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    • Essay: Heed the nightingale's warning.
      Many birders enjoy playing an imaginary game with one another: "Blindfold me and place me anywhere in the world – I bet I can identify where I am, as long as you let me hear the birds." Our changes to the planet are narrowing those bands – a warning sign for our times. Concluding essay of EHN.org's "Winged Warnings" series.
    • Lakota values soar with the eagles.
      Winged Warnings Part 16. College student Tristan Picotte, born and raised on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota, describes how the feathers of bald eagles have inspired and motivated generations of Native Americans. “Eagle feathers pushed our culture forward to better the people, not just the individual,” he writes. “Oyate kin yanipi kte lo. So that we wil […]
    • Report shows schools vulnerable to toxic exposure.
      Dozens of facilities across the Chicago area store or use toxic chemicals which - if released in an accidental leak or explosion - could directly affect hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren throughout the city and suburbs.
    • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags.
      Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that makes California the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. "This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself," Brown said.
    • Mexican farmers stung twice by toxic spill, hurricane.
      The combination of Mexico’s largest mining spill and heavy rains swelling the chemical-tainted Sonora River are causing losses to almost all cattle ranchers and crop damage in an area the government says accounts for nearly 20 percent of the state economy.
    • China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops.
      China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security.
    • Neonicotinoid ban hit UK farmers hard.
      Peter Kendall surveys his crop of oilseed rape. At this time of year, he should usually be looking at healthy green shoots, but the leaves are full of holes. The driest September on record has meant a plague of flea beetle. The pest is normally controlled by coating the seeds in a systemic pesticide called neonicotinoid.
    • Obama and Modi announce agreement on US-India efforts to fight global warming.
      The Obama administration has reached an agreement with India on measures intended to accelerate that country’s shift to renewable fuels – steps that officials say will reduce emissions while helping India’s new government extend electricity to all of its citizens.
    • Fracking emissions fall; Texas still king of GHGs.
      Just like last year, Texas is king of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., while Vermont remains the greenest state. But unlike last year, U.S. emissions rose 0.6 percent, according to the latest figures from the federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.
    • Ice gone, 35,000 walruses crowd on land.
      With floating ice sparse in the Chukchi Sea, an estimated 35,000 walruses were found crowded onto a beach near the Northwest Alaska village of Point Lay, according to federal biologists. To environmentalists, the exceptionally large gathering is a warning sign.
    • Cement factories cast pall over village in northern Vietnam.
      Thousands of people from Ha Nam Province have sought relief from the thick factory smoke and omnipresent cement dust that's plagued their community for years, but authorities have failed to act.
    • China’s ‘strictest’ air pollution laws introduced in city.
      Shanghai introduces “China’s strictest air protection law,” with maximum fines of US$81,244 — five times the current level. And this fine itself will be hiked on a daily basis if polluters don’t take action.
    • EPA wins another round on Spruce Mine veto.
      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday won another round in the long legal saga involving one of the largest mountaintop removal mining permits in West Virginia history.
    • More time requested for tank car upgrades.
      The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.
    • Study: Residents near crude plant face health risks.
      Residents who live in a public housing project near the crude oil operations at the Port of Albany face significantly higher risks of cancer and other diseases, despite assurances from state officials the air was safe, according to a study by the University at Albany.
    • Feds unveil cleanup plan for New Mexico nuclear waste dump.
      The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million.
    • Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat.
      Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.
    • Ohio grant saves family from dangers of lead.
      With grant assistance from the Ohio Department of Health’s Lead Hazard Control Program, Jennifer Cornell and her husband, William, were able to rid their home of the paint – part of an initiative to prevent the exposure of 8,000 children diagnosed with elevated lead levels in Ohio every year.
    • California governor vetoes groundbreaking antibiotics regulation.
      The governor of California on Tuesday vetoed a first-in-the-nation state law to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production and said lawmakers should look for “new and effective ways” to prevent antibiotic overuse.
    • Los Angeles is building an e-Highway.
      The neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach bring in roughly 40 percent of the goods shipped to the United States. The corridor's high concentration of diesel-truck traffic has created a similarly high concentration of pollution in the surrounding areas. But a new road design project dubbed the e-highway is aiming to reduce and maybe even elimin […]

Naegleria Fowleri

The intent of this presentation is to increase awareness of the amoeba Naegleria fowleri and its associated disease, primary amebic meningoencephalitis. It provides information about how infection occurs and offers suggestions for infection prevention. This presentation is especially useful for parents, as children are especially vulnerable.

Please click here to view my presentation: NaegleriaFowleriNWilson

I hope that the information is helpful. If you have a question or a comment, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Nancy Wilson

PUBH 6165-04, Environmental Health, Walden University

Cholera and Sanitation in Ghana

The purpose of this presentation is intended to bring awareness / knowledge on sanitation in the environment. Cholera in Ghana (West Africa) is an example.

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Environmental Exposures During the Prenatal Months

Purpose:

This presentation concentrates on increasing the education provided to pregnant women during prenatal care visits. In addition, to educate doctors specifically Obstetrician, Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Students, Medical Students who will be providing care to pregnant women on the importance of incorporating education to pregnant women during the prenatal care visits. The education should be incorporated to alert them of the risks associated with environmental exposures during pregnancy. What chemicals are dangerous, and the products that are manufactured using these chemicals. Most importantly the heath hazards to the unborn fetus.

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Cecilia Escorbore

Sight for the Blind

 

I want to use this opportunity to welcome everyone to this important presentation. I chose Teppi one of theEthiopian province for this presentation because during the course of my research, this region ranks highest in the case of River blindness in Ethiopia. I am very concerned for the people who live around this area where mostly affected by River Blindness. After this presetation, a lot of people especially who live around Teppi area, governmental and non gevernmental bodies will participate in minimizing the River blindness in this area. Please click this link to view the presentation Envi Power Point Presentation (f)

Chikungunya

This presentation focuses on a vector-borne disease chikungunya. I do hope you will find it informative. Comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Click on the link below to view the presentation

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Thanks much

Donna Mitchell
MPH
PUBH/6165
Walden University

Pandemic Influenza Prevention

This is a presentation regarding the prevention of a pandemic influenza. It has a wide target base and can be used for health care officials, business administrators and managers, colleges, schools, etc. It details the history and method of action of influenza and focuses on how to prevent and treat influenza and what can be done to prevent a potentially dangerous pandemic.
Click below to access the powerpoint presentation
http://environmentalhealthtoday.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/wk9assignmentakbare1.pptx

I hope that the information is helpful and informative and feel free to ask any questions.

Eisha Akbar
PUBH 6165-04: Environmental Health
Walden University

Informed Dining: Including Nutritional Information of Restaurant Menus

This presentation focuses on efforts to encourage restaurant owners and managers to start including nutritional information on their menus.  It offers information on obesity and the current prevalence and its affect in the United States, as well as, Northern Virginia and more specifically the city of Alexandria.  It also includes possible ways to include nutritional information on restaurant menus.

Please click here to view presentation

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

Jasmine Tinoco
PUBH-6165-3, Environmental Health
Walden University

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