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Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk

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Wisconsin Highlights Innovation, FoodShare Employee and Training (FSET) Program Successess

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting Deputy Under Secretary and Administrator of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNS) Brandon Lipps traveled to Wisconsin today to learn more about the state’s unique approach to helping more people move from government assistance to true independence, as well as Wisconsin’s innovative approach to integrated services and...
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72% of Life Science Professionals Believe Their Industry is Behind in the Development of AI, Finds Survey from The Pistoia Alliance

Life science professionals highlight technology and healthcare as collaboration priorities for ensuring successful application of AI Boston, 7th June, … The post 72% of Life Science Professionals Believe Their Industry is Behind in the Development of AI, Finds Survey from The Pistoia Alliance appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Innovation in Action, May 2018

Our latest Innovation in Action newsletter is available: Hear about: The launch of the Centre of Excellence of AI in … The post Innovation in Action, May 2018 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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More new members welcomed in 2018

Since April 2017 the Pistoia Alliance has welcomed several companies and individuals as new members. The post More new members welcomed in 2018 appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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UXLS Toolkit is a finalist in the Bio-IT Best Practice Awards

Every year, the Bio-IT World conference organizers invite companies to showcase best practices. The Pistoia Alliance includes our User Experience … The post UXLS Toolkit is a finalist in the Bio-IT Best Practice Awards appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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University of Utah Site Selected for $140 Million Geothermal Research and Development

University of Utah Site Selected for $140 Million Geothermal Research and Development

Department of Energy Selects University of Utah Site for FORGE Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Utah will receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for cutting-edge geothermal research and development. After three years of planning, site characterization, and competition, the proposed...
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Regulatory Alert: e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule is effective June 30, 2018.

Regulatory Alert: e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule is effective June 30, 2018.

Regulatory Alert: The e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2018, and is effective June 30, 2018. The new 5-part form cannot be used until June 30. As soon as EPA approves the form, it will be available for order and begin shipping. The current 6-part form...
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Much Needed: OSHA Participates in National Committee to Improve Safety Culture in Healthcare

Much Needed: OSHA Participates in National Committee to Improve Safety Culture in Healthcare

OSHA was one of 24 organizations to participate in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement‘s efforts to develop a national strategy for reducing hazards for healthcare workers. The agency joined the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, which includes members from the healthcare, policy, regulatory, and advocacy communities. See OSHA’s healthcare page for resources on keeping workers safe.
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June 12 is National Forklift Safety Day!

June 12 is National Forklift Safety Day!

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), will be recognized on June 12 in Washington, D.C., and workplaces nationwide. Throughout the day, forklift manufacturers will highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. ITA works with OSHA through an Alliance to provide training...
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Reminder: General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23

Reminder: General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23

General industry and maritime employers must comply with OSHA’s silica standard by June 23, except for phase-in dates for medical surveillance and for engineering controls in the oil and gas industry. Visit the silica webpage for guidance on complying with the standard, as well as information on silica sampling and analysis, health effects of silica exposure, and answers...
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New China policies spark disarray in recycling industry – “This is an international crisis. We just can’t absorb these costs.”

New China policies spark disarray in recycling industry – “This is an international crisis. We just can’t absorb these costs.”

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What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out?

What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out?

This piece from the National Geographic is very well done.  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/the-journey-of-plastic-around-the-globe/
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Salmonella Infections Linked to Chicken Distributed by Ruby’s Pantry Pop-up Location

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Four people in two states have become ill The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Minnesota Department Agriculture (MDA), and local health departments are investigating at least four cases of salmonellosis affecting three Wisconsin residents and one Minnesota resident. All four of...
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ISO 45001: A New Standard in Global Occupational Health and Safety

ISO 45001: A New Standard in Global Occupational Health and Safety

In a global economy where your suppliers can be across town or half way around the world it can be difficult to determine if those businesses are adhering to the same health and safety standards that you are. Think of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh in 2013 when 1,129 people were killed when...
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EPA extends deadline to apply for $5.5 billion in water infrastructure projects loans.

EPA extends deadline to apply for $5.5 billion in water infrastructure projects loans.

WASHINGTON  –– Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced at a meeting with water sector associations that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31, 2018. Administrator Pruitt also sent a letter highlighting the deadline extension to governors...
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Free Webnar on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Assessment and Monitoring Trends

Free Webnar on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Assessment and Monitoring Trends

Stay up-to-date with outdoor and indoor air quality and monitoring trends. When:  Tue, Jun 5, 2018 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CST Webinar will cover: – legislation governing air quality in the U.S. and Europe; – how the air quality compares in the two regions; – basics of the major pollutants and main industrial sources; –...
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EPA announces applicants selected for FY18 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants

EPA announces applicants selected for FY18 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants

EPA is Pleased to Announce the Selection of $3.3M in FY18 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Funding EPA is selecting approximately $3.3  million in grant funding to 17 communities across the country to recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed individuals with the skills needed to secure long-term employment in the environmental...
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EPA Releases Five-Year Review of the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria

EPA Releases Five-Year Review of the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria

The EPA has released its Five-year Review of the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria (RWQC), as required by the BEACH Act amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA). The review report describes the state of the science since the release of the 2012 RWQC, related to the protection of human health in water bodies...
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Industry Experts Weigh In on How Technology Can Help Reduce Food Waste

Source: Waste360, 6/6/18. Technology can be used to understand waste volumes and problem areas.
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More than 1,000 Sign Up for WisCaregiver Careers

More than 1,000 people have signed up for the Department of Health Services (DHS) WisCaregiver Careers program, taking the first step toward becoming a certified nurse aide. This first-of-its-kind program offers training and testing at no cost to students, and also implements a $500 retention bonus paid by participating nursing homes after six months...
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#HopeActLiveWI: Grant Award to Support Addiction Treatment

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded a $500,000 annual grant to the University of Wisconsin System to provide doctors real-time guidance on how to treat patients who may have an addiction. The addiction consultation line is part of the Heroin, Opioid, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) legislative package. “This effort will enhance care...
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Fire Surge: Why Are We Witnessing A 93% Increase In Waste & Recycling Facility Fires In First 4 Months of 2018

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………….March’s number of 37 fire incidents is not only one of the highest months on record but is more than the number of fires that occurred in both March of 2016 and 2017 combined. March 2018 could merely be an anomaly. But then comes April. Aprils’s number of 36 fire incidents is not only...
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Fukushima: Melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

Fukushima: Melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

INSIDE the heart of Fukushima’s deadly reactor: JAW-dropping footage from the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone reveals the devastation inside its destroyed reactor. The scenes were captured by a camera attached to a 16-metre rod and inserted into reactor 2 at the doomed Japanese power plant. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5686951/INSIDE-heart-Fukushimas-deadly-reactor.html ​
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Particulate Matter Assessment for Construction Activities

As the public is getting aware of the health implications of Dust/Particulate Matter and other pollutants, governments are expecting better pollutant management from industries. This guide provides a brief overview of a Dust pollution risk management plan for the Construction industry as well as some best practices to help mitigate the impacts. Introduction Construction, an...
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Climate One Podcast: Selling the science of climate change

“Only the repetition of simple messages changes public opinion and affects the brain,” says David Fenton, a four-decade veteran of PR campaigns for the environment, public health and human rights.
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Climate One Podcast: The Population Bomb, 50 years later: A conversation with Paul Ehrlich

Climate One Podcast: The Population Bomb, 50 years later: A conversation with Paul Ehrlich

Can the earth continue to support an ever-increasing number of humans?
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Silent Spills Part 3: Texas officials ignore spread of dioxin in San Jacinto River

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One West Virginia county tried to break its dependence on the energy industry. It was overruled.

After seeing the scars of coal, Fayette County banned the disposal of natural gas drilling waste. Industry fought back, arguing the community doesn’t get a say.
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This college kid is growing produce on a landfill to feed her city

Her plan would transform food deserts using land people didn’t think was available but is actually a great place to farm.
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Oslo bans cars, builds a bike lane haven

The city of Oslo is still planning to go car-free by 2019. But old habits die hard.
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Hawaii passes bill banning sunscreen that can harm coral reefs

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The legislation prohibits the distribution of sunscreens containing chemicals that scientists have found contributes to coral bleaching when washed off in the ocean.
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Hundreds of trees accidentally killed by herbicide

A weed killer used to manage plants along U.S. Highway 20 left the Deschutes National Forest with hundreds of standing but dead ponderosa pine trees.
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As transit agencies inch toward electric buses, environmental groups want more progress

Environmental advocates in Pennsylvania want to see a faster switch to electric buses to help eliminate emissions that can worsen asthma and cause other health problems.
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The Tribes vs. Donald Trump

Last December, when the Trump administration announced its decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a crack team of Native American attorneys armed themselves with a lawsuit that ensured tribal voices will lead the legal battle to overturn it.
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How Colorado River basin states can improve water efficiency

How Colorado River basin states can improve water efficiency

An assessment of the seven Colorado River Basin states shows that there are two key areas where states are lagging and a stronger legal framework could help, writes Mary Ann Dickinson of the Alliance for Water Efficiency.
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Kansas City clean energy goals could get a boost from utility partnership

City officials hope a partnership with Kansas City Power & Light will help it meet a set of ambitious clean energy goals.
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Minnesota group making the case for clean energy as jobs driver

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota is connecting with rural and suburban lawmakers over economic impact.
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California warns of a second energy crisis

California’s chief utility regulator is warning that the state could find itself in the throes of another energy crisis if it doesn’t address the droves of customers defecting from utilities.
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Don’t just drain excess water off your field — reuse it

Source: Successful Farming, 4/23/18. Retaining precipitation could make or break a crop. There are times when the plant needs another inch of rain, which adds stress to the plant. That’s where drainage water management comes into the picture.
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Wisconsin Doctor Named Childhood Immunization Champion by the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named Dr. Jeffrey Moore of the Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center a 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion. Dr. Moore was nominated and selected from a pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for making a significant contribution to public health in Wisconsin. Dr. Moore...
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#HopeActLiveWI: Grants Fund Expansion of Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded four $250,000 grants to one county, one tribe, and two nonprofit organizations to support the expansion of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder . “These grants continue our efforts to connect people in need of help with effective treatment options,” says DHS Director of Opioid...
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#HopeActLiveWI: DHS Hosts Opioid Forum

Nearly 500 people involved in the response to Wisconsin’s opioid crisis are in Milwaukee for a two-day event hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Today is the first day of the Opioid Forum at the Hyatt Regency. It runs through tomorrow. “We’re sharing strategies to save lives,” says DHS Opioid Initiatives...
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Department of Health Services Issues Warning About Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids , often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice”. Severe bleeding has been reported in people who have used synthetic cannabinoids, including one confirmed case in Wisconsin, and two deaths in Illinois. These products are found across the U.S....
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HELM adopters – an ever-increasing community

It is easy to be preoccupied with the day-to-day tasks of a project, particularly when development work is progressing full … The post HELM adopters – an ever-increasing community appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Report from Pistoia Alliance CDx / NGS & Regulation workshop

Royal Society of Chemistry, London – 11th April 2018 45 delegates from 30 companies explored the dramatic increase in … The post Report from Pistoia Alliance CDx / NGS & Regulation workshop appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Hack the Lab: SiLA, Deep Learning, Alexa and the CSL

Energy, Collaboration, Lab Data (and Alexa) For our 2018 European conference we ran our second President’s Series hackathon to show … The post Hack the Lab: SiLA, Deep Learning, Alexa and the CSL appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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The Pistoia Alliance Calls for Greater Life Sciences Collaboration to Build the ‘Lab of the Future’

EU conference and two-day ‘hack the lab’ hackathon discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will … The post The Pistoia Alliance Calls for Greater Life Sciences Collaboration to Build the ‘Lab of the Future’ appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Announcing Support for HELM 2.0 (Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules) in the Open Source Web Editor

The Pistoia Alliance, a global alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers and academic groups and Scilligence Corporation are pleased … The post Announcing Support for HELM 2.0 (Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules) in the Open Source Web Editor appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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The headlines are grabbing people’s attention: CBC News: “Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking“; CNN: “Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, study says“; BBC:...
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In more encouraging public health news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that vaccination rates among kindergarteners have remained stable, with the median vaccine exemption rate at...
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OSHA took the long road to adopt a standard to address respirable crystalline silica. Although the final rule was issued in March 2016, it is being challenged by both...
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