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Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Discover Heavy Metal Contamination In Northern Mexico
...0 meters of smelters and refineries located in the cities
ofTorren, Monterrey, and Chihuahua. Smelters and ...mination such as arsenic, cadmium, andlead. These cities
have dry, dusty climates with residential areas lacking anysubstantial ground cover such as grass or...
Iron Supplemented Formula Milk Should Be Free For Inner City Children Into Their Second Year Of Life
...iency anaemia is common in infants living in inner cities
who are given unmodified cow's milk during their first year. Based on a sample of 100 children living in the centre of Birmingham, the authors found that giving an infant an iron supplemented formula milk for the first 18 months of life not only pr...
Research Reveals Environmental Injustice In N.C. Communities With Large Hog Farms
....residents. They excluded the state's five largest cities
and western countieswith no intensive hog production. "Eight hundred and eleven operations were located in the 20 percent ofblock groups with the most poverty while only 43 operations were located in the20 percent of block groups with the lea...
Testing Restaurant Compost For Greenhouses
...'d liketo.'" Reputedly one of the "greenest" small cities
in America, Ithaca is filled withbackyard composte... or grocery storewastes. Neither do other cities
in the state, according to Ellen Z. Harrision,director of the Waste Management Institute at Cornell....
New Hampshire Study Shows Well Water Has Higher Arsenic Levels Than Municipal Water
... south central parts of the state, mostly near the cities
ofManchester and the state capital, Concord, accor...echanges in the MCL will directly affect towns and cities
regulated by the U.S.EPA, they have no regulatory consequences for domestic wells, which are defined...
Study Defines Scope Of Vaccine-Preventable Infections
...stance in S. pneumoniaewas significantly higher in cities
than in rural areas, and Dr. Steinhoffpostulated that this was due to the higher availability of over-the-counterantibiotics in cities. Thus, in New Delhi and Vellore, respectively, S.pneumoniae resistance to cotrimoxazole was found in 78 and 39 perc...
European and U.S. attitude differences towards GM foods explained in the 16 July 1999 issue of Science
...nvironmental resource to be enjoyed by people from cities
and countrysidealike. In contrast, most Americans do not considered farms to be typicalvacation spots. The researchers have also found that the European public seems to be approachingthe food biotechnology debate from a different angle than experts u...
Smog impacts: Hurtling through airways, tiny particles may do more damage than previously assumed
...r levels of fine pollutant particles rise in major cities
suchas New York and Philadelphia, an increased number of people die or enterhospitals, according to Wexler. Epidemiological studies, comparing weather andair-quality data with mortality and morbidity statistics, "tend to suggest aconnection," he says...
Ship sulfur emissions found to strongly impact worldwide ocean and coastal pollution
...s in the north. This is most important for coastal cities
that receivethe brunt of sulfur pollution from ships. This study was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundationand the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon....
Hurricane Floyd signal of a new weather era?
...an and resulting decades ofdestruction for coastal cities
of the United States. This process, which...er things, it means that East Coast and Gulf Coast cities
arein for at least 15 more years of unusually frequent and destructive hurricanes.And that residents...
USGS designs fishway for Little Falls Dam
...ober 12. "For seven years I've watched hundreds of cities
restore their communities byrestoring their rivers," said Babbitt. "Since 1959, Little Falls dam has keptseven species of shad, herring, perch and striped bass from spawning in ourneighborhood. That ends today. Under an innovative new fishway design...
UVic creates research chair on drinking water ecology
... senior chair Dr. Asit Mazumder. "As our towns and cities
grow, we need to have a better understanding of how watersheds and reservoirs work so that informed management decisions can be made based on credible science." This is especially true in B.C., he says. "The rest of the world is losing its water qu...
Human plague cases increasing in Southwest
...d health care professionals can determine if their cities
and towns have received higher-than-normal precipitation, and increase their cognizance for plague patients," the researchers write....
UF research suggests widely used models may under predict pollution
... and other sources in many of the nation's largest cities
may significantly underestimate pollution levels. ...r study is warranted." Many of the nation's large cities
and urban regions use air quality models to predict the outcome of pollution control efforts such as...
ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF
...ess and response program to enable more states and cities
to be protected. ASM endorses fiscal year 2001 NSF budget request President Clinton's FY 2001 budget request, includes $4.6 billion in research and education initiatives for the National Science Foundation. The $675 million increase (17%), if ap...
Exposures to second-hand smoke lower than believed, ORNL study finds
...pon findings of an earlier ORNL study involving 16 cities
and more than 1,500 subjects nationwide. In that study, test subjects wore separate air sampling devices at work and away from work over a 24-hour period. Results from this approach differ dramatically from stationary air sampling, which does not tak...
The future of planet earth: scientific challenges in the coming century
...ric power, navigation, flood prevention, water for cities
and industry and dilution of wastes. These objectives are still valid, but the values and laws under which these systems operate today have a number of added objectives: enhancement of aquatic and streamside or riparian habitat, recreational opportu...
It's not such 'a wonderful life' living next door to a liquor store
...study, "people in community-based organizations in cities
like Los Angeles, Washington, New Orleans, Oakland and Chicago have become aware of a link between higher densities of alcohol outlets and higher incidences of alcohol-related outcomes." In other words, those neighborhoods with greater access to alc...
International trade imperils U.S. plants, animals and crops
...material and is destroying street trees in several cities
in the East," she said. "It has a very wide host range and, while it is currently feasting on a variety of maple species, it has the potential to expand to many other types of trees." Crop weeds accounted for $26 billion in loss and control last ye...
Aerosol pollutants in atmosphere likely masking global warming
.... But pollution tracks from huge, nearly adjacent cities
such as those in the Northeast United States, for example, are virtually invisible because of the perpetual pollution that hangs in the atmosphere, he said. "Rosenfeld's work points to locales where in situ observations should be made to pinpoin...
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