User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Mar 28 2017 23:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Study: Lead exposure alters children's lives decades later 28.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Children with elevated blood-lead levels at age 11 ended up as adults with lower cognitive function and lower-status occupations than their parents, according to research that offers one of the clearest looks yet at the potential long-term health impact of the potent neurotoxin. The findings, published Tuesday in JAMA, were based on a study that followed about 1,000 children born in the early 1970s in the coastal city of Dunedin, New Zealand. More than half were tested for lead in 1983, and near...
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The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget 24.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The rural West may have helped elect Trump, but his vision leaves them behind.
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Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling 24.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to "a condition that must be fulfilled" by the state before oil and gas drilling can be done.
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Trump’s proposed budget: Agency-by-agency breakdown 17.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
How President Trump's proposed budget would affect individual government agencies.
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If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you 16.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News

If you're a poor person in America, President Donald Trump's budget proposal is not for you.

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Evolutionary study unravels mystery of how cobras evolved their flesh-eating venom 16.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Like an unhappy marriage, every animal toxin is toxic in its own way. Lick a feather plucked from Papua New Guinea’s pitohui bird, as more than one scientist has done, and the mouth will tingle, burn and go numb. No researcher who orally investigated these birds has perished. If only all toxic encounters stopped at anesthetized lips. Lick an Australian box jellyfish, and a sting from the jelly’s venom-tipped harpoon can stop the heart, twice - once temporarily and then, if untreated, eternally. ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Hospitals worry about caring for newly uninsured in GOP plan 13.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • When Colorado expanded Medicaid coverage under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the largest provider in the Denver region hired more than 250 employees and built a $27 million primary care clinic and two new school-based clinics. Emergency rooms visits stayed flat as Denver Health Medical Center directed many of the nearly 80,000 newly insured patients into one of its 10 community health centers, where newly hired social workers and mental health therapist...
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Editorial: Herbert should veto wood-cooking bill 9.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
House Bill 65 is, in many ways, Utah politics in microcosm. If approved, HB65 would prohibit any regulation of wood burning if its purpose is to cook food. It would apply to residents and to restaurants, meaning that, even on “red” days when children and the elderly are threatened by particulate pollution, there could be no limits put on smokers and grillers. There are hundreds of thousands of sources of air pollution in the valley, and people cooking with smoke probably only number in the hund...
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Study’s claims linking leukemia to oil and gas aren’t credible 9.3.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
In her new study, Dr. Lisa McKenzie of the Colorado School of Public Health claims to have identified a link between childhood leukemia and oil and natural gas development.
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EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest 7.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump proposes an end to the office that protects low-income areas from pollution.
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Cases of mumps in Colorado climbing, nearly 150 Steamboat students not immunized 6.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
A Colorado mumps outbreak focused on the Front Range reached 49 cases last week, though the contagious disease has yet to reach the Yampa Valley this year. The 49 cases reported in the first two months of 2017 are high compared to only 17 cases reported in all of 2016 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Northwest Colorado Health public health nurse manager Farrah Smilanich said people are encouraged to vaccinate against mumps to keep the contagious disease, which causes swelling of salivary glands, fever, headache and other symptoms, out of the community. “The more who are protected, the less likely we are to see vaccine-preventable diseases in our communities,” Smilanich said. It’s recommended that children receive two MMR vaccinations, one typically at 12 to 15 months of age and another when the child begins school at 4 to 6 years old. According to Smilanich, estimates suggest less than 50 percent of Routt and Moffat county residents have had the ...
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Op-ed: If Trump hobbles EPA, Utahns' lungs will pay the price 5.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Take a step back from the complex reality of Utah’s air pollution problems and one fact is inescapable. Without consistent, strong action from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recent decades, the smog we suffer through during winter time inversions would be much worse than it is now. That is why Utahns and our congressional delegation must resist efforts from the administration of President Donald Trump to slash the powers and budget of the EPA in the months to come. Data from state o...
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Ask Amy: Should toxic mom help daughter deliver new baby? 4.3.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
My mother and I have had a tumultuous and toxic relationship ever since I was a child. It was a mess of bitter resentment, jealousy, explosive fights, abuse and disappointment on both sides.
Iraqis flee western Mosul; UN warns of more displacement 2.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Mosul, Iraq • Hundreds of Iraqi civilians continued to flee Mosul on foot Thursday as the Islamic State group launched fierce counterattacks on Iraqi positions along the city’s southwestern edge. The fight to rout IS from western Mosul — the last urban IS bastion in Iraq — is causing higher numbers of displaced people than previously seen in the 4 ½-month-long offensive for Iraq’s second-largest city, according to a statement from the United Nations. “The situation is a disaster,” said Omar Saab...
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News roundup: Trump promises to stick to the script 1.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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Jordan Downs’ toxic legacy 1.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A public housing project in Los Angeles seeks to redevelop without a proper cleanup.
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Health briefs: Colorado reports increase in mumps cases 27.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado reports increase in mumps cases The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is alerting parents and healthcare providers about an increase in mumps cases, currently focused in the Denver and Aurora areas. There has been a sizable increase in mumps cases, nationwide, with outbreaks reported in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Washington and Illinois. Mumps is a viral infection that causes painful swelling of salivary glands, a low-grade fever and headache. Some people with mumps have no symptoms. Severe complications from mumps are rare but can include swelling of the brain, inflammation of the ovaries or testicles or deafness. People are advised to contact a healthcare provider if their child develops any swelling of the glands around the ears or neck. Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine are recommended for children, with the first dose at age 12 to 15 months and the second at age 4 to 6. Parents of school-aged children in Colorado are asked to review their children’s ...
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Grants help Colorado doctors in rural, low-income areas repay student loans 25.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Health Service Corps, a program that helps repay the student loans of doctors who work in rural or underserved areas, is gearing up for what could be its largest grant class ever -- perhaps as many as 60 doctors and other providers.
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Why Denver health officials hope a simple cardboard box will reduce infant mortality 25.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A free giveaway at the Baby and Kids Experience expo on Saturday in Denver and a program by Denver Public Health mark the first efforts in Colorado to connect new mothers with baby sleep boxes, a simple tool that experts say could greatly reduce baby sleep-related deaths.
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Google fights online trolls with new tool 24.2.2017 Denver Post: Business

The Internet can be an ugly place - one where the mere act of expressing an opinion can result in a barrage of name-calling, harassment and sometimes threats of violence.

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