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Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Conn., as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people.
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EPA Administrator Wheeler prepares to gut Clean Power Plan, increasing pollution and harming health 16.8.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is reportedly planning to all but abolish one of America’s most important climate protections: the Clean Power Plan, our only nation-wide limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Though Wheeler might claim that he is offering a Clean Power Plan “replacement,” his reported plan would forfeit the tremendous benefits […]
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Microfiber diet? Humans and other animals are consuming these synthetics 14.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles enter our food and water, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.
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Dozens sickened by waterborne illness at Zumbrota campground 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota health department reports 72 people were sickened by parasitic and bacterial infections after swimming at a campground in Zumbrota, Minn.
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EPA's new asbestos rule: Philadelphia doctors call it 'a death sentence' 10.8.2018 Philly.com News
With its many older buildings and shipbuilding heritage, Philadelphia faces a legacy of asbestos dangers. Much of the scientific research linking asbestos fibers and cancer was assembled by Philadelphia researchers.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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Wetter weather causing sewage headaches for Minn. cities 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, since 2010, wet weather has had an effect on wastewater treatment operations an average of 143 times a year, resulting in raw or partially treated sewage overflowing or being discharged into the environment.
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Sick kids, hazardous classrooms: The solution requires better planning for Philly's schools | Opinion 31.7.2018 Philly.com News
The magnitude of what's at stake - our children's future - should compel us to work with our school districts, not against them.
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Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors 27.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Plus, savvy companies can use them as a recruitment tool.
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A low-cost way to reduce depression: renovate vacant lots 20.7.2018 Philly.com News
Renovating vacant lots into green spaces can lower feelings of depression for those living nearby, especially in poor neighborhoods, a new study finds. And it costs less than $200 after the first year.
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Independence Haze: Data Shows Air Pollution Spikes from July 4th Fireworks 19.7.2018 THE CITY FIX
Fireworks, block parties and barbeques: Those are the first things that come to mind when the 4th of July rolls around. But what’s least talked about is the quality of breathable air on the nation’s birthday. Data shows that levels of fine ...
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Why We Need a Summit on Youth Urban Road Safety 17.7.2018 THE CITY FIX
Our cities are rapidly expanding, and with them motorization is increasing at an unchecked pace. Unless the global community takes meaningful strides to address the impact of these trends on the most vulnerable in our society, we will be met ...
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5 health-related reasons to ditch plastic straws 17.7.2018 Philly.com News
Straws send a concentrated stream of liquid toward a small area of the teeth, which can erode enamel and cause tooth decay.
Mich. governor wants to sue 3M to recoup costs of contamination 14.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday that the state of Michigan intends to sue the Minnesota-based manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water near military bases and industrial sites, citing "significant costs" that will only rise in the future.
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On pollution facts, don’t be fooled by rhetoric of oil and gas trade groups 13.7.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On pollution facts, don’t be fooled by rhetoric of oil and gas trade groups
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Aclima's particulate vision maps air pollution 11.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Revealing otherwise unseen toxicity is CEO Davida Herzl's mission.
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Through environmental stewardship, hospitals can preserve and protect health 10.7.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Catholic Health Initiatives argues that the call to action never has been stronger or more important in the face of a changing climate.
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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A family of chemicals -- known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases -- has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
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Transportation Gridlock in the Northeast Bridges over Troubled Partisan Waters 9.7.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Democrats, Republicans, and independents don’t agree on much in an era when politics is all vinegar and venom. But as the urbanized Northeast Corridor verges on 24/7 gridlock, most people can get over the political divide and agree that getting where they want to go, when they want to get there, is well-nigh impossible. They want to see transportation arteries revitalized, quality public transit options worthy of this century, and serious attention paid to health threats like air pollution and climate change. That’s the upshot of a new Sierra Club survey on transportation modernization in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic that finds deep, bipartisan impatience with the status quo in 11 states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia—plus resounding interest in concrete regional approaches to dealing with aging arteries and derelict public transit ...
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How circular innovation is creating business opportunities 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Take timber and denim, for example.
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