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McKenzie Lowe diagnosed with rare disease 2 years ago


Legislation sent to governor’s desk


1. Dengue cases quintupled in one decade in Latin America

2. Obama lends support to EPA’s upcoming power plant rule

3. Lung-cancer risks sky high for smokers exposed to carcinogens

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4. Environmentalists warn fire retardant may have toxic consequences

At least 141,000 gallons of fire retardant dropped

5. Exposure to smoke in cars may worsen asthma: study

6. $2 Billion Plan to Restore Everglades Stuck in Congressional Limbo

The plan aims to reverse much of the 20th-century draining of the Everglades.

The furthest point south on the mainland of Everglades National Park, Eco Pond early in the morning on the way to Flamingo.

7. Emissions:

Regulations 101 — a primer on EPA’s upcoming power plant rule

Top 10 CO2-emitting power plants in the U.S.
Power Plant Annual CO2 emissions (Mt)
Plant Scherer
Juliette, Ga.
21,809,922
James H. Miller Jr. Electric Generating Plant
Quinton, Ala.
18,552,161
Rockport Generating Station
Rockport, Ind.
17,890,085
Gibson Generating Station
Owensville, Ind.
16,900,459
General James M. Gavin Power Plant
Cheshire, Ohio
16,634,356
Bruce Mansfield Power Plant
Shippingport, Pa.
16,271,444
Martin Lake Power Plant
Tatum, Texas
15,548,912
Navajo Generating Station
Page, Ariz.
15,474,761
Monroe Power Plant
Monroe, Mich.
15,212,909
Paradise Fossil Plant
Drakesboro, Ky.
14,932,742
Source: ClimateWire

  8. Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

 Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US
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9. Light bedrooms ‘link to obesity’

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10. Obama’s Dirty, Coal-Loving PastThe coal industry says Obama’s new energy rules are the product of his lifelong enmity. His record says otherwise.

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11. One Key Question on Obama’s Push Against Climate Change: Will It Matter?

Many expectations—and many unknowns—surround new carbon standards due Monday.

The Black Thunder min, one of the world's largest, covers 75 square miles of public and private land. Trucks the size of houses haul more than 90 million tons of coal a year to trains, which carry most of it to eastern power plants.

12. Small Farmers’ Loss of Land Increases World Hunger

Small farmers - like Ndomi Magareth, planting beans here on her land in Cameroon - “are losing land at a tremendous rate. It’s a land reform movement in reverse,” says GRAIN’s Henk Hobbelink. Credit: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IPS

13. FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

14. Pesticide maker agrees to phase out controversial poison

15. Obama Says Climate Change Growing Threat to Health

 


Optical biopsy is a new, FDA-approved technology made by Boston-based company Caliber Imaging and Diagnostics that allows doctors to diagnose skin cancer minus the scalpel.

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Brominated vegetable oil said linked to flame retardant


1. FDA, cosmetics industry remain at odds over outdated regulations

2. Two giant oil pipelines proposed to speed “doubling” of tar sands

Alberta oil sands pollution - Kris Krug

3. Judge rules Duke must halt groundwater pollution at coal ash sites

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4. Kiruna: How to move a town two miles east

Edge of pit at the iron ore mine in Kiruna

5. Energy industry to hog the rails, shutting out farmers – report

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Apologies in advance.  

Rachel Sanders, associate food editor / big mayo conspiracy theorist

Rachel picked some great videos and stories to share with us.  I’m so disgusted to know what I now know.  But I’m so glad I now know. I’m sad to say that it almost makes me want to not eat anything

Greek yogurt manufacturing produces millions of pounds of (toxic) acid whey waste every year, and no one knows what to do with it.

See the list of what you don’t want to know about your groceries here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/dark-secrets-how-food-groceries-are-made

Mixing Veggie Burgers Mix Video http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/dark-secrets-how-food-groceries-are-made?sub=2290492_1238404


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