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John Yarmuth and the mountaintop mining debate.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Rep. John Yarmuth, D-K.Y., and Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., want a moratorium on mountaintop mining permits while the government studies its health impacts. Yarmuth and Slaughter have 43 other Democratic lawmakers on the bill, called "The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act."

Cascade Sierra Solutions: Financial woes sink a company that helped cut pollution.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Politicians used to love having their picture taken at one of Cascade Sierra Solution’s 10 national showrooms. Standing on the franchise’s trademark black-and-white checkerboard floor, they could align themselves with a broad set of constituents all at once: truckers, banks and environmentalists.

Schools increasingly check students for obesity.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Amid the nation's childhood obesity epidemic, schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students.

Poison pylon paint fears as flakes of toxic lead found near schools and farmland.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Poisonous flakes of lead-filled paint litter the ground below an electricity pylon -- just yards from a children's swing and a primary school. After an investigation, our experts have found there is enough lead to cause serious damage.

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.

John Yarmuth and the mountaintop mining debate.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Rep. John Yarmuth, D-K.Y., and Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., want a moratorium on mountaintop mining permits while the government studies its health impacts. Yarmuth and Slaughter have 43 other Democratic lawmakers on the bill, called "The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act."

Cascade Sierra Solutions: Financial woes sink a company that helped cut pollution.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Politicians used to love having their picture taken at one of Cascade Sierra Solution’s 10 national showrooms. Standing on the franchise’s trademark black-and-white checkerboard floor, they could align themselves with a broad set of constituents all at once: truckers, banks and environmentalists.

Schools increasingly check students for obesity.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Amid the nation's childhood obesity epidemic, schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students.

Poison pylon paint fears as flakes of toxic lead found near schools and farmland.

March 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Poisonous flakes of lead-filled paint litter the ground below an electricity pylon -- just yards from a children's swing and a primary school. After an investigation, our experts have found there is enough lead to cause serious damage.

Waves of uncertainty over wi-fi.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
After thousands of studies, the most that experts worldwide can determine is the radiation used for wi-fi networks, digital devices, cordless phones and cell phones is a "possible" cause of cancer.

Study shows many preteens have high cholesterol .

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.

Exposure to air pollution claims millions of lives: WHO.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
According to the WHO, with a total of 5.9 million pollution-related deaths, low and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia, including India, and countries in the Western Pacific are the worst off. Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk.

Smoking bans cut asthma and premature births by 10%, study says.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Researchers found a 10% reduction in premature births and severe childhood asthma attacks within a year of smoke-free laws being introduced. A research team analysed 11 previous studies from North America and Europe.

Smoking ban breathed new life into pubs.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
A decade ago the wails of vintners rent the air at the prospect of paying customers leaving the smokey fug of pubs to indulge a habit that went hand-in-glove with sinking a few pints of the plain stuff. But now vintners figure strongly among the more avid supporters of the smoking ban.

Autism rates may (or may not) be on the rise.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
The definitions of autism spectrum disorder are also more encompassing than they were in the past, with people being diagnosed today who may not have been diagnosed a decade or two ago. And because awareness has increased so much in recent years, diagnosis is much more likely.

Exposure to air pollution claims millions of lives: WHO.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
According to the WHO, with a total of 5.9 million pollution-related deaths, low and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia, including India, and countries in the Western Pacific are the worst off. Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk.

Smoking bans cut asthma and premature births by 10%, study says.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Researchers found a 10% reduction in premature births and severe childhood asthma attacks within a year of smoke-free laws being introduced. A research team analysed 11 previous studies from North America and Europe.

Smoking ban breathed new life into pubs.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
A decade ago the wails of vintners rent the air at the prospect of paying customers leaving the smokey fug of pubs to indulge a habit that went hand-in-glove with sinking a few pints of the plain stuff. But now vintners figure strongly among the more avid supporters of the smoking ban.

Autism rates may (or may not) be on the rise.

March 29, 2014 - 9:00am
The definitions of autism spectrum disorder are also more encompassing than they were in the past, with people being diagnosed today who may not have been diagnosed a decade or two ago. And because awareness has increased so much in recent years, diagnosis is much more likely.

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