Health, Science & The Environment

Environment
10:02 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Coalition Awards Grants for Great Lakes Cleanup

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - An environmental coalition has awarded $115,000 in grants to nine groups for Great Lakes restoration projects.

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition grants announced this week will help organizations participate in a federal program designed to improve the region's environment by cleaning up toxic pollution, preventing species invasions and rebuilding habitat and wetlands.

Health
9:31 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Reports 10 Sickened in Salmonella Outbreak

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ten people in Ohio have been sickened with salmonella poisoning in a national outbreak authorities say appears linked to eating ground turkey.

An overall 77 cases in 26 states have been reported. One person has died, but not in Ohio. The state is among those with the highest number of cases. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health says people became sick from April 22 to June 26.

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Nature
11:31 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: August 2 – August 8

Flickr Creative Commons user Lastii

Poor Will’s Almanack for the seventh week of Middle Summer

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Health
7:17 am
Tue August 2, 2011

CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials say that one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey.

     Seventy-six people in 26 states have been made sick from the same strain of the disease. Ohio and Michigan have had the most illnesses, with 10 cases each.

     The salmonella strain is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics. The illnesses date back to March, but there has not yet been a recall of turkey.

Environment
12:44 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Cincinnati Approaching Heat Wave Record

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati has a shot of breaking a temperature record that has stood for 110 years. Yesterday was the city's 15th straight day of temperatures climbing to at least 90 degrees. The record is 17 consecutive days. The record will fall Wednesday if the hot spell continues.

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