health

The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers
11:10 am
Mon May 14, 2012

With Gas Boom, Pennsylvania Fears New Toxic Legacy

NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:55 am

In Pennsylvania, there's an industrial revolution going on. Battalions of drilling rigs are boring into the earth to extract natural gas from an underground layer of shale called the Marcellus formation.

And as the wells multiply all along the western end of the state, people worry they may be facing another toxic legacy.

The first one came from coal mining. All over the state, you can see bright orange rivers and streams. The aquatic life was killed by acidic runoff from abandoned mines.

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The Salt
12:02 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 9:29 am

Mad cow disease has been detected in a cow in California, the first time since 2006 that the deadly disease has surfaced in the U.S.

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Farmers Market Minute
8:55 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Blood Orange

Blood oranges are becoming an expected Louisiana citrus product.
Richard McCarthy marketumbrella.org

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute… You knew Valentine's Day is today, right? Oh, no, did it catch you off guard?

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Public Health
4:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

City Scrambles to Find Mental Health Beds At Risk From LSU Cuts

LSU is planning $15 million in cutbacks for mental health services provided at the interim hospital in New Orleans.

A proposal to cut mental services at the Interim LSU hospital system in New Orleans has officials scrambling to find space to treat the mentally ill. Officials say the cuts are not only a health issue, but also a matter of public safety.

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