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Corbett, other governors oppose greenhouse gas controls.

Children's Health in the News - September 15, 2014 - 9:00am
Gov. Tom Corbett and 14 other Republican governors have sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their opposition to proposed federal controls on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.

Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land.

Children's Health in the News - September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Yoshinori Yoshida has loved beetles since he was a boy. In the lush forests of rural Fukushima, Japan, rhinoceros beetles were abundant. Yoshida often gathered the lumbering, charismatic creatures on his walks home from school. As a boy, Yoshida never dreamed he would one day work with beetles.

Chicken in Nairobi contains hard-to-treat bacteria, researchers say.

Children's Health in the News - September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Research conducted by Kenya Medical Research Institute recently established that most of the chicken sold in butcheries, supermarkets and retail outlets in Nairobi poses a serious health threat to consumers. The poorer the area, the more contaminated the meat was found to be.

Toxic vapor discovered in homes near Fort Gillem, Ga.

Children's Health in the News - September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Toxic vapor has been found in dozens of homes near Fort Gillem, a former U.S. Army Base in Clayton County. The Army discovered the vapor during testing tied to redevelopment at Fort Gillem.

Superfund legacy remains in Taylorville, Ill. and beyond.

Children's Health in the News - September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
The 10-inch scar across Zachary Donaldson’s stomach occasionally reminds him how one of the country’s most contaminated sites likely caused the cancer that nearly killed him. But little else does.

Beyond the Headlines: Rock snot and hog waste.

Children's Health in the News - September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Canada’s in the middle of a massive crackdown on public comments by its government scientist who is the rock star of rock snot, a gooey, invasive algae that's become a nuisance when it grows on rocks in rivers and streams.

The way to beat poverty.

Children's Health in the News - September 14, 2014 - 9:00am
We need advocates to push federal, state and local governments to invest in the first couple of years of life, to support parents during pregnancy and a child’s earliest years. $1 billion spent on home visitation for at-risk young mothers would achieve much more in breaking the poverty cycle than the same sum spent on indirect subsidies collected by for-profit universities.

Obama's mountaintop coal mining legacy still to be determined.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
President Barack Obama's record in Appalachian and coal mining communities is up for debate five years after his administration took “unprecedented steps” to protect the environment from the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.

Suspected enterovirus cases sent from W.Va. hospitals to CDC.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
Several suspected cases of Enterovirus-D68, an upper respiratory illness, have been or are set to be reported by West Virginia hospitals to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Delaware testing 12 hospitalized children for rare virus.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
A respiratory illness caused by a rare virus that has been affecting an increasing number of children in recent weeks may have spread to Delaware.

Data suggests 11 deaths linked to Hazelwood mine fire.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
An Australian researcher says it's highly likely that at least 11 people have died this year as a direct result of Victoria's Hazelwood mine fire. The research examined data dating back to 2009 and it found there was an increase in deaths after the fire, in neighbouring suburbs.

Implosion of Germantown high-rise forcing residential evacuations.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
At 16 stories high and nearly a block wide, the Queen Lane Apartment Building is a formidable structure. But at 7:15 Saturday morning it’ll be reduced to rubble. But residents in the "evacuation zone" are concerned about the effects that may be left behind after the dust settles.

Making Mason City park play areas smoke-free a healthy move.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
There is nothing worse to many of us than being out in the fresh air and getting a disgusting whiff of cigar or cigarette smoke. So we’re pleased to see City Councilman Alex Kuhn urging the Parks and Recreation Board to restrict smoking in areas where children play.

Gen. Honoré: EPA's clean power plan is essential for our health.

Children's Health in the News - September 13, 2014 - 9:00am
Every hurricane season we face the threat of another Katrina or Sandy. We take potential storms seriously, issuing warnings and emphasizing preparedness plans. Between storms, it's the swirling clouds of pollution on land that should be treated with the same heightened alert.

Lansing Board of Water and Light holds back on reducing mercury emissions.

Children's Health in the News - September 12, 2014 - 9:00am
The Lansing Board of Water and Light has had systems in place to reduce the amount of mercury its Erickson plant in Delta Township lets off into the environment. However, costs and changing mercury regulations led the utility to hold off on implementing the pollution controls.

Think twice before buying a new phone.

Children's Health in the News - September 12, 2014 - 9:00am
Smartphones are great innovative gadgets, but they also entice people to change even phones that are as good as new, and thus worsen the already serious environmental pollution.

Air pollution harming brains of urban kids: Study.

Children's Health in the News - September 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Children living in cities are at an increased risk of developing brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease due to air pollution, scientists say.

GOP Senate candidate tethered to Kochs in ad.

Children's Health in the News - September 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is out with a new ad slamming Republican Senate candidate Terri Lyn Land in Michigan over her ties to conservative donors Charles and David Koch.

Local councils to have power over low emission zones in UK.

Children's Health in the News - September 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Towns and cities will be able to impose tough curbs on pollution-pumping vehicles – to cut the heavy death toll from fumes – under Labour plans. Local councils would be handed the power to introduce a ‘low emission zone’ along the lines of London.

Think twice before buying a new phone.

Children's Health in the News - September 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Fans are desperate to lay their hands on the larger-screen iPhone 6. But too few people spare a thought to environmental damage caused by cell phones.
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