environmental health http://kalw.org en Fracking California: The view from Kern County http://kalw.org/post/fracking-california-view-kern-county <p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d155ccaf-a6d9-a557-6d32-150e9706bb03" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In the farming town of Shafter, in Kern County, kids are playing outside Sequoia elementary school. On the other side of the playground is an organic community garden where some people are picking vegetables.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:28:58 +0000 Mark Hertsgaard and produced by Lisa Morehouse 45314 at http://kalw.org Fracking California: The view from Kern County Alameda County could take the lead in unwanted medication disposal http://kalw.org/post/alameda-county-could-take-lead-unwanted-medication-disposal <p>Prescription drug use is rising. According to the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a>, by the year 2008, half of all Americans were taking one or more prescription drugs, and 37 percent of older Americans took five or more.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:49:21 +0000 Judy Silber 7343 at http://kalw.org Alameda County could take the lead in unwanted medication disposal