Category: Environmental Issues

health and sustainability

A Hopeful Cancer Treatment The question of cutting down or preserving old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest has been a controversial issue for years. Now a specific tree in the forest — previously thought of as economically useless — is adding fuel to the already heated debate. Bark and needles from the Pacific yew tree […]

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health and sustainability

Oil Spill School Anyone in pursuit of job security should take a look at the oil spill cleanup business. With about 10,000 spills on America’s waterways every year — or one spill every 53 minutes — there’s plenty of work. And if you count chemical spills, the numbers triple. Dr. Roy Hann, Jr. has been […]

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health and sustainability

Soil Contamination Threatens Public Health A simple soil test could improve the growth of your vegetables and possibly the health of your children. The Chaney-Mielke soil test will help parents determine if the soil in their yard contains enough lead to threaten the health of their children. After using leaded gasolines and paints in our […]

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biosolids risk assessment

Sewage Sludge Now Dumped On Farms, Ranches, Playgrounds U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator William K. Reilly visited New York City today to mark the end of dumping sewage sludge in the ocean. New York City has met the terms of its agreement to stop transporting and dumping its sludge in the ocean by June 30, […]

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