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December 2016

The year in space – Headlines that made the news in 2016


From Space X successfully landing a rocket on a floating platform to NASA’s Juno probe reaching Jupiter after a journey of 1.8 billion miles, 2016 has been a year of many accomplishments in the space industry. Let’s look at a few of the stories.

Source: The year in space – Headlines that made the news in 2016

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CDC considers lowering lead level threshold by 30 percent


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for lead levels in children by at least 30 percent. The move would make it easier for health practitioners to identify more children affected by the heavy metal.

Source: CDC considers lowering lead level threshold by 30 percent

Don’t eat those dead and dying herring washing up in Nova Scotia


The mysterious deaths of marine animals in Digby, and in Plympton, Nova Scotia, continue to be of concern as scores of fish, crabs, clams, and other marine species blanket the beaches along the Bay of Fundy.

Source: Don’t eat those dead and dying herring washing up in Nova Scotia

Divisive debate over pipelines Canada’s business story for 2016


In an annual survey of newsrooms across the country, the divisive debate over pipelines edged out another hot politically charged topic, real estate, by only one vote, to become Canada’s top business story of 2016.

Source: Divisive debate over pipelines Canada’s business story for 2016

Something strange is going on with Nova Scotia marine deaths


For over five weeks, residents in Plympton, Nove Scotia have been finding thousands of dead herring washed up on the shore of St. Mary’s Bay. But recently, other species of marine life have also washed up dead, perplexing concerned scientists.

Source: Something strange is going on with Nova Scotia marine deaths

Mosul Dam collapse will be ‘catastrophe of biblical proportions’


Just 37 miles (60 kilometers) away from the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul is the Mosul Dam, a structure built on unstable, void-prone gypsum rock. The dam is in danger of a catastrophic collapse, affecting the lives of millions of people.

Source: Mosul Dam collapse will be ‘catastrophe of biblical proportions’

Lab animal burial ground in New Hampshire has residents spooked


Back in the 1960s and 70s, Dartmouth College’s medical school used a site called Rennie Farm to dispose of lab animals used in “tracer experiments,” in which scientists used radioactive isotopes. Now, those experiments have come back to haunt the living.

Source: Lab animal burial ground in New Hampshire has residents spooked

Chicago has bloody Christmas weekend with 41 shootings, 11 dead


During what is supposed to be a season of peace and joy for Christians around the world, the city of Chicago saw 41 shootings with 11 deaths, seven of them on Christmas day this year.

Source: Chicago has bloody Christmas weekend with 41 shootings, 11 dead

Japan’s Monju ‘dream reactor’ scrapped after two decades


Japan has decided to finally scrap its Monju experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor, once envisioned as being a savior for the resource-poor country’s energy needs.

Source: Japan’s Monju ‘dream reactor’ scrapped after two decades

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