|Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers’ DNA|
Environmental Health News - 2/16/2017. By Brian Bienkowski - Farmworkers who have a high pesticide exposure event—such as a spill—are more likely to experience molecular changes on DNA that may lead to certain cancers, according to a large U.S. study of pesticide applicators in Iowa and North Carolina.
|Critical condition: Health experts sound the climate alarm.|
The Daily Climate - 2/16/2017. By Peter Dykstra - In a gathering impacted by presidential politics, an all-star cast of public health experts largely stuck to their own bleak script: Climate change is poised to unleash an unprecedented, global public health crisis.
|A small start for revitalizing rural Maine: ‘The belief that it is possible.’|
Bangor Daily News - 2/13/2017. Editorial - In 2009, with the help of grants, loans and crowdfunding, Amber Lambke bought the old Somerset County jail in Skowhegan for $65,000. Today, the restored jail is home to the Somerset Grist Mill, which produces stone-milled flour and rolled oats and distributes them across Maine as far south as New York City. It’s also home to a community radio station, a yarn shop and a cafe that serves local foods.