Conservation should consider cumulative impacts.
Handling cumulative impacts during the environmental decision-making process. Falko Buschke, The Solitary Ecologist, April 21, 2014. According to our models, the decisions we make on how best to achieve sustainable outcomes may have the greatest impact in regions of the greatest conservation concern.
Arguments over Nisbit Mine Permit
County defends Nisbit Mine Permit. Chris Rogers, Winona Post, April 16, 2014. Last fall, after two years of public debate, backhoes started up at the 20-acre Nesbit mine. Lawyers are challenging the approval of the mine saying that the county should have required an Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
Chronic adversity shows signs of early genetic aging.
Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2014. By the time they have reached the fourth grade, African American boys who have run a childhood gauntlet of poverty, shifting family structure, harsh parenting and a mother's low mood and educational attainment will have signs of premature genetic aging.
Solar Projects need to address cumulative impacts
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Warns of Negative Impacts on Wildlife from Soitec Solar Projects. Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine, April 1, 2014. Soitec's four proposed solar projects on 1,490 acres in the Boulevard area of San Diego could negatively impact migratory birds, eagles, endangered butterflies and wildlife corridors, Karen Goebel, with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife concludes in a letter regarding the projects' draft Environmental Impact Report.
Race a Factor in Asthma Readmission Rates
Study: Race a factor in asthma readmission rates. Cincinnati Enquirer, March 27, 2014. This study shows that white children exposed to high levels of traffic-related pollution (TRAP) are three times more likely to be readmitted for asthma than white children with low pollution exposure. Pollution exposures were not associated with increased risk of readmission of black children, despite their having overall higher rates of asthma readmission than white children.
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