Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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In the emotionally charged run-up to their lopsided victory on Tuesday, political organizers for Frack Free Denton and their allies employed some weird weaponry against their well-financed oil and gas industry adversaries. Their arsenal included puppet shows, flash mob improvisational dances and coffin races.
A new law in Hawaii could have a surprisingly large impact on the future of genetically-modified food. Maui County voters approved an initiative that would ban the planting of genetically-engineered seeds on Maui and Molokai until the county conducts a public health and environmental assessment and deems the crops safe.
The hotel receptionist calls this mid-September low season the “calm before the madness”. Wandering through Davos on a biting autumn morning, “calm” feels like an understatement. The winter sports museum is closed and the ski rental shops are empty or shuttered.
Pregnant women exposed to air pollution are five times more likely to have children who develop behavior problems related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a new study reports.
The San Jacinto River waste pits have submerged underwater, releasing known carcinogens throughout the river system.
Kenya’s Ministry of Energy said firewood and charcoal provide 68 percent of the total energy requirements for the population, but unsustainable burning of these primary sources of energy exposes the consumers to vulnerable environments for contracting pulmonary diseases.
School officials are seeking answers on whether the district’s synthetic turf athletic field can cause health problems, following a news report about risks.
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources.
A good majority of women enjoy the thought of a relaxing mani/pedi and these days younger and younger girls are indulging, but many don't realize they may also be indulging in a toxic blend of chemicals.
Pregnant women in Durham County, North Carolina, have shown high levels of cadmium in their blood, a finding that researchers linked to low birth weights among those women's children.
State health officials say they will likely test for lead and other contaminants. The work could delay plans to move Honolulu's homeless to Sand Island.
Ninety per cent of kids with asthma also have allergies. That puts them at risk of suffering difficult-to-treat allergic reactions if their asthma is undiagnosed or poorly controlled.
Meteorologists from around the world are meeting with women's rights activists and aid workers in Geneva to develop climate and weather services geared specifically to women.
Big Green tried to play with Big Oil in the midterms and lost big. The storyline was far different for a few hyper-local, grassroots green campaigns.
New York City children exposed in the womb to high levels of pollutants in vehicle exhaust had a five times higher risk of attention problems at age 9, according to research by Columbia University scientists published Wednesday.
The 2014 Tour of Toxic Sites seeks to provide future public health and social justice workers with a first-hand look at contemporary issues, reflecting the University’s growing involvement — both academically and socially — in the city in recent years.
Trace amounts of antibiotics have shown up in seafood that would have landed on grocery-store shelves in Arizona and California, according to an Arizona State University study published in Journal of Hazardous Materials.
The rate of birth defects in babies born in Fukushima Prefecture remains no different from the national average even after the nuclear disaster there, says a report recently worked out by a study group of the health ministry.
The long-term study examining the potential health impacts of this year's Hazelwood coalmine fire will run for 20 years and be led by researchers from Monash University, the state government has pledged.
Amy Nassif thought petitioning her Pennsylvania school board to vote against drilling near her two children’s school would be enough — but even without the board’s approval, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved the permits.