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  • New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby

    New Study: Placenta Shows Arsenic Exposure to Mom & Baby
    According to a new study by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, the placenta can be used to measure arsenic exposure in pregnant moms and how much the toxic metal is transferred to their fetuses.
  • Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County

    Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County
    The wildlife soap opera began in 2007 when two nesting bald eagles were discovered in the midst of a colony of nesting herons and egrets on Ackerman Island near Grass Lake in Lake County. The pair of eagles "usurped a great blue heron nest within the...

    Plague in Idaho ground squirrels prompts health warning

    Ground squirrels south of Boise have tested positive for plague, and humans and pets should avoid the area, Idaho health officials say. The bacterial disease can be spread by the bites of fleas or by direct contact with infected animals, the Idaho...

    Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill

    Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill
    Efforts to clean the crude-stained Santa Barbara coastline ramped up Thursday as scientists, government officials and workers tried to get a handle on the size, extent and environmental impact of Tuesday's oil spill. Officials responding to the spill,...

    Lower Saucon residents' health to be monitored

    Lower Saucon residents' health to be monitored
    The state Department of Health will conduct a study to determine if IESI Bethlehem Landfill is affecting the health of nearby residents. Lower Saucon Township officials received a letter Wednesday notifying them the department will conduct the study...