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- Studies: Students initially complained about healthier school food, but now it’s like totally not a big deal July 25, 2014Nearly two years ago, American schoolchildren began sitting down to healthier school lunches, thanks to new federal nutrition guidelines. Media reports of the nutrition upgrade weren’t terribly encouraging, with stories of unhappy kids, unhappy parents and politicians who think addressing childhood obesity is an example of the “nanny state.” However, recent […]
- Environmental reporter’s tale of EPA censorship July 24, 2014One reporter's tale of hoops and roadblocks trying to get an interview with an EPA official.
- Not an “accident”: Jose Alfredo Isagirrez-Mejia, 29 suffers fatal work-related injury at construction site in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida July 23, 2014This week's snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on July 21 at a construction site in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Researchers develop innovative way to detect fake malaria drugs that could save lives, deter counterfeiting July 22, 2014It looks like a simple piece of paper and it’s nearly as cheap, ideally costing just pennies. But despite its small size, it’s poised to make an enormous impact and potentially save thousands of lives.
- Piketty & Public Health July 21, 2014Thomas Piketty’s prediction that wealth inequality will grow in the future has been everywhere in the media. Piketty’s methods would help public health efforts to reduce health inequality.
- Mapping the lives and deaths of workers: An emerging way to tell the story of occupational health and safety July 18, 2014When Bethany Boggess first debuted her online mapping project, she didn’t expect it to attract so much attention. But within just six months of its launch, people from all over the world are sending in reports and helping her build a dynamic picture of the lives and deaths of workers.
- OSHA gave me a reason to visit at Recovery.gov July 17, 2014An OSHA news release about a cell tower inspection gave me reason to visit the White House's Recovery.gov website.
- Reynolds in Talks to Acquire Lorillard in Merger of Tobacco Rivals July 16, 2014Paradoxically the US anti-trust laws intended to protect competition and keep prices down for consumers could kill more Americans when it comes to the merger of two of the three largest tobacco companies.
- Occupational Health News Roundup July 15, 2014Workers at an Alabama car seat manufacturer speak out about workplace illnesses; worker death at a Pennsylvania sugar plant could have been prevented; Los Angeles activists join fight for a living wage; and income inequality gets a laugh.
- EPA’s trichloroethylene (TCE) risk assessment: Will it succeed in protecting workers? July 14, 2014What do these places have in common: Camp Lejeune in North Carolina; Mountain View, California, where Google headquarters are located; Endicott, NY – the birthplace of IBM; and 389 Superfund sites in at least 48 states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands? All are contaminated by trichloroethylene (TCE), a carcinogenic solvent. TCE's health hazards a […]
- CSUSA webinar on more equitable food access: j.mp/1nJaQHj 1 day ago
- #Drought means #hydroelectric swapped for #NG power - (fueling #fracking thirst, #vicious_cycle ?) - sfgate.com/science/articl… via @SFGate 1 week ago
- @agleader @mercnews , A peek into the secret cash for #water deals and the desperate #groundwater pumping that can result! 1 week ago
- RT @agleader: High-bidding farmers battle in #cawater auctions mercurynews.com/breaking-news/… via @MercNews #drought #farm #ag 1 week ago
- Sacbee - The Public Eye: As drought persists, frustration mounts over secrecy of California's well drilling logs sacb.ee/1xzDhus 1 week ago