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Climate change as a direct source of conflict.

November 2, 2014 - 9:00am
In 2007 the Center for Naval Analysis (CAN) requested its Military Advisory Board (MAB), a group of 16 retired flag-level officers, to examine the national security implications of climate change. The subject has since been revisited in a report published in May of this year.

30 years after Bhopal gas tragedy.

November 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Come December, it will be 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy occurred. After all these years, has anything changed in India with regard to adoption of environmental safeguards before promoting industries and related projects? More important, what is the fate of the victims of polluting industries?

Researchers identify mutant genes that may help tackle autism.

November 2, 2014 - 9:00am
One of the widest investigations into autism has implicated several dozen genes, boosting the search for a diagnostic tool and new treatments, scientists said on Wednesday.

Tijuana border dump generates more controversy.

November 1, 2014 - 9:00am
An old landfill in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana continues drawing binational scrutiny. In a recent meeting, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez expressed concern to a Mexican counterpart that the closed El Jibarito dump site could endanger public health on both sides of the border.

Calls to ban toxic chemicals fall on deaf ears around the world.

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.

Study finds high levels of airborne chemicals near oil and gas sites.

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Dirk DeTurck had a years-old rash and his wife’s hair came out in chunks. They were certain the cause was simply breathing the air in Greenbrier, Arkansas, where they'd retired a decade ago. So DeTurck wanted to help with research that asked: What’s in the air near oil and gas production sites?

South Sudanese refugees face flooding and difficult dynamics in Ethiopia.

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Amid fears of renewed conflict in South Sudan, ethnic rivalries are complicating efforts to move refugees from flooded camps.

DfID not doing enough to protect poor from corruption, says aid watchdog.

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
The UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) is failing to address the petty but widespread corruption that blights the daily lives of the world’s poorest people and has a particularly corrosive impact on women and girls, Britain’s aid watchdog has warned.

Scientists implicate more than 100 genes in causing autism.

October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
On Tuesday, researchers at more than 50 laboratories said they had identified more than 100 genes that are mutated in children with autism, dozens more than were known before.

Can pesticides ever really be ‘organic’?

October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
As consumers and regulators do soul-searching over how much pesticides mean to the economy and their grocery bills, chemical companies are racing to develop the next big organic pesticide. That’s not an oxymoron. There are a lot of misconceptions about what you’re getting when you’re buying organic foods.

Dental expert: Fluoride-free bid 'risk to young.'

October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Authorities are taking a big risk with children's health if they introduce fluoride-free water, one of Ireland's most senior dentists has claimed.

City of St. Louis and county receive federal funding for lead safety.

October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
St. Louis and St. Louis County will be able to increase efforts to reduce the number of children in the region exposed to lead thanks to grants donated Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing.

Sheldon Whitehouse: Plenty of reason to fear sea-level rise.

October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
By publishing articles from climate deniers, The Providence Journal lends legitimacy to organizations employing the same tactics as those which denied that tobacco caused cancer, and that acid rain was hurting our lakes. Trafficking their mischief is wrong.

Raw milk contaminated in Sullivan County.

October 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Consumers in Sullivan County and the surrounding area are being advised not to consumer unpasteurized raw farm milk from the Richard Dirie Farm on Shandelee Road in Livingston Manor due to possible Listeria contamination. To date, no illnesses are known to the department to be associated with the product.

Plastics chemical linked to changes in boys' genitals.

October 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Boys exposed in the womb to high levels of a chemical found in vinyl products are born with slightly altered genital development, according to research published today. The study of nearly 200 Swedish babies is the first to link the chemical di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP) to changes in the development of the human male reproductive tract.

Cause of children’s paralysis remains unclear.

October 29, 2014 - 9:00am
More than 50 children in 23 states have had mysterious episodes of paralysis to their arms or legs, according to data gathered by the C.D.C. Some doctors suspect the cases may be linked to infection with enterovirus 68, a respiratory virus that has sickened thousands of children in recent months.

The damage already done: Mr Fluffy victims tell of a living hell.

October 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Homeowners talk of the stress of living with asbestos.

Mont. looks at energy policy scenarios.

October 28, 2014 - 9:00am
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has put out for discussion different scenarios for an energy policy, writing a white paper with five hypothetical strategies for Montana to respond to the tougher federal carbon emissions rule that the EPA proposed in June.

Scientists blame oil drilling for spike in number of baby deaths in Utah town.

October 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Air pollution from oil and gas wells in Utah is being linked to the deaths of 13 infants last year - six times higher than the national average.

Westminster proposes first-in-state ban on tobacco sales.

October 28, 2014 - 9:00am
The Central Massachusetts town of Westminster would become the first community in the state, and perhaps the nation, to ban all tobacco sales under a proposal made public Monday that regulators say is designed to improve health, especially among the young.

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