Environmental Health

Humans Have Relied on Honeybees for 9,000 Years -- Now a Decline

"With the help of 20 years’ worth of research and thousands of prehistoric shards of pottery, a large group of scientists have presented evidence that the deep relationship between humans and honeybees is far older than we thought — giving us just one more reason to care about the conservation of a species that we’ve relied on for thousands of years."

Source: Wash Post, 11/12/2015

"Arizona Copper Smelter to Slash Emissions, Pay $163M"

"Mexican copper miner, smelter, and refiner ASARCO must pay more than $163 million to settle U.S. government charges that the company broken the law by releasing hazardous air pollutants, including lead and arsenic, from its primary copper smelter in Hayden, Arizona."

Source: ENS, 11/12/2015

"Public Housing Nationwide May Be Subject to Smoking Ban"

"Smoking would be prohibited in public housing homes nationwide under a proposed federal rule to be announced on Thursday, a move that would affect nearly one million households and open the latest front in the long-running campaign to curb unwanted exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke."

Source: NY Times, 11/12/2015


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