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Compensation battle rages four years after BP's US oil spill.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.
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China's coal boom is slowing — that's a huge deal for climate change.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
How much global warming will we get in the future? That largely depends on how much extra carbon-dioxide humans put in the atmosphere. And that — in large part — hinges on how much coal China ends up burning in the years ahead.
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Michael Mann, U. of Virginia win FOIA case.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Unpublished research by university scientists is exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday, rejecting an attempt by skeptics of global warming to view the work of a prominent climate researcher.
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Drunken trees: Dramatic signs of climate change.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Sarah James, an Alaska Native elder, says global warming is radically changing her homeland. Even the forests no longer grow straight. Melting ground has caused trees to tilt or fall.
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Will Salt Lake City's growing smog threaten its economic growth?

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
With smog keeping children indoors during winter months, the area's reputation for healthy outdoor living could be on the line.
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OSHA could restart effort to update chemical exposure limits.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
In an apparent effort to kickstart agency action on updating permissible exposure limits for hundreds of chemicals, the OSHA asked the White House April 15 to approve a request to gather information on ways to address chemical exposure.
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$175K of water flushed in Portland after teenager pees into reservoir.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
The Portland Water Bureau decided to drain around 38 million gallons of drinking water after an 18-year-old man was caught urinating into one of the reservoirs, water bureau administrator David Shaff said Wednesday.
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Expanded tourism campaign in West Virginia aimed at countering chem spill publicity.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
A $1.2 million cash infusion announced Thursday will more than double the West Virginia’s spring advertising campaign budget, in hopes of offsetting negative publicity from the Jan. 9 chemical leak in the Elk River.
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Prominent scientist welcomes soil pollution report.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
A report on soil pollution in China, released by two government ministries this week, will help the quality of the country’s environment by ensuring that the issue is no longer a “state secret,” a prominent soil scientist, Chen Nengchang, has said.
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Tanned girls, tobacco-chewing dudes: Gender norms affect teen cancer risk.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Teenage girls who see themselves as the most feminine and teenage boys who perceive themselves as the most masculine may be more likely to behave in ways that increase their risk of cancer and other health issues, according to a new study.
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Deadly viral disease MERS spreads from Middle East to Southeast Asia.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
A deadly viral disease from the Middle East has claimed its first victims in Southeast Asia, killing a Malaysian man who returned from pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Pregnancy weight gain predicts child’s obesity.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.
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Lowe's to pay $500,000, create lead dust program.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Lowe's Home Centers LLC, the home improvement chain, agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle federal allegations of faulty lead paint practices in renovations performed by Lowe's contractors hired by the Alton, Ill. store and 12 others nationwide, officials announced Thursday.
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Scientists: Mercury found in game fish from remote lakes, streams of Western states.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.
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Some Yosemite fish high in mercury.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Wilderness anglers beware. Some of the fish in Mildred Lake in Yosemite National Park have high enough concentrations of mercury in their tissues to be a danger to your health.
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Salmonella infections fall, but foodborne illness rates unchanged.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Infection from salmonella bacteria, the most common form of food poisoning in the U.S., declined last year but the overall rate of foodborne illness is holding stubbornly steady despite new measures intended to curb it, according to data released Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Bovine TB issue is putting dairy and beef farms at risk, says National Farmers' Union.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
Fears for the beef and dairy farms of North Devon and the South West have been rekindled by the Government's latest message on badgers and TB in cattle.
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Forestry Commission buys Rothiemurchus forest.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
A massive part of the ancient Caledonian pine forest - described as the Crown Jewel of woodlands in Scotland - has been sold to Forestry Commission Scotland for £7.4 million by a Highland estate. The Grants of Rothiemurchus, which has owned the land for over 500 years, has announced the sale.
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BP chief sold shares days after oil spill.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
A BP executive who led the Deepwater Horizon clean-up sold $1 million worth of shares in the company days after the oil rig exploded, because he had inside information that the resulting spill would be more devastating than BP had admitted, the American financial regulator has alleged.
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Fukushima towns seek to protect historic sites ahead of hosting waste facilities.

Environmental Health News - 6 hours 42 min ago
A sixth-century stone tower and a Shinto shrine are among local cultural assets the town of Okuma wants to protect ahead of a central government plan to construct temporary facilities to store radioactive waste in the vicinity.
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