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PNS Daily News - January 29, 2015 


Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; the Supreme Court temporarily blocks three Oklahoma executions; the EPA is in the news on new smog pollution standards and concerns over factory farm pollution—plus preventing ski and snow boarding deaths.

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PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.\
Thursday, January 29, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The state wants to educate the public about the negative health effects of electronic cigarettes. Public health officials point to recent reports that found the number of calls to poison-control centers about e-cigarette ...Read More
PHOTO: A handful of organizations are taking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to court, demanding action on pollution from the country's 20,000 livestock operations. Photo credit: Green Fire Productions/Flickr.\
Thursday, January 29, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being taken to court over the pollution from so-called factory farms in a case that could impact livestock producers and rural residents across Iowa. The petitions, filed in federal ...Read More
PHOTO: Houston is ranked as the sixth most polluted city in the nation in terms of ozone, but improvements could be coming with an EPA proposal to strengthen standards. Photo credit: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr.\
Thursday, January 29, 2015
ARLINGTON, Texas – Residents of the Lone Star State are among the few getting a chance to comment in person on a proposed national rule to cut smog by the Environmental Protection Agency. Two public hearings on the proposed updates to air- ...Read More
PHOTO: A new initiative from American Family Children's Hospital is designed to educate parents and young skiers and snowboarders about the dangers of not wearing a helmet while enjoying the sport. Nationally there are 600,000 ski and snowboard injuries reported every year. (Photo credit: Jenniville Ski Resort)\
Thursday, January 29, 2015
MADISON, Wis. - Six hundred-thousand ski and snowboard injuries are reported every year in the U.S., some in Wisconsin. Dr. Ankush Gosain, a pediatric surgeon with American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, says the number goes up every year ...Read More
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
SANTA FE, N.M. - "Food and Farms Day" at the state Capitol is part of an ongoing effort to support New Mexico's farm economy by giving farmers a better chance to provide healthy, nutritious and locally grown foods to schools and communities around ...Read More