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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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Can mindfulness meditation change your life and work? 24.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Mindfulness has gone mainstream. Minnesotans are now practicing it in retreat centers, in schools and even at work. What is it? How do you do it? What does the research say about how it affects us?
MN warns moms of mercury in skin-lightening creams, some fish 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Pregnant women, especially Hmong women, who use skin-lightening products or who eat certain kinds of fish more often may be putting themselves and their babies at risk for mercury exposure, state health officials warned Tuesday.
EPA, Colorado target oil and gas company HighPoint in federal court, accusing company of failing to control air pollution at storage tanks 22.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency and Colorado attorneys have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking millions in damages and a court order to stop polluting against an oil and gas company they accuse of violating requirements to minimize toxic emissions from storage tanks.
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Colorado’s unannounced air-pollution inspections at oil and gas sites are showing results — yet emissions are up as production increases 21.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites -- half the frequency of leaks they detected five years ago.
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A full Cabinet: The commissioners behind the Walz administration 17.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz has made his final pick to fill out his Cabinet with Tarek Tomes to head the Minnesota IT Services. Here's a look at all the members of the governor's administration leaders.
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Teen dating violence can lead to homicide -- girls are the most common victims 15.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A study finds that about 7 percent of all teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by a romantic partner. The majority of victims were teen girls.
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Latest available national data shows increase in blood lead levels for at least 2 million kids 15.4.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report summarizing the biomonitoring data from its National Health and Nutrition Evaluation System (NHANES). Given EDF’s focus on protecting children from lead exposure, we went straight to the most recent blood lead monitoring results. The results are disturbing. […]
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The false promise the PROTECT Act makes on preexisting conditions 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The PROTECT Act, the health insurance reform bill unveiled this week by 18 Senate Republicans, is aptly named, albeit not for the reason its sponsors suggest.

The bill pretends to be about safeguarding Americans with preexisting health conditions. But it’s really about protecting Senate Republicans...

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Cancers are preventable but won't be if it requires curbing the profits corporations reap from sickness 10.4.2019 - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn It is now generally agreed upon by health specialists that many cancers are caused either by exposure to radiation or by carcinogens that have been spewed into the environment. In contrast, relatively fewer cancers can be traced to defective genes inherited from our parents. Although cancers caused by exposure to radioactivity are not nearly as prevalent as those caused by exposure to environmental toxins, they do sicken thousands of people. Radioactive spent fuel from nuclear power plants has risen to a global stockpile of 260,000 tonnes, and is growing by some 10,000 tonnes a year, according to the International Atomic Agency. The incidence of many forms of cancer has been found to be significantly higher in the vicinity of nuclear plants. But the World Health Organization estimates that, although radioactivity is a serious threat in some places, a significant number of cancers are now the result of exposure to environmental toxins . Sales of chemicals, including the most toxic, have increased ...
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Cosmetics industry crushes bill that would have made makeup and hair products safer 10.4.2019 LA Times: Business

The $70 billion cosmetics industry prevailed over California consumers Tuesday afternoon, succeeding in shelving a bill that would ban potentially toxic ingredients from makeup, hair products and other personal-care goods.

The state Assembly’s Environment, Safety and Toxic Materials Committee put...

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Tim Ryan’s Long, Weird History of Palling Around With Fluoride and Vaccine Skeptics 9.4.2019 Mother Jones
At a 2018 question-and-answer session at a summit for wellness influencers in San Diego, an attendee wanted to talk to Tim Ryan about fluoride. Ryan, a Democratic congressman from Northeast Ohio, had co-sponsored a resolution in 2015 hailing water fluoridation as a public health triumph. But the woman told Ryan that water fluoridation had given […]
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Drug industry middlemen to be questioned by Senate committee 9.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Senate Finance Committee will hear Tuesday from executives from the biggest pharmacy benefit managers. Confidential rebates paid to the PBMs are expected to draw scrutiny.
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Colorado lets oil and gas companies pollute for 90 days without federally required permits that limit emissions 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado public health officials have let oil and gas companies begin drilling and fracking for fossil fuels at nearly 200 industrial sites across the state without first obtaining federally required permits that limit how much toxic pollution they can spew into the air.
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of April 1-7 7.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Bad diets kill more people around the world than smoking, study says 6.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Too much salt - and not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables - may be shaving years off our lives, a new analysis suggests.
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Laws in states with the most lead service lines support using rates to fund replacement on private property: New analysis 2.4.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director Lead service lines (LSLs) – the lead pipes that connect a building’s plumbing to the water main under the street – are a significant source of lead in drinking water for those homes that have them. In light of the well-documented benefits to society from reducing children’s exposure to lead, […]
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How much of USC's sweeping sexual abuse investigation will stay secret? 2.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When USC’s trustees tapped Rick Caruso last May to lead the university out of the crisis brought on by sexual abuse allegations against a campus gynecologist, his first act was to hire a prestigious law firm to conduct “a thorough and independent investigation.”

He pledged that the inquiry by O’Melveny...

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D.C. Circuit Hears Argument Today in Lawsuit Challenging EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution 1.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit Hears Argument Today in Lawsuit Challenging EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution
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Report: Trumpeter swans died from lead poisoning at Twin Cities lake 31.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A University of Minnesota diagnostic lab report shows that dead trumpeter swans found at Sucker Lake in Vadnais Heights, Minn., earlier this month died of lead poisoning.
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