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By Nicholas Kristof © The New York Times Co. World leaders are gathering this week at the United Nations and proclaim their passion for ending poverty and hunger around the globe. This week, approximately 90,000 children under the age of 5 will die, mostly of preventable causes. As leaders discus...
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By Sam Metz and Rick Bowmer The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY>> It’s lunchtime at the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District and a colony of sabethes cyaneus — also known as the paddle-legged beauty for its feathery appendages and iridescent coloring — find their way to Ella Branham. ...
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The pandemic led to repeated closures in Denver and the U.S. amid poor ventilation     By Apoorva Mandavilli The New York Times On a sunny afternoon in a cluttered music room at East High in Denver, two sophomores practiced violin while their music teacher, Keith Oxman, labored over a...
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  By Tara Copp The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> No harmful levels of carcinogenic PCBs were found inside the missile launch facilities at F.E. Warren Air Force base in Wyoming, the service said Tuesday, as it looks for possible causes for cancers being reported among its nuclear missi...
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By Audrey McAvoy, Claire Rush and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher The Associated Press LAHAINA, Hawaii>> Two weeks after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century swept through the Maui community of Lahaina, authorities say anywhere between 500 and 1,000 people remain unaccounted for — a st...
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           FOREVER CHEMICALS More communities take makers to court as costs start to pile up   By John Aguilar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CASTLE ROCK>> They stand at least 30 feet tall and 10 feet across, eight giant baby blue tanks filled with what is th...
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         By Dana G. Smith The New York Times We are experiencing the hottest days in history. Heat waves have blanketed the Northern Hemisphere this week, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit on three continents. Extreme heat can be deadly for anyone, but olde...
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By Leah Willingham and Matthew Daly The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va.>> A half-century ago, the nation’s top health experts urged the federal agency in charge of mine safety to adopt strict rules protecting miners from poisonous rock dust. The inaction since — fueled by denials and lob...
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           PANDEMIC By Emily Anthes The New York Times Humans transmitted the coronavirus to white-tailed deer more than 100 times in late 2021 and early 2022, according to new research led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Se...
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By Emily Anthes The New York Times The United States is home to an enormous array of animal industries — including industrial agriculture, fur farming and the exotic pet trade — that pose a significant risk of creating infectious disease outbreaks in humans, according to a new report by experts at...
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By Jim Garcia Guest Commentary As we consider all the ways to make Denver a more equitable home for all our neighbors, there’s likely an issue that hasn’t yet made everyone’s list, though it impacts thousands each summer. The issue is increasing temperatures and a disparate lack of access to effi...
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By Tara Copp The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> A Pentagon study has found high rates of cancer among military pilots and for the first time has shown that ground crews who fuel, maintain and launch those aircraft are also getting sick. The data had long been sought by retired military aviat...
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By Michael Phillis and Amancai Biraben The Associated Press Minnesota regulators knew four months ago that radioactive waste had leaked from a nuclear power plant in Monticello — but they didn’t announce anything about the leak until last week. The delay in notifying the public about the November...
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Wes Sonnier, President, BioMedical Waste Solutions  Biomedical waste refers to any type of waste that is generated from the healthcare industry, including hospitals, clinics, and research facilities. This waste can include everything from sharps, such as needles and scalpels, to infectiou...
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DENVER>> Earth’s protective ozone layer is slowly but noticeably healing at a pace that would fully mend the hole over Antarctica in about 43 years, a new United Nations report says. A once-every-four-years scientific assessment found recovery in progress, more than 35 years after every natio...
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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission will move to regulate gas stoves as new research links them to childhood asthma.  ByAri Natter January 9, 2023 at 5:00 AM MST A federal agency says a ban on gas stoves is on the table amid rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by...
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By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press PORTLAND, MAINE » Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that’s prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the ec...
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By Lisa Rathke The Associated Press RICHMOND, VT. » Residents of a small community in Vermont were blindsided last month by news that one official in their water department quietly lowered fluoride levels nearly four years ago, giving rise to worries about their children’s dental health and transp...
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  By Lisa Jarvis Bloomberg Opinion You might not have heard of “forever chemicals,” but you’ve certainly been exposed to them. This large family of molecules can be found in everything from the wrapper on your take-out burger to the stainresistant fabric on your couch. You might unwittingly ...
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By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS » A U.N. investigator says contemporary forms of slavery are widely practiced around the world, including forced labor for China’s Uyghur minority, bonded labor for the lowest caste Dalits in South Asia, and domestic servitude in Gulf countri...
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