Work Environment Index Drops to Its Lowest Point since Inception of Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index – Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON & NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Please be advised that Gallup and Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY – News ) today released the Gallup-Healthways Monthly U.S. Well-Being Report for February 2011. The Work Environment Index (WEI), measuring …
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With wife’s help, Reno man strives to beat paralysis – USA Today

“But we knew up to that point the doctors we had met weren’t going to be part of our walking plan.” With a degree in health ecology and physiology, Shawna Korgan was desperate for information including alternative therapies. “I knew there was so much we …
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Midcentury home keeps environment in mind – San Francisco Gate

Sue R. Olson doesn’t understand why people, especially in the Bay Area, choose to live in closed-in, compartmentalized homes. Olson, a Peninsula interior designer who runs Sue R. Olson Designs, has always been drawn to the open, indoor-outdoor living of …
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Cleanup Begins After Santa Cruz Tsunami Surge; Damage Estimated At $17M

The damage from Friday’s Tsunami surge in Santa Cruz’ waters are estimated at more than $17 million.
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Chevron appeals ruling in Ecuador Amazon case

US oil giant Chevron announced Friday it had lodged an appeal of an order by an Ecuadoran court requiring it to pay $9.5 billion dollars for environmental damage in the Amazon.
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Environment Min issues show-cause notice to Nirma cement factory – Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The environment ministry on Saturday issued a show cause to Nirma?s cement factory project in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat for ?permanent suspension of work and revocation of the environment clearance?, accorded to it in December 2008. The …
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Minister: China’s pollution remains very serious, economic growth impacts environment – Winnipeg Free Press

BEIJING, China – Pollution in China remains very serious as the country’s rapid economic growth brings new environmental problems, with nearly 1,000 contamination emergencies in the last five years, a minister said Saturday. Vice Environment Minister Zhang …
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State rejects well drilling ban, approves county plan for Lake Whatcom safeguards – Bellingham Herald

BELLINGHAM – The state Department of Ecology has rejected Mayor Dan Pike’s petition asking for a moratorium on new well drilling in the Lake Whatcom watershed, after Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen agreed to take other steps to protect the lake from …
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Damage at Santa Cruz harbor estimated at $15M

(UPDATED 5:30 P.M.) – Santa Cruz port district officials are estimating up to $15 million in damages to the harbor as well as boats docked within.
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Japanese Earthquake Shifted Earth’s Axis 10cm

According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology the earthquake in Japan this morning, which caused hundreds of casualties, “would have shifted the axis of rotation of the Earth nearly 10 cm.

A note explains that the INGV the impact of this event on the axis of rotation was much greater even than that of the great Sumatra earthquake of 2004 and probably second only to Chile earthquake of 1960.