December 13, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Dec-09-2013 15:27)
Report: Rural Children Exposed to Pesticides Demonstrate Significant DNA DamagePiotr Holownia European Public Health Assoc.
Assessing DNA damage in children environmentally exposed to pesticides through using the comet assay and the micronucleus test
Subjects exposed to pesticides had significantly higher AChE and PChE activities than controls, although average levels were well below the biological exposure limit. In addition, those exposed to pesticides had significantly higher levels of steady-state FPG sites and SSB levels (p < 0.001), as well as MN levels.
Salem-News.com (Dec-07-2013 13:49)
Threatened Listing Proposal Not Enough to Conserve Western Yellow-billed CuckooSalem-News.com
Aggressive Habitat Protection, Ending Threats from Tower Collisions and Pesticides Urgently Needed
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American Bird Conservancy (ABC), one of the nation's leading bird conservation groups, says that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal to list the western population of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act falls short of providing the necessary protections for the imperiled bird species whose numbers have plummeted in recent decades.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 11:01)
New Report: Unregulated Contaminants Common in Drinking WaterBrian Bienkowski Environmental Health News
Eighteen of the chemicals are not regulated under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act so utilities do not have to meet any limit or even monitor for them.
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Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S. water utilities in a nationwide sampling, according to new, unpublished research by federal scientists.
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 15:12)
California Will Add Trichloroethylene To Proposition 65 Reproductive Toxicity ListSalem-News.com
Trichloroethylene meets the criteria for listing as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65, based on the findings of U.S. EPA (U. S. EPA, 2011a), as outlined below.
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 13:56)
Navy Cleanup Forces Dozens to Move on Treasure IslandJohn Wildermuth SF Gate
The affected residents of the six targeted buildings will meet with Treasure Island officials Tuesday night to learn details of the relocation plan and to express concerns about the effort.
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About two dozen families are being forced from their Treasure Island homes so the Navy can clean up toxic material buried in the old waste disposal site beneath the townhouse units.
Salem-News.com (Nov-30-2013 20:12)
Baja Mega-Resorts Under International ScrutinySalem-News.com
The mega-resorts in question include Entre Mares, Paraiso del Mar, Playa Espiritu and Cabo Cortes, the latter of which was cancelled during the administration of former President Felipe Calderon.
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Mexican and international environmental organizations are praising the decision of the Montreal-based Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to move forward in an investigation of large tourist developments on the Gulf of California.
Salem-News.com (Nov-25-2013 18:30)
Radon - Is Your Home Raising Your Lung Cancer Risk?Harold P. Wimmer for Salem-News.com
Radon, a radioactive gas from the soil and rock beneath many homes, keeps itself well hidden.
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Mention radon to most people, and you’ll get a blank stare. But mention lung cancer, and you’ve got their attention! Most people don’t know that exposure to radon, an invisible odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
Salem-News.com (Nov-25-2013 18:26)
Volcanic Eruption Sends Rocks Raining Down on ItalySamantha-Rae Tuthill Special to Salem-News.com
Some rocks and ash can also fall from the sky much like rain, as they are sent into the atmosphere and can collect on clouds to be rained down with later precipitation.
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AccuWeather.com reports Italy's Mt. Etna, the most active volcano in europe, erupted twice in less than a week earlier this month. The first eruption took place on Nov. 16, the second on Nov. 23.
Salem-News.com (Nov-25-2013 14:05)
The Toxic Apocalypse, We are all in this Together!Dave Biller for Salem-News.com
If any family understands toxic exposure, it is my family. We have endured it through multiple generations of military service.
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When I was a child, my father had a photo album from WWII that was full of pictures of nothing but a city in rubble. We were sworn to secrecy and were not permitted to discuss these photos with anyone.
Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2013 15:26)
2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference: Early Conference Registration is OpenSalem-News.com
The 2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is set for February 4-6 at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena, Montana.
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Businesses and landowners who register early can learn about strategies to maximize the local job creation and economic benefits that can come from developing our clean energy resources later – and save money now.
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