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Clean air and health benefits of clean power plan hinge on key policy decisions

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SOURCE: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICES States will gain large, widespread, and nearly immediate health benefits if EPA sets strong standards in the final Clean Power Plan, according to the first independent, peer-reviewed paper of its kind, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The researchers analyzed three options for power plant carbon standards. The […] [Read More]
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Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich

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Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, the first ever exhibition to focus on the artist’s varied and under-appreciated public mural projects, opened at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT on May 2 and continues through September 6, 2015. The show will then travel to The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International […] [Read More]
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Juniors at Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler High School face outrageous abuse for opting out of SBAC.

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by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What Update: Breaking news out of Bridgeport is that Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz has intervened and juniors at Bridgeport’ts Fairchild Wheeler High School WILL NOT BE PUNISHED FOR OPTING OUT OF THE COMMON CORE TEST. Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler High School is a made up of a series of interdistrict science magnet […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports

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Health Benefits of Vitamin D and Sunlight – Cancer Benefits Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 13 minutes ago *Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system* A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune […] [Read More]
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Some Recent Court Decisions

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Sensible judge, overly-litigious dad Family court judge: Mom’s decision to take girl to Pink concert didn’t cause child any harm Prosecutorial overreach Ohio Supremes: Man shouldn’t have gone to prison, juvenile conviction should not have counted against him Overworked public defender = 15 years in jail. The state Supreme Court in a split decision Friday […] [Read More]
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California’s 4.8 million low-wage workers now earn less than in 1979

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Source: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY Over the past 35 years, California’s high-wage workers have seen steady increases in their paychecks. But low-wage workers, 4.8 million strong and about one-third of the state’s workforce, earned less in inflation-adjusted dollars in 2014 than they did in 1979, according to an analysis from the University of California, […] [Read More]
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Education reform in New Orleans has exacerbated economic and cultural inequities for black students

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Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign By most media accounts, education reform in post-Katrina New Orleans is a success. Test scores and graduation rates are up, and students once trapped in failing schools have their choice of charter schools throughout the city. But that’s only what education reform looks like from the perspective of New […] [Read More]
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Mother’s economic hardship, exposure during pregnancy to high levels of air pollution = lower IQ

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Source: Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Children born to mothers experiencing economic hardship, who were also exposed during pregnancy to high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), scored significantly lower on IQ tests at age 5 compared with children born to mothers with greater economic security and less exposure to the pollutants. The […] [Read More]
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