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Saturday, June 25, 2011
Does life online give you 'popcorn brain'?

news article The worry is that life online is giving us what researcher, David Levy, calls “popcorn brain” — a brain so accustomed to the constant stimulation of electronic multitasking that we’re unfit…

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Friday, June 24, 2011
A chemical cornucopia

The Earth’s surface was once held tightly in the grasp of forests. An estimated 14 per cent of the 150 million square kilometres that make up our terrestrial ecosystems was rainforest, for example….

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Report release -- Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies.

announcement A new IOM report, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, will be publicly released on June 23, 2011. All members of the public are invited to participate in a briefing that will be…

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Thursday, June 23, 2011
UN says nearly two-thirds of deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases like cancer, diabetes.

news article Nearly two-thirds of deaths in the world are caused by noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease which are rapidly increasing at a cost to the global…

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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Boogie Man Journal: Stephen Colbert grills fracking lobbyist Tom Ridge


“It’s been reported that some [fracking fluids] are things like kerosene, benzene, urea, toluene — how many of those can I feed my toddler? Because it’s perfectly safe, right?”

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Stephen Colbert grilled former Pennsylvania governor…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
New Yorkers Show the Faces of the Anti-Fracking Movement

From across the state of New York they came: scientists, landowners, farmers, consumer advocates, laborers, elected officials, environmentalists, doctors and representatives of business,…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
California Environmental Health Tracking Program Web Portal.

announcement The California Department of Public Health is working to improve public health by delivering science-based information on the trends and distributions of diseases, environmental threats, and…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Manmade chemicals are everywhere, from food to furniture, cosmetics to computers, toys to toothpaste. They have brought great benefits, swelling our harvests, beating previously unvanquishable…

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Monday, May 2, 2011
Endosulfan banned worldwide.

news article The pesticide endosulfan will be banned in 2012 except for certain exempted uses, under an agreement struck April 29 by more than 170 countries. Endosulfan can cause neurological and…

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