User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Nov 29 2014 05:07 IST RSS 2.0
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I-70 widening plans attract fire from Denver faith groups 29.11.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro-area faith leaders say a $1.8 billion plan to widen a portion of Interstate 70 in northeast Denver should be scuttled because it is a public health threat and will break up low-income families in the ...
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Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution 26.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat.
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Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems? 24.11.2014 Current Issue
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
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Pope advocates for fair distribution of world’s food 22.11.2014 Durango Herald
ROME – Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a UN conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn’t be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.“We ask for dignity, not for charity,” he...
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Meyer: Effects of early toxic stress are lifelong 22.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has a dream that years from now it will be common knowledge that early childhood trauma is as damaging to a person's lifelong well-being as smoking and exposure to lead paint.
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Guest Commentary: Why confusion still surrounds the Ebola risk 15.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
In the last few months, a great deal has been written about Ebola, but three important facts about the risks of this virus did not receive much attention.
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Study links ADHD to fetal exposure to common pollutant 12.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Polluted food and air may help explain why more than 11 percent of U.S. school-age children have diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a rate markedly higher than a decade ago.
Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods:' Study 10.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 ...
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Study: More than 700 children poisoned by detergent "pods" since 2013 10.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report.
Relatives suspected poison in Utah family deaths 31.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month say revelations that poison likely killed them confirmed their suspicions.
AP Interview: NEA president opposes 'toxic' tests 28.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new president of the nation's largest teachers union is a guitar-playing, Spanish-speaking author who takes over as once-sacred tenure protections are challenged and new Common Core standards roll out in much of the country.
Dead babies near oil drilling sites raise questions for researchers 26.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The smartphone-sized grave marker is nearly hidden in the grass at Rock Point Cemetery. The name printed on plastic-coated paper — Beau Murphy — has been worn away.
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There are many ways to do solar right 22.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Xcel Energy has been talking a lot about solar energy this year. Advertising proclaiming the need to "Do Solar Right" was ubiquitous before the utility proposed a new solar program of 50MW of centralized power that it wants to sell the public.
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Fight Ebola fear with facts 20.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
When you work in public health, you become tuned in to fear. And the fear level in the United States just ticked up a notch.
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Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn't have Ebola 18.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia public health authorities say the woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot, setting off an Ebola scare, does not have the virus.
Health briefs: Drop-in flu clinics offered across Routt County 13.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be holding several drop-in flu clinics across Routt County this season. These are for all insured adults and children, and the insurance will be processed, so bring your insurance cards. For uninsured adults and children, the shots will cost $21.50. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+, cash or check are accepted. Call at 970-871-7624 or for more information. • 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Oct. 28, at Steamboat Springs High School • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Oct. 9 and until further notice, at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 • 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at South Routt Elementary School • 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at North Routt Community Charter School • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Clark Store • 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at Hayden Elementary School REPS to host 4th annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will ...
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Immunization Coalition honors four Coloradans 8.10.2014 Denver Post: Food
Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, who for 22 years has been the city and county of Pueblo's public health director, is one of four "immunization champions" recognized by the Colorado Children's
Health briefs: REPS to host 4th annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference 6.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will be hosting the fourth annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs. The conference is open to all community members and professionals and will feature local and national speakers and breakout sessions on subjects ranging from concussion and suicide to bullying to medical marijuana. The conference is free and includes lunch. Visit the registration page online or contact for more information. CDPHE reminds small game hunters about tularemia risk October is the beginning of small game hunting season in Colorado. As the number of human tularemia cases in the state continues to rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reminds small game hunters to “hunt healthy” this year. “We haven’t seen this many tularemia cases in Colorado since the 1980s,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer House. “Historically, we see cases of tularemia ...
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States rush to regulate e-cigarettes amid little federal action 5.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children's hands, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later.
Colorado health dept.: Adult deaths from viral illness not unexpected 4.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The state health department said there is no evidence that the deaths of two adults from complications of viral infections at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge disclosed Wednesday signal an alarming outbreak of serious illness among adults from ...
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