Archives For Clean up aid


1. Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker

2. Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help

They didn’t drop Agent Orange, but they flew those contaminated planes on hundreds of domestic missions.

At left, a plane dropping Agent Orange over Vietnam. Richard Matte flew such planes on domestic missions and believes he was exposed to the deadly herbicide.

3. Creeping Up on Unsuspecting Shores: The Great Lakes, in a Welcomed Turnaround

4. Could the ‘healthy’ part of red wine be dangerous for unborn babies?

The 'healthy' compound in red wine may damage the pancreas of an unborn child, say researchers

5. Polluted city air stunts babies’ lungs in womb

Children born in areas of high air pollution have smaller heads – and grow up with reduced lung function, say scientists

6. Concern over banned antibiotic superbug found in Australian chicken meat

The strong antibiotics have never been approved for such uses in Australia.

7. Framingham residents press for closer look at cancer patterns

8. LANL faces penalties in cleanup delays

9. Chinese drones keep eye on polluters

10. Hot Zone

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1. Autism risk higher near pesticide-treated fields, study says

2. A year of agonized, unanswered questions

How did a well-trained crew of professional hotshots come to abandon their designated safety zone and walk into a wall of fire?

3. Duke scientists report air pollution controls linked to lower NC death rates

4. Triclosan Under The Microscope

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5. A 1,000-pound BP tar mat found on Fort Pickens beach

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6. How Rupert Murdoch created the world’s newest climate change villain

Australia was once a leader on climate action. Thanks to American conservative powerhouses, that’s no longer true

How Rupert Murdoch created the world's newest climate change villain

7. New York’s Silent But Deadly Fracking Problem

8. Personal Health: Too Hot To Handle

9. There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells. Here’s Where They Are.

The government is failing to conduct key safety inspections on new oil and gas wells on federal and Native American land.

10. Ebola Outbreak ‘Tip of the Iceberg,’ Experts Say

Image: Doctors Without Borders staff carry the body of a person killed by viral haemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus.

11. Polio vaccine effort in Syria reaches 1.4 million children as volunteers brave violence

12. Jenny McCarthy e-cigs ads disappear

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13. ‘Superweeds’ choke farms

A Palmer amaranth grown in an experiment in 2011 at Iowa State University.

14. River of no return

Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?

15. Man-made chemicals are hidden health hazards


1. Flame retardant in old couches, carpets poses health risk to kids’ IQs

2. Lung illnesses more likely near Logan Airport

Study doesn’t find higher rates of heart disease, hearing loss

Winthrop, a town under a flight path to Logan Airport, is one of 17 communities cited in a Health Department report.

3. Planes’ exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX

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4. Global health: Deadly dinners

Polluting biomass stoves, used by one-third of the global population, take a terrible toll. But efforts to clean them up are failing.

5. Rejected Pa. drilling waste brought to W.Va.

6. Texas oil and gas regulator says it can’t link water contamination to gas drilling

7. And The Biggest Power Polluter Is: American Electric Power Company

8. Corporate stranglehold of farmland a risk to world food security, study says

Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land
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9. How much is going clean costing China?

Chinese tourists wear face masks while walking past the Forbidden City in February 2014 as heavy air pollution shrouded Beijing.

10. Toxins in the environment may accelerate aging, study finds

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1. Environment as influential as genes in autism, study says

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2. Long-Awaited DEP Study Says PFC Contamination Widespread in State’s Water

3. Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water

4. East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw

An ice shelf previously thought to be resilient to climate change is being held in place by a relatively small plug of ice.

Penguins congregate near Wilkes Land, Antarctica

5. BP cries foul in massive oil spill settlement

Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million?

  6. ‘Sewer assets': Use of sludge as fertilizer leads to rich-tasting foods

7. Food Fights

To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness
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8. Kentucky tops U.S. for ADHD

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9. Poverty, environment are interconnected

10. Did Michigan agency lobby to bend rules on pollutants at Dearborn steel mill?

The state DEQ is proposing to revise the emissions permit for Severstal Steel in Dearborn to allow for some toxic pollutants such as lead, carbon monoxide, and PM10 (fine dust) to be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, even increased by more than 7200 percent.


Shell says it’s pleased to resolve issue

BOSTON — Shell Oil Co. has agreed to pay $4 million to resolve allegations it got Massachusetts funds to help upgrade underground gasoline storage tanks while also collecting from its insurers.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday the claims by Shell and a joint venture company involved more than 100 Massachusetts gasoline stations.

Coakley said the state fund is designed to help speed underground storage tank cleanups. Companies must disclose if they also make insurance claims for the same expenses, and reimburse the state if they get insurance payouts. She said Shell sued its insurers for the costs in 1993 and later settled, but didn’t inform the state until 2012.

Massachusetts has reached similar reimbursement agreements with other major oil companies.

Shell said it’s pleased to resolve the issue and looks forward to continued participation in the Massachusetts program.