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    Blog Posts: Environment

    1. Placer County Conservation Plan

      by Randi Swisley
      Like many of you, I was born and raised in this county and have seen major changes over the years. I remember piling into the car with my family for a trip downtown to drive through the first stoplight installed in Auburn. Cow pastures surrounding Rocklin and Roseville have transposed...
    1. Climate Change in California

      by Randi Swisley
      California, the 7th largest economy in the world, has led other world powers through economic instability and innovation booms, and now faces an historic challenge governing in a time of climate change. Uncertainty in rain patterns, wildfire activity, sea level rise and daily temperatures, has already begun. Each of these natural...
    1. Water

      by Randi Swisley
      Placer County is in a unique situation as the region where the majority of the state’s water originates, giving us senior water rights.  Retention of these rights is tricky business amid the government and agribusiness powerhouses involved in California water. ...
    1. Flesh Eating Fungus Kills Five in Missouri

      by Mike
      A virulent, flesh-eating fungus killed 5 people after a huge tornado devastated Joplin, Mo. This is according to two new studies based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). THe...
    1. Smoking Bans Work

      by Mike
      Public policy geared to prevention does lead to better health outcomes. What was once controversial legislation to limit smoking in public places was good health law according to a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The legislation...
    1. Study: Flame Retardant an Endocrine Disruptor

      by nm
      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...
    1. Why It Herbiside Glyphosate Needs to Be Banned

      by orin
      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,...
    1. More Studies Link Low Fluoride Levels to Brain Damage

      by orin
      The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has released a six-month investigation into fluoride’s effects on the brain. The results of the research add to the weight of research that cries for a halt to water fluoridation. FAN highlights a a July,...
    1. EU Rejects French Ban of Monsanto GM Corn

      by nm
      In a victory for Monsanto, the EU's food safety body rejected a request to ban Monsanto's GM corn. The EU food safety body ruled there is not enough 'scientific evidence' that the insect-resistant strain is harmful to human health...
    1. GMO Corn Banned in Russia over Cancer Concerns

      by Jacob
      Following the recent French study that found rats developed cancer on a diet of GMO corn, Russia will ban Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Russia’s Institute of Nutrition has been asked to...
    1. Alarming Rate of Recycling for Specialty Metals

      by Mike
      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...
    1. Mike

      Smoking Bans Work

      Public policy geared to prevention does lead to better health outcomes. What was once controversial legislation to limit smoking in public places was good health...
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