup formulation. Glyphosate-based herbicides are now the most commonly...
    5. Mike

      Alarming Rate of Recycling for Specialty Metals

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      According o Yale researchers looking at specialty metals and the environment “A recycling rate of zero for specialty metals is alarming when we consider that their use is growing quickly,” said Barbara Reckco-author of a study published in Science and a research scientist at the Yale School of Forestry &...
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      How Rising Sea Levels Will Affect the US Coastline

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      Thankfully, no major US city has gone underwater due to rising sea levels caused from global climate change. What happened in New Orleans was an effect of Hurricane Katrina, a failure of the levees, and the fact that part of the city was built below the water level. However, climate...
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      Q: What would have happened without the Clean Air Act?

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      Today, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In her testimony the Administrator highlighted the agency’s ongoing efforts to develop sensible standards that update the Clean Air Act, while ensuring that the landmark law continues to provide Americans the protections from dangerous pollution that they...
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      Ring of Fire Cause

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      The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 25,000 mile horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. The...
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      Stress of Noisy Workplace Means Huge Increase in Heart Disease Risk

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      A persistently noisy workplace more than doubles an employee’s risk of serious heart disease, suggests research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young men who smoker have the highest risk, the study show. For the study, researchers use3d a nationally representative sample of more than 6,000 employees, ages 20 yeas...
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      World’s Hidden Bird Rediscovered

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      Rarest of birs found in Afganistan In one of those “OMG” moments, a species of bird discoverd in 1867 and observed alive by man on just three previous occasions since then, has been rediscovered. The discovery was in a remote land corridor in north-eastern Afghanistan. The discovery was made as...
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      New Limits on Pesticide Uses Will Protect Salmon

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      EPA has announced plans to place additional limitations on the use of three organophosphate pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — to protect endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Anticipated changes to product labels include the addition of pesticide buffer zones; application limitations based...
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      EPA Lays Out Plan to Increase Renewable fuels

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      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing its strategy for increasing the supply of renewable fuels, poised to reach 36 billion gallons by 2022, as mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. “As we work towards energy independence, using more homegrown biofuels reduces our vulnerability to oil...
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      Better Water Use Could Reduce Future Food Crises

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      The challenge of meeting future water needs under the impacts of climate change and rapidly growing human demands for water may be less bleak than widely portrayed a team of Swedish and German scientists says If the overall water resources in river basins were acknowledged and managed better, future food...
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