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Paying for clean air.

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
If I pay money into a program created to clean up my air and protect my health, I expect it to be spent. When $1 billion of it goes unspent, we're left with dirty air, preventable deaths and children with asthma. The people of Houston deserve better. Our lawmakers should spend that money for its intended purpose: clean air and a healthy future.

The long view:

October 5, 2014 - 9:00am
The tools we need to address climate change are exactly those we’ve used so successfully against air pollution: a combination of government regulation, private innovation and cap-and-trade schemes that put the market to work on our behalf.

Enterovirus D-68 confirmed in Kanawha, nearby counties.

October 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D-68 in patients treated at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to Kanawha-Charleston Health Department officials.

US, Indonesia settle fight over clove cigarettes.

October 4, 2014 - 9:00am
The United States and Indonesia on Friday reached a final agreement that maintains a ban on clove cigarettes from the Southeast Asian nation in an effort to discourage children from smoking.

Here's what we know about the causes of autism.

October 3, 2014 - 9:00am
What causes autism? It's a seemingly simple question. But decades of research have told us that the answer is remarkably – and frustratingly – complex.

Last maker of strong magnets deemed hazard to children fights safety ban.

October 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Buckyballs are dead — banned by federal authorities as a threat to children who might ingest them. But Shihan Qu is waging a lonely battle to save his version of the powerful little magnetic toys.

20m loom bands confiscated in raids across Italy over deadly chemicals fear.

October 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Italian police have seized 20 million loom bands amid fears the children's fashion accessory could contain deadly cancer-causing chemicals. Officers seized products worth an estimated £2.5million from five warehouses in the China Town area of the northern city of Milan.

Curb your hysteria: Talking rationally to kids about Ebola risk.

October 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Many of our current responses to the recent news of Ebola and enterovirus D-68 bear all the hallmarks of classic mass hysteria.

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