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Resources Related to Health

Food Manufacturing

Qlik Sense TRI Food Manufacturing App Training for Region 8 EPA’s Qlik Sense data visualization tool for food manufacturing allows users to quickly analyze data reported to EPA’s Toxics [...]

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Safer Products for Facilities in Your Community

Learn about unsafe product chemicals, the Safer Choice program, and how to choose safer products for yourself and your [...]

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Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their [...]

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Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas on the topics of Air, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, and [...]

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Organics Composting Webinar Recording

Learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Composting Program, as well as EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. “Each day at lunch, children in the Prior Lake Savage School district put [...]

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Healthy Village Environment Program

Healthy Village Environments Program

Rural Alaska communities face many unique environmental challenges but solutions are attainable. It is the goal of the Healthy Village Environment Program (HVE) to support local initiatives that help [...]

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National Mercury Reduction Programs Database

This searchable database shares information on local, state, and federal mercury reduction activities, results and who to contact for more information. Visitors to the site can search by state, [...]

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National Clean Diesel Campaign

National Clean Diesel Campaign

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and [...]

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US EPA Pesticide Fact Sheets and Health Information

EPA: Pesticides

Information about pests and pesticides commonly used in the US, including bed bugs, fleas and tics, triclosan, anti-microbial, etc. Includes health and safety, environmental effects, regulation, and [...]

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Waste Management in Indian Country

EPA's Tribal Solid Waste Management Program encourages municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management practices in Indian Country that protect human health and the environment. The web site [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Ventilation and Smoke-Free/Reduced Facilities

Tribal Green Casinos: Air Quality

Air Quality Presented by: Mansel Nelson, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Smoking is the number one cause of cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of cancer. Second [...]

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Solid Waste Training and Technical Assistance for Rural Alaska Villages

Zender Environmental

Through the 2014 federal fiscal year (Sept 2014, and possibly beyond this date), Zender Environmental is able to offer free solid waste related technical assistance to all rural Alaska Villages, [...]

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National Tribal Healthy Homes Support Center

National Tribal Healthy Homes

The NTHHSC is a partnership of tribal interests. The Center will strengthen the capacity of tribal communities to assess homes for indoor health hazards such as: mold and moisture, carbon monoxide, [...]

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Guide to Hazardous Waste Management at Tribal Health Care Clinics

Health care facilities generate a wide variety of wastes some of which are regulated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Once identified as a hazardous waste, [...]

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LEED Certified Tribal Health Center

Description of the Potawatomi's LEED certified Health Center - the first LEED certified tribal building in the [...]

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Methamphetamine: Cleaning Up Meth

Brief fact sheet on pollution issues and cleanup cautions for methamphetamine contamination. Includes clues for recognizing a meth lab, and links to additional [...]

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U.S. EPA Fish Advisory Website

Information about contaminants that could pose health risks when consuming fish. Website includes links to local fish advisory programs, a national listing of advisories, a newsletter, federal, [...]

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Treating Head Lice Infestation

Answers to these common questions about this topic: How can I treat a head lice infestation? My child has head lice. I don't. Should I treat myself to prevent being infested? Should my pets be [...]

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P2Rx Mercury Topic Hub

Overview of mercury sources and issues including: health effects, releases to the atmosphere, mercury in products, mercury travel in the environment, fish advisories and assistance approaches. [...]

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Funding Related to Health

Dec
31

Fox River Natural Resource Damage Assessment

The Fox River/Green Bay Natural Resource Trustees restore natural resources injured by the release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the Lower Fox River and Green Bay, [...]

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Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.

Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of our distinct Nations. We offer an [...]

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Healthy Environments Grants from Kresge

The places where we live shape our health. Unfortunately, many people live in neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable fresh food, safe places for recreation, high-quality education and [...]

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Events Related to Health

Midwest Food Recovery Summit

Sep
6-8

As food waste continues to become a mainstream problem, the need for resources and information about how to reduce it from the start, recover it if possible and where it should go become essential. [...]

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News Related to Health

Aug
24

Lummi Nation declares state of emergency after salmon spill

The Lummi Nation declared a state of emergency Thursday after a weekend spill of Atlantic salmon from a fish farm in San Juan waters.

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Aug
14

Smoke Sense Study: A Citizen Science Project Using a Mobile App

EPA researchers are conducting a citizen science study called Smoke Sense to: Determine the extent to which exposure to wildland fire smoke affects health and productivity Develop health risk communication strategies that protect public health during smoke days

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May
17

Tribal struggles beyond Standing Rock

The standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation brought national attention to the struggle over indigenous lands and resources. This video series examines the ways tribes in North America have dealt with mounting pressures from governments and corporations that take over their land for mega-projects such as dams, freeways and […]

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May
2

Life on the Keystone XL route: where opponents fear the ‘black snake’

“Our people call it the black snake because it is evil,” says Tressa Welch, as thunder clouds steamroll the blue sky over the plains of Wolf Point. “And like snakes they come out of nowhere; they slither and strike unknown.”

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Jan
26

These Are the Defiant “Water Protectors” of Standing Rock

Every day during the summer, processions of people in traditional garb came to the camps around Cannonball, pledging to support a movement that had turned into something bigger than a pipeline protest. It had become an international call to protect indigenous people’s rights, and their land.

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Jan
3

Yurok Tribe Adopts Ordinance Banning Frankenfish and GMOs

The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indigenous Tribe in California with over 6,000 members, has banned genetically engineered salmon and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) on their reservation on the Klamath River in the state’s northwest region.

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Sep
26

Healthy Pine River Group Addresses Chippewa River Pollution

In Gratiot County in Michigan, the Healthy Pine River helps find ways to restore the health of the Chippewa river. A Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe environmental team tests Chippewa River water in several places for E. coli weekly.

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Aug
14

Tribal centers host mercury collection buckets

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is partnering with two other organizations to help rid the region of excess mercury.

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Aug
10

Navajo Nation declares emergency after Colorado mine spill

Tribal officials with the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as a massive plume of contaminated wastewater from an abandoned Colorado mine flowed down the San Juan River on Monday toward Lake Powell in Utah, which supplies much of the water to the Southwest.

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Aug
6

$4.3 Million Settlement Over Reid-Gardner Coal Plant for Moapa Paiute Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/08/06/43-million-settlement-over-reid-gardner-coal-plant-moapa-paiute-161299

A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians over contaminants from the coal-fired Reid Gardner Power Generation Station near Las Vegas has been settled for $4.3 million.

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May
18

EPA Announces $1 Million for Tribal Applicants to Upgrade Diesel Engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing air pollutants from diesel exhaust such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), which are linked to respiratory problems.

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Dec
31

NV Energy pulls plug on three of Reid Gardner plant’s four coal-fired generators

The Reid Gardner Power Plant has closed three of its four coal-generated units, a symbolic victory for Nevada’s environmental advocates and the Moapa Band of Paiutes. NV Energy, the plant’s operator, says it retired the three 100-megawatt generators on Dec. 20.

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Jul
23

EPA Furthers Tribal Health Research through $5 million in grants

To identify and reduce tribal health risks associated with climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma, waterborne diseases, and other unique tribal concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding tribal environmental health research grants to six groups, including universities and tribes.

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May
28

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives funds to clean up Old Swiftbird Day School site

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will receive a $200K EPA Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up and redevelop the Old Swiftbird Day School site in South Dakota.

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May
21

Yakama Fight to Protect Fishing Sites From Coal Train Terminals

The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation have joined the chorus of opposition to coal-rail terminals in the Northwest, adding their voice to those of the Lummi, Quinault and other tribes.

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Apr
25

Study Maps Groundwater Contamination on the Fort Peck Reservation

The scope of groundwater contamination on the Fort Peck Reservation caused by oil exploration that began in the 1950s has been estimated at 15 to 37 billion gallons spread across 17.9 square miles, according to a recent study.

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Apr
22

Cowboy and Indian Alliance Protests Keystone XL

Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, including Native Americans, farmers and ranchers from across the United States, were escorted by police as they marched down Independence Avenue to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC. The march started on April 22, 2014, as part of the alliance’s […]

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Feb
2

Uranium mill west of Cortez, CO faces possible suit over radon

Grand Canyon Trust has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Energy Fuels Resources for violations of the Clean Air Act and illegal tailing storage practices at its White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. “We’ve always had concerns of contamination from the mill onto our land and water sources,” […]

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Jan
13

Ute Tribe makes effort to control trash fires

Ute leaders are trying to change the behavior of burning all garbage, and are embarking on a education campaign about the health hazards to the air, water and soil. At a public hearing last week in Towaoc, the tribe’s environmental specialists discussed the persistent problem of burning at an abandoned landfill […]

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