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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 07/2012

3M Incinerator Can Burn Outside Hazardous Waste, Minnesota Says In Defeat For Residents

Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
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Bets Thorkelson's opposition to 3M Co.'s hazardous waste incinerator began in the mid-1990s, when she learned that four moms of boys on her sons' hock...

Heat Wave Health Woes: Hot Temperatures And Excess Pollution Put Children At Risk

Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

"Heat Finds Victims From Seashore to the Rockies." This New York Times headline is from July 9, 1921, but could well have been printed any day thi...

West Nile Virus vs. Pesticides: Sick Neighbors Face Off Over Mosquito Spraying

Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

Rosemary Bilchak and her husband, Gordon MacAlpine, were eating on their porch when they heard the engine of the pesticide fogger rev up next door. ...

Mosquito Squad Denies 'Dread Skeeter' Character Targets Children

Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

Environmental health experts, advocates and legislators convened at Yale University on Tuesday to discuss the use of man-made pesticides and the healt...

Chemistry Lessons: Living With Rachel Carson's Legacy

Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of our new weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store. As you read this, a menagerie...

Pesticide Drift, Sick Rural Residents Force Face-Off With Big Agriculture

Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

Bonnie Wirtz recalls the nurse practitioner's private words as she was released from a rural Minnesota hospital last month: "I want to let you know th...

Safe Chemicals Act Could Reverse Burden Of Proof For Toxic Chemicals, Protect Children

Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

The numbers can overwhelm any parent, or parent-to-be. Ninety-nine percent of pregnant American woman carry multiple manmade chemicals in their bo...

West Nile Fears Prompt Cities, Private Companies To Step Up Pesticide Attacks On Mosquitoes

Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

It's raining from the skies above Sacramento, Calif., and Miami. It's blasting out the back of trucks in Chicago and shooting from backpack-mounted gu...