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Stories with subject: Environmental health
  • 3 S. Idaho family members hospitalized 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:55 pm
  • BURLEY, Idaho - Authorities in south-central Idaho say a girl and her parents have been flown to a hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

  • Son of Ala mayor, reality personality dies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:55 pm
  • ALBERTVILLE, Alabama - Authorities say accidental carbon monoxide poisoning killed a man who was the son of a north Alabama mayor and a reality television personality.

  • California men sent to prison in asbestos cleanup 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:22 pm
  • MERCED, California - Two Central California men accused of using high school students to remove cancer-causing asbestos from a building have been sentenced to federal prison.

  • Bremerton considers cracking down on raccoons 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:04 am
  • BREMERTON, Washington - As he pulled into his driveway off Olympus Drive one night, Jason Demerick's headlights caught the green, glowing eyes of more than a dozen raccoons in his yard.

  • Iowa inspector: Building is asbestos contaminated 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 8:07 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A state inspector says the fire-gutted Younkers building downtown is an asbestos-contaminated site and will require specialized removal.

  • Fire claims former Iowa department store building 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:48 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A massive fire swept through a more than century-old building that was being renovated in downtown Des Moines early Saturday morning, causing its upper floors to collapse and authorities to close down numerous streets.

  • Walker signs asbestos bill opposed by veterans 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:31 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday quietly signed into law a bill that critics say would delay and deny justice to those who seek damages in court after falling ill from exposure to asbestos.

  • Business owners testify against indoor smoke ban 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:40 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill that would ban smoking in indoor work places and public places in Alaska has drawn opposition from some business owners.

  • Daughter, aunt charged in Pa. man's estate thefts 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 9:32 am
  • PITTSBURGH - The district attorney says a Pittsburgh woman stole more than $41,000 from her father's estate, and illegally transferred ownership of his pickup truck worth $36,000 to her aunt.

  • WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:22 am
  • LONDON - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

  • WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 10:29 pm
  • LONDON - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.