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Santa Rosa asphalt plant comes under scrutiny.

August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Opponents delivered a petition with 1,085 signatures to the City Council last week calling for the review of operations at the 6-acre site. In addition, more than a dozen complaints were filed over health concerns from smoke and odors.

Not vaccinating children is the greater risk.

August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering.

Labour has treated the environment as an afterthought – that needs to change.

August 10, 2015 - 9:00am
The environment isn’t something remote from us – it’s embedded in our communities, in our homes, our streets, in how we keep warm and what kind of world we hand on to our children.

Southern California clean air target missed.

August 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Southern California has missed a long-standing federal deadline to reduce toxic soot and other small particle air pollution because unhealthful levels of such pollutants persist in northwest Riverside County.

Canadian doctor who kept thalidomide out of U.S. dies.

August 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Frances Kelsey, the Canadian doctor whose unyielding vigilance spared the United States from one of the worst drug disasters in history, died on Friday morning. She was 101.

Frances Oldham Kelsey, FDA stickler who saved US babies from thalidomide, dies at 101.

August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws that made drugs safer.

CREC will no longer manage Hartford's clark school, officials say.

August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
A school partnership in the city's North End that parents saw as a glimpse of hope has ended after a tumultuous year marked by the discovery of toxic chemicals at Clark Elementary School.

EPA foes turned asthma study into weapon for ozone fight.

August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
When a Johns Hopkins University researcher published a study showing race and income as risk factors for asthma, she started getting phone calls from industry groups opposing U.S. EPA's bid to tighten the national ozone standard.

Air pollution killed 35,000 people in the past 9 years.

August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
India's Union environment ministry said in Parliament on Thursday that more than 35,000 people had died due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) across India in the past nine years.

Let’s limit carbon emissions.

August 7, 2015 - 9:00am
We know that reducing carbon emissions shows significant impacts for health. We hope North Carolina’s leaders will make the right choice for the health and future of its citizens.

Over 2 million died due to respiratory ailments in last 9 yrs.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that 2,61,52,957 people have died due to Acute Respiratory Infection during the 2006-15 period.

Poor communities fear America's clean power plan could increase local pollution.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
The EPA’s clean power plan might increase pollution of some plants and its likely to be the ones located near poor communities.

Missouri’s children need a chance to breathe easier.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
I hope that Missouri’s federal legislators and the rest of Congress follow suit by taking steps to support the strongest possible ozone standard, allowing our children to breathe clean air where they live, learn and play.

Maine expert: ‘Not doing enough’ to eliminate lead poisoning.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Years after the date at which there were to be no more lead-poisoned children in Maine, there still are many. Part 2 of 4.

Effort afoot in Massachusetts to ban flame retardants in furniture.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
A coalition of firefighters and environmentalists in Massachusetts is lobbying for a ban on flame-retardant children’s products and household furniture.

US infant mortality rate still one of highest in developed world: Report.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
The U.S. infant mortality rate has stalled, the latest government report finds, giving Americans one of the worst rates in the developed world.

Windfarm 'wing nuts': Public health expert takes aim at activists.

August 6, 2015 - 9:00am
An independent Senator has compared opponents of wind farms to people who raised concerns about the dangers of thalidomide, which was later linked to the deaths of 2000 children and birth defects in more than 10,000 infants.

The Big-Ag-fueled algae bloom that won't leave Toledo's water supply alone.

August 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Citizens of Toledo, Ohio, have a new summer ritual: stocking up on bottled water. For the second straight year, an enormous algae bloom has settled upon Lake Erie, generating nasty toxins right where the city of 400,000 draws its tap water.

Christian leaders call on candidates to address climate change, inequality.

August 5, 2015 - 9:00am
A coalition of Christian leaders issued a statement Tuesday calling on presidential candidates to address climate change and economic inequality, in preparation for the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday.

The prescient placenta.

August 4, 2015 - 9:00am
The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

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