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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 08/2011

Omar Freilla Grows Green Jobs In The Bronx

Posted 08.03.2011 | Black Voices

Omar Freilla returned to the South Bronx in the late 1990s with a master's degree in environmental science and a mission: to plant the seeds for a gre...

Ehrlichia: New Tick Infection May Be Linked To Environmental Change

Posted 08.04.2011 | Green

If the rising risks of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis or Babesiosis weren't reasons enough to take extra precautions while outdoors this summer -- and to ...

Sewer Overflows: Heavy Rain, Old Pipes, More People Make A 'Perfect Storm'

Posted 08.08.2011 | Green

In the middle of last month's record heat wave, New York City warned its residents against cooling off in their local waterways. A four-alarm blaze ha...

New Shellfish Poison Found In U.S. Waters Caused By Algal Bloom

Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

The bright red skull-and-crossbones signs are hard to miss and increasingly common on Pacific Northwest beaches. A whole new fleet just popped up alon...

Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farming

Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

"Here's the big secret that no one wants to talk about: We're not very good at keeping what's inside a cow's intestines out of the meat." The roomf...

Dengue Fever Prevention: Vaccinating Mosquitoes With Bacteria To Protect People

Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

Dengue fever is on the rise around the world. As traditional folk dancers teach prevention in India, hospitals in the Philippines desperately add beds...

Your Nose Knows: The Invisible Threat of 'Thirdhand Smoke'

Posted 08.26.2011 | Green

Before this week, employees at the Indiana University Health medical center were free to step off the nonsmoking campus and light up a cigarette. Sure...

Hurricane Irene's Health Risks Likely To Linger

Posted 08.27.2011 | Green

Hurricane Irene's powerful one-two punch of high winds and heavy rainfall will undoubtedly result in dangerous airborne debris, fallen trees and flash...

Hurricane Irene 2011: Climate Change To Blame?

Posted 08.27.2011 | Green

It's been one of the most hotly debated questions this week: Is climate change driving Hurricane Irene? "No one is going to point to Irene and say ...

Weather Satellites And Storm Warnings Threatened By Federal Budget Cuts

Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

Detailed images taken by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites over the last several days enabled weather forecasters to p...

Hurricane Irene Exposes Creaky American Infrastructure

Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

In the winter of 1992, a nor'easter sent a storm surge over the floodwall guarding the southern tip of Manhattan. Seawater quickly overwhelmed major r...