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    • The ghosts of Bhopal, 30 years after disaster.
      The night was black as batwings and the winds were growing colder as Nadir Khan clocked out of his job at the Union Carbide factory, strode past the security guard station, then through the front gate and headed for home on Dec. 2, 1984.
    • Australia's sad legacy of pollution.
      When the Pasminco lead smelter at Boolaroo, New South Wales closed in 2003 it left behind more than a century’s worth of toxic pollution. The surrounding community and environment continues to suffer from the plant’s legacy.
    • Food supply: Uncharted waters.
      Fish farming was initially seen as an environmentally friendly way to produce food using limited resources and agricultural waste. But in the 1980s, it came under pressure for the overuse of antibiotics and environmental issues such as destruction of mangroves and pollution from wastewater.
    • Is a ban on GM crops more harmful than growing them?
      In the debate about genetic engineering of food crops, scientists are caught uncomfortably between the potential of a technology that is inherently useful and the reality of an agricultural system dominated by corporations with a track record of environmental vandalism.
    • Little San Juan County takes on the GMO goliaths.
      The topic stokes passions. Depending on who’s talking, either GMOs will save the world from climate change and feed humanity or they’ll corrupt the natural order and bring the “Silent Spring” that much sooner.
    • Des Moines again struggling with nitrates in water.
      Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months.
    • Nitrates, fecal coliform from dairies linked to tainted shellfish, tap water.
      Shellfish, swimming beaches, and the tap water for thousands of people in certain areas of Washington state are being contaminated by pollutants running off farms, and critics say dairy cows are the chief culprit, according to a KOMO investigation.
    • High smog alert likely as pollution goes off the charts in Beijing, Hebei.
      Only one thing will be clear in Beijing this weekend - and it won't be the skies. More smog is on the way after pollution exceeded the maximum reading on the Air Quality Index in parts of the capital and 10 Hebei cities on Thursday and yesterday.
    • Intensive Dutch animal farms seen vulnerable to disease.
      Agriculture has helped make the Netherlands rich, but experts warn that the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to disease.
    • The clean-up of Britain's cities has begun - but at what cost?
      Virtually unnoticed, this week witnessed probably the most important move to clean up the air in Britain’s cities since the Clean Air Act vanquished the old “pea-souper” smogs almost 60 years ago.
    • PG&E gas-line probe by state was slow to launch.
      It took a four-year string of six accidents blamed on inaccurate natural-gas system records for California regulators to open an investigation into whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co. knows the condition of the pipelines that run into people’s homes and businesses.
    • California love: Water thieves just can’t get enough.
      Something rare quickly becomes valuable. So it should come as no surprise that the latest target of thieves in a state suffering a historic drought is water.
    • E.P.A. postpones setting standards for biofuel blends.
      The Environmental Protection Agency quietly announced on Friday that, after much delay, it had been unable to decide this year on a rule setting levels for the amount of biofuel it would require to be blended into conventional vehicle fuels.
    • US can slash fossil fuel emissions by 85 percent by 2050, new study shows.
      In America’s low-carbon future, most cars will run on electricity, carbon dioxide will be stored underground, and homes and buildings will be hyper-efficient. This is the vision of a new analysis that maps how the U.S. can drastically curb its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
    • Toyota hopes to recreate Prius success with hydrogen-powered Mirai.
      From the driver’s seat of the Toyota Mirai, the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell car could be a plusher and more powerful version of the Prius – if it wasn’t for the H20 button on the dash which releases a trickle of water.
    • How New England could become Farmville again.
      Farming in New England was never easy, but in the coming decades it will be difficult in a whole new way. Yet along with all the challenges that lie ahead, farmers in the region are also poised to see a surprising amount of new opportunity.
    • Gulf Coast embraces U.S. coal shippers rejected by West.
      When it comes to exporting American coal, the West Coast’s loss is the Gulf Coast’s gain. While environmental opposition has stymied plans to build terminals in California and the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River town of Darrow, Louisiana, has a new $300 million export facility.
    • The little Dutch boy has gone, but his spirit lives on in climate change strategies.
      Every American has probably heard of the little Dutch boy who saved his country by putting his finger in the dike, but they may not know how the Netherlands is coping with its latest threat: rising sea levels driven by global warming and dikes that may no longer be high enough.
    • Coal seam gas a hard sell for the NSW government.
      Coal seam gas may be his bete noire, but Ed Robinson still likes a good gas barbeque. Several times a week, the beef farmer fires up the grill on the back verandah of his Gloucester home, and cooks up a carnivore storm.
    • Diverse group opposes oil plans.
      The latest group to go public with its opposition to new oil terminals in Washington is a diverse group including firefighters, physicians and neighborhood association leaders.

West Nile Virus for Outdoors People

This presentation is prepared for people who like to spend time outdoors.  Whether you like to hike, fish, camp or boat, this presentation is designed to help you better understand West Nile Virus and the steps you can take to protect yourself from the disease.  Click here to view the presentation.  Please feel free to leave comments below. 

Louise Saw

PUBH 6145-2

Walden University

The Importance and Impact of Recycling in Poudre School District

Hello and Welcome to my slide presentation.  My name is Jody Latimer, and I am student in a Master’s of Public Health program through Walden University.  My presentation is focusing on increasing recycling compliance in the Poudre School District (PSD), with a specific target audience as the staff members, and a secondary audience being the student population of PSD.  Stakeholders may include, but are not limited to the Poudre School District Board of Education, the District’s Utility Management Department, and the tax-payers of Larimer County, Colorado whom may be affected by the programs implementation at the Poudre School District.  APP9LatimerJ

Walden University

PUBH 6165-2

Instructor:  Rebecca Heick

Winter 2010


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