This summer the South Bronx experienced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an illness traced to the Legionella bacteria present in air conditioning cooling towers. Typically, the disease results when contaminated water is inhaled into the lungs. Health officials believe that the bacteria festered in at least a dozen South Bronx cooling towers and contaminated their systems, most dramatically at a local hotel to which the deaths of 12 persons with preexisting health problems have been linked. While the outbreak is now contained, more than 100 people contracted the disease. … [Read more...] about NYC Institutes New Requirements for Cooling Towers in Wake of Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths
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Among steps outlined in a White House memorandum to the Environmental Protection Agency were deadlines for acting on Clean Air Act permit applications, a search for changes in rules or procedures that would expedite permit decisions and giving state agencies greater authority to deal with air pollution. … [Read more...] about Trump Orders EPA to Issue Air Pollution Permits Faster
The executive order President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday may put an end to separation of families, but it sets the stage for children whose parents are prosecuted to be held in indefinite detention with their parents while the family goes through immigration proceedings. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Order Could Hold Families Together Indefinitely. But Where Will They Stay?
( Mon Apr 02 09:26:49 PDT 2018 $__output ) President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to stop DACA bargaining and end NAFTA, tweeting "DACA is dead" and "must build a wall." Trump urged Congress to fund that wall and strengthen laws to stop what he calls "caravans" of people entering the U.S illegally. … [Read more...] about Appeals Court Keeps Order Blocking Trump From Ending DACA
Congress declined and the result was the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Against the advice of GOP leaders, Trump invoked the national emergency declaration last month, allowing him to try to tap about $3.6 billion for the wall by shuffling money from military projects, and that drew outrage from many lawmakers. Trump had campaigned for president promising Mexico would pay for the wall. … [Read more...] about Trump Vetoes Congress’ Measure Rebuking Border Order