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Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders

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Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air pollution -- with neighbors.

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Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior

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A new University of Washington study finds that one of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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UTHealth Neonatal Researcher Funded by NIH to Study Plastic Products Used in NICUs

The impact of the chemicals in the plastic products used in pediatric intensive care units will be the focus of a new $1 million study led by Andrea Duncan, M.D., M.S.ClinRes, associate professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and an attending physician with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

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Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Nigeria: Clean-Burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers

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In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.

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Why Lyme Disease Is Common in the North, Rare in the South

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It's the heat and the humidity, USGS-led study finds

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Growing More Nutritional Strawberries in Kansas, Help for Eating Disorder Patients, Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms, and More in the Food Science News Source

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News From WCS: A New Year’s Arrest of Poachers Adds Yet Another Reason for Alarm

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WCS reports that a poaching gang recently arrested for shooting wildlife in a well-known tiger reserve consisted of software engineers, environmental consultants, wealthy coffee planters, and a leading member of the Rifle Association of Karnataka State. Conservationists say the incident is particularly disturbing because the group consisted mostly of affluent and well-educated men.

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UF/IFAS Researchers Find 2 Virus-Carrying Mosquito Species; 9 New Ones in a Decade

UF/IFAS researchers find two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes nine new mosquito species found in Florida in the past decade.

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Neonicotinoid Pesticide Affects Foraging and Social Interaction in Bumblebees

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linked changes in social behavior with sublethal exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid.

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Dementia Expert Available to Discuss New Study That Shows Living Close to Major Roads Is Linked to Dementia

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When a Mysterious Chemical Leaks

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The January 9, 2014 Freedom Industries’ storage facility leak in Charleston, WV released a little-known chemical into rivers, threatening human and the environmental health. How can we be better prepared?

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Putting Sidewalks on Low-Sodium Diet

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Wintry weather can pack a slippery punch. While use of salt on roads and sidewalks can return surfaces to a safer status, too much salt can have long-term effects on soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how too much salt reduces soils’ ability to retain plant nutrients and water, and damage soil structure.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Develop Drug Discovery Approach to Predict Health Impact of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

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Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including “precocious puberty,” and promote breast cancer.

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Training to Become a Scuba Diver? Start at the Dentist

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A new University at Buffalo pilot study found that 41 percent of scuba divers experienced dental symptoms in the water. Recreational divers should consider consulting with their dentist before diving if they recently received dental care.

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U Law Professor Available to Comment on President Obama's Ban on Arctic Offshore Drilling

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Neutron Diffraction Probes Forms of Carbon Dioxide in Extreme Environments

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Through a Deep Carbon Observatory collaboration, Adam Makhluf of the University of California, Los Angeles’s Earth, Space and Planetary Science Department and Chris Tulk of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Chemical and Engineering Materials Division are using neutrons to study the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in Earth’s carbon cycle, especially in the composition of carbon reservoirs in the deep earth and the evolution of the carbon cycle over time.







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