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Forget RFS, Pollution Tax or Cap-and-Trade Key to Tackling Air Pollution

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Rutgers Names New Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute Director

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Helmut Zarbl will link the institute with the university’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, promote collaboration between education and research

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Tumbling Bumblebee Populations Linked to Fungicides

When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact.

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Pulling Iron Out of Waste Printer Toner

Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environment. One group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they have devised a method to recycle the residual powder in “empty” cartridges into iron using temperatures that are compatible with existing industrial processes.

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oil, cooking oil, kitchen safety, Indoor Air Pollution, hot oil, Air Quality, explosive droplets, Cooking, Jeremy Marston, Chao Li, Tadd Truscott, Mohammad Mansoor, Texas Tech University, Utah State University, Division of Fluid Dynamics, DFD, American Physical Society, APS

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Exposure to Benzene During Pregnancy: A Pilot Study Raises Concerns in British Columbia

Université de Montréal research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of a benzene biomarker in their urine that was 3.5 times higher than that found in women from the general Canadian population.

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Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and the institutional infrastructure failures that led to the Flint water crisis will be discussed at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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Climate Report: Get Ready for More Surprises in Warming Climate

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The Climate Science Special Report, released last week by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, details the science behind global warming and its current and potential impacts on the American economy, communities, public health and infrastructure. One of the report’s lead authors is Robert E. Kopp, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, director of Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) and co-director of Rutgers’ Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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India, China, Asia, Pollution, Sustainability, coal, oil, Environment, Climate Change, Economics, Health Care

As Pollution Skyrockets in India, Health Care Costs Poised to Mount







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