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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 09/2011

Firefighter Cancer Tied To Ground Zero Exposure, New Study Says

Posted 09.01.2011 | New York

Firefighters who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, selflessly exposing themselves to the toxic dust that clouded Ground Zero, were 19 percent m...

Alec Baldwin Knocks Nuclear Power, Calls Reactors 'Filthy'

Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

Hard hit by the shaking ground and surging waters, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station suffered catastrophic equipment failures, nuclear meltd...

Obama's Ozone Standards Retreat Angers Environmental Groups, Ignores Science

Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

"Ridiculous." "Illegal." "Dangerous." President Barack Obama's decision to shelve a proposed tightening of ozone standards has prompted a deluge of an...

9/11 Health Watch: Zadroga Act Watchdog Ensuring 9/11 Bill Fulfills Promises

Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

After a nearly decade-long battle, supporters of the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act celebrated its passage into law this January. Now, they...

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Is Just Beginning

Posted 09.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

GAO Urges Improved Federal Efforts To Address Antibiotic-Resistance Stemming From Farms

Posted 09.15.2011 | Green

Just days after Cargill announced its second major recall in the last two months of ground turkey linked to antibiotic-resistant salmonella, a new re...

EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Regulations, Raising Concerns Over Climate Change And Public Health

Posted 09.16.2011 | Green

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement yesterday that it will miss a Sept. 30 deadline for issuing new rules on greenhouse gas emissi...

Hope In The Face Of Hunger: Women, Micronutrients, Conservation Could Fend Off Food Insecurity

Posted 09.22.2011 | Green

In the coming months, an estimated 750,000 Somalian people face starvation due to severe drought and famine. "The Horn of Africa is huge wake up ca...

Erik Rasmussen Urges Action On Climate Change: 'We Are Running Out Of Time' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.23.2011 | Green

Denmark's Erik Rasmussen, one of the world's leading figures in the public debate over climate change, shares his colleagues' frustrations over the wi...

TRAIN Act To Limit Clean Air Protection Passes The House

Posted 09.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. House of Representatives forwarded a bill on Friday that environmental leaders warn would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's abi...

Wangari Maathai Knew Nature Pays Huge Dividends -- If We Let It

Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

Wangari Maathai knew her country's wilderness was priceless. Still, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- who died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 71 --...

Simple Technologies Can Improve The Lives Of Millions In Developing World, Say Global Health Leaders

Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

Delivering babies in the dark, breathing toxic smoke in the kitchen and walking miles to fetch water -- not to mention boiling every drop before its p...

'Contagion' Connections: How Links Among Humans, Animals And The Environment May Be Spawning A New Class Of Infectious Diseases

Posted 09.30.2011 | Green

The first in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Bronx Zoo pathologist ...