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Companies mine Web clues for signs of pandemics 29.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
Weeks before the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization alerted the public to a growing number of swine flu cases, a startup based in Seattle's suburbs already had a hunch something was up.
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Kirkland firm noted outbreak in Mexico early 29.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
Weeks before the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization alerted the public to a growing number of swine flu cases, a startup based in Kirkland already had a hunch something was up. Veratect Inc., a 2-year-old company with fewer than 50 employees, combines computer algorithms with human analysts to monitor online and offline sources for hints of disease outbreaks and civil unrest worldwide
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Viral chatter: Tech companies mine Web sources for early warning on disease outbreaks 29.4.2009 Star Tribune: Science & Technology
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Companies mine Web clues for signs of pandemics 29.4.2009 SFGate: Business & Technology
Weeks before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization alerted the public to a growing number of swine flu cases, a startup based in Seattle's suburbs already had a hunch something was up. Veratect Inc., a 2-year-old... ...
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Key events in Camp Lejeune's water contamination 29.4.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Key events in the investigation of contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Boil advisory lifted for central Conn. tap water 28.4.2009 Boston Globe: Connecticut
Hartford-area residents no longer need to boil their tap water. The region's water authority and the Connecticut Department of Public Health on Monday lifted an advisory that had been in effect since last Wednesday after microscopic organisms were discovered in the water.
Vail Daily travel: In Japan, a mix of old and new 25.4.2009 Vail Colorado: News
From savoring tofu ice cream to climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan has adventure for everyone
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Eagan to install meter to assess potential for wind power 25.4.2009 Twincities.com: Local
Could Eagan be the next "windy city"? The winds that blow through Eagan aren't impressive enough to inspire dreams of giant turbines churning air

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An Unearthed Resource 23.4.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Byard Duncan The road leading to Ron Carter’s trailer is made of red clay that melts away a little every time it rains. Truck traffic has created an obstacle course of tall divots that punch at the bottom of cars, rattling spines and scraping mufflers. Some lawns along the way host bathtubs full of garbage or rusty drums belching out dark smoke. Others have drill pads and cranes that stab 200 feet into the air. This is Dimock Township, the speck on Pennsylvania’s map that just became ground zero for America’s energy future. ...
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Central Connecticut residents urged to boil water 23.4.2009 Boston Globe: Connecticut
Connecticut's Health Department says residents of Hartford and surrounding towns need to boil their tap water before drinking it.
Top 10 Water Innovators Celebrated in New Report 22.4.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

With concerns about water scarcity and quality on the rise around the world, a new study by the Artemis Project tracks down the top 50 companies developing market-ready innovations for water management, and singles out 10 for top accolades.

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Pasco water plant to use fluoride 22.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
PASCO, Wash. — Pasco City Council members have voted to accept a $100,000 grant to help pay to install fluoridation equipment at the city's new municipal water treatment plant.
Pasco water plant to use fluoride 21.4.2009 AP Washington
PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Pasco City Council members have voted to accept a $100,000 grant to help pay to install fluoridation equipment at the city's new municipal water treatment plant....
Pasco water plant to use fluoride 21.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
Pasco City Council members have voted to accept a $100,000 grant to help pay to install fluoridation equipment at the city's new municipal water treatment plant.
By Design: Designing Through a Depression 9.4.2009 NY Times: Editorials
In the design world, a recession might mean fewer platinum cellphones but also more worthwhile ideas.

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10-Year Study Uncovers Toxic Aspects of DBPs 6.4.2009 Environmental News Network
University of Illinois geneticist Michael Plewa said that disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in water are the unintended consequence of water purification. "The process of disinfecting water with chlorine and chloramines and other types of disinfectants generates a class of compounds in the water that are called disinfection byproducts. The disinfectant reacts with the organic material in the water and generates hundreds of different compounds. Some of these are toxic, some can cause birth defects, some are genotoxic, which damage DNA, and some we know are also carcinogenic."
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A letter to anti-war protesters 6.4.2009 The Minnesota Daily
Snow storms fuel North Dakota flood fears (AFP) 29.3.2009 Yahoo: Top Stories
AFP - Snow storms closing in on North Dakota Sunday threatened more misery for residents sheltered behind miles of dikes, as teams shored up strained levees holding back record flood waters. ...
New Water Releases To Help Power, Drinking Water 28.3.2009 WCCO: Local News
North Dakota's Garrison Dam has resumed water releases, which should bolster Washburn's drinking water supplies and help restart two power plants, an Army Corps of Engineers spokesman says.
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New water releases to help power, drinking water 28.3.2009 Star Tribune: Local
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