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Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Dane County

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison & Dane County announced today that two additional people have contracted COVID-19 . Both had contact with the confirmed case reported earlier this week. Both patients are isolated at home. “This brings the total of confirmed cases to seven in just one week....
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Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Fond du Lac County Health Department, and Waukesha County Public Health Department announced today that a fourth, fifth, and sixth person have tested positive for COVID-19 in our state. The Waukesha County patient was exposed while traveling in the United States and internationally, and is currently isolated...
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Third Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison and Dane County announced today that a third person has tested positive for COVID-19 . The person was exposed while traveling in the United States and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working to determine the people who have been...
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Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Pierce County Public Health Department announced today that a second person has tested positive for COVID-19 . The person was exposed while traveling within the U.S. and is currently isolated at home. County health officials are working to determine people who have been in contact...
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State Health Agency Offers Tips for Travelers in Response to COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging people who are planning trips and returning travelers to pay attention to guidance for travel provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid catching or spreading COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus). “The reality is that we really have to carefully consider our...
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UDM Project Reaches Major Milestone

Boston, 25 February, 2020 The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D, today released the latest Unified Data Model (UDM) file format, Version 6, supported by funding from Biovia, Elsevier, GSK, Novartis, and Roche (recently joined by BMS). V6 delivers a stable foundation for...
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How design systems help teams build faster and create better experiences for users

Long gone are the days of static PDF style guides, where designers would painstakingly spec colors and typefaces, then proceed to ship them off to developers to magically build pixel-perfect interfaces.  Through the years, we’ve seen the design process transform from sketching with pencil and paper (not that we don’t still do it) to...
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Coronavirus Resources Center from Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

Coronavirus Resources Center from Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

The foremost concern of IHMM and HMS is with the safety and health of all of us; our staff, colleagues, certificants and members and those in our communities. As we have been doing the past three weeks, we continue to share credible, authoritative information for you in meeting the threat posed by the COVID-19...
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National Toxic Substances Incidents Program — Nine States, 2010–2014

National Toxic Substances Incidents Program — Nine States, 2010–2014

Description of System: In 2010, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) initiated the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP), and it was retired in 2014. Nine state health departments participated in NTSIP surveillance: California, Louisiana, North Carolina, New York, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. The states conducted surveillance on acute...
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American Chemistry Council Free Workplace Posters for COVID-19 Cleaning Procedures

American Chemistry Council Free Workplace Posters for COVID-19 Cleaning Procedures

The American Chemistry Council’s outside group of public health advisors, the Water Quality & Health Council, has worked with several other public health partners to develop a user-friendly “pictogram” poster for disinfecting frequently touched surfaces against the COVID-19 virus. Also includes Pictograms for: COVID-19 Surface Cleaning and Disinfection Childcare Environment Disinfection and Sanitization Food...
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Waiver or Modification of Requirements under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act as the Result of the Consequences of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Waiver or Modification of Requirements under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act as the Result of the Consequences of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Waiver or Modification of Requirements under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act as the Result of the Consequences of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) What: HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar declared a public health emergency, effective March 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. due to the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak. Where:  Nationwide. Why:  President Donald...
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OSHA’s Temporary Enforcement Guidance – Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak,

OSHA’s Temporary Enforcement Guidance – Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak,

OSHA’s Temporary Enforcement Guidance – Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak, is very important – among other things, OSHA says to perform an initial fit test using a qualitative method, to suspend annual fit-testing requirements during the pandemic, but to perform user seal checks when the respirator...
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Latest workplace Covid-19 regulatory guidance

Latest workplace Covid-19 regulatory guidance

Latest Covid-19 Advice and guidance: For doctors: here: https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m978 FOM / NHS Health at Work: here https://www.nhshealthatwork.co.uk/images/library/files/FOM_and_NHS_H@W_Covid_guidance_FINAL_12032020.pdf For nurses here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19 HR (via CIPD):   https://www.cipd.co.uk/news-views/coronavirus Getting workplace health COVID ready – https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf Notes below from a WHO webinar 11th March on “EPI-WIN COVID-19 Employers and employees” s (recording and slides will be available...
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U.S. EPA Webinar Strategies to Engage Food and Beverage Manufacturers in Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance

U.S. EPA Webinar Strategies to Engage Food and Beverage Manufacturers in Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance

Getting Your “Food” in the Door: Strategies to Engage Food and Beverage Manufacturers in Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance Date & Time:  March 24, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET Details & Free Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2616299318147436555 Food and beverage manufacturers have real opportunities to save money and reduce pollution through pollution prevention (P2). But many Pollution Prevention...
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Screening for Lung Cancer — annually 148,869 lung cancer-associated deaths

CDC – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual lung cancer screening for adults aged 55–80 years who have a ≥30 pack-year cigarette smoking history and currently smoke or have quit <15 years ago. What is added by this report? In 10 states, one in eight persons aged 55–80 years met USPSTF...
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Be Ready for New Strains on Worker Health

Be Ready for New Strains on Worker Health

CCOHS- The identification of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China in late 2019 has highlighted the need for workplaces in Canada to follow good practices to minimize the potential for infection. Coronaviruses are a large family of common viruses that are typically associated with mild illnesses. However, novel strains can develop into serious diseases,...
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The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work Invites the World Through its Fellowship Program

The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work Invites the World Through its Fellowship Program

CCOHS- The XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, taking place October 4-7, 2020 in Toronto, Canada, is offering a fellowship program to help support occupational safety and health professionals from developing countries in attending the global prevention event. Successful program applicants will receive funding for the costs of travel to the...
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EU Publishes New Classification for Titanium Dioxide Via Inhalation

EU Publishes New Classification for Titanium Dioxide Via Inhalation

On Feb. 18, the European Commission published a regulation classifying titanium dioxide (TiO2) containing greater than 1% respirable dust content by inhalation as a Category 2 Carcinogen. This action follows the fall decision by CARACAL— the expert group that advises the European Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on questions related to REACH and...
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Stimulating summer class focusing on military as specialized workplace

Stimulating summer class focusing on military as specialized workplace

Are you looking for an outstanding 1 credit summer class that addresses military exposures, veterans health, and service-linked policies?  This course is ideal for you!  It is designed to appeal to students from many disciplines, including those from *outside* of GWU.  We can certainly accommodate students wishing to participate online. Summer II 2020 –...
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Department of Energy Invests $74 Million in Building and Construction Technologies and Innovations

Department of Energy Invests $74 Million in Building and Construction Technologies and Innovations

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $74 million for 63 selected projects to research, develop, and test energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of our Nation’s buildings and electric grid. Awardees include National Laboratories, universities, small businesses, and industry partners. America’s 125 million residential and commercial buildings use...
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Department of Energy Awards $187 Million to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

Department of Energy Awards $187 Million to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and process challenges that advance the Trump Administration’s goal to strengthen domestic manufacturing competitiveness and position...
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Coronavirus Rare Incubation of 24 Days Means quarantines need to be 6 weeks long instead of 3 weeks.

Coronavirus Rare Incubation of 24 Days Means quarantines need to be 6 weeks long instead of 3 weeks.

(Brian Wang) A new study shows the coronavirus ncov 2019 has a median incubation period was 3.0 days but the range is 0 to 24.0 days. This would mean that quarantines need to be 6 weeks long instead of 3 weeks. Clinical characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in China Lancet has published a...
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EPA Hires Wisconsin Environmental Rockstar as Administrator for EPA’s Region 5!

EPA Hires Wisconsin Environmental Rockstar as Administrator for EPA’s Region 5!

(FET) EPA Names new Administrator for Region 5 Kurt Thiede of Wisconsin has been named regional administrator for EPA Region 5, overseeing environmental protection efforts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. He comes to this role with extensive experience promoting and protecting the environmental health of the Great Lakes region. He is an 18year veteran of WDNR, and previously spent four years as the administrator for the Land Division.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management and biology from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and in 2016 he received an outstanding alumnus award from their school of natural resources. Read more about Mr. Thiede at EPA: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-administrator-epas-region-5-office-chicago
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Energy Department Announces $18.8 Million for Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Geothermal Research

Energy Department Announces $18.8 Million for Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Geothermal Research

(DOE) the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $18.8 million toward the research and development (R&D) of innovative subsurface geothermal technologies. DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) will fund up to six projects focused on two topic areas: Topic 1: Exploration RD&D: Hidden Geothermal Systems in the Basin and Range; and Topic 2:...
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Anhydrous Ammonia Chemical Release — Lake County, Illinois, April 2019

On April 25, 2019, a farm tractor towing two 2-ton ammonia tanks on a county road in Lake County, Illinois, experienced a mechanical failure that resulted in the release of anhydrous ammonia, a colorless, pungent, irritating gas that can cause severe respiratory and ocular damage (1). Approximately 80% of anhydrous ammonia produced in the...
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Audit Health and Safety Conditions with New HazardAssess App

(CCOHS) Take action to reduce or eliminate health and safety risks in your workplace with the new HazardAssess app, available free of charge on iOS and Android. Audit your health and safety conditions, identify concerns, and report them for action and follow-up. HazardAssess guides you through 12 distinct health and safety topics, prompting you...
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Safeguarding: The First Line of Defence

Safeguarding: The First Line of Defence

(CCOHS) Working with machinery puts workers at risk. Safeguarding is the essential first line of defense against potentially serious injuries caused by machine operation. Understand how safeguards can protect you and reduce the risk of injury. Many machines found on shop floors and in factories have moving parts that rotate, reciprocate, punch, slide, grind,...
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Occupational Cancer: Take Action to Prevent Exposures

Occupational Cancer: Take Action to Prevent Exposures

Every day millions head out to work, maybe not fully aware that in their job or place of work, they are being exposed to cancer-causing substances. These carcinogens can be viruses, chemicals, naturally occurring minerals, or solar radiation. Recent statistics from the World Health Organization show that cancer kills an estimated 9.6 million people...
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EPA Posts Great Lakes Trash Free Waters RFA Questions and Answers

EPA has posted an updated set of questions and answers pertaining to its Great Lakes Trash Free Waters RFA. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 GLNPO held an informational webinar on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Trash Free Waters Request for Applications (RFA). During the webinar, the EPA team shared key information about the RFA’s...
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U.S. Surgeon General Highlights the Value of Worker Well-Being and the NIOSH Total Worker Health(R) Approach

U.S. Surgeon General Highlights the Value of Worker Well-Being and the NIOSH Total Worker Health(R) Approach

(CDC) In a recent article in Public Health Reports, the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, recognizes the important relationship between employment and health. The article, “The Value of Worker Well-being,” also highlights the efforts of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the NIOSH Office of Total...
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State Health Agency Responds to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today testing is in process for five people for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in our state. Results are pending in these cases. Test results for an additional patient under investigation were negative. “DHS is actively monitoring this outbreak and working with our local, state, and...
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Two Nasty Traits Of This Coronavirus, Typically Not Seen Together

Compiled what follows from a Series of Thirteen Tweets by physician (MD) and scientist (PhD) Dr. Dena Grayson. Emphasis is mine. Dr. Dena Grayson: Having YEARS of experience developing an Ebola treatment, I was concerned about this Coronavirus Outbreak from the outset, because this coronavirus strain is very contagious, causes severe illness, and NO treatments or vaccines are...
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CDC Page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

CDC Page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported more than a thousand infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV...
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Nimonik hosting a Free Online Comprehensive Compliance Workshop.

Nimonik hosting a Free Online Comprehensive Compliance Workshop.

Hello, On January 30th, Nimonik is hosting a Free Online Comprehensive Compliance Workshop. To benchmark your compliance efforts in 2020, here are 5 powerful questions to ask your teams: Do you understand your compliance obligations? Does your team have the competence to stay in compliance? Are there controls in place to meet your compliance...
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With Hospitalizations on the Rise, DHS Wants to Avoid a More Deadly Flu Season

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced our state has seen 459 hospitalizations for influenza this season, more than three times as many than at this time last year. Admissions to intensive care units for respiratory illnesses are also on the rise. And already, 11 Wisconsinites have died due to complications from...
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Community Care, Inc. to Begin Certification Process to Deliver Family Care Services to Dane County

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) received notification from Care Wisconsin and My Choice Family Care managed care organizations (MCOs) of their intent to merge into one entity effective January 1, 2020. Both entities provide services within Wisconsin’s Family Care program in Dane county. Family Care is a Wisconsin long-term care program operating...
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Seasons Greetings

Dear members, friends and colleagues,   We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2020.   From all at the operations team:   Steve Arlington Martyn Wilkins Ashley George Beeta Balali-Mood Roger Frechette Nick Lynch David Proudlock Tanya Randall Zahid Tharia John Wise  ...
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SEED project gets started

The SEED (Semantic Enrichment of ELN Data) Project is pleased to announce its official “start-up” January 2020. Following the recent presentation at the Pistoia Alliance conference in Boston by Steve Penn ( Pfizer), there is a high level of interest in the project and this has been confirmed by offers of funding that enable...
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UDM V6 to be released in January

The goal of the Unified Data Model (UDM) project is to create and publish an open, extendable and freely available data format for the exchange of experimental information about compound synthesis and their testing.   The UDM project are pleased to announce the release of Version  6.0 in January 2020. This will be the...
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China building more nuclear power facilities than any other country

BEIJING, China – There are currently eleven nuclear power units under construction in China, the largest number of nuclear power facilities under construction in the world. The country has 47 nuclear power units already in operation, the third highest across the globe, accoding to a report by The People’s Daily. The Chinese government made the decision...
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2020 PFAS Seminar on remediating PFAS contaminants

2020 PFAS Seminar on remediating PFAS contaminants

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Occupational Reproductive Hazards for Female Surgeons in the Operating Room

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Wanted: Water Department Manager in Milwaukee

Wanted: Water Department Manager in Milwaukee

Water Department Manager in Milwaukee to help their company grow. What You Will Be Doing Implement Corporate Strategic Plan Create Business Unit Plan (BUP) to direct development of staff and products Recognize staffing needs, assist with hiring Assist Marketing in preparation of Proposals: project plan and approach, staff assignments, fee development and risk assessment...
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Despite everything, U.S. emissions dipped in 2019

From the GRIST Surging natural gas was the biggest reason for coal’s demise. Gas comes with its own problems for the climate– burning it releases carbon, and leaks release methane — but replacing coal with gas led to a decline in globe-warming gases, Houser said. Renewable energy from hydroelectricity, solar power, and wind turbines,...
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134 million Americans – more than 41% – lived in counties with unhealthy levels of either ozone or particulate pollution

The American Lung Association’s 19th annual “state of the air” report found that 134 million Americans – more than 41% – lived in counties with unhealthy levels of either ozone or particulate pollution in 2014-2016. In a country with over 270 million vehicles, America’s air suffers from tailpipe pollution. Health impacts of air pollution...
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Can adoption of pollution prevention techniques reduce pollution substitution?

Can adoption of pollution prevention techniques reduce pollution substitution?

The open source journal PLOSOne had a recent article of potential interest to the P2 community. The researchers used TRI data to determine the extent to which adoption of P2 practices reduces pollution substitution. They found that adoption of P2 techniques reduces toxic air and water releases equally, but it is associated with increases...
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Nationally-Recognized Family Care Program Approved for Five More Years

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that the nationally-recognized Family Care program has been approved to continue for five more years. Family Care allows frail elders and adults with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities to remain in their homes or communities whenever possible. The approval comes from the Centers for Medicare...
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Wisconsin Health Officials Find E. coli O157 in Bagged Romaine Salad from Salinas Valley, California

As part of the ongoing investigation into the multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 ( E. coli O157) infections, Wisconsin health and food safety officials have found E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in an unopened bag of pre-washed chopped romaine collected from an ill person’s home. Additional laboratory testing is pending to determine if the...
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“National Parks: NPS Moves Toward Partial Shutdown”

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Madagascar off pace to meet Aichi targets, which is bad news for the world

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Lack of farmer training worsens Sri Lanka’s growing human-wildlife conflict

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Bringing Christ and coronavirus: Evangelicals to contact Amazon indigenous

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Audio: Songs and sounds of Bering Sea whales and seals reveal a story of change

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BlackRock’s commitment to responsible investing must include human rights (commentary)

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‘Stand Down’: Bernhardt Blocks Aerial Mountain Goat Cull At Grand Teton

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