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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

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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DataFAIRy

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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

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

The 2020 PFAS Seminar that will bring together renowned industry leaders with knowledge on remediating PFAS contaminants in surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater/bio solids, and recycled water.  Learn what’s working now!  Keynote SpeakerMike Abraczinskas, DirectorNorth Carolina Department of Environmental QualityDivision of Air QualityPresenting:  Emerging Compounds from an Air Perspective – A Case Study...
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Occupational Reproductive Hazards for Female Surgeons in the Operating Room

Occupational Reproductive Hazards for Female Surgeons in the Operating Room

JAMA: Importance  Higher rates of infertility and pregnancy complications have been found for female surgeons compared with the general population. Several reproductive hazards are present in the operating room and may be associated with these findings. Hazards should be identified and controlled to minimize risks. Observations:  Studies comparing surgeons with the general population show...
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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

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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Health Agency Reminds State Residents That Cold Can be Deadly

Having already seen record-breaking cold this year, and with frigid temperatures in the forecast for most of the state this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take steps to be safe and stay warm as temperatures fall . Last winter, 75 people died from exposure to cold...
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DHS Investigates Outbreak of Adenovirus Infections on College Campuses

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating multiple cases of adenovirus (add-e-no-virus) infection on college campuses around the state. Adenovirus infections most commonly cause respiratory illness, and while serious illness is rare, in some cases it can lead to pneumonia or death. “Adenovirus infection is easily spread, which is why we tend to...
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DHS Urges Residents to Set a Healthy Table this Thanksgiving

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging state residents to take extra care while preparing their Thanksgiving meals this week. While hygiene is always important in food preparation, recent outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 and hepatitis A infections shines a bright light on how vital hygiene is. “The holidays are a time...
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Pistoia Alliance Report 2030

This report is intended for all members and friends of the Pistoia Alliance, and any others interested in its work supporting cross-industry collaboration and innovation.It sets out to consider what the life science, biopharma R&D and healthcare ecosystem might look like in 2030.   The objective is to ensure that the Pistoia Alliance, its...
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AI CoE 2020 Drug repurposing datathon announced

Our second drug repurposing datathon is dedicated to finding a cure to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This is a rare (1000 cases a year worldwide) and deadly form of cancer in children. Over the last 50 years the understanding of DIPG as a heterogeneous group of tumors requiring a personalized medicine approach has...
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US Conference Report 2019

Winners of the 2019 President’s Startup Challenge Announced, as The Pistoia Alliance Looks to the Future     Boston, 30 October, 2019 – The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that works to lower barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D, has announced the winners of the 2019 President’s Startup Challenge at its annual member...
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Annual General Meeting 2019

All members invited to attend the Pistoia Alliance AGM.   Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 16:00 to 17.00 GMT via Webinar   All individuals involved in the activities of the Pistoia Alliance within its member companies are cordially invited to attend the Pistoia Alliance Annual General Meeting.   Please reserve the time and register for...
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President’s Challenge 2019 – Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce the 5 finalists for the Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2019.   This year we have solutions covering diagnostics, lab of the future, AI and machine learning, in turn providing benefit to patients and help accelerate innovation and collaboration in R&D. You can find out more about each finalist...
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Agile UX: Designing Together

When you hear the word “agile” is it just a trendy buzzword to you? Do you find it flexible but risky? Too short sighted and an excuse not to think ahead? Does it conjure up images of sticky notes, cult like devotion, and taking itself too seriously?    Or are you just bored hearing...
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From Theory to PoC in Three Months: A Blockchain Implementation story

For 12 weeks during the summer in 2018, Sebastian Coates (a then-colleague, now co-founder) and I had the rare opportunity to take a step into the world of enterprise blockchain at an industry leading pharmaceutical company.   With blockchain being a nascent, cutting-edge technology, the opportunity to research and experiment with it presented a...
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FAIR Implementation

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OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019 To Keep America’s Workforce Safe

OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019 To Keep America’s Workforce Safe

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance to further the mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of hazards. OSHA’s enforcement activities reflect the...
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Clearing the Air on Respiratory Hazards

CCOHS – For many workers, their jobs can take an unexpected toll on their physical health. An occupational disease can be disruptive, disabling, and even fatal. However, workplaces can take preventive action on respiratory hazards that can lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer, silicosis, asbestosis, and other serious occupational diseases. Recognizing and preventing these work-related...
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Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

A recent study published in the scientific journal “Chemosphere,” involving scientists from Japan, Finland, France, and the United States, addresses these issues. The team, led by Dr. Satoshi Utsunomiya, Ryohei Ikehara, and Kazuya Morooka of Kyushu University, a prestigious research school in Fukuoka, Japan, developed a method in 2018 that allows scientists to quantify...
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This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy

This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy

(ScienceDaily) Integrating a super moisture-absorbent gel with light-active materials, researchers in Singapore have developed a humidity digester to dry the ambient air while generating energy. The method, presented November 20 in the journal Joule, is a green alternative to air conditioners with a trick — pulling water out of thin air. Like plants, artificial...
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A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.

CNN –  Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius. Essentially, Heliogen created a solar oven — one capable of reaching...
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Iowa wind farm sending many giant blades to landfills, will create over one million tons of fiberglass

Iowa wind farm sending many giant blades to landfills, will create over one million tons of fiberglass

“Landfills are really struggling to manage them, and they just decide they can’t accept them….” Bill Rowland, president of the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations, said he’s unsure “we as a society” considered what would happen to the blades as older turbines are repowered. “There wasn’t a plan in place to say, ‘How...
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Wisconsin Announces Multi-Agency Coordinating Council for PFAS, Begins Process for Additional PFAS Rulemaking

Wisconsin Announces Multi-Agency Coordinating Council for PFAS, Begins Process for Additional PFAS Rulemaking

(Michael Best & Friedrich LLP) Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began the process of implementing another priority in Governor Evers’ Executive Order #40 by creating the Wisconsin Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Council or “WisPAC.” The Council will be led by DNR and will coordinate PFAS-related activities among state agencies...
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NASA finds that Californians’ TRASH emits far more methane into the atmosphere than cattle ranches… should we ban trash services to solve the global warming problem?

NASA finds that Californians’ TRASH emits far more methane into the atmosphere than cattle ranches… should we ban trash services to solve the global warming problem?

NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources — highly concentrated methane releases from single sources — using a specialized airborne sensor. The new data, published this week in the journal Nature, can be used to target actions to reduce emissions of this potent greenhouse gas. Like carbon...
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22 million gallons of nuclear waste under a concrete dome on a Pacific Island sinking into the land and the ocean.

22 million gallons of nuclear waste under a concrete dome on a Pacific Island sinking into the land and the ocean.

The Los Angeles Times has a harrowing new story about Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Japanese forces invaded the small Pacific nation and its residents during World War I, and the United States did the same during World War II under that classic guise of “liberation.” But the US was hardly acting altruistically,...
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“We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe” – Scientific American

“We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe” – Scientific American

The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of “fear mongering” over the advent of wireless technology’s 5G. Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells...
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Severe lung disease characterized by lymphocytic bronchiolitis, alveolar ductitis, and emphysema (BADE) in industrial machine‐manufacturing workers

Severe lung disease characterized by lymphocytic bronchiolitis, alveolar ductitis, and emphysema (BADE) in industrial machine‐manufacturing workers

Previously healthy male never smokers, ages 27 to 50, developed chest symptoms from 1995 to 2012 while working in the facility’s production areas. Patients had an insidious onset of cough, wheeze, and exertional dyspnea; airflow obstruction (mean FEV1 = 44% predicted) and reduced diffusing capacity (mean = 53% predicted); and radiologic centrilobular emphysema. Lung tissue demonstrated a unique...
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Artificial intelligence: Implications for the future of work and cognitive decision support systems (DSSs).

Artificial intelligence: Implications for the future of work and cognitive decision support systems (DSSs).

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad transdisciplinary field with roots in logic, statistics, cognitive psychology, decision theory, neuroscience, linguistics, cybernetics, and computer engineering. The modern field of AI began at a small summer workshop at Dartmouth College in 1956. Since then, AI applications made possible by machine learning (ML), an AI subdiscipline, include Internet...
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Draft Risk Evaluation for Methylene Chloride for TSCA

Draft Risk Evaluation for Methylene Chloride for TSCA

In the October 2019 draft risk evaluation for methylene chloride (MC), EPA reviewed a suite of potential MC exposures and made initial determinations on risk. These preliminary determinations may change as EPA’s evaluation becomes more refined through the public comment and peer review processes. Below are the draft risk evaluation and supporting documents for MC. ...
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DOE Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower and Water Technologies

DOE Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower and Water Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9 million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Innovative water power technologies have the potential to increase the affordability of hydropower and...
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Russian Scientists Reveal First Photos of Massive Arctic Methane Fountain

Russian Scientists Reveal First Photos of Massive Arctic Methane Fountain

A group of Russian scientists has revealed the first pictures of a massive fountain of methane gas bubbling from the sea floor in the eastern Siberian Sea. During the 35-day expedition that started Sept. 21, the scientific expedition organized by Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU)  noticed a spot of emerald-colored water which turned out to...
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BIG News! EPA Announces New 5-Year Plan to Accelerate Restoration of the Great Lakes

BIG News! EPA Announces New 5-Year Plan to Accelerate Restoration of the Great Lakes

EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Region 5 Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager Cathy Stepp unveiled an updated and aggressive action plan under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI Action Plan III will guide the actions of federal agencies and their many partners...
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National Safety Council Position paper on marijuana and safety sensitive positions.

National Safety Council Position paper on marijuana and safety sensitive positions.

The National Safety Council,  published a Position/Policy Statement on October 21, 2019 addressing cannabis (marijuana) impairment in safety-sensitive positions. NSC stated that “it is clear that cannabis impacts psychomotor skills and cognitive ability,” and concluded that “there is no level of cannabis use that is safe or acceptable for employees who work in safety-sensitive positions.” (“Safety-sensitive”...
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NFPA 470: The “New” Old Hazardous Materials Response Standards

NFPA 470: The “New” Old Hazardous Materials Response Standards

From Rick Edinger: In April 2019 I published an article entitled “What Ever Happened to NFPA 472?” In that piece I examined the addition of two new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents related to hazardous materials response, their relationship to each other and the existing hazmat standards, and the effects on the hazmat response community....
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Supporting Farmers’ Mental Health

Supporting Farmers’ Mental Health

Farming is more than just work for many; it’s a way of life that is rewarding despite the tough physical work. But now it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the unique challenges faced daily by farmers – from the long hours to the isolation to the many uncertainties beyond their control – can also greatly...
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New Data Analysis Shows Impact of Suicide in Wisconsin

Today, Suicide Prevention Day , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released findings from its most recent analysis of state suicide deaths and suicide-related injury. This analysis is part of an effort to update Wisconsin’s suicide prevention plan and reduce the number of suicide attempts and deaths. This analysis found: The state’s suicide...
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For Colombia, 2019 was a year of environmental discontent

In Colombia, a year of crucial environmental decisions ended with a national strike that began on Nov. 21, 2019. Various social sectors say they are dissatisfied with President Iván...
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CAPE TOWN — In and around Cape Town, expanding urban communities press right up against the protected area of Table Mountain National Park. This gives residents and tourists alike...
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Florida Gulf Fish Farm Could Be Bellwether, But Not Without A Fight

“If Neil Anthony Sims gets his way, he’ll make history by opening a fish farm 40 miles off of Florida’s west coast, where his company will begin raising 20,000...
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Mongabay editor has now been detained 6 weeks in Indonesia

Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson has now been detained for 42 days in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan over an alleged violation of his business visa. “Phil is still under ‘city arrest’...
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“Court Forces U.S. EPA To Reconsider Three Refinery Biofuel Waivers”

“A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider three of the biofuel waivers it recently granted to small oil refineries, arguing the agency’s justification...
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“Hundreds of Amazon employees defied corporate policy to publicly criticize the company for failing to meet its “moral responsibility” in the climate crisis.” Climate Change Environmental Politics Journalism &...
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In Crucial Pennsylvania, Democrats Worry a Fracking Ban Could Sink Them

“PITTSBURGH — Though they are both Democrats, John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, and Bill Peduto, this city’s mayor, have their differences on the environment.” Energy & Fuel Environmental Politics...
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Amazon Emissions Lowest From Indigenous And Protected Lands: Scientists

“Indigenous lands and protected areas in the Amazon rainforest account for just 10% of all carbon emissions from tropical forests spread across the nine countries of the Amazon in...
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“Reporters from Southeastern newsrooms hold leaders in their communities accountable for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change-related emergencies.” Climate Change SE (AL AR FL GA KY LA MS...
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“The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is giving Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the highest grade on environmental issues out of the seven major Democratic presidential candidates in its...
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GM To Invest $2.2 Billion At Detroit Factory For Electric Trucks, SUVs

“General Motors Co will invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build electric trucks and sport utility vehicles, a move that would create 2,200 jobs, the No.1...
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Critics Question Data Used In Rule Replacing Obama Water Protections

“Critics say the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) water policy unveiled Thursday is one of the biggest rollbacks to water policy in decades, but it’s tough to know the extent...
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“A conservation group announced Monday that it’s preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake...
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Indigenous, protected lands in Amazon emit far less carbon than areas outside

Scientists know from a bevy of studies that the inclusion of indigenous peoples and local communities is critical to holding deforestation at bay across the tropics, even as a...
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Our growing footprint, wildlife extinctions, and the importance of contraception (commentary)

We’re not exactly treading lightly on planet Earth. A new study finds more than 20,000 land animal species are experiencing intense pressure from the global human footprint. Of those,...
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NGOs demand inquiry into Environment Minister aid to Amazon land grabbers

Environment Minister Ricardo Salles (center) pictured at Brasilia meeting on 6 November with Acre ruralists, five of whom had been convicted of environmental crimes. After the meeting, Salles ordered...
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Bringing rocks to a dynamite fight: Fishers take on blast fishing in Peru

Nighttime falls on the fishing port of Chimbote, a city on Peru’s Pacific coast in Huarmey province. Almensor Gómez, an artisanal fisherman, prepares to leave home with five fellow...
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Belize officially declares wildlife corridor in key protected area complex

A wildlife corridor in northern Belize has been officially declared by government order and, together with a system of three nature reserves in what’s known as the country’s “sugar...
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A young harp seal. A recently popular slogan among polar scientists asserts that: “What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.” A growing body of evidence is...
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“California Vineyard Spills Nearly 100K Gallons Of Red Wine”

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“Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is punching back, taking social media swings at some of his critics.” Environmental Politics Journalism & Media Natural Resources National (U.S.) Public Source: ,
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“Renewable Energy: Inside The Fight Over Md. Offshore Wind Project”

“OCEAN CITY, Md. — Maryland Democrat Lorig Charkoudian had almost finished her speech in front of the state Public Service Commission when she was drowned out by boos from...
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Bankrupt Coal Company’s Mess Could Cost Kentucky Millions To Fix

“Bankrupt coal companies Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy have failed to make progress on scores of environmental obligations and might leave Kentucky taxpayers on the hook for tens of...
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“A Rewilding Triumph: Wolves Help To Reverse Yellowstone Degradation”

“Twenty-five years ago, the national park attempted to reintroduce wolves – now scientists are celebrating it as one of the greatest rewilding stories ever”. Biodiversity Natural Resources Water &...
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California Will Be Hit Hard As Trump Weakens Clean Water Protections

“Defying environmentalists and public health advocates, the Trump administration on Thursday announced the replacement of Obama-era water protections with a significantly weaker set of regulations that lifts limits on...
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Clean Water: “Court Battles, 2020 Election Loom Over Trump WOTUS Rule”

“Trump administration officials took a victory lap after they unveiled their final revisions to Clean Water Act protections for waterways and wetlands. But the Waters of the U.S., or...
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“Trump Administration Exploited Wildfire Science To Promote Logging”

“Revealed: emails show Trump and appointees tried to craft a narrative that forest protection efforts are responsible for wildfires”. Climate Change Environmental Politics Forests Journalism & Media Science National...
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“Trump Ups Mileage Proposal, But It’s Well Below Obama Plan”

“The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy requirement for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator complain it does not...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Death Toll Rises, Mayor Offers to Resign

“An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has already killed 80 people in China. Infections have been confirmed in many other countries....
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Sri Lanka’s divine pests: Peafowl problem calls for human action (Commentary)

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Conservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade ban

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro creates Amazon Council and Environmental Police force

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Prinson Daimari is overwhelmed with pride every time he visits the lush green forest with birds’ nests perched on the treetops inside the Bhairabkunda reserve forest in Udalguri district...
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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, Jan. 24, 2020

Tropical forests The fires in Australia have destroyed huge areas of world heritage-listed rainforests (The Guardian) … … As well as killed half of the koalas on Kangaroo Island...
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Mongabay staffer Philip Jacobson released from jail, transferred to ‘city detention’

“Mongabay staffer Philip Jacobson was just moved from prison to ‘city detention’ in Palangkaraya,” said Mongabay Founder and CEO Rhett A. Butler on January 24, 2020. “We are grateful...
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Window tech could save billions of birds, and it’s already here

This may sound familiar: you’re sitting at home, absorbed in your daily activities, when THUD; a bird crashes into your window. You jump, or at least look up, and...
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After a mine killed their river, a Brazil tribe fights for a new home

One year after a tailings dam collapsed in Brazil’s southwestern state of Minas Gerais, unleashing 12 million cubic meters (424 million cubic feet) of toxic mud that killed at...
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Elk Raise Tensions Between Washington Tribes, Farmers In Skagit Valley

“Just after sunrise, elk are grazing in a misty field in Washington’s Skagit Valley, an hour and a half north of Seattle. … These elk are at the center...
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“Bloomberg, Steyer Focus On Climate Change In Effort To Stand Out”

“Billionaire presidential candidates Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer are leaning into climate change as a campaign issue to stand out in a crowded Democratic field.” Climate Change Environmental Politics...
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“Politics: Texas Elections Could Upend U.S. Oil And Gas”

“The 2020 election could be a pivotal moment for the oil industry in Texas, and thus the rest of the U.S. energy sector.” Climate Change Energy & Fuel Environmental...
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“Plastic Bags Have Lobbyists. They’re Winning.”

“The plastic shopping bag has long been hunted by state and local policymakers pushing for its extinction. But still it thrives, thanks to the deep-pocketed chemical industry that birthed...
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