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Anti-fracking group points to diminishing water supply

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A study on the nation’s groundwater supply released by the journal Nature is giving fracking opponents some fresh ammunition.


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US, Mexico sign agreement on border environmental issues

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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Mexico’s Secretary for the Environment and Natural Resources Juan Elvira Quesada yesterday signed the Border 2020 U.S.-Mexico Environmental program agreement which wil laddress high priority environmental and public health problems in the 2,000 mile border region.


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International coalition calls for global asbestos ban

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Epidemiologists and other health experts from more than 20 countries are calling for a global ban on the mining, use and export of all forms of asbestos because exposure to the toxic chemical causes mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestiosis.


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Report warns of “serious gaps” in European nano hazard awareness

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A report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) warns of a lack of awareness about occupational exposure to nanomaterials.


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Fracking advocates fight fire with film

Oil, gas industry uses movies to counter negative publicity
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It’s “Truthland” versus “Gasland.” The American Petroleum Institute (API) hosted a film festival recently in Washington, D.C. during which excerpts from several pro-fracking films were screened. The event was a response to the critical-of-fracking documentary “Gasland,” by independent filmmaker Josh Fox.


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Report: Inactivity as dangerous as smoking

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New research links a lack of exercise to cancer, diabetes and heart disease – a triple threat combination that has causes approximately the same number of fatalities as smoking.


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State policies, oversight of fracking inadequate, water quality group says

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In a new report , OMB Watch finds that state oversight laws requiring disclosure of the chemicals used in natural gas fracking are in need of an overhaul. The group claims that disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is spotty and incomplete, and essential safeguards are missing.


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Michaels: The U.S. and E.U. "need each other more than ever"

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Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor For Occupational Safety and Health, spoke recently at the Seventh EU/US Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health Brussels, Belgium.


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ASSE expands its global reach with new chapters in Middle East, Mexico

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During its recent Safety 2012 conference in Denver, CO, the American Society of Safety Engineers officially approved a new chapter in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a new section in Mexico.


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OSHA, SCHC to hold free webinar on revised Hazard Communication Standard

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On August 13 from 1-2:30 PM EST, the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) will host a free webinar to present information on implementing OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard in the United States.


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