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    • Philadelphia punditry.
      What was—and wasn't—said at the two conventions previews how the environment will play as the presidential race heads into the homestretch.
    • Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide.
      The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday.
    • Birds and insects sizzle at the world's biggest solar facility.
      The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a massive energy installation in the Mojave Desert about 50 miles southwest of Las Vegas. Seen from above, it looks like a futuristic temple built by sun-worshiping Andromedans.
    • Environmentalists blast TVA plan to leave coal ash at power plants.
      TVA will close and cap 10 coal ash ponds at power plants across the Valley, but the federal utility will not dig up and remove the toxic coal residues as many environmentalists urged to limit future groundwater and soil pollution.
    • Trump indicates towns, states should be able to ban fracking.
      Donald Trump seemed to support state and local bans on fracking in a Colorado interview Friday.   In a departure from the usual position of Republicans and the wishes of the oil and natural gas industry, the GOP nominee for president said he thinks voters should be able to ban fracking at the state and local level, despite his personal support for the practi […]
    • England's plastic bag usage drops 85% since 5p charge introduced.
      The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has plummeted by more than 85% after the introduction of a 5p charge last October, early figures suggest.
    • GMO wheat found in Washington state could affect US trade.
      Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.
    • Where are the world’s most water-stressed cities?
      More than 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic levels of fresh water for at least one month each year – a situation growing ever more critical as urban populations expand rapidly.
    • Suncor proposes leaving oil sands in ground to cut greenhouse gas emission intensity.
      A proposal by oil sands giant Suncor Energy to leave some of its more difficult-to-produce reserves in the ground, to reduce emissions and costs, is being endorsed by environmentalists – but not by rival producer Cenovus Energy.
    • GMO labels are now the law of the land.
      We’re officially a country that labels GMOs now. President Obama signed a bill on Friday that requires food companies to label products with genetically engineered ingredients. They can do this by writing it on the box, slapping on a symbol, or applying a Quick Response (QR) code — something like a barcode. For more on the law, check out our previous coverag […]
    • Latest frontier for unmanned vehicles: the high seas.
      As the hulking gray vessel sluiced through Boston Harbor, all of the elements were in place for a stunning day at sea: clear blue skies, a light breeze, and calm waters. The only thing missing was a driver. A warning was painted on the side to explain the absence of a captain, in big red letters: “Unmanned vessel.”
    • New water supply to Saskatchewan city to deal with Husky oil spill by weekend.
      Saskatchewan's third-largest city was expecting to have alternate sources of water on the weekend to help deal with an oil spill that has tainted the river it usually draws from.
    • Auto body fumes a frequent complaint in San Diego .
      From Oceanside to National City, Escondido to Chula Vista, complaints about fumes emanating from car painting operations are among the most frequent reported to air authorities. An analysis of records by inewsource shows more than 10 percent of air complaints in San Diego County cite auto and truck painting, with 224 of some 2,100 complaints made between Jan […]
    • The controversial practice of storing carbon underground may be safer than we thought.
      Few carbon-cutting practices have raised as much controversy, even among clean energy advocates, as the practice of carbon capture and storage. The basic concept is simple enough: catch carbon dioxide from factories and other industrial facilities before it goes into the atmosphere and then either store it indefinitely underground or inject it into oil reser […]
    • Jill Stein on vaccines: People have ‘real questions.'
      For a week, Jill Stein was everywhere that the Democratic National Convention was not. The Green Party's likely candidate for president made drop-ins to a four-day Socialist Convergence at the Quaker meeting hall, rallied "Bernie or Bust" protesters outside the gates of Philadelphia's sports complex and sat for interview after interview.
    • 6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis.
      Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country.
    • CDC: Zika could affect 10,000 pregnancies in Puerto Rico by year's end.
      The Zika virus could affect up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico this year, putting hundreds of babies at risk of catastrophic birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • Human consumption of Earth's natural resources has tripled in 40 years.
      Humans' appetite for gnawing away at the fabric of the Earth itself is growing prodigiously. According to a new UN report, the amount of the planet's natural resources extracted for human use has tripled in 40 years.
    • New York could show the way to rescue U.S. nuclear plants.
      New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions.
    • Does the disappearance of sea ice matter?
      Every month, the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., puts out a news release about how much ice is floating on the cold seas at the top of the world.

West Nile Virus and You

This is a presentation about West Nile Virus, its incidence, and on the need for us to protect ourselves against the infection. This presentation is designed with the general public as the target.

Please click here to view the presentation. I hope you would find it beneficial. Kindly leave comments or questions below if you care. I shall appreciate it.

Thank you.

Darlington Etumni

PUBH 6165-04, Environmental Health

Walden University

One Response

  1. Good overall. There are some poor punctuation and mis-spellings that should be cleaned up. There are also places where the text runs off the page that need fixing.

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