Health

Clinton Says Damage to Environment Must Be Repaired
April 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that it's critical to repair damage to the environment and urged young people to make it a top issue during the presidential campaign. Clinton touted her plans to create a strategic energy fund, invest oil companies' "windfall profits" in renewable energy efforts.

Studies Line Up on Parkinson's-Pesticides Link
April 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Evidence that pesticides can cause Parkinson's disease is stronger than it has ever been after a meeting of experts who have put together links in animals and people, scientists say.

Study Shows Sudden Sea Level Surges Threaten One Billion
April 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Kahn, Reuters

More than one billion people live in low-lying areas where a sudden surge in sea level could prove as disastrous as the 2004 Asian tsunami, according to new research presented Thursday.

Third World Crops Get $37.5 Million Gene Storage Aid
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

A $37.5 million seed storage plan will help safeguard crops vital for developing nations from global warming and other threats, the head of a U.N.-backed scheme said on Thursday.

Lights Out in Ontario for Incandescent Bulbs
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Canadian province of Ontario will ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2012 as part of a broader effort to cut energy use, provincial officials said on Wednesday.

Small Gusinesses Go Green, Using More Environmentally Friendly Products and Practices
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press

The expression "going green" might have a gimmicky sound, but for small businesses, selling environmentally friendly products and services can be very profitable. And even companies whose line of work is more traditional can benefit from using green products and practices.

Study Suggests Ethanol May Cause More Smog, Deaths
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Switching from gasoline to ethanol -- touted as a green alternative at the pump -- may create dirtier air, causing slightly more smog-related deaths, a new study says.

EPA Agrees To Reduce Lead in Products for Children Because of Health Hazard
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Companies that make or distribute toys, zippers and other children's products will face tougher government scrutiny to keep out any lead that could poison and kill children or harm their brain development.

U.S. Army Signs French Company To Incinerate Nerve Agent Waste
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Rick Callahan, Associated Press

The Army, thwarted in two previous bids to dispose of chemical waste from the destruction of a deadly VX nerve agent stockpile, has contracted with a French company to incinerate the waste at a Texas plant, but environmentalists said they will fight that effort as well.

Now Cancer-Free, NBC News Correspondent Anne Thompson Takes on Environmental Beat
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson has been appointed the network's new environmental affairs reporter, a job she attributes in part to her battle with breast cancer. She felt the environment is an issue foremost on people's minds that had not been covered extensively on network television.

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