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Sharon Steel Superfund site in Midvale, Utah among sites on redevelopment focus list

12:19 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Superfund sites in Libby, Montana among sites on redevelopment focus list

12:13 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Eagle Mine Superfund site in Eagle County, Colo. among sites on redevelopment focus list

12:08 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Dubuque, Iowa, Superfund Site Included in EPA Redevelopment Focus List

12:05 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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North Kansas City, Missouri, Superfund Site Included in EPA Redevelopment Focus List

12:03 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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EPA Releases Superfund Redevelopment Focus List; Includes MDI Site in Houston

10:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

Contact: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 (tel:214-665-2200) or r6press@epa.gov (mailto:r6press@epa.gov)

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Declining trust in facts, institutions imposes real-world costs on US society, report finds

16 Jan 17:07 | U.S. News

Americans' reliance on facts to discuss public issues has declined significantly in the past two decades, leading to political paralysis and collapse of civil discourse, according to a RAND Corporation report. read more »

Anxiety: An early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

16 Jan 14:02 | U.S. News

A new study suggests an association between elevated amyloid beta levels and the worsening of anxiety symptoms. The findings support the hypothesis that neuropsychiatric symptoms could represent the early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease in older adults. read more »

Research suggests Trump's 'Muslim ban' produced rare shift in public opinion

15 Jan 17:02 | U.S. News

President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on Jan. 27, 2017, effectively barring individuals from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.read more »

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

15 Jan 11:59 | U.S. News

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

unk food tax is legally and administratively viable, finds new analysis

12 Jan 17:06 | U.S. News

An original analysis by researchers finds that a federal tax on junk food is both legally and administratively feasible. The article points to using an excise tax paid by junk food manufacturers, rather than a sales tax for consumers.read more »

Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their minds

12 Jan 11:05 | U.S. News

Bad weather affects U.S. voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study by researchers finds that the Republican Party's advantage when it rains may be due in part to voters changing their partisan preference that day.read more »

Recent spikes in homicide rates don't tell whole story: study

11 Jan 15:08 | U.S. News

Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new UT Dallas research published in the journal Homicide Studies found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past 55 years.read more »

Analysis finds E-cigarettes a safer option than smoking

11 Jan 14:03 | U.S. News

Quitting smoking is among the top New Year's resolutions, but is notoriously difficult to do and often requires multiple attempts and strategies.read more »

Join 7,000 + Floridians: Tell FP&L to quit fracking with Florida!

11 Jan 09:49 | U.S. News

Hello Deanne, Soon, utility regulators appointed by Gov. Scott will decide whether to allow Florida Power and Light (FPL) to build another fracked gas power plant in South Florida.

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The future of grocery shopping: Faster, cheaper, smaller

10 Jan 17:10 | U.S. News

Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition.read more »

Jeans made with child labor? People choose willful ignorance

10 Jan 12:23 | U.S. News

Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have been made unethically: They simply forget they ever knew it.read more »

Overwatch League(TM) Inaugural Season Begins Today

10 Jan 08:03 | Business

First major global professional city-based league opens new era inread more »

EPA awards over $8 million to states and tribes fpr 2017 Brownfields Response Grants

9 Jan 15:31 | U.S. News

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Want to make money with stocks? Never ever listen to analysts say researchers

9 Jan 15:19 | U.S. News

Investors probably expect that following the suggestions of stock analysts would make them better off than doing the exact opposite. Nevertheless, recent research by Nicola Gennaioli and colleagues shows that the best way to gain excess-returns would be to invest in the shares least favored by analysts.read more »

EPA Proposes to Add River City Metal Finishing Site in San Antonio, Texas, to the National Prioritie

9 Jan 13:42 | U.S. News

s List to Clean Up Contamination and Protect Communities

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Diabetes racial disparity | Air pollution | Hereditary deafness

9 Jan 13:31 | U.S. News

Factors contributing to type 2 diabetes for black Americans; air pollution and premature death; and treating hereditary deafness in mice

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CORRECTION: EPA Proposes to Add Lane Plating Site in Dallas, Texas, to the National Priorities List

9 Jan 13:29 | U.S. News

EPA Proposes to Add Lane Plating Site in Dallas, Texas, to the National Priorities List to Clean Up Contamination and Protect Communities

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EPA Adds Lane Plating Site in Dallas, Texas, to the National Priorities List to Clean Up Contaminati

9 Jan 13:20 | U.S. News

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DALLAS (January 9, 2018) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Lane Plating site in Dallas, Texas, to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). Nationwide, four hazardous waste sites were finalized to the NPL and 10 were proposed to be added.

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EPA Adds Eagle Industries Site in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the National Priorities List to Clean Up

9 Jan 13:00 | U.S. News

Contamination and Protect Communities

DALLAS (January 9, 2018) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added the Eagle Industries site in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). Nationwide, four hazardous waste sites were finalized to the NPL and 10 were proposed to be added.

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EPA Adds American Creosote Site in DeRidder, LA, to the National Priorities List to Clean Up Contam

9 Jan 12:32 | U.S. News

EPA Adds American Creosote Site in DeRidder, LA, to the National Priorities List to

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Smoke from wildfires can tip air quality to unhealthy levels

9 Jan 11:15 | U.S. News

Smoke plumes emanating from wildfires are swept high up into the air and spread over thousands of kilometers even days after a fire has been put out. The fine particles and harmful ozone contained in these plumes often have devastating effects on the air quality of US cities and consequently the health of their inhabitants. read more »

Twitter, Trump and sexual assault: A call to men for action

8 Jan 15:23 | U.S. News

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men to condemn violence against women, finds a first-of-its-kind study by Michigan State University scholars. read more »

US rivers and streams are compromised by increasing salt loads

8 Jan 15:21 | U.S. News

Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.read more »

The CSI effect: Viewing TV crime shows does not make better criminals

5 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Does watching the work of fictional forensic investigators on TV influence viewers? There is a belief that this is the case and that the consequences of people watching shows such as the American crime drama television series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" are filtering through into real life, a phenomenon that has been called the CSI effect. read more »

Batman's Gotham City provides test case for community resilience model

5 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

In a new study, Colorado State University civil engineer Hussam Mahmoud offers an innovative approach to defining resilience that could help communities better prepare for hazards. read more »

'Will I look dumb?' When virtual assistants deter help-seeking

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Research suggests that humanlike virtual assistants may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement. read more »

People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / Nos. 51 & 52

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

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EPA awards University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for waste prevention

4 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

DALLAS – (Jan. 4, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the prevention and diversion accomplishments of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and 15 other WasteWise national award winners. The award recipients collectively prevented and recycled over 355,801 tons of waste, saving $17.7 million in avoided landfill fees.

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EPA News: EPA provides $650K for diesel reductions from Seattle-area vessels

3 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Contact: Bill Dunbar/206-553-1019

EPA provides $650K for diesel reductions from Seattle-area vessels

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EPA News: EPA provides over $1 million for diesel reductions from Portland-area trucks and equipment

3 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Contact: Bill Dunbar 206/553-1019

EPA provides over $1 million for diesel reductions from Portland-area trucks and equipment

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Research reveals evidence of new population of ancient Native Americans

3 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Genetic analysis of ancient DNA from a 6-week-old infant found at an Interior Alaska archaeological site has revealed a previously unknown population of ancient people in North America.read more »

Restasis: Why US consumers paid billions for drug deemed ineffective in other countries

3 Jan 2018 | U.S. News

Why are Americans, both as patients and taxpayers, paying billions of dollars for a drug whose efficacy is so questionable that it's not approved in the European Union, Australia or New Zealand? read more »

I won't lie

30 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

This year we've faced:

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I won't lie

30 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

This year we've faced:

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Exercise may improve thinking ability and memory

28 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology. read more »

Finishing 2017 Strong!

26 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Deanne,

I know you've gotten a lot of emails about fundraising over the past week. The truth is though: this really, really matters in Florida. Here's why:

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Did you see this?

23 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Deanne, I wanted to be sure you saw my note about our matching donation drive. It ends December 18th, and we're almost at our goal. read more »

Study confirms beauty is in the eye of the beer holder

22 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Popular songs and barstool philosophers have long observed how, after a few drinks, guys often change how they look at women around them. University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology researchers used eye-tracking technology to investigate alcohol's influence on when college-age men drop their gaze from a woman's face to other parts of her anatomy.read more »

Resolving to have a happier, healthier 2018? Reshape your body attitudes

22 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Put together a list of New Year's resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. A Nielsen survey showed about one-third of Americans resolved to shed a few pounds and reshape their bodies.read more »

Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? 'Don't give up!' UB researchers say

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don't like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded.read more »

Fake social media accounts can be hazardous to your health

21 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Fake social media accounts already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher says these automated accounts are even more dangerous -- they can be bad for your health.read more »

Couple up for long-term happiness

20 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

Being married has a lifelong effect on how content people are. This is according to a study in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies that investigated people's levels of well-being based on their marital status. read more »

How great is the influence and risk of social and political 'bots?'

20 Dec 2017 | U.S. News

The role and risks of bots, such as automated Twitter accounts, in influencing public opinion and political elections continues to provoke intense international debate and controversy. read more »

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