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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 07/2011

New E-Waste Regulations Introduced By State And Local Governments

Posted 07.01.2011 | Green

Residents of North and South Carolina can no longer toss their old laptops, flat-screen TVs or a host of other unwanted gadgets out with the trash sta...

Satellite Images May Help Predict The Next Cholera Outbreak

Posted 07.06.2011 | Green

As cholera continues to ravage parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America -- reportedly reaching Puerto Rico and Hong Kong this week --...

Toxic Metals In 'Clean' Shop Towels May Pose A Health Risk To Some Workers

Posted 07.11.2011 | Green

Once a week, a batch of freshly laundered red towels, sealed in plastic, arrives at the Atlas Garage on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, while 100 or...

California Deploys Wasps, Scientists Highlight More Green Alternatives To Pesticides

Posted 07.13.2011 | San Francisco

The 15 million wasp eggs scattered across neighborhoods in Sacramento and San Luis Obispo counties represent a rare return to historical methods of pe...

Doody Calls: The Importance Of Scooping Your Dog's Poo

Posted 07.14.2011 | Green

The girl and her dog, they were fine (wow) Until they left a doody -- that's a crime (bow wow) Performer Martin Luther sings to the familiar tun...

Eat Less Meat And Cheese, Environmental Group Recommends

Posted 07.18.2011 | Green

Gidon Eschel, a professor of climate physics at Bard College in New York, spent much of his youth in Israel with cows — tending to a dairy farm as a...

NOAA Radios Become Critical As Extreme Weather Events Increase

Posted 07.20.2011 | Green

In the middle of the night on February 6, 2008, Alabama weatherman Dan Satterfield went on air to warn his viewers to take cover: a severe tornado was...

Government's New Electronics Stewardship Strategy Not Strong Enough, Experts Say

Posted 07.21.2011 | Green

On Wednesday, the U.S. government launched a new initiative to push for the responsible and sustainable management of electronic products -- from gree...

Heat Wave And Air Pollution: A Double-Whammy Of Health Risks

Posted 07.22.2011 | Green

New Hampshire and Maine are probably not the first places that come to mind when you think of air pollution. In fact, cities from both states were rec...

EPA Delays Ozone Standards, Postpones Public Health Protections

Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

On July 11, just days before a record heat wave steamrolled through Washington, D.C., triggering "Code Orange" and "Code Red" smog alerts, the White H...

Climate Change Brings Water Worries To U.S. Cities, NRDC Report

Posted 07.27.2011 | Green

You might say that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had good timing with their Tuesday release of a new report on water-related impacts of...

Cell Phone Study 'Misleading': Children May Still be At Increased Cancer Risk, Experts Say

Posted 07.28.2011 | Healthy Living

"Cell Phones Don’t Increase Cancer Risk in Kids." From USA Today to CBS News, variations of this hopeful-sounding headline now abound after yesterda...