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Third Quarter 2008


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September 2008

 

 

Nearly 20 Additional Labor Finders Offices Gain Workers' Compensation and Risk Certification (9/29/08, Labor Finders International)

 

 

Nuclear Monitoring Extends Reach Through the Skies - Pilot Project of Remote Monitoring via Satellite Communications Under Way (9/25/08, International Atomic Energy Agency)

 

Honeywell Develops Safer Ammonium Nitrate-Based Fertilizer; Receives Safety Act Designation from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (9/23/08, Honeywell International)

 

Dovex Fruit Company, Inc., Agrees to Pay U.S. EPA $98,241 for Risk Management Program Violations and Washington Beef Agrees to Spend at Least $115,942 to Settle U.S. EPA Risk Management Program Violations (9/22/08, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

FDIC Rolls Out Deposit Insurance Awareness Campaign - Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman Featured in PSAs (9/22/08, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

 

Public Meeting To Address Agenda Items at the Second Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (9/19/08, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

 

CDC Urges Caution When Cleaning Up Mold (9/19/08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

Researchers Raise Uncomfortable Questions by Showing How GPS Navigation Devices Can Be Duped (9/19/08, Cornell University)

 

Marine Debris Will Likely Worsen in the 21st Century; Goal of Zero Waste Discharge Should Be Adopted (9/19/08, National Academies); see links to full report and report brief

 

GlobalOptions Fraud and SIU Unit Reaches Milestone - Company Achieves One Million Dollars in Restitution for Insurance Clients Combating Fraud (9/18/08, GlobalOptions Group, Inc.)

 

Nanotechnology: A Brave New World Requires Bold New Research Approaches (9/18/08, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

U.S. EPA Provides Water Well Precautions and Actions (9/18/08, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see U.S. EPA Provides Septic System Information

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expand Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection - New Guidance Also Issued on Patient Management for Those Infected (9/18/08, CDC)

 

Energy, Environment, Climate Change: Unlocking the Potential for Innovation (keynote address by OECD Secretary-General during World Energy Council's Energy Leaders Summit) (9/16/08, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)

 

Following a Combination of Healthy Lifestyle Factors May Sharply Reduce Risk of Premature Death (9/16/08, Harvard School of Public Health)

 

Promoting Chemical Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Chemical Industry in China (9/16/08, United Nations Environment Programme)

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Invests $21.25 Million to Find Environmental Causes of Parkinson's Disease (9/16/08, National Institutes of Health)

 

AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots (9/15/08, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

 

iJET Launches Training Program to Help Organizations Meet Business Resiliency Needs - Alliance with Center for Personal Protection and Safety Strengthens iJET University Traveler and Workplace Safety Curricula (9/15/08, iJET International Inc.)

 

Food Safety and Inspection Service To Host Public Meeting to Discuss the Application of Low Dose Irradiation as a Processing Aid (9/12/08, FSIS)

 

United States Department of Agriculture Consumer Alert: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (9/11/08, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

 

GSA Bulletins Ease FTR Provisions for Ike (9/11/08, U.S. General Services Administration)

 

Hurricane Gustav/Hurricane Ike Activity Statistics Update: September 11, 2008 - Minerals Management Service Monitors Activities for Both Storms Through Its Continuity of Operations Plan (9/11/08, MMS)

 

Nuclear Power Worldwide: Status and Outlook (9/11/08, International Atomic Energy Agency); read the full report Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period to 2030 (in PDF)

 

NOAA: Above Average Temperatures in U.S. for August, Summer; Midwest Much Drier than Average in August, South Much Wetter (9/11/08, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Science World Celebrates Startup of "Big Bang" Machine (9/10/08, Argonne National Laboratory); also read First Beam for Large Hadron Collider (9/10/08, U.S. Department of Energy) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) news bulletins

 

Urgent UN Appeal for Hurricane Ravaged Haiti - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Says US$10.5 Million Needed to Help Restart Food Production (9/10/08, FAO)

 

Clean Water? Getting the Answer in Minutes (PDF version) (9/9/08, Environmental Biotechnology Cooperative Research Centre)

 

NOAA Historical Hurricane Tracks Web Site Helps Users Prepare for Big Storms (9/8/08, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

"Omnivorous Engine" Hopes to Run on Many Fuels (9/5/08, Argonne National Laboratory)

 

CDC Offers Checklist for People in Path of Upcoming Hurricanes (9/5/08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

Updated Guidelines for Stem Cell Research Released (9/5/08, National Academies); find links to guidelines at Stem Cells at the National Academies

 

Drafts of Unofficial Report Looking at Great Lakes Pollution and Health Data Have Limited Scientific Quality and Usefulness, Institute of Medicine Review Finds (9/5/08, National Academies); read Review of ATSDR's Great Lakes Report Drafts (Letter Report)

 

New Report Estimates More Than 2 Million Cases of Tobacco-Related Cancers Diagnosed in the United States During 1999-2004 (9/4/08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

Climate Computer Modeling Heats Up - New "Petascale" Computer Models Lead to Better Understanding of Weather-Climate Links (9/3/08, National Science Foundation)

 

Gustav's Devastation Leave Thousands Needing Emergency Food and Water - Feeding America Sets Goal to Raise $1 Million for Hurricane Relief Efforts; Feeding America Member Food Banks Prepare for Return of Nearly 2 Million Residents (9/3/08, Feeding America)

 

Chemical Facilities Weather Gustav Without Incident - ACC Members Working with Government Officials to Resume Operations (9/2/08, American Chemistry Council)

 

NSF Funds New Center to Bring Together Biologists, Mathematicians - Power of Mathematics and Modeling To Be Applied to Large-scale Questions in Biology (9/2/08, National Science Foundation)

 

Study Links Secondhand Smoke and Lead Exposure to Conduct Disorder in Children - Report in Environmental Health Perspectives Finds Recurrent Disruptive Behavior More Likely for Children Exposed to Toxicants (9/1/08, EHP)

 

August 2008

 

Trout Travails Treated with $3 Million in Fish Aid (8/29/08, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

 

NOAA Installs New Storm Tide Stations in the Gulf of Mexico - "NOAA Sentinels” Designed to Withstand Category 4 Hurricanes (8/22/08, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

 

CDC Releases 1918 Pandemic Flu Storybook Online (8/21/08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); RiskWorld Note: Recommended.

 

Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic - Implications for Future Pandemic Planning (8/19/08, National Institutes of Health)

 

Federally Managed Dams Need Better Security (8/19/08, National Academies); read full report Assessment of the Bureau of Reclamation's Security Program

 

CCPR and PERI Study Finds Many U.S. Government, Business, and Nonprofit Organizations Ill-Prepared for Crisis - Report Proposes New Approaches to Improve Crises Readiness; Representative Peter King (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Calls for Continued Progress in the Nation’s Preparedness Efforts (8/19/08, Public Entity Risk Institute)

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Launch CDC-TV On-Line Video Resource (8/19/08, CDC)

 

M5.4 LA Earthquake Reveals Importance of Seismic Rehabilitation (8/19/08, Miyamoto International, Inc.)

 

Greenland Ice Core Reveals History of Pollution in the Arctic - Coal Burning in Northern Hemisphere Leaves Potentially Harmful Heavy Metal Legacy (8/18/08, National Science Foundation)

 

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Risk Management Web Application Earns Navy Marine Corps Intranet Certification - Easy-to-Use Risk Management Tool Enhances Risk Visibility, Encourages Proactive Communication to Reduce Cost, Schedule, and Performance Risk (8/18/08, AMERICAN SYSTEMS Corporation)

 

New $2 Million Grant for Research on Nanoparticles and Human Health to be Awarded to the University of Kentucky (8/18/08, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Full Capture Solutions Named to Industry List of "Up and Coming Insurance Technology Firms – Class of 2008" (8/18/08, Full Capture Solutions Inc.)

 

Strategy to Assess the Nation’s Ground-Water Availability (8/14/08, U.S. Geological Survey)

 

National Security Intelligence Organizations Should Monitor Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience Research (8/13/08, National Academies); read full report Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies

 

Don’t Be Left Out! Three Months to ShakeOut (8/13/08, U.S. Geological Survey)

 

Turning Waste Material into Ethanol - Nanoscale Catalysts Could Tap Syngas as Cheap Source of Ethanol (8/12/08, Ames Laboratory)

 

CAST Releases New Commentary on Transmission Risks of Pasteurellosis Between Domestic and Wild Sheep (8/12/08, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology)

 

Alarm.com and SafetyCare Partner to Offer Monitoring Solution for Independent Living - Firms Combine Efforts in Assistive Care Technology to Create EMT Link Plus (PDF version) (8/12/08, Alarm.com Incorporated)

 

Reductions in Smoking Show Promise for Reducing Home Fire Deaths (8/8/08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

New $27 Million Project Will Protect Key Pollinators for Food Security and Biodiversity (8/8/08, United Nations Environment Programme)

 

FDA Approves 2008-2009 Flu Vaccines (8/5/08, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

 

Argonne Scientists Discover Networks of Metal Nanoparticles Are Culprits in Alloy Corrosion - New Alloy Composition Could Cut Costs for Petrochemical Industry (8/4/08, Argonne National Laboratory)

 

National Science Foundation Issues Solicitation for Basic, Human Sciences Research on Social and Behavioral Dimensions of National Security, Conflict and Cooperation - First Call for Proposals Under Recent Memorandum of Understanding Between the Foundation and Department of Defense (8/4/08, NSF)

 

New Technology Reveals Higher Number of New HIV Infections in the United States than Previously Known (8/4/08, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency To Revoke All Tolerances for the Pesticide Carbofuran (8/1/08, USEPA); also see the Federal Register notice

 

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month (8/1/08, National Academies)

 

July 2008

 

Acxiom® Gets the EVI-Advantage (7/30/08, e-VERIFILE.COM Inc.)

 

Texas to Invest Record Amount into Renewable Energy (7/25/08, National Academies)

 

EFSA Adopts Final Scientific Opinion on Animal Cloning (7/24/08, European Food Safety Authority)

 

Food Safety Developments Are in the Air (7/22/08, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 

Transit Systems Are Not Well Integrated into Local Emergency Plans; Evacuation Planning for Special Needs Populations Inadequate (7/22/08, National Academies); see links to full report and report brief

 

Designing a Risk Assessment of Ship Accidents and Spills in Aleutians (7/17/08, National Academies); read full report Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands: Designing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment

 

Hydrogen Vehicles Making Impressive Progress Toward Commercialization, but Continued Government Support Needed Before Substantial Reductions Are Seen in U.S. Gasoline Usage and Carbon Emissions (7/17/08, National Academies); read full report Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies: A Focus on Hydrogen

 

New Nuclear Energy Data Released (7/16/08, Nuclear Energy Agency)

 

U.S. Should Join Canada in Adopting Uniform Standards to Prevent Introduction of Invasive Species in the Great Lakes (7/16/08, National Academies); also see links to full report, commissioned papers, and report brief

 

European Food Safety Authority Publishes Advice on the Consumption of Young Sheep and Goats - Coming from TSE Affected Flocks (7/15/08, EFSA); read the TSE risk assessment from carcasses of ovine and caprine animals below 6 months of age from TSE infected flocks intended for human consumption - Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Biological Hazards, adopted 5/6/08

 

Health Risks Add to Crisis in Ethiopia (7/11/08, World Health Organization)

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases Greenhouse Gas Document for Public Comment (7/11/08, U.S. EPA)

 

Reports from Five Radiation Safety and Health Experts on the June 9 Plutonium Incident (7/11/08, National Institute of Standards and Technology); also read No Significant Health Risks Expected from Plutonium Exposures - Blue Ribbon Panel to Review NIST Health and Safety, Preliminary Review Identifies Factors Contributing to Incident (7/10/08, NIST)

 

Researchers Distinguish Waves from Mine Collapses from Other Seismic Activities (7/10/08, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

 

Soil Fumigant Pesticides Subject to New Safety Measures (7/10/08, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Price Chopper Helps Environment with Revolutionary Refrigeration Technology (7/10/08, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Recent Salmonella Outbreak Highlights Need to Ensure Safer Food Supplies (7/10/08, National Academies)

 

A Colorful Approach to Solar Energy - Dyed-glass Breakthrough Channels Energy into Solar Cells (7/10/08, National Science Foundation)

 

New Textbook Is Important Weed Biocontrol Tool (7/9/08, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Releases Project BioShield Annual Report to Congress on Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats (7/9/08, HHS)

 

HHS Announces New International Programs to Enhance Drug and Food Safety - Joint Inspections with European Union and Australian Regulators; Third-Party Certification Program Are Latest Steps Toward Implementing New Import Strategy (7/9/08, HHS)

 

Report Offers Resources for Home Health Care Response During a Flu Pandemic (7/8/08, HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

 

What Are the Secrets of a Long and Healthy Life? Study Seeks Long-Lived Families for Answers (7/7/08, National Institutes of Health)

 

Task Force Recommends Screening for Hearing Loss in All Newborns (7/3/08, HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

 

Grazing Cattle Year-Round Pays Off (7/3/08, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Response and Restoration Poised to Respond as Hurricane Season Starts (7/2/08, NOAA)

 

Integrated Fuel Technologies Gets Worldwide License for Argonne-developed Diesel DeNOx Catalyst - Technology Reduces Nitrogen Oxide Emissions by Stunning 95 Percent (7/1/08, Argonne National Laboratory)

 

Meat Safety: It All Works Out in the Wash (7/1/08, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 


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