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Porter Ranch residents exposed to Aliso Canyon gas leak have uranium, lithium and other chemicals in their bodies

Published: 
Tue, 10/17/2017 (All day)

High levels of uranium, lithium and a synthetic chemical used to make plastics were present in the urine and hair samples of residents who live near the site of the massive 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, according to results released Saturday by a local physician.

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Nearing a Climate Legacy

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Energy

The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst consequences of climate change. 

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China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas

Published: 
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:21pm
Category: 
Energy

Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames. 

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Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year, World Health Organization Report Finds

Published: 
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:48pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

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It’s the Sugar, Folks

Published: 
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:29am
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one.