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Mexico Says Mine Firm Lied About Chemical Spill

(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. 397 more words

A Taste of the next two years.

This one is going to be short but sweet.

6 hour bus ride, 1 hour “chiva” ride (think back of pickup truck) up a potholed mud road on the side of a mountain, 1.5 hour “hike” to my site.   509 more words

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Notes from the Field: Measuring the Health Impacts of Clean Cookstoves in Honduras

by Sebastian Africano, International Director

I first met Maggie Clark, an environmental epidemiologist at Colorado State University (CSU) , back in 2005 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, when she came to test the health of women exposed to wood smoke from cooking over open fires. 366 more words

Government scrounger rhetoric isolates you, crushes your soul and worst of all, stamps on your hopes and dreams

I can’t speak for anyone else. But this is how, why, I often feel suicidal these days. Not actively but contemplatively.

There’s a difference between a major, catastrophic event triggering it and a slow pervading realisation that it might be your only genuine control in an unbearable situation. 1,472 more words

MECFS

Initiatives to mprove reproducibility of research; flame retardants in peanut butter; and more // August 2014 news round-up

August 2014 News Digest

Research Wranglers: Initiatives to Improve Reproducibility of Study Findings. Advances in science depend on researchers being able to reproduce the findings of their peers, thus providing a solid platform from which to move forward with new lines of scientific inquiry. 268 more words

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Prenatal exposure to common household chemical increases risk for childhood eczema up to 52%

Phthalate commonly used in vinyl flooring is found in nearly 100 percent of mothers studied

Prenatal exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) can increase a child’s risk for developing eczema, according to research conducted at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. 520 more words

Doctor Of Philosophy