A Battle Won In The Fight Against Ebola

April 30, 2015- Now that a new ebola vaccine has shown promise in human trials, researchers look to proceed to more testing and phase 2 efficacy trials in outbreak regions.

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Herbicides, Heavy Metals and Factory Farms All Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance

April 29, 2015- The environmental community condemns two common Big Agriculture practices: feeding antibiotics to livestock and spraying herbicides on conventional crops.

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Indirect Exposure to Asbestos Still Risky for Sheet Metal Workers

April 28, 2015- Sheet metal workers rarely handle asbestos, but they remain seven times more likely to die from mesothelioma – the rare cancer caused by it – than the general population, a recent study shows.

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Could Packing Peanuts Power a Smartphone?

April 24, 2015- Researchers have found a way to repurpose packing peanuts into a battery component that could improve charging times.

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Removal of Polluted Soil in California 'Shell Pond' Set to Start

April 22, 2015- More than two years after an aborted attempt to clean up the old "Shell Pond" along Suisun Bay in California, PG&E will soon begin removing 8,400 tons of dredged polluted soil from land adjacent to the pond on the community's north edge, with a goal of starting cleanup of the 73-acre pond itself in 2017.

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Salt-Loving Bacteria Has Affinity For Radioactive Metals

April 20, 2015- A collaboration between an international team of researchers has lead a finding that may have a large impact on the radioactive cleanup efforts at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.

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Making Energy Efficiency More Affordable

April 17, 2015- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is helping citizens better understand what kind of financial assistance is available to make energy efficient purchases more affordable.

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Building Retrofits Emphasized In California's Energy Efficiency 2.0

April 15, 2015- California Governor Jerry Brown's aggressive efficient energy (EE) policy calls for doubling the EE savings in existing buildings by 2030. 

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Radon Poses Risks in Okinawa Military Housing

April 14, 2015- Several military families who have lived at Okinawa’s Plaza in Japan have lived in homes that register well above the EPA’s action level for radon exposure, according to data obtained by Stars and Stripes newspaper.

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More Must be Done to Reduce Radon-Related Cancer

April 10, 2015- More than 35 years ago, studies linked radon to lung cancer, but now health officials in Canada are urging new legislation to prevent an estimated 3,000 Canadians from dying each year after exposure to the radioactive gas.

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Cleveland Steps Up on Energy Efficiency Challenge

April 8, 2015- Representatives of the US Department of Energy and City of Cleveland recently recognized local leaders in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge.

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High Radon Levels Discovered in Aspen Courthouse

April 7, 2015- Elevated levels of the naturally occurring, radioactive gas radon were recently detected in the basement of the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo.

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