"Pollutants Long Gone, But Disease Carries On"

"Exposure to certain pollutants early in a rat’s pregnancy can foster disease in her offspring during their adulthood as well as in subsequent generations, a new study shows. A wide range of pollutants elicited such lasting effects, despite future generations never encountering the triggering pollutant."

Source: Science News, 02/29/2012

"Obama Administration Strengthens Environmental Justice Efforts"

"Federal agencies [Monday] released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps they will take to protect communities facing serious health and environmental risks, particularly low-income, minority and tribal populations."

Source: ENS, 02/28/2012

"TransCanada Renewing Request to Build Keystone Pipeline"

"TransCanada said Monday that it would reapply for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canadian oil sands formations in Alberta to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, assuring that the fiercely contested project will remain a source of political heat throughout the presidential campaign.

Source: NY Times, 02/28/2012


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