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Controversial soda tax could help fund pre-K in Philadelphia

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The city of Philadelphia will consider a controversial way of funding pre-K by creating a 3 cent tax on every ounce of sugary soft drink sold in the city. Continue reading

The Nutrition Facts label is seen on a box of Raisin Bran at a store in New York February 27, 2014. Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday its proposal would also ensure that the amount of calories listed per serving reflects the portions that people typically eat. That change may result in per-serving calorie counts doubling for some foods such as ice cream. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3FSVG

Food and drink labels will more accurately report sugar

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The Food and Drug Administration hopes to cut down on high rates of obesity and diabetes across the country by redesigning the labels that appear on food and drinks. Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens ecosystem rebuilds 36 years after volcanic eruption

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Thirty-six years ago on Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in southern Washington state erupted, laying waste to more than 200 square miles of surrounding forest.
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Scientists see supersonic hyperloop trains as way of the future

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Imagine being able to make an otherwise six hour car trip in just about 30 minutes. That is the goal researchers hope to make reality through hyperloop technology. Continue reading

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Colorado explores new, stinky source of alternative energy

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In Colorado, a growing industry relies on human and animal waste as a new source of renewable energy. Continue reading

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