Environmental Health

Deepwater Horizon & Tropical Storm Alex

June 29, 2010
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Tweet Here are some of the advances in the control of  BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico: Under the direction of the federal government, BP continues to capture some oil and burn gas at the surface using its containment dome technique, to optimize oil recovery from its leaking well. Progress continues in drilling relief […]

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BP Oil Spill…environmental catastrophe!

June 25, 2010
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Tweet It has been more than 8 weeks since one of BP’s oil rigs exploded and oil has been spewing out of it. Here is a quick look at the timeline of the events from May 24th – June 29th so far: May 24 – 27, 2010 May 24th It’s been over a month since […]

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The Blowout Preventer and Containment Dome Failed, What Now?

June 18, 2010
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Tweet Relief Well First, BP is drilling a relief well, and that’s has a very good chance of working (unless something really unexpected happens while drilling, such are terrible weather on the surface or something wrong with the equipment or rock formation under the seabed). The problem with it is that it is estimated that […]

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BP Oil Spill…environmental calamity!

June 16, 2010
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Tweet It has been 8 weeks since one of BP’s oil rigs exploded and oil has been spewing out of it. Here is a quick look at the timeline of the events so far: April 20-30, 2010 ·        Tuesday, April 20, 2010: The Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible offshore drilling rig in the […]

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National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) – April 11-17, 2010

April 11, 2010
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Tweet Be Water and Energy Wise The National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day. Since its inception in 2005, EE Week inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. It connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students’ understanding of the […]

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World Water Day 2010 – March 22, 2010

March 17, 2010
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Tweet World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on the world’s water crisis, as well as the solutions to address it.  This day is dedicated to the theme of water quality and its importance as a resource to sustain healthy ecosystems and human […]

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Rethinking Systems Approach for Waterborne Disease Prevention

January 22, 2010
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Tweet Author: Dr. Baloch To understand the environmental antecedents of waterborne disease outbreaks and to implement an integrated prevention strategy in the wake of new challenges posed by climate change, current land use practices, and emerging/re-emerging diseases, it is necessary to consider and examine the watershed system. The watershed system is based upon the movement […]

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“Understanding Spatio-Temporal Dimensions of Environmental Assessments in Food borne Illness Outbreaks associated with Leafy Green Produce”

January 19, 2010
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Tweet Author: Dr. Baloch Background: The alarming increase in the number of foodborne outbreaks associated with the consumption of leafy green produce has been a major cause of concern recently. Among 10,421 foodborne illness outbreaks reported during 1973-2006, 502 (4.8%) outbreaks, 18,242 (6.5%) illnesses, and 15 (4.0%) deaths were associated with leafy greens. Field investigations […]

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