EPA Says Carbon Limits Won’t Impact Economy

June 26, 2014- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in early June rolled out a new proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, challenging critics who claim the new rules will hurt the economy.
 

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Heavy-Polluting Power Plant Transforms into Model For Cleaner Operation

June 25, 2014- Homer City Generating Station in western Pennsylvania was the first to sue the Obama administration three years ago (and lose) over a rule to force it to reduce its sulfur dioxide pollution, arguing it would spike electricity prices and cause ‘immediate and devastating' consequences.

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Ohio Legislature Votes To Weaken State’s Renewable Energy Law

June 24, 2014- The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill in May that would roll back the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency law, making Ohio the first state to reverse standards meant to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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Warning Signs: Identifying the Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure

June 23, 2014- In a brief article entitled "Asbestos Exposure and Malignant Mesothelioma," WebWire.com looks at the long-term cause and effect relationship between inhaling or swallowing asbestos and cancer.
 

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Melting ice sheets release 1 trillion tiny plastics into oceans

June 19, 2014- Coastal towns may be in trouble as polar ice sheets thaw and sea levels rise, but in a new study published in the journal Earth’s Future, researchers say that Artic ice contains large amounts of plastic and man-made synthetic materials that are smaller than the top of a pencil.

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New Healthy Housing Standards Released

June 18, 2014- Key public health and housing leaders unveiled a new National Healthy Housing Standard last month in Washington.  

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Now You Know: Lung Cancer, Not Breast Cancer, Is the Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths Among U.S. Women

June 17, 2014- Radon — the dangerous, naturally occurring, invisible and odorless gas derived as the uranium in soil decays over time — is again in the news, as a named key factor in lung cancer deaths among women.

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Fulfilling Our Potential: The International Energy Agency's Energy Technology Perspectives 2014

June 16, 2014- Beginning in 2006, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has been issuing its annual Energy Technology Perspectives (EPT) report. Here are some highlights, gleaned from the Executive Summary of the IEA's Energy Technology Perspectives 2014.

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With New Case Report, Nanotoxicologists Emerge, Little by Little

June 13, 2014- A recent medical case has raised a new concern over the lack of safety procedures in labs using nanoparticles, extremely microscopic machines used in hundreds of technology applications in nearly every industry.

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Mold Odor May Be Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

June 12, 2014- A compound emitted by mold ­-- known as mushroom alcohol -- might contribute to Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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Drug Shows Promise in Treating Mesothelioma

June 11, 2014- Scientists recently discovered that an FDA-approved drug used to treat alcoholism shows promise in suppressing the spread of mesothelioma and enhancing chemotherapy treatments, according to a new study. 

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OSHA aims to prevent falls in construction with national stand-down events

June 4, 2014- OSHA is launching a national safety stand-down to raise awareness about fall hazards in the construction industry this week (June 2–6).

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