Photo: BP oil leak video
Last Thursday BP lost any credibility after they were forced to admit that their initial oil spill estimate was wrong. When independent experts came up with figures 10 times the BP estimate, several lawmakers accused BP Friday of purposefully covering up the extent of the spill.
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The percentages are the proportions of the resident population served by public water supplies who are receiving water that is optimally fluoridated for the prevention of dental caries (cavities). Chart: CDC Fluoridation Census, NCCDPHP, CDC. Healthy People 2010 Progress Review, Focus Area 21, Oral Health
Water fluoridation is an institution in America. The American Dental Association (ADA) and World Health Organization (WHO) say it is a safe and cost-effective way to prevent cavities
. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hails it as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th Century
. On the other side, some experts, scientists, and concerned citizens argue that fluoride has many negative side effects and is hazardous to public health. In Austin, Texas, they are fighting about whether or not to have it removed from the public water supply.
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In light of a massive oil spill in the Gulf Coast region
Driving into the future. Photo: Kevin Dooley / Flickr
, Americans are beginning to re-examine the stability of their energy future. Now more than ever Americans are vesting their faith in the government to deliver on an energy independent future, but is this faith misplaced? And if the government can’t deliver on the promise of alternative energy, who should?
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A high volume skimming system skims oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner - USGS
As the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes off the coast and plunges to the seabed, Louisiana gears up for New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. About 210,000 gallons of crude oil seeps into the Gulf of Mexico each day inching towards the Bird Foot Delta endangering wildlife – which resides in marshes, cypress-tupelo swamps, hardwood forests, lakes and bayous.
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