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Navy to test drinking water near base for contamination

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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The Navy will test the drinking water of residents whose homes border Naval Base-Kitsap to determine whether there are dangerous levels of contamination from firefighting foam once used at Bangor. The Kitsap Sun reports that if any homes in areas bordering the base are found to …

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Andes Meltdown: New Insights Into Rapidly Retreating Glaciers

Andes Meltdown: New Insights Into Rapidly Retreating Glaciers

Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims gather at one of Peru’s most sacred glaciers — the Colquepunco, located at the heart of the Cordillera Vilcanota, near Cusco. Draped in brightly colored ponchos, adorned with iridescent plumes, and carrying large religious symbols, pilgrims from all walks of life come to …

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Imagine your child is playing on a climbing frame. They lean out too far and loo…

Imagine your child is playing on a climbing frame. They lean out too far and loo...

Imagine your child is playing on a climbing frame. They lean out too far and look like they’re about to fall off a two metre ledge. What do you do? Chances are you dash towards the climbing frame with a speed you didn’t know you possessed! Now imagine that someone …

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Japan planning to release over a million tonnes of radioactive water into sea from Fukushima power plant

Japan planning to release over a million tonnes of radioactive water into sea from Fukushima power plant

Massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at Japan’s Fukushima power plant could be released into the sea under plans provisionally accepted by the country’s government. Tokyo Electric has collected nearly 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water from cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was …

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Privatisation, public health and the ‘water lords’

Privatisation, public health and the 'water lords'

Michigan Court of Appeals, the US state’s second-highest court, ruled against Nestlé’s Ice Mountain water brand last month. The court ruled that Nestlé’s commercial water-bottling operation is “not an essential public service” nor is theirs a public water supply. This is a huge victory for Osceola Township, a small Michigan town that blocked Nestlé from building …

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Lessons Learned from Chagas Disease

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Putting Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Spotlight: Lessons Learned from Chagas Disease by Maria del Pilar Fernandez |January 30, 2020 Photos of a “kissing bug,” whose feces can spread the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Photo: CDC Today, January 30th 2020, is the inaugural World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. For …

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The environmental impact of Brexit

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Following the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Act, Brexit is set to go ahead on Friday 31st January and the UK will begin the process of cutting ties with the European Union, its laws and its institutions. But what does Brexit mean for the UK’s environment? EU Environmental Law – …

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Airbnb wants to send you to the Bahamas for free ⁠— but there’s a catch

Airbnb wants to send you to the Bahamas for free ⁠— but there’s a catch

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon Airbnb — the online marketplace for travel lodging and touristy experiences — is searching for five people to drop everything and take a free two-month trip to the Bahamas. The catch? You have to want to help …

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