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HELM is now a FAIR standard

Public information is only useful if it is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). The Pistoia Alliance was pleased to … The post HELM is now a FAIR standard appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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#HaveYourSay On the Prevention of Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

#HaveYourSay On the Prevention of Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

he Government of Canada made a commitment to Canadians through Bill C-65 to help ensure that federally regulated workplaces, including Parliament Hill, are free from harassment and violence. On July 24th, 2018, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, invited Canadians to voice their opinion on the proposed regulatory framework to...
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EPA Facts and Figures Report available and A to Z Directory!

EPA Facts and Figures Report available and A to Z Directory!

Data Update to Facts and Figures Website and Fact Sheet   EPA has released its most recent Facts and Figures data on national municipal solid waste (MSW), which is for the year 2015. EPA published these data on its Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling website and in a summary fact sheet,...
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EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposal to Reconsider RMP Rule Amendments

EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposal to Reconsider RMP Rule Amendments

PAINT.ORG – On July 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register a notice of data availability and extension of the comment period for its May 30 proposed rule to reconsider the final Risk Management Program (RMP) amendments. The extension follows an inquiry from nonprofit EarthJustice, which questions 2017 RMP data that EPA collected from industrial...
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Energy Department Releases Request for Information on Multi-Sector Uses of Hydrogen

Energy Department Releases Request for Information on Multi-Sector Uses of Hydrogen

DOE –  today’s H2@Scale project kickoff meeting in Chicago, EERE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Steven Chalk announced the release of a request for information (RFI) soliciting stakeholder feedback on opportunities to enable high volume production and multi-sector use of hydrogen. Hydrogen is an energy carrier and a feedstock used in industrial applications today including petroleum refining, ammonia production...
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Senate Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018

Senate Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018

PAINT.ORG: On July 26, the U.S. Senate approved the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 by a voice vote with amendments offered by Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT). The measure now returns to the U.S. House of Representatives. If the House concurs with the Senate amendments, the legislation would be cleared for the...
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CARB investigation leads to nationwide recall of 500,000+ Cummins heavy-duty trucks

CARB investigation leads to nationwide recall of 500,000+ Cummins heavy-duty trucks

Owners of 2010–2015 model-year vehicles must replace faulty emissions components SACRAMENTO – The California Air Resources Board announced today that 500,000 heavy-duty trucks manufactured by Cummins Inc. will be recalled due to excess emissions caused by defective catalysts. Cummins worked collaboratively with CARB on the voluntary recall which constitutes the largest such effort for...
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California Wine Is Testing Positive for Radioactive Material from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

California Wine Is Testing Positive for Radioactive Material from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

ESQUIRE: French scientists just released a study that found trace amounts of radioactive material in California wines from 2011 that are a direct result of Fukushima—in case you had a taste for some slight radiation along with those tannins. The scientists vaporized bottles of California cabernet and rosé from 2009 to 2012 and studied the ashes...
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Regulate to reduce chemical mixture risk

Source: Science, 7/20/18. Humans and wildlife are continuously exposed to multiple chemicals from different sources and via different routes, both simultaneously and in sequence. Scientific evidence for heightened toxicity from such mixtures is mounting, yet regulation is lagging behind. Ensuring appropriate regulation of chemical mixture risks will require stronger legal stimuli as well as...
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DHS Announces New Grants to Support Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the recipients of grants totaling more than $300,000 to help rural health care providers increase the number of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. The grants support the development of eight training sites and will help ensure access to quality health care in rural...
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The Pistoia Alliance Launches the 2018 President’s Startup Challenge

London, 24 July 2018: The Pistoia Alliance has announced today that entries for its 2018 President’s Startup Challenge are … The post The Pistoia Alliance Launches the 2018 President’s Startup Challenge appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time – Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26%

Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time – Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26%

Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26% Sacramento — The California Air Resources Board today announced that greenhouse gas pollution in California fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—an achievement roughly equal to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons...
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New Forever Stamp Salutes First Responders

Dedication Ceremony at Montana Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center USPS: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2018/pr18_ma053.htm WHO: The firefighters, emergency medical professionals and law enforcement officers who serve our communities across the nation. WHAT: Honored on a Forever stamp at U.S. Postal Service first-day-of-issue ceremony WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13, 201811 a.m. (MDT) WHERE:   Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center 5765...
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Black Lung rates Continue to Rise in U.S.

Black Lung rates Continue to Rise in U.S.

In the current issue of the American Journal of Public Health and via the reporting of Howard Berkes from NPR, we know the continued high rates of coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP) is rising among American coal miners. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304517 https://www.npr.org/2018/07/19/630470150/black-lung-rate-hits-25-year-high-in-appalachian-coal-mining-states
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Energy Department Announces $3.6 Million in Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy

Energy Department Announces $3.6 Million in Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy

DOE – The Energy Department today announced up to $3.6 million for 4-6 projects that will focus on early-stage R&D applications in machine learning to develop technology improvements in exploration and operational improvements for geothermal resources. The rapidly advancing field of machine learning offers substantial opportunities for technology advancement and cost reduction throughout the...
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NIOSH Webinar Integrating Functional Outcomes with Clinical Measures

NIOSH Webinar Integrating Functional Outcomes with Clinical Measures

Integrating Functional Outcomes with Clinical Measures Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:00:00 AM PDT – 11:30:00 AM PDT Join us for a special NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH) and Center for Workers' Compensation Studies (CWCS) webinar on Tuesday, July 24, 1- 2:30 pm Eastern, in which Dr. Kathryn Mueller and Dr. T. Warner Hudson will...
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OSHA Fixes Error Dating to 2016 Implementation of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Tracking Regulation

OSHA Fixes Error Dating to 2016 Implementation of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Tracking Regulation

PAINT.ORG Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule. OSHA determined that Section 18(c)(7) of the Occupational...
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DHS Confirms Death of a La Crosse County Resident from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the La Crosse County Health Department today announced the first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in the state. RMSF is rarely reported in Wisconsin and most commonly occurs in the central and southeastern regions of the United States. Most tickborne diseases transmitted in Wisconsin...
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Department of Health Services Promotes Awareness on National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is taking this opportunity to share information about medical advances that allow those diagnosed with HIV to live long, healthy, happy lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many people living with HIV who seek appropriate...
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K2 and Spice Still Causing Hospitalizations in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids , often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison. Wisconsin has seen a total of 15 cases since March of this...
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Foodborne Illness Advisory: Pre-Cut Melons Linked to Salmonella

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are alerting Wisconsin consumers to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections linked to the consumption of pre-cut melons. At this time, no cases have been identified in Wisconsin residents, but the recalled products were sold at locations...
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Foodborne Illness Advisory: Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and local health departments are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections linked to the consumption of Kellogg’s Honey...
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“It’s All About The Data Sharing!” Pistoia Alliance’s “Blockchain in Life Sciences R&D” Project Idea Assessment Completes

When it comes to blockchain technology in R&D, clearly: “It’s All About The Data Sharing”!  This is the main conclusion … The post “It’s All About The Data Sharing!” Pistoia Alliance’s “Blockchain in Life Sciences R&D” Project Idea Assessment Completes appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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President’s Startup Challenge 2018 FAQs

A collection of answers to frequently asked questions about the Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge 2016. The post President’s Startup Challenge 2018 FAQs appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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President’s Startup Challenge 2018 Rules

These are the complete official rules, or terms and conditions (Ts&Cs), for the President’s Startup Challenge 2016. The post President’s Startup Challenge 2018 Rules appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Pistoia Alliance’s UDM team release first file format specification for chemical reaction information exhange

The Unified Data Model team is delighted to announce the first release of the now-open UDM file format specification which … The post Pistoia Alliance’s UDM team release first file format specification for chemical reaction information exhange appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI in Life Sciences: Workshop Oct 2018 – call for presentations

Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI in Life Sciences: Workshop Tues 9 Oct 2018 Call for Workshop presentations & … The post Pistoia Alliance Centre of Excellence for AI in Life Sciences: Workshop Oct 2018 – call for presentations appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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OSHA Occupational Chemical Database – FULLY Searchable!!!!

OSHA Occupational Chemical Database – FULLY Searchable!!!!

This chemical inventory is OSHA’s premier one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available on the pages includes: Chemical identification and physical properties Exposure limits Sampling information, and Additional resources. OSHA Standards and Exposure Limits Employers must comply with a number of standards where employees...
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New sustainable beverage tech could eliminate plastic bottles. Point of use product!!!

New sustainable beverage tech could eliminate plastic bottles. Point of use product!!!

North Carolina-based Clear Water Manufacturing has launched a machine that can filter, fill and cap more than 300 bottles of water per one-hour cycle on-site at any location, including campuses, hotels, stadiums or in retail spaces. Read on at HTTPS://WWW.BEVERAGEDAILY.COM/ARTICLE/2018/06/27/NEW-SUSTAINABLE-BEVERAGE-FILL-TECH-COULD-ELIMINATE-PLASTIC-BOTTLES 
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Gumdrop Turns Old Gum into New Products

Source: Waste360, 6/4/18. The company recycles and processes chewing gum into compounds that can be used in the rubber and plastics industry.
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Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections . To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip location prior to their illness. The...
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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.”

By David Abel, Boston Globe Buried in the mountains of refuse at Casella’s recycling plant in Charlestown are tons of material that should have gone straight to the landfill — from tires and pots to lobster buoys and garden hoses — items that can gum up the machines and taint the byproducts ultimately sold...
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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

Salmonella Infections Linked to Chicken Distributed by Ruby’s Pantry Pop-up Location

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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“Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) interim chief Andrew Wheeler faces his first congressional test Wednesday when he testifies at his first hearing since taking over for scandal-plagued Scott Pruitt.” Environmental...
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“Trump EPA Celebrates Cleaner Air While It Rolls Back Regulations”

“The Trump administration is touting strides in cleaning up America’s air, even as it works to roll back Obama-era mandates curbing pollution from power plants, automobiles and oil wells.”...
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“The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening...
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“Cummins To Recall 500,000 U.S. Trucks Over Faulty Emissions Part”

“Cummins Inc has agreed to recall about 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the United States to correct a faulty emissions control system in the engines it made for...
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“Heat waves continue to wash over the globe, breaking records and threatening lives. This year is on track to rank among the four hottest years on record—together with 2015,...
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“The Senate on Tuesday passed a short-term extension of the federal flood insurance program, sending it to President Trump for his signature hours before an Aug. 1 deadline.” Disasters...
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“The summertime low-oxygen “dead zone” along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast is dramatically smaller in 2018 — 2,720 square miles, or the size of the state of Delaware —  a team...
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“Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change”

“Nearly everything we understand about global warming was understood in 1979.” “It was understood that action would have to come immediately.” “Why didn’t we act? “ Climate Change Environmental...
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Indigenous communities occupying four territories in eastern Panama are taking their nearly five-year land-titling battle with the government to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Their...
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Several decades of seemingly unrelated policies, ranging from increases in elk hunting to the reintroduction of wolves, have combined to cut a population of mountain lions in the western...
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Mexico: pipeline divides Yaqui communities and triggers wave of violence

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The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to bounce back from disturbances

Prior to the back-to-back bleaching events that hit the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017, the UNESCO World Heritage Site had suffered two other bouts of extensive bleaching...
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“A Toxic Tide Is Killing Florida Wildlife”

“Florida has an algae problem, and it’s big. This year, an overgrowth in the waters off the state’s southwestern coast is killing wildlife and making some beaches noxious.” Pollution...
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Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid To Halt Kids’ Climate Change Case

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the...
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Trump Admin: Keystone XL Would Have No Major Impact On Nebraska

“A new planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska would not have a major impact on the state’s water, land or wildlife, according to an updated environmental...
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“Andrew Wheeler will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for his first congressional hearing as acting EPA administrator.” Environmental Politics National (U.S.) Public Source: ,
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AEP Cancels Nation’s Largest Wind Farm: 3 Challenges Wind Catcher Faced

“American Electric Power last week abandoned its plan to build the largest wind farm in the United States, a victim of a complex mix of political, regulatory and market...
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“Agreement Reached On Anaconda Superfund Cleanup”

“The parties to Anaconda’s Superfund cleanup have reached an agreement in principle, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Sunday.” Environmental Health Environmental Politics Laws & Regulations Pollution Mountain West (CO...
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“Trump’s Uranium Review Rattles Nuclear Utilities”

“The Trump administration’s hard look at uranium imports is already rattling nuclear utilities’ fuel-purchasing decisions.” Environmental Politics Nuclear Power & Radiation National (U.S.) Public Source: ,
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“Chlorpyrifos Restrictions Could Be In Store In California”

“The California Department of Pesticide Regulation should list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant (TAC), a state scientific panel has recommended following review of a comprehensive risk assessment of...
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Hidden Studies, Decades-Old, Could Have Curbed PFAS Problem: Scientist

“Studies conducted in the late 1970s and early 1980s were kept under wraps by chemical companies as pollution spread across the US, according to an editorial published today.” Chemicals...
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Michigan Declares Emergency In Kalamazoo County Over PFAS-Tainted Water

“Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Sunday declared a state of emergency for Kalamazoo County after high levels of contaminants were found in the drinking water.” Chemicals Environmental Health...
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The iconic Loktak Lake in the Indian state of Manipur is famous for its unique floating islands made of mats of soil, plants and organic matter at various stages of...
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A researcher has identified a colorful tree frog as a new species and named the amphibian Sylvia’s tree frog, Cruziohyla sylviae, after his 3-year-old granddaughter. Andrew Gray, Curator of...
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“In his first three weeks on the job, Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has sought to halt two major efforts by his predecessor, Scott...
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“The lawyer nominated to run the Superfund toxic cleanup program is steeped in the complexities of restoring polluted rivers and chemical dumps. He spent more than a decade on...
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