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Study sheds new light on Flower Mound cancer cluster, links to gas drilling.

April 2, 2014 - 9:00am
New research re-examines a so-called cancer cluster in Flower Mound identified several years ago and found that children there have significantly higher risk of leukemia and lymphoma, possibly because of drilling activity in the Barnett Shale.

Birth defects and mothers' proximity to natural gas development: Is there a connection?

April 2, 2014 - 9:00am
More than 15 million Americans are now estimated to live within one mile of a natural gas well. Researchers report preliminary evidence of an association between two birth defects and a mother's residential proximity to natural gas wells at the time of birth.

Colorado legislative committee OKs oil and gas health impact study.

April 2, 2014 - 9:00am
A plan for a detailed analysis on the potential health impacts of oil and gas development on the Front Range was approved Monday by a state legislative committee.

Chemicals take various routes to Great Lakes.

April 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Scientists discovered that Toronto exports polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, to Lake Ontario mostly through the air. But its flame retardants and combustion pollutants reach the lake through tributaries.

Odisha: Air pollution continues to unabated in Bhubaneswar.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The city has witnessed continuous high rates of air pollution. It is attributed to the boost in real estate and flyover construction projects being carried out in the capital city.

Washington mudslide: Healing, recovering life in 'the valley of death.'

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The 23rd Psalm was a Lenten scripture reading at church services in this tight-knit, deeply self-reliant logging town, with one passage speaking directly to what happened a week ago between mileposts 36 and 39 of S.R. 530.

Nigeria: Has the subsidy on kerosene outlived its uses?

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
With the health hazards associated with the use of kerosene and firewood as a fuel, coupled with the obvious fact that the subsidy on the product does not reach the intended beneficiaries, deliberate efforts should be made to halt the subsidy regime and boost the domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas market.

Texas health officials were too quick to dismiss cause of cancer cluster.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Four years ago state health officials dismissed concerns that there was a “cancer cluster” in Flower Mound caused by a carcinogen that’s coughed up by natural-gas drilling sites. Not so fast, says Rachael Rawlins, a lecturer in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, who issued a study last week that says increased occurrences of childhood lymphoma are quite possibly the result of hydraulic fracturing and the release of benzene after all.

New study finds elevated cancer rate in Flower Mound, Texas.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
A study by a University of Texas at Austin researcher raises concerns about whether current gas drilling regulations protect public health and questions a state study that found no link between cancer rates and gas drilling in Flower Mound.

Quick gains after a smoking ban.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The number of premature births and children’s hospital visits for asthma dropped significantly in parts of the United States, Canada, and Europe barely a year after they enacted smoking bans, researchers reported in The Lancet last week.

A new hypothesis for asthma in blacks: Are medications part of the problem?

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
A new, federal study is looking beyond environmental factors to explain uncontrollable asthma among many African Americans. The researchers want to know whether asthma treatments themselves might be part of the problem.

China's new wager: Pulling energy from the ocean.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
A race is under way to unlock one of the world's biggest untapped sources of clean energy—the ocean—with China emerging as an important testing ground.

Smoking bans can help kids' health, researchers say.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low – just 16 percent, according to researchers.

Dire UN climate change report is a call to action.

April 1, 2014 - 9:00am
In big ways and small, our warming planet is making life tougher and less predictable, hitting us in the pocketbook, and threatening our health.

Aztec woman says her 'Toxic Tour of Hell' points out San Juan County sites that pollute the air.

March 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Shirley "Sug" McNall says the San Juan Basin in the Southwest U.S. can be an outdoors paradise for visitors. But for those who live here and breathe the air, she says, it's just plain hell.

Every breath we take.

March 31, 2014 - 9:00am
One of the most decisive factors driving environmental degradation in Karachi is its population growth. Karachi is the most polluted city in the country and also among the top 10 cities of the world with the highest level of lead poisoning.

Every breath we take.

March 31, 2014 - 9:00am
One of the most decisive factors driving environmental degradation in Karachi is its population growth. Karachi is the most polluted city in the country and also among the top 10 cities of the world with the highest level of lead poisoning.

Aztec woman says her 'Toxic Tour of Hell' points out San Juan County sites that pollute the air.

March 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Shirley "Sug" McNall says the San Juan Basin in the Southwest U.S. can be an outdoors paradise for visitors. But for those who live here and breathe the air, she says, it's just plain hell.

Cats, chemicals, and consumer power.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
If you have an older cat, there’s a good chance it has high thyroid levels. About 10 percent of older cats have this condition, called hyperthyroidism, which can cause weight loss, an unkempt appearance, and agitation. Curiously, hyperthyroidism in cats was virtually unknown before 1979. And homes where cats with hyperthyroidism live tend to have higher flame retardant levels.

Minnesota's vapor trail: Tracking toxic gases in basements.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
The discovery that toxic vapor can rise from contaminated groundwater has undercut decades of pollution cleanup efforts in Minnesota, prompting state regulators to revisit 293 cleanup sites.

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