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March 2006


World’s First Environmental Broadband TV Channel "" Launches Today (3/31/06, United Nations Environment Programme)


U.S. EPA Document "Considerations for Developing Alternative Health Risk Assessment Approaches for Addressing Multiple Chemicals, Exposures and Effect (External Review Draft)" Released (3/31/06, National Center for Environmental Assessment)


U.S. EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Lead-based Paint Proposal (3/31/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see

U.S. EPA Seeks Public Comments on Lead-based Paint Proposal at San Francisco Public Meeting


U.S. EPA Review Determines Current Air Toxics Standards for Four Industries Protect Public Health (3/31/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)



European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Speaks on "The Economic and Budgetary Impact of Ageing" (3/31/06, European Union)


Nanodots May Unlock Power of Superconducting Wires (3/30/06, New Scientist)


Occupational Safety and Health Administration Alliance with Dow Leads to Case Studies on Motor Vehicle Safety (3/30/06, OSHA)


New Light Truck Economy Standards to Save 10.7 Billion Gallons
of Fuel, Include Largest SUVs for First Time Ever, Says U.S. Transportation Secretary
(3/29/06, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


U.S. EPA Releases Cumulative Assessment on a Group of Closely Related Herbicides (3/29/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


U.S. EPA's Pesticide Program Is Moving in May 2006; Staff Will Be Electronically Unavailable April 7 (3/29/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


New Book on Wildlife-Human Disease Connection (3/29/06, U.S. Geological Survey)


AIM Software Launches Third Global Data and Risk Management Survey (3/28/06, Advanced Information Management Software)


March 27 – April 2 is National Sleep Awareness Week® - National Institutes of Health Offer New Comprehensive Guide to Healthy Sleep (3/27/06, NIH)


Scientists Recreate Shaking from the 1906 Earthquake and Discuss What’s in Store for the Earthquake Conference April 18-22 (3/27/06, U.S. Geological Survey)


U.S. EPA, Corps of Engineers Move to Improve Wetlands Restoration and Conservation (3/27/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


U.S. EPA Releases Revised Risk Assessments on Carbofuran, Seeks Further Comments on Benefits and Reducing Risks (3/24/06, U.S. EPA Pesticides Program)


Top Cancer Organizations Launch First Online Portal of Asian Language Cancer Information (3/24/06, National Institutes of Health)


U.S., Mexico to Collaborate on Capture and Reuse of Methane Gas (3/24/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)



EFSA Publishes Scientific Report on Avian Influenza and Food Safety (3/23/06, European Food Safety Authority)


U.S., Japan Partner to Promote Clean Development and Reduce Emissions (3/23/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


U.S. Tuberculosis Cases at an All-time Low in 2005, but Drug Resistance Increasing (3/23/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


U.S. EPA Standard for Fluoride in Drinking Water Is Not Protective;
Tooth Enamel Loss, Bone Fractures of Concern at High Levels
(3/22/06, National Academies); links to read full report, opening statement, and report in brief and to listen to briefing are available here


National Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants (3/22/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


U.S. EPA Continues Efforts to Understand Effects of Ozone on Human Health and the Environment - Ozone Air Quality Criteria Document Released (3/22/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Working Towards Global Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (3/20/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Governments Adopt International Rules on Trade in GMOs (3/20/06, European Union)


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Invites the Public to Submit Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (3/20/06, NRC)


U.S. Food and Drug Administration Prohibits Use of Antiviral Drugs in Poultry to Help Keep Drugs Effective for Humans (3/20/06, FDA)


U.S. Department of Energy Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative (3/17/06, U.S. DOE)


New Requirement to Help Assess Potential Chemical Risks (3/17/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Launches New Web-Based Tool for States to Measure Performance on the Quality of Health Care Across America (3/17/06, AHRQ)


$5 Million Awarded to Study Health and Environmental Effects of Nanotechnology (3/16/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Announces U.S. Spring Outlook - Drought and Wildfire Concerns Highlighted for April through June (3/16/06, NOAA)


Scientific Basis for California's Tougher Emissions Standards Valid; Options Proposed for Improving Other States' Adoption of California Regulations (3/16/06, National Academies); read full report State and Federal Standards for Mobile Source Emissions


As Wild Fowl Spread Avian Flu Over Continents, UN Prepares for Human Pandemic (3/8/06, United Nations)


BSE: UK Beef Embargo To Be Lifted (3/8/06, European Union); also see BSE: Lifting Restrictions on the Trade of Cattle and Beef from the UK


Despite Progress, Nuclear Reactor Safety Still Falls Short – UN Atomic Watchdog (3/6/06, United Nations); also see Director General Briefs Press on Iran Nuclear Issue (3/6/06, International Atomic Energy Agency)


Without More Funding Kenyan Drought Will Lead to Disaster, UN Agency Warns (3/6/06, United Nations)


Avian Influenza Confirmed in Two Dead Swans in Poland: Polish Authorities Applying Precautionary Measures (3/6/06, European Union)


Risky Websites Get a Billion Visits a Month (3/6/06, New Scientist); check SiteAdvisor safety ratings of your favorite websites


Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Reported to EIA Increase in 2004 (3/6/06, Energy Information Administration)


Food Safety and Inspection Service Rule Would Make Retail Lists Available During Recalls (3/6/06, FSIS)


Scientists Issue Unprecedented Forecast of Next Sunspot Cycle (3/6/06, National Science Foundation)


Nuclear Power Won't Fix It - Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Tackling Climate Change or Security of Supply, According to the UK Sustainable Development Commission (3/5/06, Sustainable Development Commission); also see Nuclear Industry Association Welcomes the Sustainable Development Commission’s Recognition of the Benefits of Nuclear (3/6/06, NIA) and Top UK Advisers Say 'No' to Nuclear Power (3/6/06, New Scientist)


Variations in Genes Can Influence the Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Other Disease Such as Cancer (3/5/06, National Institutes of Health)


Efforts Underway to Prevent Spread of Formosan Subterranean Termites in Mulch from Louisiana Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (3/3/06, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center); also see Quarantine on Wood, Cellulose Material After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Disaster Recovery information sheet Keep Formosan Suberranean Termites from Spreading After Hurricanes (PDF version)


New CO2 Enhanced Recovery Technology Could Greatly Boost U.S. Oil (3/3/06, U.S. Department of Energy)


Pesticides in the Nation’s Streams and Ground Water (3/3/06, U.S. Geological Survey)


European Community Ratifies Pollutant Right-to-Know Treaty (3/3/06, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe); see PRTR Protocol Web pages for more information


National Academies Release Fact Sheets on Terrorist Attacks (3/3/06, National Academies); download PDF version of each fact sheet here


UN Environment Head Welcomes Climate Change Compliance Committee - Kyoto Protocol Now Comes with Carrots and Sticks (3/3/06, United Nations Environment Programme)


In Guatemala, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Helps Region Gird for Storms (3/3/06, United Nations)


Safety of Consumer Products: European Commission Presents "Rapid Alert System" Report for 2005 (3/3/06, European Union)


Landmark UN Disaster Relief Fund To Be Formally Launched Next Week (3/2/06, United Nations)


Central Africa: To Prevent New "Bloody Nightmare," UN Calls for More Funds (3/2/06, United Nations)



Potential Risks of Powerful MS Drug Are Weighed (3/2/06, New Scientist)



Statement of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (3/1/06, European Union); Germany has found a cat infected with the "Asian strain" of the Avian Influenza virus H5N1


Japanese, UN Support for Ethiopian Tsetse Fly Removal - $1.7 million Committed to a Joint IAEA-FAO Project (3/1/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


Lessons Learned from the Winter Olympics - Better Use of City Centres and Recycling of Sports Infrastructure Point Way to Even "Greener" Olympic Games (3/1/06, United Nations Environment Programme)


February 2006


UN Agency Sends Official to Niger to Advise on Controlling Bird Flu (2/27/06, United Nations)


Eating Chocolate May Halve Risk of Dying (2/27/06, New Scientist)


New Maps Identify Bay Area Liquefaction Risk (2/26/06, U.S. Geological Survey)


European Food Safety Authority and NGOs Exchange Views on Scientific Approaches to the Risk Assessment of GMOs (2/23/06, EFSA)


FDA Informs Public of Nationwide Infant Formula Recall (2/22/06, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


U.S. EPA Releases Second National Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants (2/22/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


CDC’s Advisory Committee Recommends New Vaccine to Prevent Rotavirus (2/21/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


World Water Crisis Worsened by Corruption, Repression: UN Report (2/20/06, United Nations); see 22 March - World Day for Water 2006 website


Four International Hydrological Programme-related Vacancies for Contractual Research Positions at the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) in Tsukuba, Japan (see PDF version) (2/20/06, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)


Risk Assessment of GMOs: European Food Safety Authority Talks "Science" with Non-governmental Organisations (2/17/06, EFSA)


Avian Influenza Confirmed in Wild Duck in France: French Authorities Applying Precautionary Measures (2/17/06, European Union)


Bird Flu: Concern Grows Over Possible Spread in West Africa - Compensation Schemes Would Encourage Poor Farmers to Report Immediately (2/17/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


Avian Influenza: Measures To Be Taken in the Event of a Highly Pathogenic Outbreak in an EU Member State (2/16/06, European Union); also see Question and Answers: Measures in Event of Avian Influenza in Poultry in the EU


Preventing Foot and Mouth Disease in the European Union (2/16/06, EFSA)


Greenland Ice Loss Doubles in Past Decade, Raising Sea Level Faster (2/16/06, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)



Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Offer Modest Bone Improvements, No Benefits for Colorectal Cancer (2/15/06, National Institutes of Health)


Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard for Seniors (2/15/06, National Institutes of Health)


Spouse’s Hospitalization Increases Partner’s Risk of Death, New Study of a Half-Million Couples Shows (2/15/06, National Institutes of Health)


Europe Needs More Reforms To Be Able to Cope with Raising Age-related Costs (2/13/06, European Union)


Study Links Diet Quality with Alcohol Drinking Patterns (2/13/06, National Institutes of Health)


U.S. Transportation Chief Declares Low Child Booster Seat Use "Unacceptable" (2/13/06, U.S. Department of Transportation); go to to determine which children need to use booster seats


Avian Influenza Confirmed in Wild Swans in Italy: Italian Authorities Applying Precautionary Measures and Avian Influenza H5 Confirmed in a Swan in Slovenia: Slovenian Authorities Implement the Same Measures as in Greece and Italy (2/13/06, European Union); also see Bird Flu Makes Its Way Around Europe (2/13/06, New Scientist)



NCI Launches New Initiative to Identify Genetic Risk Factors for Breast and Prostate Cancer (2/13/06, National Institutes of Health)


Strengthening FEMA to Maximize Mission Performance (2/13/06, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)


Rotenone Risk Assessments; Notice of Availability, and Risk Reduction Options (2/13/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Walk Again Drugs To Be Tested on People (2/11/06, New Scientist)


DHS Conducts First Full-Scale Cyber Security Exercise to Enhance Nation’s Cyber Preparedness (2/10/06, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)


U.S. EPA Offers $2.7M to Reduce Risks of Toxic Exposure (2/10/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); chemical Web page generated for Rotenone


U.S. EPA Offers $2.7M to Reduce Risks of Toxic Exposure (2/10/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


No Fundamental Technical Barriers to the Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, but Challenges Remain (2/9/06, National Academies); read full report Going the Distance? The Safe Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States


Report Demonstrates Benefits of Earlier Meetings with FDA to Make Drug Review Process More Efficient (2/9/06, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


U.N. Secretary-General Urges Dialogue Over Nuclear Issue with Iran, Calls for Restraint (2/9/06, United Nations)


Risk Perception and Food Safety: Where Do European Consumers Stand Today? (2/9/06, European Food Safety Authority); read full report Special Eurobarometer 238: Risk Issues (PDF version)


Energy Efficiency: The Antidote to the Energy Crisis - 9th Special Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (2/9/06, United Nations Environment Programme); also read New Global Chemicals Strategy Given Green Light by Governments (2/7/06, UNEP)


New Case of Variant CJD Associated with Blood Transfusion (2/9/06, UK Health Protection Agency); also see UK Department of Health's Monthly Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease statistics published 2/6/06


Power Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Melatonin and the Risk of Breast Cancer (2/9/06, UK Health Protection Agency); download PDF version or order hard copy here


News from the Women’s Health Initiative: Reducing Total Fat Intake May Have Small Effect on Risk of Breast Cancer, No Effect on Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Heart Disease, or Stroke (2/7/06, National Institutes of Health)


High Bird Flu Risk in Africa After Outbreak in Nigeria - Immediate Control Interventions Crucial for Stopping the Spread of the Virus (2/7/06, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization)


Europe’s Rules on Genetically Modified Organisms and the World Trade Organization (2/7/06, European Union); also see questions and answers on the regulation of GMOs in the European Union


Cutting Air Pollution Delivers "Big Bang for Your Buck" - Economic Benefits Range from Human Health Up to Crops, Forests and Other Key Nature Services, Says Latest GEO Year Book (2/7/06, United Nations Environment Programme)


Ames Lab Innovation Key to a "Lead-Free" Europe - Lead-free Solder Licensed Worldwide as EU Lead-Free Rules Take Effect (2/6/06, Ames Laboratory)


Tobacco Control Efforts Growing Worldwide as Countries Build on Momentum of Global Tobacco Convention - Countries Representing Three-quarters of the World’s Population Meet in Geneva to Plan the Effective Implementation of the Tobacco Control Treaty (2/6/06, World Health Organization)


Maximum Levels Set for Dioxins and PCBs in Feed and Food (2/3/06, European Union); also see Questions and Answers on Dioxins and PCBs


World Cancer Day: Global Action To Avert 8 Million Cancer-related Deaths by 2015 (2/3/06, World Health Organization)


IAEA Responds to Cancer Crisis in Tanzania (2/3/06, International Atomic Energy Agency)


U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves New Laboratory Test to Detect Human Infections with Avian Influenza A/H5 Viruses (2/3/06, FDA)


ATSDR Report Finds Toxic Substances Control Act Incinerator Poses No Public Health Hazard (2/3/06, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)



New USGS Website and Earthquake Notification Service Simplify Ways to Get Information You Need (2/2/06, U.S. Geological Survey)


NOAA National Weather Service Improves Tornado Rating System (2/2/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


National Severe Weather Workshop March 2-4 To Focus on Learning and Growing Together (2/2/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


U.S. EPA Authorizes Critical Uses of Methyl Bromide for 2006 (2/2/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


U.S. EPA Finalizes Amendments and Responds to Comments on Air Toxics Regulation (2/2/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


FSIS Administrator Responds to OIG Report No. 50601-10-KC Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance Program (Phase II) and Controls Over BSE Sampling, Specified Risk Materials, and Advanced Meat Recovery Products (Phase III) (2/2/06, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)


U.S. Food and Drug Administration To Enhance Monitoring of Medical Device Safety (2/1/06, National Academies)


January 2006


Hearing Exposes Lack of Planning and Coordination in Evacuating Hurricane Katrina's Most Vulnerable Victims (1/31/06, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs); also read Senators Collins and Lieberman Question Search and Rescue Efforts Following Hurricane Katrina - FEMA Official Admits to Declining Request for 300 Rubber Rafts to Assist in Search and Rescue Operation and listen to Hurricane Katrina investigation hearings


It's Good Business to Prepare for Disaster (1/30/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency)


Villanova University Wins Federal Funding to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (1/27/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Report Finds Health Risks for Children, Adolescents at
Picayune Wood Treating Site
(1/25/06, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)


UN Report Says World Economy Will Keep Moderate Growth of At Least 3 Per Cent (1/24/06, United Nations)


TERA To Convene Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program Peer Consultation on Benzene, Seeks Nominations for Peer Consultation Panel (1/24/06, Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment)


Norfolk, Virginia, First East Coast City Declared TsunamiReady (1/24/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


OSHA Offers New Guidelines to Help Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes (1/24/06, Occupational Safety and Health Administration)


U.S. EPA Upholds Air Quality Designations (1/24/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


New Research Mimics Nuclear Matter (1/24/06, National Academies)


Non-Risky Business: New Technology Improves Ranch Management (1/24/06, USDA Agricultural Research Service)


U.S. Energy Secretary Announces $119 Million in Funding and Roadmap to Advance Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (1/24/06, U.S. Department of Energy)


The Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS I) Final Release (1/24/06, National Center for Environmental Assessment)


Statement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Regarding BSE Finding in Canada (1/23/06, USDA)


Fuel Tax Is a Sound Way to Fund Highways in the Short Term,
but Different Long-Term Revenue Sources Are Needed
(1/23/06, National Academies); see full report The Fuel Tax and Alternatives for Transportation Funding: Special Report 285


U.S. EPA Updates Web Page on Child-Resistant Packaging for Pesticides (1/20/06, U.S. EPA Pesticides Program)


HOOF-Prints Help Find Where Outbreaks Begin (1/20/06, USDA Agricultural Research Service)


Winter Storms on West Coast Provide a Flood of Data for NOAA Scientists (1/20/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


"No Link" Between Cellphones and Brain Tumours (1/20/06, New Scientist)


Florida Residents Urged to Purchase Flood Insurance as New Hurricane Season Nears (1/20/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency)


Transportation Research Board's 85th Annual Meeting
Highlights Accomplishments and Challenges
(1/20/06, National Academies); also see Critical Issues Facing U.S. Transportation Highlighted


Chemicals Accumulating in Polar Bears Raise Concerns (1/20/06, National Academies)


CAST Releases New Commentary Assessing the Potential for an Avian Influenza Human Pandemic (1/19/06, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology); find link to commentary Avian Influenza: Human Pandemic Concerns


USGS National Earthquake Center Goes 24/7 - Staff Now On-site Night and Day to Locate and Report Worldwide Quakes (1/19/06, U.S. Geological Survey)



National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Alerts Parents to Winter SIDS Risk and Updated AAP Recommendations (1/18/06, National Institutes of Health)


Increased Competition for Pollen May Lead to Plant Extinctions (1/18/06, National Science Foundation)


Webcast: 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM, January 19 -- Information Gathering Session at the Committee on the Assessment of the U.S. Drug Safety System Workshop on Advancing the Methods and Application of Risk-Benefit Assessment of Medicines (1/17/06, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies); view the draft agenda; listen to the live Webcast on the day of the meeting


U.S. EPA Releases Summary Report on Soil Ingestion Rate and Mouthing Behavior Colloquium Held May 24-25, 2005 (1/17/06, U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment)


Managing Metal - New Study Raises Questions About Sustainability of Metal Resources (1/17/06, National Science Foundation)


USDA Continues Efforts to Safeguard the Nation's Food Supply (1/17/06, U.S. Department of Agriculture)


Workshops Help Make Homes More Hurricane Resistant (1/17/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency)


European Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Visits China to Discuss Avian Flu, Influenza Preparedness, and Product Safety (1/16/06, European Union)


Exercise Linked to Big Drop in Dementia Risk (1/16/06, New Scientist)


Bird Flu in Turkey Could Be Adapting to Humans (1/16/06, New Scientist)


Webcasts: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (E.S.T.), January 17, and 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM, January 19 -- Committee on the Assessment of the U.S. Drug Safety System Workshop on Advancing the Methods and Application of Risk-Benefit Assessment of Medicines (1/13/06, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies); view the draft agendas; listen to the live Webcast on the day of the meeting


USDA Experts Part of U.S. Avian Influenza Team to Turkey (1/13/06, U.S. Department of Agriculture)


Time to Tear Up the Sex Offenders Register? The Fears Stoked by the Register Are a Bigger Problem Than Most of the People on It (1/13/06, spiked)


Overcoming Challenges in Transporting Research Animals (1/13/06, National Academies); read full report Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals


New Study Suggests Federal Standards for Blood Lead May Be Too High to Protect Children's Intelligence - Report in Environmental Health Perspectives Links Prenatal Lead Exposure in Third Trimester of Pregnancy to IQ Deficits Later in Life (1/12/06, Environmental Health Perspectives)


NOAA Predicts Weak La Nińa (1/12/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)


Fewer Deaths Than 2004, but Earthquakes Still Kill Nearly 90,000 in 2005 (1/12/06, U.S. Geological Survey)


Doomsday Vault To Avert World Famine (1/12/06, New Scientist)


Children Four and Younger More Likely To Be Hospitalized After Unintentionally Swallowing Medicines Than All Other Unintentional Injuries (1/12/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)



Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report (1/11/06, Minerals Management Service)


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences To Put More Emphasis on Systematically Assessing the Health Risks of Toxicants - Christopher Portier Named Associate Director for Risk Assessment (1/10/06, National Institutes of Health)


Do You Know How to Put Your Identity Back Together Again? New Identity Theft Quiz Helps Teach Users to Be On Guard Online (1/10/06, Federal Trade Commission)


Commerce’s NIST Names Hayes as Director of Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (1/10/06, National Institute of Standards and Technology)


Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches New Center for Radiation Detection Materials and Systems (1/9/06, ORNL)


Bird Flu Might Be Less Deadly Than Feared (1/9/06, New Scientist)


Human Bird Flu Cases Spread in Turkey (1/9/06, New Scientist)


New Food Labels Show Trans Fat and Allergens (1/9/06, National Academies)


Guarded by Nuclear Protection Teams, U.S. to Launch Fastest Spacecraft, Reports Aviation Week & Space Technology - January 17 Launch for the 36,000 MPH, Pluto-Bound Spacecraft (1/7/06, The McGraw-Hill Companies)


Millions of People Are on the Brink of Starvation in the Horn of Africa - Food and Agricultural Assistance Urgently Needed (1/6/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)


Congo Crisis Is Deadliest Since Second World War (1/6/06, New Scientist)


National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Urges Electronics Industry to Join Board in Reducing Driver Distractions (1/6/06, NTSB)


Dogs Keep Dying: Too Many Owners Remain Unaware of Toxic Dog Food (1/6/06, Cornell University); see FDA Issues Consumer Alert on Contaminated Pet Food (12/30/05, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


Watershed Handbook Released (1/6/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Bird Flu Kills Third Child in Turkey (1/6/06, EUobserver); also see First Human Bird Flu Deaths Outside East Asia (1/5/06, New Scientist)


No Evidence Turkey’s Bird Flu Cases Came from Human-to-Human Contact, UN Says (1/5/06, United Nations)


American Chemical Society Added to OSHA and Chemical Reactivity Hazards Management Alliance (1/5/06, Occupational Safety and Health Administration)


Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report (1/5/06, Minerals Management Service)


Disasters of 2005 Not Completely "Natural," UN Health Agency Says (1/4/06, United Nations)

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