- Ending Open Defecation: A Review of Community-Led Sanitation Programs
Nearly two decades ago, Kamal Kar, a consultant in Bangladesh, pioneered an approach to curb a common practice in that country’s rural areas: defecating in the open, in fields and lanes and on beaches.1 Kar’s approach, called community-led total sanitation (CLTS), soon came to be implemented not just across Bangladesh1 but also in more […]
- Prenatal Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Traits Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Population Living in Proximity to Agriculture
Introduction There is increasing recognition that modifiable environmental factors play an important role in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Hallmayer et al. 2011). Traits related to ASD, such as poor social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors exhibit a normal distribution in the general population, with individuals […]
- Sunoco says PUC asked for expanded work to ‘stabilize’ ground at Chester County pipeline site
Sunoco is preparing to drill 10 more holes behind homes in Chester County’s West Whiteland Township to stabilize land where sinkholes raised concerns about the safety of an existing pipeline and two more under construction there. The company said the project is being undertaken at the request of the Public Utility Commission to stabilize the [...]
- Following spills, DEP stops Mariner East 2 work at Delaware County site
More than 100 spills have occurred during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, and now, another troublesome spot has emerged in Delaware County outside Philadelphia. State officials say four spills have taken place in the past week at a construction site in Middletown Township. The incidents, known as “inadvertent returns,” occur when pipeline [...]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.