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  • http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/27/peru_flu_deaths/ >Brit TV company blamed for Peruvian tribal deaths Researcher carried flu, claim indigenous locals Indigenous tribes in southeastern Peru are demanding film and TV crews be banned from their territories around the Madre de Dios river after attributing the deaths of four members of the Matsigenka tribe to flu carried by a visiting British TV production company. 3/27/2008 06:03 AM http://hlthenvt.tumblr.com for Grassroots…
  • 2nd Annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and Photo Contest The EPA Aging Initiative, in partnership with Generations United and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., is inviting submissions for its Second Annual Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Intergenerational Poetry, Essay and Photography Contest. The contest’s intergenerational approach reflects Carson’s desire to have adults and children share a sense of wonder about nature to discover nature’s gifts. Entries must be an intergenerational…
  • A rock star from Mozambique whose music is aimed at raising awareness of sanitation issues in rural areas is to be among the recipients Monday of the 19th annual Goldman Environmental Prizes in San Francisco. Feliciano dos Santos also established a nongovernmental organization to promote personal hygiene. The awards, named for philanthropist Richard Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda, are considered the Nobel Prizes of grass-roots environmentalism. Each includes a $150,000 stipend. The 2008 Goldman…
  • via Native Research Network list This is an intriguing perspective. I don’t off-hand have info on 1848, but it would be worth reminding the audience about what would NOT be included, assuming the interest is only in the USA and its territories. For example, Alaska, Hawai’i, and New Mexico were not part of the US (if my history lessons memory is correct) until well after 1848. In those three states alone the range of sociopolitical structure, local economic autonomy, and international relations would be…
  • “Pleading for an “ecological anthropology” on behalf of theologians, McFague warned, “This crisis demands that we live differently…It is not just another important issue. It appears to be a paradigm shift in who we think we are.” … “Ecological anthropology is not a sentimental plea to love nature,” she urged. “It is the truth about who and what we are.” … Choctaw Nation elder Dr. Steven Charleston, president of EDS and former Bishop of Alaska, updated participants on his vision of a…
  • Our plover (Kolea from Hawai’i) hasn’t left, that I know of. The godwits have also been getting ready from New Zealand. http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/?cat_id=16567 Messenger of spring arrives in Iceland despite snow (Iceland News, 14 April 2008) — The national symbol of spring, the golden plover, has arrived in Iceland. A group of the beloved migratory birds was spotted near the village of Eyrarbakki, south Iceland, on Sunday where the ground was covered in snow. According to a…
  • This article can’t be used to diagnose (with some exceptions, nail anomalies— like bones and hair— are generalized markers with several interacting causes) but it is useful to alert those working or living with frail people to other conditions that may need seeing to. Some conditions may have “normal” causes, e.g., longitudinal ridges may be simply a result of genetics and not of environmental disruption. Examining the Fingernails When Evaluating Presenting Symptoms in Elderly Patients CME/CE…

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