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Health risks demand fracking moratorium.

August 3, 2014 - 9:00am
Clean water, clean air and a safe home and community are not privileges; they are rights. It’s up to Gov. Cuomo to ensure the health of all New Yorkers and enact a statewide moratorium on fracking.

Miners testify pollution controls could push coal jobs overseas.

August 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Coal miners clad in United Mine Workers of America camouflage T-shirts passionately described Friday how the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan will devastate the U.S. coal industry.

Dads' exposure to solvents linked to childhood brain tumours.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
Brain tumours in children could have as much to do with the father's occupational exposure to solvents as they have to do with the mother's, a new Australian study has found.

Experts question Fukushima thyroid screening.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
More than three years after the triple core meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture devastated the lives of thousands of residents, the effect that the radiation release is having on children’s thyroid glands still weighs heavily on residents’ minds.

Controversy over US carbon controls.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The first day of hearings in Pittsburgh on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change in the nation’s energy policy will not be easy.

E-cigarettes 'less harmful' than cigarettes.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
E-cigarettes are likely to be much less harmful than conventional cigarettes, an analysis of current scientific research suggests.

EPA coal hearing draws large crowd.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The Environmental Protection Agency opened two days of public hearings in Pittsburgh Thursday on its controversial proposed regulations for coal-fired power plants.

Black smoke linked to Galway, Ireland, asthma.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
A study of acute childhood asthma in Ireland's Galway city over a 20-year period found a strong association between black smoke levels and rates of paediatric admission to hospital with the chronic condition.

Covanta spells out plan for incinerator.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The Chester Environmental Justice organization met Thursday night to discuss residents’ concerns with a land development proposal made by Covanta, which operates a trash incinerator on Highland Avenue.

Valley congressmen propose law to improve public health.

August 1, 2014 - 9:00am
The Air and Health Quality Empowerment Zone Designation Act, as it is dubbed, targets areas with poor air quality and child asthma rates that are above the national average.

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