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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.

Why Recyle?

Hello everyone, my name is Tonya Herring and I posed the question, “why recycle” in hopes that by the end of my presentation you will be galvanized to be a part of the solution and contribute your efforts to saving our planet.  This presentation is purposed to educate the country at large to include; private citizens, governments, and organizations on why we should collaboratively endeavor to recycle; and make a difference in global warming, air and water pollution, conservation, and energy preservation.   Also, not only does recycling create a salubrious environment, it is a driver of job creation and economic activity.

Drink to Your Health

This presentation focuses on efforts to increase the participation rate of choosing tap water as the drinking water choice.  This presentation is directed to adults in the general population.

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

Click here to view presentation. Drink to Your Health

Thank you.

Rhonda J Noriega

PUBH 8165-2, Environmental Health

Walden University

Say No to the Plastic Bottle

The purpose of this presentation is to increase your knowledge of the environmental health factors which surround the plastic container used for bottled water.  Most Ivy League schools have already begun the process of banning bottled water on their campuses.  I will share with you some key facts about what bottled water does to our ability to manage plastic waste; how plastic influences the taste of water especially if it gets hot (when plastic heats up it emits toxins into the water); and also talk about some of the myths surrounding tap water not tasting good or being unsafe.

I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any questions or care to leave a comment, please do below. Thank you. Please click here to view the presentation:Say No To the Bottle

Cheryl Lassiter-Edwards, LCSW, PhD Candidate

PUBH 8165-1 Environmental Health

Walden University

Eliminating Food Deserts in Georgia’s Urban Communities.

Eliminating Food Deserts in Georgia’s Urban Communities

Asthma and your premature baby

This presentation focuses on reducing the asthma triggers and attacks which increase hospital admission rates among premature infants. This is an educational tool meant to empower parents of premature infants. The presentation is geared towards the parents of premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit in Chicago who are preparing for taking their infants home.

Please click here to view presentation

Julie Grutzmacher

Walden University

PUBH 6165-2

Environmental Health (PUBH – 8165 – 1) West Nile Virus PPT

West Nile Virus

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https://environmentalhealthtoday.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/app9doyler.ppt

Hello, I created this educational PPT in order to update Oklahoma Creek County public health nurses  on some of the latest information and statistics  on West Nile Virus. It is important for public health nurses to have this information as they are in a position to identfy high risk geographical areas for mosquito breeding, educate the public of preventitive measures, and to recommend further resources and health care referrals as needed.

While my targtet audience was Oklahoma  Creek County public health nurses, this updated West Nile Virus information may be utilized for any target audience or individual wanting to know some of the latest West Nile Virus statistics and public health recommendations.

Thank you!

Rebekah Doyle

Walden University

Ph.D. Public Health Student

Meningitis: A Review for Health Care Professionals

Meningitis:  A Review for Health Care Professionals

This presentation focuses on educating and informing health care professionals of community hospitals and clinics on meningitis.  Background information is reviewed and strategies to prevent and address an infection are discussed.  The presentation is directed to physicians, nurses, technicians,  aides, public health professionals, and any other health care providers that have direct or indirect involvement with meningitis.

Please click here to view presentation.  I hope the information is helpful.  If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so below.  Thank you.

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