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Boosting OT: Obama calls for broader coverage

WASHINGTON - They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.With...
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France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...France's influential wine lobby.CHILD OBESITYIn a step that would require changes to the business model of some fast-food chains, the bill would ban free-refill soda fountains in restaurants in a move aimed at combatting obesity.Touraine...
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Glaciers an important marine food source

...organisms that live in downstream rivers and the ocean. The information will help scientists better understand marine food chains as glaciers continue to shrink, said researcher Eran Hood, a University of Alaska Southeast associate professor who...
Study: AK fishermen rank well on bycatch

...S. fishing industry as a whole. Bycatch is a "serious problem in the world's oceans" that can disrupt entire food chains and ocean habitats, according to the study, funded by Oceana, an ocean advocacy group. "It does beg the question...
Legislator: Ban toxic flame-retardant compound

...bill that would ban specific uses of this chemical. Where is it? It is in the air, it is in our oceans, it is in food chains, it is in mammals, including humans and it is toxic. There are alternatives for this particular chemical. The compound...
Reduce, reuse and recycle to save the Pacific Ocean

...releasing toxins. Tiny pieces of plastics and their toxins that find their way into the oceans become incorporated in food chains and accumulate in toxic amounts in top predators, including humans. The United States alone produces 100 billion plastic...
Looking both ways and going forward

...wrote to us with their concerns that publicizing the toxic effects of certain plastics when incorporated into marine food chains could potentially have a negative impact on fish consumption and the fishing industry. Unfortunately, it is a very...
True colors

...were persistant, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals, (PBT's), that persist in the environment and accumulate in food chains posing risk to human health and ecosystems. This would, in itself, make me want to question the assurances from the...
Sea lions and fishermen are together in this one

...pollock catch topped 2 billion pounds, much of which winds up as frozen fish sticks and fish sandwiches at U.S. fast food chains. In 1997, after years of legal battles by environmentalists, the Steller sea lion was finally listed as an endangered...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch

...staying in the greater Anchorage area. We'd rather live in a town that supports more public radio stations than fast food chains. Still, especially if you're a transplant, there are certain facts to embrace about Juneau in order to love it...


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