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Corbett's climate stance draws fire, pulls money to governor’s race.

July 13, 2014 - 9:00am
When new clean air rules came out in June targeting emissions at coal power plants, the Corbett campaign tried to link Democrat Tom Wolf to the Obama Administration policies. That kind of politicizing of energy policy might come back to haunt the governor in the fall.

Businesses and public self-police smoking in Rockford.

July 13, 2014 - 9:00am
For various reasons — health, health care-related costs and a heavily taxed tobacco product — there is a nationwide push by the public to avoid cigarette smoking.

Simpson's arsenic crusade a child of Idaho politics.

July 13, 2014 - 9:00am
The media has gotten it wrong by solely linking a Southern lobbying effort with Simpson's slaughter of proposed EPA regulation. He was merely acting within the unyielding canon that defines Idaho's approach to governance.

Reckless use of antibiotics will kill more than any war.

July 13, 2014 - 9:00am
If we are to safeguard our only defence against disease we need to make it absolutely plain that the civilised world will not tolerate the reckless use of antibiotics and we must make that known. We are running out of time to act.

Protecting God’s creation: Pennsylvania must act now to reduce carbon pollution.

July 13, 2014 - 9:00am
God called us as caretakers for His creation. It’s time for a new future that protects creation, provides an abundant life for our children and an opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Pennsylvanians.

California study links autism in children to mothers' exposure to pesticides, Latinos greatly affected.

July 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired verbal and non-verbal communication, weakened social interactions, and limited and repetitive behavior — and it's greatly affecting the Latino community.

Group claims PCBs likely going down with each sunken ship.

July 12, 2014 - 9:00am
The Basel Action Network claims dangerous polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are going down with each sunken ship. Under a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Navy can leave as much as 100 pounds of PCBs on each ship.

Appeals court upholds EPA’s mountaintop removal crackdown.

July 12, 2014 - 9:00am
In a significant victory for the Obama administration’s coal policies, a federal appeals court on Friday upheld U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiatives aimed at reducing water pollution from mountaintop removal mining operations.

Famine puts next two generations at risk of obesity.

July 12, 2014 - 9:00am
A study in mice shows that undernourishment during pregnancy increases the chances that the next two generations will develop obesity and diabetes. But by then the slate is wiped clean.

Time for a smarter approach to energy in Illinois.

July 12, 2014 - 9:00am
I am asking everyone to rethink what we are doing for energy here in Illinois.

Agent Orange ingredients found at Okinawa dumpsite.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Dozens of rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in Okinawa City have been identified as containing precursors to defoliant Agent Orange, a toxic compound used widely in the Vietnam War and blamed for poisoning that has resulted in birth defects and other health problems.

Diet during pregnancy linked to diabetes in grandchildren.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
New work from the University of Cambridge solidifies the link between epigenetic effects from in utero diet and health problems across generations.

GMO moratorium initiative examined in Maui council.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The much-discussed genetically modified organism (GMO) moratorium initiative got its first hearing at the Maui, Hawaii, County Council's Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (PIA) on June 30.

Researchers pinpoint strontium in aquifer.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Earlier this year, a report by researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay identified the source of a naturally occurring chemical element in the deep-water aquifer of northeastern Wisconsin that could pose problems for children, strontium.

Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Serious polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and Europe over the last 10 years have hampered efforts to wipe out the disease, caused by a virus that replicates in the gut and can be passed on through contact with infected faeces. Combining two types of polio vaccine could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists say.

Falmouth, Massachusetts, warns pregnant women about chemicals in water.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The Falmouth Health Department in Massachusetts has issued a warning – for the second time in a year – for pregnant women about potential high levels of disinfection chemicals in the town’s water.

Missouri Cold Water Creek group responds to investigation.

July 11, 2014 - 9:00am
North St. Louis County, Mo., residents who fear decades of exposure to radioactive nuclear waste are weighing in after NewsChannel 5 broke the news that the St. Louis County Health Department has hired three epidemiologists to investigate.

Consumer Reports warns against spray-on sunscreen.

July 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Consumer Reports is warning parents against spray-on lotions, saying it could put children at risk for asthma or allergy attacks. The warning comes after the Food and Drug Administration announced they are studying the product as to whether or not it can be harmful when inhaled by children.

End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban.

July 10, 2014 - 9:00am
The carefully manicured suburban American lawn is under threat - as campaigners demand that towns impose a ban homeowners from using pesticides.

How Rhode Island is doing in the fight against lead paint poisoning.

July 10, 2014 - 9:00am
In 2005, Rhode Island passed a law requiring some landlords to clean up lead paint. And a group of researchers recently set out to find out if it’s working.

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