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    • Green groups push Earth Day agenda.
      Environmental groups are marking the 44th Earth Day on Tuesday with an assault on the Keystone XL pipeline, greenhouse gas emissions and other issues related to climate change.
    • A year after West, Texas, blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn’t certain.
      A year after the West Fertilizer explosion, the nation is taking its first steps to repair the failed system for preventing chemical accidents. But whether the fixes will work, or even become reality, remains to be seen.
    • Lead-poisoning nightmare in Nigeria may be easing.
      Children in northwestern Nigeria are no longer dying by the hundreds from lead poisoning, according to officials.
    • Drug that wipes out vultures may cause an EU eco-disaster.
      Diclophenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that is beneficial to mammals but will kill any vulture that feeds on a carcass containing traces of the drug. A campaign has begun to get the European Union to change its guidelines so the drug can be banned.
    • Texas pollution worsens as budget shrinks for regulators.
      With budgets already reduced and more cuts on the way, federal environmental regulators are expected to be doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute. If Texas environmental regulators are expected to take up the slack, many of them are dealing with budget cuts of their own.
    • Apple's environmental push.
      Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy.
    • Manufacturing goes lean and green.
      Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches.
    • Why Hawaii is ground zero for the GMO debate.
      You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. These same farms have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture.
    • Top court declines Exxon's appeal in water pollution case.
      The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive.
    • An apple a day, and other myths.
      A trip to almost any bookstore or a cruise around the Internet might leave the impression that avoiding cancer is mostly a matter of watching what you eat. But there is a yawning divide between this nutritional folklore and science.
    • Fighting back a rising tide.
      Conventional wisdom has it that Bangladesh will soon be underwater. Here's why that might be wrong.
    • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom.
      After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
    • Keystone pipeline may be big, but this is bigger.
      When it comes to the Keystone pipeline's true impact on global warming, energy and climate change experts, including former Obama administration officials, say Keystone's political symbolism vastly outweighs its policy substance.
    • Settling for a 'cheap' river fix.
      For decades, industrial companies used the Willamette River as a dumping ground for their chemical wastes. Now a long-running federal Superfund project is poised to clean up the resulting mess.
    • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town.
      What's happening in Jackson, Wyo., might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
    • Peru efforts to end illegal mining has some success.
      Peru's government began to legalize tens of thousands of fly-by-night gold miners, officials said on Monday, in an effort to rein in an industry that the government says is despoiling the environment and costing it millions of dollars in lost fees.
    • California ports to power a new kind of cleaning crew.
      In the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach an armada of pelican-shaped barges with 100-foot-tall towers and booms could soon be navigating the ports and vacuuming out an alphabet soup of poisonous gases through a huge scrubber.
    • Plastic garbage in the Great Lakes.
      Scientists are discovering that plastic debris in the world's oceans, and in large bodies of water such as the Great Lakes, could be a far more serious environmental problem than previously realized.
    • MRSA's spread aided by household shelter.
      Although MRSA is often associated with public spaces such as hospital and gyms, researchers say that private homes helped fuel one strain's travels in Manhattan and the Bronx, two New York City neighbourhoods.
    • Why do allergies wax and wane as we age?
      One of the biggest mysteries is why allergies come and go, and then come and go again.

Campylobacteriosis; how safe is your chicken?

Adeola Sonaike, MPH Student

Walden University, PH -6165-4

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Arnold

Winter, 2009

Campylobacteriosis; how safe is your chicken?

A self based learning project targeting the general public regarding the impact that microbes such as campylobacter have on poultry and consumption of improperly prepared meat product.


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