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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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Brain Pollution May Age Our Brains (06/22/2015)
Exposure to air pollution may hasten brain aging, a new study has found.
well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/pollution-may-age-the-brain/

Pope Francis: Climate Change A 'Principal Challenge' For Humanity (06/18/2015)
Pope Francis today issued a sweeping 184-page papal letter, writing that climate change is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social consequences -- especially for the poor.
www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/18/415429852/pope-francis-climate-change
-a-principal-challenge-for-humanity


Ontario first in North America to curb bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides (06/10/2015)
Farmers and the province have agreed to rules for reduction that begins July 1, while the manufacturer maintains the controversial insecticide is safe.
www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/06/09/ontario-first-in-north-america-to-ban
-bee-killing-neonicotinoid-pesticides.html


Cleaner streets for cleaner Puget Sound (06/08/2015)
Seattle next year will begin a much more aggressive street-cleaning program as it attempts to keep more pollutants out of Puget Sound.
www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/cleaner-streets-for-cleaner-puget-sound-planne
d/


Californians Asked to Rip Out Lawns (06/05/2015)
The American attachment to a perfectly manicured plot of green grass is a dream that is slowly killing the drought-stricken state, so many municipalities have begun to subsidize the conversion of lawns to more drought-tolerant landscapes.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/04/california-lawns-drought-tolerant
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For the US, Global Action Now Saves Lives and Avoids Significant Climate Change Damages
The EPA released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action.
yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/6331C5FBBA7416B085257E6C004FE5A5

How Israel Defies Drought
Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more out of the spigot.
www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2015/0621/How-Israel-defies-drought

Studies link childhood lead exposure, violent crime
The toxic legacy of lead gets new attention as a factor in urban violence, troubled schools
www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-lead-poisoning-science-met-20150605-stor
y.html#page=2


Alaska Airlines Plans Biofuel Test Flight in WSU Partnership
Washington state's hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals
news.wsu.edu/2015/06/03/alaska-airlines-plans-biofuel-test-flight-in-wsu-partner
ship/#.VXH87VK5K8t


Madison, WI now accepts bottle caps for recycling
The city of Madison, WI now will accept bottle caps in recycling receptacles, providing the bottle caps are deposited correctly.
www.wastedive.com/news/madison-wi-now-accepts-bottle-caps-for-recycling-video-te
aches-process/400113/


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Materials from 49ers' Candlestick Park score a second life
Approximately 92 percent of the material by mass will be reused on site as part of a major retail and housing development slated to be built where Candlestick once stood.
http://www.greenbiz.com/article/materials-49ers-candlestick-park-score-second-li
fe


Seattle's Smart Plan to Remake Its Streets
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has laid out an ambitious plan to overhaul the city's streets.
http://grist.org/cities/seattles-smart-plan-to-remake-its-streets/

 

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