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    • Appeals court rules FDA can continue allowing antibiotics in animal feed.
      A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can continue its policy of allowing widespread antibiotic use in animal feed – a practice believed by many to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant “superbug” bacteria.
    • Exposure to pesticides in pregnant rats linked to 3 generations of disease.
      New research argues that exposure to the pesticide Methoxychlor could cause diseases three generations later, in offspring who were never exposed to the Methoxychlor themselves.
    • Japanese monkeys' abnormal blood linked to Fukushima disaster: Study.
      Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health.
    • Under water: The EPA’s struggle to combat pollution.
      For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution - repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect.
    • Your next roadside attraction: Carbon storage.
      Hitting the road this summer? Take a closer look at the blur of the roadside shrubbery and grass. It soaks up a lot of carbon. With better management, it could soak up a lot more.
    • Colorado judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban.
      A Boulder County District Court judge has struck down Longmont's fracking ban but said the ban can remain in place while the city considered an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard issued the summary judgment on Thursday. In the ruling, she said Longmont's charter amendment clearly conflicted with the state's regulations and its interest in the efficien […]
    • India’s uranium boss says deformed children may be imported.
      Confronted with reports that villages near Uranium Corp. of India Ltd.’s mines have unusually high numbers of physically deformed people, Chairman Diwakar Acharya said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of those guys are imported from elsewhere, ok?”
    • Global decline of wildlife linked to child slavery.
      New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery. Ecologists say the shortage of wild animals means that in many countries more labour is now needed to find food.
    • Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees,
      A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
    • Kudzu: The plant that ate the South now heads north.
      As the climate warms, the vine that ate the American South is starting to gnaw at parts of the North, too. Agronomists and landscapers fear what the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Lewis Ziska says is like “a bad 1950s science-fiction plant movie.” Climate change is partly to blame, Ziska said.
    • Colorado River Basin drying up faster than previously thought.
      Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region’s future access to water.
    • China's plan to limit coal use could spur consumption for years.
      Under pressure to reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions, the Chinese government is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, the main source of carbon pollution from fossil fuels. But it would be an adjustable ceiling that would allow coal consumption to grow for years, and policy makers are at odds on how long the nation’s emissions will rise.
    • Violations pile up at mines owned by billionaire James Justice II.
      Coal mines owned by billionaire James Justice II have been cited for more than 250 environmental violations in five states with unpaid penalties worth about $2 million, according to sources and records obtained by Greenwire.
    • What seafood guzzles the most gas?
      Most of us don’t think about fuel when we eat seafood. But diesel is the single largest expense for the fishing industry and its biggest source of greenhouse gases.
    • Nuclear plants ill-prepared for worst-case scenarios, report says.
      The current approaches for regulating nuclear plant safety in the U.S. are “clearly inadequate” for preventing meltdowns and “mitigating their consequences,” according to a report released Thursday.
    • Overgrown Beijing slaps new limits on industry in bid to cut smog.
      China's overgrown and smog-hit capital Beijing has passed new rules banning the expansion of polluting and resource-intensive industries, the local government said on Friday.
    • The threat to England's chalk streams.
      Geographers say there are only 210 true chalk streams anywhere in the world, and 160 of them are in England. They are an irreplaceable relic of the past, created as the ice sheets retreated 10,000 years ago. There is a growing movement to protect this half-forgotten heritage.
    • Koch brothers' firm threatens lawsuit over Chicago petcoke rules.
      Escalating a fight with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a company that stores enormous mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side is threatening to sue unless city officials allow the gritty piles to remain uncovered for another four years.
    • Halliburton fracking spill mystery plagues Ohio waterway.
      On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding. Thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water for millions of residents. More than 70,000 fish died.
    • Once-common marine birds disappearing from Washington coast.
      The number of everyday marine birds on the Northwest coast has plummeted dramatically in recent decades. The reasons often vary – from climate change and development to pollution and the rebound of predators. But several new studies now also link many dwindling marine bird populations to what they eat.

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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