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    • It was already the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Now it’s moving into Africa’s cities.
      Already, the hardest-hit West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have reported more than 3,000 cases, including the infections of 240 health-care workers. Ebola is now spreading from the remote provinces and into the teeming cities such as Freetown, where 1.2 million people jostle for space.
    • Will Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world's first Green president?
      The unveiling in São Paulo of Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva's platform for government on Friday was a sometimes bizarre mix of tradition and modernity, conservatism and radicalism, doubt and hope: but for many of those present, it highlighted the very real prospect of an environmentalist taking the reins of a major country.
    • Fracked off - natural gas victims flee Colorado's toxic air.
      A general contractor in Colorado's Grand Valley, Duke Cox says the first time he became aware that drilling for gas might be a problem was back in the early 2000s when he happened to attend a local public hearing on oil and gas development.
    • Fracking fire points out failings.
      Three years ago, before the shale-gas industry started booming in Ohio, oil and gas companies had permits for five hydraulically fractured wells in Monroe County. As of June 28, the day a well pad caught fire there, oil and gas companies had permits for 135 wells that either had been or could be hydraulically fractured.
    • The 'Blob' is gone.
      It melted the rubber of his goggles. Twenty-nine years later, Brian Martin still isn't certain what kind of chemical he burrowed into at the bottom of the St. Clair River in September 1985. But one thing is certain: Martin's eerie discovery revealed years of pollution along the St. Clair River.
    • Amid oil and gas boom, Colorado continues role as earthquake lab.
      In an area peppered with wells pulling energy resources from below ground — and many pumping wastewater from the process back into it through injection wells — an old question resurfaced: Could the same geological tinkering that has revved a formidable economic engine also trigger potentially damaging earthquakes?
    • For 13 plaintiffs, pollution lawsuits came too late.
      Some plaintiffs were dead long before their next of kin filed suit against Ringwood chemical manufacturer Rohm and Haas, blaming air and groundwater contamination for creating an alleged cancer cluster.
    • The Mount Polley Mine disaster has produced a mysterious, waxy blue substance.
      British Columbia says there's nothing to fear about the mysterious, blue, waxy sheen floating on the lake below the mine tailings disaster. But local residents and a marine biologist say the still-unknown bluish-green film burned their skin like a jellyfish sting.
    • Century-old extinction of the passenger pigeon still a cautionary tale.
      Monday is the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon in North America. And conservationists are marking the date as an opportunity to rekindle efforts to protect species currently at risk.
    • Alarming find.
      University of Texas at Arlington researchers have unveiled a study that found potentially unhealthy levels of arsenic in water wells scattered throughout North Texas. Thirty percent of wells within 1.8 miles of active natural gas drilling showed an increase in heavy metals, including arsenic. The maximum concentration of arsenic from a fracking area was 18 t […]
    • ‘People are swimming in a plastic sea’.
      No part of the Mediterranean Sea is immune to plastic pollution, and area to the east of Malta hosts a particularly high concentration of such debris, a research expedition has discovered.
    • PCB dredging may help cleanup of oily river sheen here.
      If you are a frequent visitor to Walkway Over the Hudson state park, you may have noticed an oily sheen appearing on the Hudson River from time to time. It is not a spill. It's the legacy of an old manufactured gas plant that sits at the foot of Dutchess Avenue in Poughkeepsie.
    • Former Japanese PM who rode out Fukushima crisis campaigns against Australian uranium.
      In the skies over Kakadu, a 67-year-old man peers from the window of a tiny plane as it wheels over the mining town of Jabiru and the nearby open-cut uranium mine. The vista is breathtaking but former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, is more interested in the mine than the view.
    • Peanut butter killed his mom; now son watches company stand trial.
      Shirley Mae Almer, 72, survived lung cancer and a brain tumor. But not peanut butter. One of America’s favorite foods - tainted with salmonella - killed her, just four days before Christmas in 2008.
    • Hot harbinger: Torrid summer a glimpse into region's future.
      Heat, massive wildfires and violent thunderstorms: The summer of 2014 will be remembered for its intensity and disruption. Climate scientists say it is also a look into the future.
    • Bakken crude oil production relies on rail shipments.
      The frequency and volume of Bakken crude rail shipments are driven by oil production in North Dakota that is second only to Texas in the U.S. Production there rose from 81,000 barrels a day in 2006 to 900,000 barrels a day last year.
    • Crude rides Texas' rails with little oversight.
      In Texas, home of the country's most prolific production, biggest proved oil reserves and most expansive refining capacity, crude oil rides the rails with little oversight.
    • Will climate change denialism help the Russian economy?
      The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for “tightening belts” has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy. Nevertheless, it looks like some lucky people are not only going to escape the “belt-tightening” but are also about to receive some dream tax vacations – it is the Russian and international o […]
    • WHO: Climate change major threat to human health.
      The World Health Organisation is warning climate change is the greatest threat to human health this century. It has just concluded its first-ever global conference on climate change, and a New Zealand doctor who was there says the effects of a warming world are already being felt.
    • Swinomish tribe worries rising sea levels threaten tradition, culture.
      With 95 percent of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s reservation borders on the water, the tribe is concerned about the rise in sea level and storm surges expected as the planet warms.

Recycling Matters.

The purpose of this presentation is to increase awareness on the importance of recycling to children; focusing mainly on elementary to middle school kids. The presentation seeks to help them learn the benefits of recycling, and show them the concept of being eco-friendly and how they can contribute to this great exercise, to avoid waste and preserve the environment. Some of the topics presented in this presentation include, the “Recycle Circle”, the “3- R’s” of recycling, helpful hints on recycling and where to find local help. Although this presentation is directed towards kids living in the Westerville- Columbus area in Ohio, it is for the benefit of all.

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I hope this presentation is helpful. Please feel free to leave comments and questions below if you have any. Thank you.

Anita Acquah

PUBH 6165-01, Environmental Health

Walden University

The Safety and Efficacy of Water Fluoridation

This presentation reviews the pros and cons of water fluoridation, the benefits of water fluoridation to communities and the controversies surrounding water fluoridation. It is intended to increase the knowledge of Floridians, government officials and stakeholders.

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Merlene Ramnon

PUBH 8165-1- Environmental Health

Nutrition Labeling At Restaurants: Education For Restaurant Owners

This presentation will provide you with an overview of nutritional guidelines, talk about the benefits of healthy eating, discuss the associated risks of unhealthy eating and lastly to demonstrate the benefits of providing nutritional facts on menus.

I hope that the information is helpful.  If you have any questions or care to leave a comment, please do so. Thank you.

Nutrition Labeling At Restaurants: Education For Restaurant Owners


I am hear to give a presentation on the effects of chemical exposure on the endocrine system.  Chemical exposure is becoming a very important topic all over the globe and can affect everyone in a round about way.  In Public Health, it is the role of the professional to help identify the health risks that are associated with certain exposures.  I have chosen to focus more on the average person and agricultural families and what these chemical exposures can mean.

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Morgan J Foster

PUBH -8165-10

Walden University

Pandemic Influenza Prevention

Pandemic Influenza Prevention in the Correctional Environment- Dekalb County Jail

Global Warming: Effects on the Health of our Planet


Welcome to this presentation on global warming’s effects on the health of our planet. This presentation is intended to help make you more aware of the current and future impact of global warming on the health and well being of our communities. As public health educators, we should all be aware of one of the world’s largest threats to the health of the world’s population in the near future. The future of our children and grandchildren is in our hands. This presentation will briefly explain what global warming is, causes of global warming, the Greenhouse Effect, health effects of global warming, what we can do about global warming, and challenges for climate change and public health. Thank you for reading this presentation and I look forward to hearing your commentaries.

Susan Kratochvil, MPH Student
Walden University PUBH 6165-1
Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Heick
Winter Quarter, 2010


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