User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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News roundup: Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack? 25.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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Book review: “Zika: The emerging epidemic” 24.7.2016 Denver Post: Entertainment
Discussing the epidemic with Denise Jamieson, team leader of the CDC’s women’s health and fertility branch, who advises CDC Director Tom Frieden, he points out the obvious: that avoiding pregnancy in Zika areas is the only certain way to prevent having a baby with the tiny head and deformed brain characteristic of Zika-induced microcephaly.
Esther Cepeda: For the sake of the kids, turn down that racket 24.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
CHICAGO • In his book “The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want,” Garret Keizer writes: “Noise is not the most important problem in the world. Compared to the disasters of famine, war, and global climate change, the existence of ‘unwanted sound’ hardly counts as a problem at all.” Of course noise doesn’t compare to all those disasters, but to me, it’s still a huge deal. As a person who has practically become a hermit because of the sound pollution permeating restaurants, coffee shops, cloth...
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How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
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Baby teeth contain clues about early exposure to toxins 21.7.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Baby teeth may soon be worth a lot more than the sentimental value they offer nostalgic parents. It turns out that these teeth store a unique type of health record, with the potential to reveal everything that an individual has been exposed to, including environmental toxins such as lead and pesticides, and stress hormones produced […]
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Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says 19.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.
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Water contamination issues to be discussed at meeting between Colorado Springs-area residents, water officials 8.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
People living south of Colorado Springs are expected to gather at a high school Thursday night to hear from county health and local utility officials about an invisible toxic chemical contaminating public water supplies.
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'Behind the Headlines': Gun laws, arrest video, public-lands suit, firework pollution 8.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s members of Congress show little interest in the creation of new gun laws. A video showing a police officer hitting a woman during her arrest prompts a departmental investigation by Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and an outside investigation by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. The Campaign for Accountability calls for an audit of legislative expenditures for representatives in Utah’s land-transfer lawsuit. And the summer holidays bring fireworks-induced air pollution in... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Concert preview: Bret Michaels ain't looking for nothin' but a good time 7.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels knows that hair metal — or pop metal, or glam metal, or whatever sub-genre title you want to apply to the style of music that became synonymous with AquaNet hairspray and spandex pants — will perhaps never earn retroactive points with dismissive critics. But he also knows that there’s a growing nostalgia for that music among the masses, and he intends to help satiate it with some help from a few of his friends. Michaels will headline this Saturday’s BearFest ...
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Holiday fireworks fueled spikes of unhealthy pollution in Utah 6.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Fun with fireworks pushed air quality well into unhealthy categories across multiple Utah counties on the Fourth of July and, in some counties, on multiple occasions throughout the weekend. Salt Lake County was the hardest hit area, with concentrations of PM 2.5 — the small particulates generally associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions — soaring to 204 micrograms per cubic meter on Monday night. That level of pollution would be considered “very unhealthy” and would have been reported as “pu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The New Mexican clinic that makes rural healthcare work 1.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Hidalgo Medical Services puts patients first, builds healthcare teams and attracts providers.
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Dickey's restaurant in Utah sues for $5 million in 2014 toxic-tea incident 1.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Dickey’s, the restaurant chain that mistakenly substituted for sugar a toxic cleaning product that critically injured a customer who ingested it, is suing the chemical agent’s manufacturer and distributor for $5M. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit of Utah filed the lawsuit Thursday, saying US Foods Inc. and Ecolab Inc. are responsible for the incident in which a worker at the South Jordan restaurant poured sodium hydroxide, which is the active ingredient in drain cleaner, commonly known as lye, into a sweet... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Common Core math is a waste of time 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As a person who tutored quite a few high school kids in algebra over the years, I was happy to help when my daughter said her child was having problems in math. I thought, “No problem.” I looked at the first question, and it was not math. It was not even sensible. I asked my daughter about it, and she replied it was Common Core. I had heard here and there a few snippets about Common Core, but this was my first direct exposure to it. The question required a three-sentence explanation for a simpl...
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Oakland City Council votes to ban coal 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s push to export its coal culminated in a raucous Oakland City Council meeting Monday, when officials debated, and ultimately approved, an ordinance banning the chunky fossil fuel from passing through a major deep-water port taking shape on the shores of the Bay Area city. The coal debate has sharply divided this port city, where blacks flocked in the 1940s for military support and longshoremen jobs along a busy waterfront — but today struggle with poor health measures and stubborn unemploy... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Oakland proposes ban on coal handling -- potentially derailing Utah port investment 25.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Citing potential impacts of coal dust on public health and safety, Oakland city staffers are recommending that elected leaders of this Bay Area city ban coal storage, effectively derailing Utah’s hopes of moving its coal through an export terminal proposed for a deep-water port under development on city-owned property. The Oakland City Council is holding a special meeting Monday evening to discuss a 200-page report prepared by an outside consultant and consider a proposed ordinance prohibiting t...
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Evicted by climate change 24.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, the land where they settled is vanishing.
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Keillor: Being a tragic hero is a huge waste of time 22.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
I saw one of my novels at a yard sale last week and it appeared to have been used as a coaster. The interior was quite pristine but there were rings of rust on the cover where wet glasses had been set. It was on sale for 35 cents. Had I known I was only writing a coaster, maybe I wouldn’t have worked so hard on the themes and motifs, the connotations and so forth, but that’s just the way life is. There’s a lot of wastage. No way around it. You take your kids to the ballpark to experience the gre... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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To manage the stress of trauma, schools are teaching students how to relax 19.6.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - One morning before math, the fourth-graders took a little vacation. To soft music, they walked through woods, climbed a mountain and lifted off with imaginary wings, flying over an ocean, a gentle breeze on their faces. One student saw a school of fish; another spotted a rainbow.
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In praise of a wild West 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western public lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why our relationship to the public lands must evolve 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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