|Chernobyl birds have smaller brains, shorter lives|
Treehugger - 2/12/2011.By David DeFranza - Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster, new research shows that prolonged exposure to the remaining low-dose radiation has a serious impact on wildlife in the region. Birds living near Chernobyl have, on average, a brain 5 percent smaller than other birds of their species.
|South Portland program helping students to grow|
Portland Press Herald - 2/12/2011.By Ann S. Kim – South Portland: A thick blanket of snow surrounded the greenhouse and covered the garden at South Portland High School, but inside, students were spinning visions of the growing season.
|Good Will-Hinckley magnet school in line for funding|
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 2/11/2011.By Leslie Bridgers – Augusta: A new environmental and agricultural magnet school at Good Will-Hinckley is included in the proposed two-year budget that Gov. Paul LePage outlined Thursday. The Fairfield school could start enrolling day students in September and boarding students as early as January, said Glenn Cummings, president and executive director of Good Will-Hinckley.
|NIH links pesticides to Parkinson’s|
Organic Consumers - 2/11/2011.The National Institutes of Health released research Friday that supported earlier research demonstrating a link between two pesticides and Parkinson's disease. The study showed that people who used either rotenone or paraquat are about two-and-a-half times more likely to develop Parkinson's than people who never used either pesticide.