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Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock

This news in from our guest blogger from Alaska, Maricarmen Cruz-Guilloty, highlighting an upcoming conference call seminar entitled Aamjiwnaang: A culture in shock.  It will take place TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM Alaska time (10:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM … Continue reading

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Happy Public Health Week

Public Health Law Research (PHLR), a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has been celebrating National Public Health Week by contributing graphics and posts on the specific role that public health law plays in improving human health.  PHLR’s research agenda is … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Rise in Beef Prices

The price of beef has risen to $5.28 per pound, the highest since 1987, reflecting both increased demand and record drought in the U.S.’s major cattle regions. As the climate warms, causing drought in the Southwest and Midwest, reduced crop … Continue reading

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A Last Call for Limits to Growth?

Following closely on the heels of the IPCC’s most recent publication on climate change (outlook: not good), Dartmouth College screened the film Last Call about the controversial 1972 book Limits to Growth. Limits to Growth explored the potential consequences of … Continue reading

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The New Yorker Discusses Scientist Tyrone Hayes’ Research on Atrazine

The New Yorker recently published an article about Tyrone Hayes, a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1997, Hayes has focused his research on the health effects of exposure to atrazine, the most widely used herbicide in the … Continue reading

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Obama Visits Drought-Stricken California, Announces Climate Resilience Fund

During a recent visit to California, President Obama announced plans to help the farmers, small businesses, and communities that are being affected by the state’s drought. California is suffering through some of the driest years on record; nearly 99% of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Us!

This week marks the first anniversary of the Environmental Health blog.  What began as a class project has blossomed into regular spotlighting and analysis of a panoply of environmental health issues.  Looking back over the almost 100 posts written in … Continue reading

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As Winter Descends, EPA Proposes Stricter Standards for Wood Stoves

New Englanders feeding their wood stoves in a struggle against the sub-zero temperatures have something new to read, because EPA has proposed new emission limits on residential wood-burning heaters. While more than twelve million U.S. homes rely on wood stoves … Continue reading

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Silence of the Labs

This headline alone is irresistable.  Unfortunately, the chuckling dies down quickly after the first few scenes of this CBC report on government funding cuts in the sciences and their impacts on human health and the environment. “Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and … Continue reading

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Toxic Hot Seat: HBO Documentary on the Dangers of Flame Retardants

HBO is now airing the documentary Toxic Hot Seat about flame retardants. The film, based on the Chicago Tribune’s 2012 series Tribune Watchdog, the film tells the story of the “fight to expose the shadowy campaign of deception that left … Continue reading

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