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Little evidence of high cancer rates in Alberta oilsands community, study finds.

April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
A study by the Alberta government says an aboriginal community downstream from the oilsands doesn’t have higher overall cancer rates, though it did find the prevalence of two kinds of cancer in Fort Chipewyan was higher than would be expected.

Lead poisoning can be a big problem for kids.

April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
What should be a safe and familiar sight — children running and playing outside in the yard after school — may hold hidden dangers for Springfield and Clark County children.

Gulf oil spill 'not over': Dolphins, turtles dying in record numbers.

April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, several species of wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover, according to a new report.

New delta tunnel dispute focuses on health issue.

April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Opponents of the delta tunnel plan made a startling accusation Monday. They claimed up to a thousand people near the town of Byron could be relocated during construction because of cancer concerns.

Real reform can curb exposure to toxic chemicals.

April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Exposure to toxic environmental chemicals occurs every day, to everyone, everywhere across America. Due to deficiencies in the current regulatory regime, toxic chemicals are in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the products in our homes.

Are toxic chemicals lurking in your favorite beauty products?

April 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Many of us turn to our beauty products to help us look our best and feel good. Unfortunately, some of the ingredients found in your favorite beauty products may actually be doing more harm than good.

Old incinerator and new cancer in Miami.

April 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Despite mounting evidence that an old trash incinerator called Old Smokey might have poisoned its closest neighbors, City of Miami officials — the incinerator's owners and operators — have little to say.

Path cleared for Monsanto medical monitoring.

April 8, 2014 - 9:00am
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal of the landmark settlement reached between Nitro residents and the former Monsanto chemical plant, clearing the way for a medical monitoring program to start.

Industries, Texas officials fight study linking death, ozone.

April 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Backed by Texas’ top environmental officials, some of the country’s biggest industries are working against a possible crackdown on ozone. Among their main targets is a nationwide study that for the first time linked long-term ozone exposure to an increased risk of premature death.

China's smog splits expatriate families as companies pay for fresh air.

April 8, 2014 - 9:00am
As bad air chokes Chinese cities, some expatriates are starting to leave families in their home countries, the latest sign of pollution's rising cost to the more than half-a-million foreigners working in China and the multinationals seeking to retain them.

US sailors sue Tepco for $1 billion over alleged radiation exposure.

April 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission three years ago.

US childhood obesity rates have increased since 1999: Study.

April 8, 2014 - 9:00am
U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by government health researchers that found a sharp drop in preschool obesity rates over the past decade.

Price tag for childhood obesity: $19,000 per kid.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Over a lifetime, the medical costs associated with childhood obesity total about $19,000 per child compared with those for a child of normal weight, a new analysis shows.

Anti-fracking petition signed by 3,000 sparks debate at high-level town hall meeting.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Town hall chiefs from Salford, UK, are to discuss opposition to fracking at a high-level meeting after more than 3,000 people signed a petition denouncing the controversial process.

Fukushima children start school, flee radiation.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent their daughter 300 kilometers (200 miles) away to the picturesque ski town of Matsumoto,Japan, where the mayor offered to take in and educate young people living in the shadow of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

Room for China to hike water rates, says World Bank.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
China's water prices are still low by international standards and there is room for price increases to encourage consumers to use water more efficiently, the World Bank says in a report on Chinese urbanisation released last week.

New West Industrial Park buyers not informed of Koppers contamination.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
The ACT government is selling land around the contaminated Koppers site without telling some potential buyers, including a childcare service, about the nearby pollution.

Maine must respond to worrisome arsenic study.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
It’s one thing to hear about water contamination causing problems in a third-world country halfway around the globe. It’s quite another to see it in your backyard. A new study shows many Mainers are being harmed a little bit every day, in a way that is not well known. The state should make sure that changes.

Cost among hurdles slowing New York's plan to phase out dirty heating oil.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Three years into a four-year plan to phase out No. 6 heating oil, barely more than half of the buildings that were burning it have switched to cleaner oil. And of those that have stopped using No. 6, hundreds have switched to No. 4.

UK smog: Nitrogen doesn't just cause air pollution - it is a huge threat to Britain's wildlife too, experts warn.

April 7, 2014 - 9:00am
The nitrogen pollution contributing to Britain's smog poses the biggest threat to wildlife that the public has never heard of - with the potential to wipe out everything from clover to butterflies in eco-systems across the country.

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