Category: People & Community

Dirty coal: health fears of a town covered in dust from disused power station

Port Augusta residents fear their health will be at risk for a third straight summer due to the flawed rehabilitation of an ash dam.

Supply crunch deepens for vital allergy drug Epipen

The ​UK’s Epipen shortage has deepened after US drug giant Mylan began rationing access to the vital medicine.

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston.

Why Google’s Toronto ‘Smart City’ project is running into hefty local resistance

Concerns over residents' personal data is undermining the Google Alphabet project in its infancy.

Pesticides in food: latest figures remain steady

Europeans continue to eat food that is largely free of pesticide residues or which contains levels of residues within legal limits, the latest monitoring figures show.

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.

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Anchors away: ISO guidelines for lifeboat safety just updated

With more people heading out to sea over summer, safety onboard – and overboard – is under the spotlight. International guidelines for the effectiveness of sea anchors for rescue boats have just been updated.

How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics on Vacation | National Geographic

Cutting back on single-use plastics might be easier than you think. Here are four things travel writer, Marie McGrory, learned from a weeklong experiment in Belize.

Surrounded by Oil fields, an Alaska village fears for Its health

When the wind blows in from the vast oil operations, noses run and asthma flares up. Concerns about respiratory illness have risen as North Slope drilling spreads.

Canadians’ Food Safety knowledge is lacking, Federal survey finds

A spokesman for Health Canada said the department will update its safe food handling advertising campaign.

Set the Standard – ISO 14955 – Machine tools

A new series of ISO standards can help measure energy supplied and improve machine design and performance.

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