Unraveling the gene-environment puzzle – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Scientists know that in many common diseases a person’s genes only tell part of the story. Environment plays a role too. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been studying the relationship between DNA and the environment …
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‘Walking Dead’ finale recap: Zombie science and a message about ecology – Los Angeles Times

So, this is the way Season One of “The Walking Dead” ends: not with a whimper, but with a giant, all consuming bang, a massive explosion that sees the CDC go up in huge, shooting walls of flame. Sincerest apologies to T.S. Eliot, but it appears that Rick …
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800 detained in protests against Jaitapur nuclear plant

A policewoman holds back of one of the villagers protesting against the nuclear power plant at Jaitapur in Maharashtra on Saturday.
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Sunday Morning QB: Jets coach Rex Ryan believes a fun environment can be a winning environment – New York Daily News

Rex Ryan is the the math teacher who is called into the principal’s office because he has his students playing blackjack to learn algebra, the history professor who skips through centuries because it’s old news and the camp counselor all the kids request …
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Ecology Project International Announces Three Awards in Mexico and US to Fund Conservation Educatio – PRLog (free press release)

PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 01, 2010 – BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO and CANYON, TEXAS – Three former participants of non-profit conservation education organization, Ecology Project International (EPI), were each granted cash prizes for proposals to …
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Who will pay for the environmental mess we’re in?

Poor nations are demanding trillion-dollar reparations to compensate for environmental damage, but getting rich countries to shell out – amid the worst slump since the Depression – won’t be easy. offers this guide to the climate summit
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Environment projects planned along the Sidney Book in Franklin and Union townships – NJ.com

Endangered bog turtles and other wetland species in and along the Sidney Brook could have safer home now that protection projects are under way by Union Township’s Environmental Commission. The Sidney Brook is a tributary to the South Branch of the …
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Science, ecology and fitness combine in new program at Pocopson Elementary – Daily Local News

Take 250 seedling trees, add in some eager elementary school kids and you get a project that’s ecologically sound and educational, too. For the last few days, students at Pocopson Elementary have been helping plant those 250 indigenous trees along a …
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hits 40

Forty years ago today, Republican president Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency . At the time the nation had no law mandating clean water, clean air or the safety of chemicals. Lead was still in all gasoline, and acid rain was poisoning the waterways downwind of the nation’s coal-burning power plants. Forty years later, we have the EPA to thank for reductions in air and …
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Iowa Supreme Court operating in ‘strange environment’ – Globe Gazette

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court is operating in “a strange environment” since three members were defeated in Nov. 2 retention votes, according to Justice David Wiggins. But he said the justices are “moving on” and expect to function through …
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