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Green plants reduce city street pollution up to 8 times more than previously believed

Michael Bernstein EurekAlert Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A report … Continue reading

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Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear

Source: WSJ Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson’s chairman and … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Dangers | Dr. Devra Davis @ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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Ban Ki Moon Declares “Model Of Consumption Dead”, Envisions World Of Forced Environmental Labor

P Gosselin NoTricksZone UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has written a guest piece for Der Spiegel. In it he declares that “consumption is dead” and that a new economic model is needed for the planet. However, like everyone one … Continue reading

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How Bullying and Abuse May Age Children Prematurely

Alice Park Time A hard life can age you, literally, researchers say. In fact, children who are exposed to violence at a young age show changes in their DNA equivalent to several years of premature aging. That’s the finding of … Continue reading

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Fukushima radiation found in California kelp

Marla Cone SFGate Kelp off California was contaminated with short-lived radioisotopes a month after Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant accident, a sign that the spilled radiation reached the state’s coastline, according to a new scientific study. Scientists from CSU Long … Continue reading

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Scientist helps students adapt to climate change

Source: CBC NEws Toronto high school students are being encouraged to wreak environmental havoc on imaginary populations — with the goal of learning more about adapting to climate change. A new course, called “Studying Climate Change, Health and Adaptation,” began … Continue reading

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Mom’s Exposure to Air Pollution Can Increase Kids’ Behavior Problems

Alice Park Time Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution may be putting their children at increased risk of developing anxiety, depression and attention problems, a new study finds. In urban areas, nearly everyone is exposed … Continue reading

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Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may impact health

David Kelly EurekAlert They contain hydrocarbons including benzene. AURORA, Colo. — In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic … Continue reading

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Corn insecticide linked to great die-off of beneficial honeybees

Michael Bernstein EurekAlert New research has linked springtime die-offs of honeybees critical for pollinating food crops — part of the mysterious malady called colony collapse disorder — with technology for planting corn coated with insecticides. The study, published in ACS’ … Continue reading

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