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Green Oil Spill Clean-up ?

By: Rosemary Stephen PMed, (cert) EOH, IPM, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Darryl Carpenter, the VP of Florida-based CW Roberts Contracting, and sub-contractor Otis Goodson found that some types of hay have the ability to bind oil like a sponge [1]. These men may have the most ecologically viable way of dealing with the oil spill

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Harvesting Rainwater

Published on March 1, 2010 by in Water

By: Rosemary Stephen PMed, (cert) EOH, IPM, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Potable water is precious as only 1% of the earth’s water is suitable for human consumption [1]. Aquifers are increasingly under threat from unreliable weather patterns brought on by climate change as well as from development, from overpopulation and from deforestation. This means that

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Recommended Reads: The Global Issue of Water Scarcity

By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence Articles: Koerth-Baker, M. From the Toilet to the Tap (2009) BoingBoing. (On-line) Available: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/02/from-the-toilet-to-t.html And Rayl, A.J.S. Periscope Up (2009) Gustavus Adolphus College. (On-line) Available: http://gustavus.edu/events/nobelconference/2009/periscope-up.php. When it is cold, I always enjoy having a hot shower; standing under the water warms my bones. I do not give

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Heroes (and others) of Environmental & Public Health: Mini Bio #05 Sir Joseph Bazalgette

By: Susan-Marie Cronkite, PhD. Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819 – 1891) was a civil engineer in London, England during the Victorian period. In some ways, he was an ‘accidental’ Environmental Health hero, but through his work designing and building the first large, comprehensive sewer system in London, he saved hundreds of thousands of lives. The sewers

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In the News: Canadians want board to handle Devils Lake fight

Via: The Associated Press – BISMARCK, N.D. Author: By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press Writer. Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. “Officials in the Canadian province of Manitoba are pressing their federal government to take the latest disagreement with North Dakota over Devils Lake floodwaters to an international group that referees water disputes. North Dakota officials

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Climate Change and Environmental Refugees Part II: Can we Decrease the Number of Environmental Refugees ?

By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence In Part I we saw that we are in the midst of a global, human displacement crisis. Tension is already building in countries which are facing an increasing number of immigrants. Poverty, population growth and environmental issues such as drought and desertification, are the root causes of why

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In the News: NOAA Announces an Experimental Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Bulletin for Lake Erie

Via: NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Dept. of Commerce. Posted Sept. 17, 2009 “P redicting harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in the Great Lakes is now a reality as NOAA announces an experimental HAB forecast system in Lake Erie. HABs produce toxins that may pose a significant risk to human and animal

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Dead and Buried ?

Recommended Reads: Ravalli County: Few know where all the bodies are buried [1] & Dedicated Natural Burial Grounds [2] By: Rosemary Stephen, Elements: Environmental Health Intelligence I was reading the news on Google this morning when the following headline caught my attention: Ravalli County: Few know where all the bodies are buried. It proved to

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Mr. Del Brooks: NEHA interview

Published on July 23, 2009 by in Water

By: Kim Elton, Mambo NetCommunications inc. Mr. Del Brooks, a former Senior Executive in the health care industry, is currently the CEO of Joule Microsystems Canada, Inc. Joule Microsystems, in collaboration with several Canadian universities and the National Research Council of Canada, has developed a new, affordable, electronic system capable of providing 24/7 water monitoring

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NC State study finds better way to protect streams from construction runoff

Published on April 23, 2009 by in Water

Via: Eureka Alert, http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-04/ncsu-nss041709.php Contact: Dr. Rich McLaughlin rich_mclaughlin@ncsu.edu 919-515-7306 North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have found an exponentially better way to protect streams and lakes from the muddy runoff associated with stormwater around road and other construction projects. The alternative is lower or comparable in cost to commonly used

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