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Indonesian fires send smoke and haze across Southeast Asia


Air quality in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Friday as the acrid smoke from Borneo and Sumatra’s slash and burn fires drifted across the Island.

Source: Indonesian fires send smoke and haze across Southeast Asia

Listeria risk in recall of 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetables


A producer and distributor of fresh-cut vegetables and fruits is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of their vegetable products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Source: Listeria risk in recall of 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetables

USDA: Bird flu strain that hit U.S. last year found in wild duck


The same strain of avian flu virus that led to the deaths of 50 million chickens and turkeys in the U.S. last year has been found in the country for the first time in nearly 14 months, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Source: USDA: Bird flu strain that hit U.S. last year found in wild duck

B.C. stunned at spike in heroin overdoses in last 48 hours


Canada has not escaped the recent surge in heroin overdoses this week, with Vancouver seeing literally dozens of cases in the past few days at their injection sites and on the streets.

Source: B.C. stunned at spike in heroin overdoses in last 48 hours

Virginia hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits


The Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia linked to frozen strawberry smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes is growing daily, with 28 people now confirmed to be sick as of Thursday evening.

Source: Virginia hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits

Op-Ed: Warning to heroin addicts – Elephant tranquilizer is in your fix


Addicts searching for the ultimate high from their heroin fix got more than they bargained for this week. In one region alone, up to 36 overdoses were recorded along with two deaths, all because their heroin was spiked with an elephant tranquilizer.

Source: Op-Ed: Warning to heroin addicts – Elephant tranquilizer is in your fix

Netherlands seeks ban on gas and diesel powered vehicles by 2025


The Dutch government plans on holding a “round-table discussion” on October 13 on whether to ban the sale of diesel and gas-powered vehicles completely by 2025.

Source: Netherlands seeks ban on gas and diesel powered vehicles by 2025

Cruise ship with 1,070 onboard attempts Northwest Passage route


The once pristine Arctic will soon be a thing of the past, now that climate change and melting ice is the new norm. Last week, the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, began a month-long trip through the once-impassable Northwest Passage.

Source: Cruise ship with 1,070 onboard attempts Northwest Passage route

Study confirms the release of ancient carbon in Arctic permafrost


Researchers have confirmed that ancient greenhouse gasses locked away in Arctic permafrost are seeping free as the Arctic region warms up faster than any other place on Earth.

Source: Study confirms the release of ancient carbon in Arctic permafrost

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