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Rising Temperatures Could Accelerate Radiation Induced DNA Effects in Marine Mussels

Increased sea temperatures could dramatically enhance and accelerate radiation-induced DNA effects in marine invertebrates, a new study suggests.

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Cancer, Disease In The Developing World, Earth Science, Environmental Health, Geography, Geology & soil, Public Health

Urban Pumping Raises Arsenic Risk in Southeast Asia

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Large-scale groundwater pumping is opening doors for dangerously high levels of arsenic to enter some of Southeast Asia's aquifers, with water now seeping in through riverbeds with arsenic concentrations more than 100 times the limits of safety, according to a new study from scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, MIT, and Hanoi University of Science.

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Aging and Cancer, Environmental Health, Health Professionals, Medicine & Health, Public Health

Face Changing Technology Showing Sun Damage Is Most Effective at Promoting Sun Safe Behavior

In a new study published today in the journal Cogent Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and found that visual communication using technology to age participant's faces to emphasis sun damage and premature ageing is most effective.

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Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About How Health and Economic Impact of Wildfires Can Be Felt Hundreds of Miles From the Flames

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CSU Channel Islands Professor of Environmental Chemistry Specializes in Climate Change and Can Discuss Floods, Weather, Fires, and What's on the Horizon.

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Nature and the Nurture of Aerosols

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Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists conducted a collaborative study that answered foundational questions about how nature influences the composition of aerosols. The team's findings could help avoid unintended consequences in both regulations and remediation.

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Debunking Chemtrails, New Earth Snake Species Discovered in Mexico, Cannibal Sharks of a Forgotten Age, and More in the Environment News Source

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Surveyed Scientists Debunk Chemtrails Conspiracy Theory

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The world’s leading atmospheric scientists overwhelmingly deny the existence of a secret, elite-driven plot to release harmful chemicals into the air from high-flying aircraft, according to the first peer-reviewed journal paper to address the “chemtrails” conspiracy theory.

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Scientists Protect Mice From Gamma Radiation with Deinococcus Elixir

They call it "Conan the Bacterium," and now it may be used to help save lives in the event of a nuclear disaster or terrorist attack. Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences have discovered a potent manganese (Mn)(II)-based antioxidant complex of the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans that can be used to protect animals from radiation injury. The report, "MDP: A Deinococcus Mn2+-Decapeptide Complex Protects Mice from Ionizing Radiation," was released today in PLOS ONE.

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Biodiversity Research Institute Announces Publication of New Scientific Paper on Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Global Mercury Treaty

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Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), announces the publication of the scientific paper Evaluating the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention on Mercury: Principles and recommendations for next steps, published by the journal Science of the Total Environment (now available online).

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Warmer Climate Could Lower Dengue Risk

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Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily.

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Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health

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Aug. 10, 2016─Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in far fewer serious illnesses and dramatically reduce missed days of school and work, according to a new analysis conducted by the American Thoracic Society and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University.

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A Surprising Way Laundry Adds Flame Retardants to Surface Waters

In recent years, evidence has been building suggesting that flame retardants, which are used in furniture and electronics, are potentially linked to health problems. And studies have shown that the substances leach out of products, and end up in indoor dust, air and in us. Now, scientists report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology how flame retardants in our homes could also be contaminating surface water through our laundry.

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Clearing the Air: Kansas State University Engineers to Engage Chicagoans in Air Pollution Monitoring

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded three Kansas State University researchers and seven Chicago organizations a $750,000 grant to investigate if giving communities access to low-cost portable air pollution monitoring devices could help improve air quality.

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Save the Date: August 10 Telebriefing New Web Tool Gives County Residents Ability to Search Ozone and PM Levels Where They Live;

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WHAT: On August 10, the American Thoracic Society and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University will share findings from their seminal report on the annual health benefits of meeting more protective air pollution standards as recommended by the ATS. The report focuses on ozone (O3), a component of smog, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), tiny particles that are released when fuel is burned by motor vehicles and power plants, and also other sources.

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Kavli Lectures: Combating Nerve Gas, Creating Genetic Code for Unnatural Materials

Using a unique technique to fight nerve gas and setting up a genetic code for synthetic materials will be the topics of a pair of Kavli Lectures at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place August 21-25 in Philadelphia.

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Pesticides Used to Help Bees May Actually Harm Them

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Honeybees from chlorothalanil-treated hives showed the greatest change in gut microbiome.

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UW’s Holloway to Lead NASA Health and Air Quality Initiative

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NASA established the Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team and this past week tapped Tracey Holloway, a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, to lead the multi-institutional effort to help make environmental satellite data more accessible and useful.

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New Virus Found During Investigation Into Largemouth Bass Fish Kill

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A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin’s Forest County. The previously unknown virus was isolated at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s La Crosse Fish Health Center from dead fish collected by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) during an investigation into a May 2015 fish kill in the northeastern Wisconsin lake.







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