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Slideshow: With Gas Boom, Pennsylvania Fears New Toxic Legacy

May 14, 2012

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.

Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

Apr 25, 2012

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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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?

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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