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Minority Health Mini-Grants Focus on Several Healthy Wisconsin Priorities

MADISON – Five community organizations working to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations will receive Minority Health Program mini-grants that focus on several Healthy Wisconsin priorities, including drug and alcohol use, suicide prevention, and nutrition and physical activity, Wisconsin Department of Health Services officials announced today. The grants are awarded annually…(see...
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Deadline Extended to Request Replacement FoodShare Benefits for 17 Counties in Southwestern Wisconsin

Replacement FoodShare benefits are available for those who lost food due to the severe weather in southwestern Wisconsin on July 19-21. Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin counties including Buffalo, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau and Vernon after...
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Deadline Extended to Request Replacement FoodShare Benefits for Flood Victims in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties

Replacement FoodShare benefits are available for those who lost food due to the severe weather in southeastern Wisconsin on July 11 and 12. Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency for three Wisconsin counties including Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth after severe storms caused damages to these communities. FoodShare members who lost food due...
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Dementia Capable Wisconsin: DHS Awards Dementia Crisis Innovation Grants to Seven Wisconsin Counties

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today it has awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to seven counties to work collaboratively with local partners to increase the dementia-capability of their crisis response systems. This is the second round of Dementia Crisis Innovation Grants to help counties develop community based-strategies to improve crisis planning,...
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UXLS Team Marches On

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There was a hazmat incident on a ship in the Port of Long Beach (CA) yesterday. It has a couple of interesting issues. http://ktla.com/2017/08/06/12-injured-after-long-beach-container-leaks-unidentified-substance-in-hazmat-incident/ 13 workers were injured including one exposed to the vapor from the leaking product. One of the people injured was a firefighter. (He tripped and fell.) The substance was propyl...
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From AIChE’s “Process Safety Beacon” newsletters: Hazards of high oxygen concentration – “Autoignition temperature (AIT) and minimum ignition energy (MIE) are lowered markedly by higher oxygen content. Substances ignite more readily, burn faster, generate higher temperatures, and are difficult to extinguish.” Mixing incompatible materials in storage tanks – “Understand potential hazardous interactions among different materials that you unload...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army Corps of Engineer published in the Federal Register a proposed rule on July 27, initiating the first step in a two-step process intended to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States,” (WOTUS), which defines the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA)....
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On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017, which would delay implementation of the 2015-set national ozone standards to 2025. The legislation, which ACA supported, passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 229-199. It now heads to the Senate for consideration, where a related...
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On June 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made three final rules available on its website, pending official publication. The rules guide the agency’s path for assessing and regulating chemicals in commerce under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA’s issuance of final rules for ‘Prioritization,” “Risk Evaluation,” and “Inventory Reset,” will...
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Free @jjkeller OSHA Seminar – Chicago, IL 8/16/17

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Toxic waste from US pot farms alarms experts.

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Monsanto’s complicated relationship with agriculture in India.

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A push for EPA to revise coal ash rules.

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Accounting for public heath gains from pollution control.

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One of the largest dam removals in California history inches forward.

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Energy rhetoric irrelevant in world of $50 oil: Analysts.

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Alaska gives ConocoPhillips a shot at drilling prized oil prospect.

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Trump’s communication with the UN and media release clarified some details and set the scene for political manoeuvring to come.
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Boulder author warns of more ‘megafires’ on nation’s horizon.

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Under Trump, coal mining gets new life on US lands.

A business-friendly secretary of the interior has moved to invigorate a struggling industry, reversing Obama-era restrictions to help create “wealth and jobs.”
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Australia’s ski resorts face the prospect of a long downhill run as a warming climate reduces snow depth, cover and duration.
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Over the past year herders in Kenya’s Rift Valley have lost thousands of animals to worsening drought and erratic rainfall. This is causing a growing number of them to switch to farming as a way to supplement their income.
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Many states have adopted policies to encourage energy efficiency

Source: Energy Information Administration, 8/3/17. As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies–either mandated requirements, voluntary goals, or pilot programs–designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently. Seven of these states have either created new or updated existing energy efficiency standards...
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EU body takes aim at planned obsolescence in devices

Source: E-Scrap News, 7/13/17. A branch of the European Union is calling on stakeholders to improve the repairability of electronics and ferret out devices designed to have short lifespans. The European Parliament on July 4 voted to approve a resolution calling on the European Commission, member countries and producers to take steps to improve...
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Study confirms how lead got into Flint’s water

Source: PBS Newshour, 8/1/17. Flint’s pipes were only part of the problem in the city’s water crisis. The absence of a water treatment — called orthophosphate — was a major contributor to lead contamination of Flint, Michigan’s water supply, scientists confirmed recently in Environmental Science and Technology Letters. Omitting orthophosphate, which controls metal corrosion,...
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Materials emitted by a water pipe-repair method may pose health risks, new safeguards and research needed

Source: Purdue University, 7/27/17. New research is calling for immediate safeguards and the study of a widely used method for repairing sewer-, storm-water and drinking-water pipes to understand the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and the public.
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Can some corporations become forces for good?

Source: PBS, 7/30/17. While publicly-held American corporations are responsible to shareholders to maximize profits, a growing group of businesses say they’re approaching their enterprises differently, with an eye toward environmental sustainability and workers’ rights. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports on B Corps, a classification of businesses that are attempting to incorporate social responsibility into...
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