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Botswana: Public smoking worrisome.

December 9, 2014 - 9:00am
A senior registered nurse and a focal person for anti-smoking at Gumare Primary Hospital, Ms Odireleng Ntshunga says they have recorded an escalating number of tobacco related diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer in their region.

New battlefront for petrochemical industry.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Jarrett McElheney does not represent the standard benzene plaintiff. A lawsuit filed by his parents in 2011 against Southeast Terminals owners BP and TransMontaigne is among a relatively few alleging leukemia caused by environmental benzene exposure.

When it comes to day care, parents want all children vaccinated.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
There's been a lot of attention drawn to people who don't believe in vaccinating their children. But a recent poll shows just how concerned parents are about vaccines when it comes to putting their children in day care.

Utah faith, business leaders praise Obama's Clean Power Plan.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
A national group of business leaders and an evangelical network praised the Obama administration's proposed Clean Power Plan as a clean-energy job producer and a step toward addressing what they say is the most pressing global challenge of modern time: climate change.

Dearborn environmental groups seek to overturn controversial emissions permit.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
In May, Michigan officials issued a controversial emissions permit to Severstal, a steel company located in Dearborn in an area considered to be in non-attainment for sulfur dioxide. Now a lawsuit is asking for reversal of the permit.

Jerry Brown seeks to add a point to dull Prop. 65 warnings.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
California finally is retooling the ubiquitous Proposition 65 warning notices in a way that would provide people with information they actually might find useful. Good. Chemical companies, the California Chamber of Commerce and many other corporations whose products may include toxic substances are protesting. Of course.

Are we ready to confront the greatest mass migrations in history?

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Pulled by money, pushed by climate, a quarter-billion people now leave home every year. While we fret over temporary foreign workers and those who go off to fight for the Islamic State, something far bigger is going on around the world -- migrations that we have scarcely glimpsed, but that will affect our own lives more than we realize.

Air pollution 'causing deadly public health crisis' in UK.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a report by the Environmental Audit Committee.

Stop building schools near pollution blackspots, say MPs.

December 8, 2014 - 9:00am
A ban on building schools, hospitals and care homes near air pollution blackspots must be introduced to help cut thousands of deaths connected to the "invisible killer" of traffic fumes, MPs say today.

Experts disagree over safety of children's toys.

December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
A study published online Monday by the journal Pediatrics found that from 1990 through 2011, nearly 3.3 million children were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. And lab tests continue to reveal some toys have dangerous levels of toxicants.

Powerlines and cancer, thalidomide and prohibition’s long-term effect on ethanol.

December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
In this week’s trip beyond the headlines, host Steve Curwood and Peter Dykstra discuss the largely unproven connection between powerlines and cancer, why thalidomide wasn’t used in the U.S., and Prohibition’s long-term effect on ethanol as a fuel.

Lehigh Valley artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?

December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Lately, a groundswell of concern has developed over what health hazards, if any, might lurk on and beneath the synthetic fibers in artificial turf surfaces, particularly those that incorporate the use of tiny bits of rubber ground up from vehicle tires.

GCC weirs point to overfishing.

December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
A postgraduate student at the University of British Columbia in Canada found so many fishing weirs while analyzing satellite images of the Arabian Gulf coastline that it appears official data on total fish catches in the Arabian Gulf could be significantly underestimating the actual catch, with potential ecological implications.

In Bangladesh, frequent dumping of e-waste poses threat.

December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Since the government does not have a proper policy on e-waste management in place, such 'electrical and electronic waste' is being indiscriminately dumped in the country. Such practices would be disastrous for human health and the ecology, including aquatic lives, flora and fauna, experts on the subject have warned.

Study of fertility risks sought.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Researchers reviewed a number of recent studies of hydraulic fracturing against what is known about reproductive health and found increased risk to both men's and women's fertility, fetal development and to the incidence of birth defects.

Melting of Andes glaciers threatens Andean countries.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am
The melting of the glaciers in the Andes Mountains is a threat to the population of the Andean countries, including Bolivia and Peru, said Nilda Rojas, head of the National Council of Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu, on Thursday.

Asthma coalitions endorse new EPA carbon standards.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Proponents of coal-fired power plants recently criticized proposed new carbon pollution rules from the Environmental Protection Agency. We strongly disagree with the notion that there is “no gain.” Major beneficiaries include people with asthma — about 700,000 people in Virginia.

Big-picture study of fracking operations suggests even small chemical exposures pose risks.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am
A paper published Friday in Reviews on Environmental Health suggests that even tiny doses of the chemicals released during the various phases of oil and natural gas production, including fracking, could pose serious health risks.

Health impact of fracking on residents ‘should be monitored’.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am
People who live near fracking operations should be monitored for chemical contaminants and health problems, according to researchers who surveyed the risks posed by substances used in the process.

Study links fracking to infertility, miscarriages, birth defects.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am
A new study links shale oil and gas development to a host of developmental and reproductive health risks, and says the processes involved - including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - pose a particularly potent threat to what researchers called "our most vulnerable population."

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