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Letters to the Editor: Getting rid of cesium over 'dirty bomb' fears would be a massive overreaction 1.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cesium-137 is a cheap material that can be used to irradiate food, medical supplies and much more. It does far more good than any harm that could be done using it.

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PHOTOS: Highland Tap & Burger serves 300 pounds of food for those orphaned on Christmas 26.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Christmas is best when spent with others.
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Full coverage: Marshall Islands 9.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

With climate change and rising seas, the U.S. is about to face a reckoning for the toxic nuclear legacy we buried — and forgot — in the Marshall Islands.

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Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution 30.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
High up in the stratosphere, naturally occurring ozone reflects solar radiation back into space, protecting people and the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays. But closer to Earth’s surface, rising ozone levels – formed when pollutants from a wide range of sources react ...
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Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution 28.10.2019 WRI Stories
Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintSmog in Shanghai. Photo by BriYYZ/flickr High up in the stratosphere, naturally occurring ozone reflects solar radiation back into space, protecting people and the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays. But closer to Earth’s surface, rising ozone levels – formed when pollutants from a wide range of sources react with each other – blanket cities in smog. Today, most of the global population breathes unhealthy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Think of the most radioactive landscapes on the planet and the names Chernobyl and Fukushima may come to mind.

Yet research published Monday suggests that parts of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests during the Cold War, should be added...

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The Story of How Britain Nuked Christmas—And The Toxic Legacy that Remains | Opinion 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Britain has tested tens of thermonuclear bombs on pristine islands in the Pacific. The communities and the British servicemen who participated are haunted by the blasts to this day.
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Today: The Nuclear ‘Tomb’ in the Pacific 28.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There are new concerns about radiation levels near a nuclear waste dump site in the Marshall Islands, but some U.S. officials say there’s nothing to worry about.

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The Nuclear ‘Tomb’ in the Pacific

It’s called “The Tomb” — a giant concrete dome in the Marshall Islands that was built nearly...

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High radiation levels found in giant clams of Marshall Islands near U.S. nuclear dump 28.5.2019 LA Times: Science

Researchers have found high levels of radiation in giant clams near the Central Pacific site where the United States entombed waste from nuclear testing almost four decades ago, raising concerns the contamination is spreading from the dump site’s tainted groundwater into the ocean and the food...

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People Are Looking for 'Natural' Homemade Sunscreens Recipes on Pinterest 20.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Use the internet for food recipes, not for products to protect the skin, an expert has warned.
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‘Fallout 76’ Scout Exam Answers 10.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Fallout 76” introduced the “Order of the Tadpole” questline this week, and it has several Tadpole Scout Exams. Here’s every answer you need to get the job done.
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Taking Greenhouse Gases from the Sky: 7 Things to Know About Carbon Removal 19.3.2018 WRI Stories
Taking Greenhouse Gases from the Sky: 7 Things to Know About Carbon Removal Comments|Add Comment|PrintRestoring degraded landscapes like this one in Costa Rica is a natural way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Photo by Luciana Gallardo Lomeli/WRI With greenhouse gas emissions climbing and climate impacts becoming increasingly severe, the urgency to address climate change has never been greater. Many of the solutions to date have focused on mitigation—ways to slash emissions as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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FDA approves first blood test that can help diagnose a concussion 15.2.2018 LA Times: Science

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a first-ever blood test to detect the telltale signs of serious brain injury, bringing to fruition a long quest to make the diagnosis of concussions simpler and more precise.

After deliberations that took less than six months, the FDA approved...

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First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK 15.2.2018 AP National
CHICAGO (AP) -- The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval....
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The school fallout shelter was untouched for 55 years. It might come in handy now. 19.10.2017 Washington Post
The school fallout shelter was untouched for 55 years. It might come in handy now.
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When it comes to cancer, here's what you should sweat and here's what you shouldn't 12.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
We all want to avoid cancer. That's a given. But when cancer risk seems to lurk everywhere, it's hard to know what you really need to do to protect yourself. Here's what you should sweat, and here's what you shouldn't worry about.
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The Radioactive Puppies Of Chernobyl Are Finally Getting The Help They Need 23.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The dogs are descendants of those left behind after the 1986 nuclear disaster.
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An 'Army Of People' Helps Houston Cancer Patients Get Treatment 31.8.2017 NPR News
During hurricane Harvey, doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff tended to inpatients at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center. Now the hospital is working to get outpatients back for care as well.
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Atomic town revels in plutonium past as tunnel failure fuels contamination fears 11.5.2017 Washington Post
Some residents near the Hanford nuclear site, where a tunnel storing contaminated equipment caved in, have no concerns about the Washington state facility. Others worry about failing infrastructure and radiation exposure.
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Nike accused of false marketing in China 16.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
China’s annual name-and-shame consumer protection show criticized Nike Inc. for false marketing and the Japanese retailer of Muji-brand products for selling food from areas that showed signs of radioactive contamination. The state-run show, which aims to uncover abuses by companies, claimed that Nike sold basketball shoes that didn’t include the advertised Zoom Air sole cushions. The program, which aired Wednesday, also alleged that Ryohin Keikaku Co.’s Muji chain sold food products that were mi...
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