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Fourth Quarter 2001


October November December

October

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Arsenic Standard for Drinking Water of 10 Parts per Billion (10/31/01, U.S. EPA)

New Restrictions on Two Pesticides--Azinphos-methyl and Phosmet--To Protect Agricultural Workers (10/31/01, U.S. EPA)

New Zealand To Resume Transgenic Crop Trials (10/31/01, Environment News Service)

"World Food Summit: Five Years Later" Agreed for 10-13 June 2002 by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Council (10/31/01, FAO)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Changes to the Risk Management Program To Prevent Birth Defects Caused by Accutane (10/31/01, FDA)

Award-Winning Website Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Online Resource for Breast Health, Breast Cancer Information (10/31/01, PR Newswire)

Household Disinfectants Not a Primary Anthrax Defense (10/31/01, PR Newswire)

Anthrax - Weapon of Mass Destruction; Over 60 Scientific Government Reports Available from the National Technical Information Service (10/31/01, PR Newswire)

How Cold Is Cold? New Research Will Provide Canadians with the World's Most Accurate Wind Chill Index (10/30/01, Environment Canada)

U.S. Consumer Products Saftey Commission Files Lawsuit Against Daisy Manufacturing Co. To Recall Two Models of Daisy's Powerline Airguns Due to Defects (10/30/01, CPSC)

U.S. Department of Defense Announces New Ways To Express Support (10/30/01, DOD)

American Medical Association Urges High-Risk Patients To Get Flu Vaccine As Soon As Possible (10/30/01, AMA)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Encourages Drug Firms To Revise Doxycycline and Penicillin G Procaine Labeling with Information for Treating Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure) (10/30/01, FDA)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Publishes List of August 2001 Recalls (10/30/01, NHTSA)

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Signs License Agreement with Tokyo Company (10/30/01, INEEL)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Statement Regarding the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (10/30/01, HHS)

U.S. Postal Service: How We're Making the Public and Employees Safe (10/29/01, USPS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sets Dates for Pesticide Meetings (10/29/01, U.S. EPA)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Conducting Field Test of Instruments To Detect Lead (10/29/01, ORNL)

National Academies Presidents Issue Statement: Scientific Information Is Best Defense Against Bioterror Threat (10/29/01, NAS)

Doctors, Health System Facing New Challenges from Anthrax (10/29/01, American Medical Association)

Marsh and VERSAR Collaborate To Help Businesses Address Chemical, Bio-Terrorism Risk Issues (10/29/01, PR Newswire)

Babies' "Flat Heads" Can Be Prevented: Growing Public Awareness of SIDS Prompts Concern About Positional Plagiocephaly (10/29/01, Health Canada)

U.S., Africa Strengthening Counter-Terrorism and Economic Ties (10/29/01, White House)

Environmental Risk Reduction: European Commission Imposes Further Restrictions on Purifying Agent Hexachloroethane (10/29/01, European Union)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Safety Checklist: Safety on Halloween (10/28/01, CDC); also see U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Releases Safety Tips To Prevent Halloween-Related Injuries

All Anthrax Tested Points to Single Source (10/26/01, Environmental News Service)

vCJD Epidemic May Be Less Severe Than Feared (10/26/01, New Scientist)

North Korea Still Needs Food Aid Despite Best Harvest in Six Years (10/26/01, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization)

Dangerous Preparations: European Commission Directive Restricts Creosote Applications (10/26/01, European Union)

European Commission Member Speaks to European Banking Federation Board on Current Issues in European Union Bank Regulation (10/26/01, European Union)

Survey: Outdoor Adventure Industry Navigates Rocky Terrain; The St. Paul Companies' Study Takes First Look at the Risks in Outdoor Adventure Programs (10/26/01, PR Newswire)

Renewable Fuel Standard Has Huge Price Tag (10/26/01, E-Wire)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Warns of Famine Threat to Afghanistan While Food Supplies Tighten in Neighboring Countries (10/25/01, FAO)

European Commission Adopts Strategy To Reduce Dioxins and PCBs in Environment, Feed and Food (10/25/01, European Union)

Tunnel Blaze Questions Transport of Combustible Loads (10/25/01, New Scientist)

Devastating Attacks on the Net "Imminent", Says Report (10/25/01, New Scientist); see CERT® Coordination Center report (PDF file) Trends in Denial of Service Attack Technology

Anthrax - Trail of Terror (10/25/01, EurekAlert); also Anthrax - How To Protect Ourselves

A Way of Predicting Civil War (10/25/01, EurekAlert)

Risk Capital: Commission Calls for Timely Implementation of Action Plan (10/25/01, EU)

New Children's Environmental Health Centers Announced by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (10/25/01, NIEHS)

New Study Reveals Estrogen Does Not Protect Women Against Second Strokes (10/25/01, PR Newswire)

Tech Central Station’s Jim Glassman and Sallie Baliunas Cover the UN Climate Conference (10/25/01, E-Wire)

Prostate Cancer Screening: A Suitable Case for Ethical Treatment (10/25/01, EurekAlert)

Decisioneering, Sigma Breakthrough Technologies Partner in Six Sigma Training (10/25/01, Decisioneering Inc.)

Seafood Is Leading Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks (10/24/01, Center for Science in the Public Interest); see report (PDF file)

Cyanide Spill Ghana's Worst Environmental Disaster (10/24/01, Environment News Service)

Consumer Trust in Government Is Key to Policies on Genetically Modified Food - On Both Sides of the Atlantic (10/24/01, PR Newswire); includes link to archived webcast

University of Florida Professor: Air Cleaning System Destroys Anthrax, Other Pathogens (10/24/01, EurekAlert)

Citizens for a Safer Minnesota Highlights Lead Poisoning Dangers at Firing Ranges During "National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week" (10/24/01, PR Newswire); also see Shooting Ranges as a Source of Lead Exposure to Children

Chesapeake Bay in Failing Health (10/24/01, ENS)

U.S. Postal Service Adopting Tough New Safety Measures (10/24/01, USPS); also see The United States Postal Service: What We Can Do To Make the Mail Safe and fact sheet (10/23/01)

U.S. Postal Service To Irradiate Mail (10/24/01, ENS)

Electron Beams Could Be Used to Irradiate Post (10/24/01, New Scientist)

European Commission's BSE-Scientific Steering Committee Publishes Opinion on Potential Risk of BSE in Sheep and Goats (10/24/01, European Union); see full text of opinion (PDF file, 25 KB); also see report on Agriculture Council meeting, 10/23/01

Researchers Find That Sustained-Release Fluoride Significantly Reduces Risk for Vertebral Fractures (10/24/01, EurekAlert)

Chemical Industry Provides Guidance on Site Security (10/23/01, American Chemistry Council); see executive summary, plus links to full text of guidelines

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Testifies on HHS Readiness and Role of Vaccine Research and Development (10/23/01, HHS); read full text of statement

Prostate Cancer Screening Creates New Dilemma for Men (10/23/01, EurekAlert)

Genetic Profiling May Play a Greater Role in Identifying Women at Risk from Breast Cancer (10/23/01, EurekAlert)

Microsoft Supports Cornell Virus-Protection Research (10/23/01, Cornell University)

Anthrax Confirmed in Death of Two Postal Workers (10/23/01, Environment News Service)

Researchers Discover Secrets of Anthrax's Killer Toxin (10/23/01, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases); see article in the journal Nature

Health Group Urges Irradiation To Protect Mail (10/23/01, American Council on Science and Health)

New Safety Standard for Automatic Security Gates Helps Prevent Deaths and Injuries to Children (10/23/01, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Cutting the Cost of Fall-out from Chernobyl 15 Years After the World's Worst Nuclear Accident (10/23/01, EurekAlert)

New Global Plan To Stop Spread of Tuberculosis - Afghanistan and Pakistan Among the World’s Worst-affected Countries (10/23/01, World Health Organization)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Releases First Annual Report on New National Database Comparing Results of CAHPS® Surveys (10/23/01, AHRQ)

Airlines Left Without Insurance Following the Attacks in the United States: European Commission Authorizes the United Kingdom To Grant Emergency Aid Measures (10/23/01, European Union)

European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Speaks to European Agriculture Council About Latest Developments on BSE (10/23/01, European Union)

BSE Experiment Farce Deepens (10/23/01, New Scientist); also see first report, BSE Experiments End in Farce

Agriculture, New AIDS Victim? (10/23/01, World Bank Group)

European Commission and Belgian Presidency Will Address Small Businesses' Access to Finance (10/23/01, European Union)

New Computer Tool Forecasts Outlook for Patients with Breast Cancer (10/23/01, EurekAlert)

Small Head Circumference Coupled with ApoE e4 Gene Is a Factor in Alzheimer's Disease (10/23/01, American Academy of Neurology)

Caffeine Intake Increases the Rate of Bone Loss in Elderly Women (10/23/01, EurekAlert)

Unique University of North Carolina Study Confirms Suspected Worldwide Epidemic of Childhood Obesity (10/23/01, EurekAlert)

The Greening of Export Credit Agencies (10/22/01, United Nations Environment Programme)

U.S. Office of Homeland Security Director Discusses Anthrax Situation (10/22/01, White House)

Postal Worker Illnesses, Deaths Linked to Anthrax (10/22/01, Environment News Service)

First U.S. Anthrax Response Showed How Not To Do Job (10/22/01, Hudson Institute)

European Nuclear Industry Hit by Terrorism Fallout (10/22/01, ENS)

U.S. Wins Asian Approval for Agricultural Biotechnology (10/22/01, ENS)

New Fact Sheet Available on Persistent Organic Pollutants ( 10/22/01, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs)

Study Finds Colesevelam Effective in Reducing LDL Cholesterol, Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reports (10/22/01, Mayo Clinic)

West African States on Verge of Eliminating Polio as Massive Immunization Campaign Launched (10/19/01, World Health Organization)

U. S. Department of Labor Secretary Issues Guidelines To Protect Employees from Anthrax Threat - How To Protect Employees from Biological Threats via the Mail (10/19/01, DOL)

Broadcast Helps Improve Understanding of Anthrax Threat (10/19/01, American Medical Association)

$45.2 Million Requested for U.S. Department of Agriculture To Strengthen Biosecurity Measures (10/19/01, USDA)

BSE Experiments End in Farce (10/19/01, New Scientist); also see United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) information on BSE

International Labour Office Calls Crisis Meetings on Tourism
and Aviation Industries
(10/19/01, ILO)

SEC Lanza Sitio en la Internet y Otros Recursos en Español para Educación de los Inversionistas (SEC Launches Spanish Language Investor Education Website and Other Resources) (10/19/01, Securities and Exchange Commission); Información en Español

Bad Weather Could Be Forecast Months Ahead (10/19/01, New Scientist); also see New Weather Technology in N.C., S.C., Virginia Sea Grant, NOAA National Severe Storms Lab Develop Pilot Program (10/19/01, National Sea Grant Program)

Anthrax Is Just the Beginning (10/18/01, EurekAlert)

Air Report Shows Continued Improvement, Remaining Challenges (10/18/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); see report

EPA Administrator Allays Fears for Water Security; Possibility of Successful Contamination Is Small (10/18/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

United States and European Commission Officials Sign Agreement To Foster Scientific Collaboration (10/18/01, National Science Foundation)

Web Site Offering Wind Data in Case of Airborne Biological or Chemical Attack Set Up by Cornell Climate Center (10/18/01, Cornell University)

Report from the Commission Overview of European Union Action in Response to the Events of 11 September and Assessment of Their Likely Economic Impact (10/18/01, EU)

World Health Organization Stresses Need for Continued Public Vigilance in Responding to Deliberate Infections (10/18/01, WHO)

First Anthrax Attack Outside the United States Confirmed (10/18/01, New Scientist); also see Anthrax in Florida and New York "the Same Strain"

New Health Security Initiatives To Protect Canadians (10/18/01, Health Canada)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Public Health Advisory: Update on Use of Doxycycline for Anthrax Exposure (10/18/01, FDA)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Reports United States To Face Another Cool Winter (10/18/01, NOAA)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor: Oceans at Risk If Policy Tool Not Restricted (10/18/01, MIT)

Sandia Modelers Help Micromachine Designers Succeed in Economic Jungle (10/17/01, Sandia National Laboratories)

Additional $1.5 Billion Proposed To Combat Bioterrorism - Emergency Request To Strengthen Nation's Ability To Respond to Any Threat (10/17/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, Whirlpool Announce Recall of Microwave-Hood Combinations (10/17/01, CPSC)

Antidepressants Lower Heart Attack Risk: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Lessen Chances of Heart Attacks in Smokers (10/17/01, EurekAlert)

Think Twice Before Accepting the Benevolence of Soy (10/17/01, EurekAlert)

Unique Study Aims at Why Blacks Get, Die from Cancer More Often (10/17/01, EurekAlert)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Enhances Its Ability To Monitor Marketed Medicines (10/17/01,FDA)

Anthrax Scare Shuts Down U.S. House (10/17/01, Environment News Service)

Update: Anthrax Antibiotic Treatments and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease Detective Status (10/17/01, CDC)

Experts Urge Caution Over Paranoia on Anthrax Scare: "On the Scale of Risks in Life It Doesn't Even Register" (10/16/01, University of Toronto)

Update: Facts About Anthrax Testing and On-going Investigations in Florida, Nevada, New York, and Washington, D.C. (10/16/01, CDC)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Launches WAICENT Internet Portal; "Information Is Vital in the Fight Against Hunger," States FAO Director-General (10/16/01, FAO)

Light at Night and Working the Graveyard Shift Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer (10/16/01, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Get the Facts on What's in Your Milk (10/16/01, E-Wire)

Update: Anthrax Investigations, Florida and New York (10/16/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Biotechnology Corn Approved for Continued Use (10/16/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Pregnant Women Should Take Extra Precautions To Protect Their Fetuses While Driving or Riding in Cars, Say Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Injury Research and Control (10/16/01, PR Newswire)

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman Unveils Campign To Protect Children from Secondhand Smoke (10/16/01, U.S. EPA)

Study: Infected People Need Not Carry AIDS Virus Long Before Passing It On (10/16/01, EurekAlert)

Bacteria Test May Make Blood Safer (10/16/01, EurekAlert)

European Commission Approves EURO 155 Million To Fight Animal Diseases (10/16/01, European Union)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Food and Drug Administration & National Science Teachers Association Use Science To Educate Students About Food Safety and Foodborne Illness (10/16/01, FDA)

Association for Financial Professionals Releases Essentials of Cash Management, Seventh Edition (10/16/01, AFP)

NeoSafety Launches Crisis Manager: Business Interruption Recovery Planning Tool (10/16/01, NeoSafety)

The St. Paul Companies Educates Washington, D.C.-Area Agents and Brokers About E-Commerce and Technology Risks (10/16/01, PR Newswire)

Dozens of Dialysis Deaths Across Europe (10/16/01, New Scientist)

Don’t Get Frosted Over Heating Your Home This Winter (10/16/01, EurekAlert)

Feel Stressed and Pressed? Then Take a Hike (10/16/01, EurekAlert)

2001 Ozone Hole About the Same Size as Past Three Years (10/16/01, National Aeronautics & Space Administration); also see NOAA, NASA Report 2001 Ozone Hole Similar in Size to Holes of Past Three Years

Threats to Ozone Layer Persist as Governments Seek Tighter Controls (10/15/01, United Nations Environment Programme

American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Launches Three-year Project To Improve Patient Safety (10/15/01, EurekAlert)

United Steel Workers of America Says Washington’s Inaction on Steel Threatens To Undermine Economic Security (10/15/01, USWA)

Mortice Kern Systems Inc. Extends Integrity Family with MKS Engineer Integrity for Impact and Code Analysis; New Product Enhances Software Quality and Minimizes Risk for Developers Building or Reengineering Code (10/15/01, MKS Inc.)

Conflict "Early Warning" Tool May Help Predict Crises in Places Like Afghanistan, Pakistan (10/15/01, Ohio State University)

Confirmed Anthrax Infections Rise to 12 (10/15/01, New Scientist); also see Anthrax Antibiotics Stockpiled Around the World

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Warns: Further Slowdown in Hunger Reduction - In Most Developing Countries the Number of Hungry Even Increased (10/15/01, FAO)

U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration To Hold Seminar on Lead and Silica Dust in Dothan, Alabama (10/15/01,OSHA)

First Shipment of Vital Tuberculosis Drugs Arrives in Moldova (10/15/01, World Health Organization)

Excess Iron Intake Increases Risk of Intestinal Infections, Study Suggests (10/15/01, Ohio State University)

Green Farming Can Be an Expensive Failure (10/15/01, New Scientist)

Ukraine Admits Its Missile Downed Plane (10/15/01, New Scientist)

U.S. Postal Service Has Had Only Two Confirmed Incidents of U.S. Mail Being Used To Transport Anthrax Bacteria [includes instruction on handling suspicious mail] (10/15/01, USPS); also see Postal Service Redoubles Efforts To Maintain Safe and Secure Mail Service (10/12/01)

One of the World's Most Famous Rivers, The Yangtze, Set for Pioneering Flood Reduction Plan (10/12/01, United Nations Environment Programme)

Bleak Story of the Black Sea Highlighted in Global Assessment of World's Waters (10/12/01, United Nations Environment Programme)

Update: Public Health Message Regarding Anthrax (10/12/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Overseas Private Investment Corporation President Meets with Pakistan's Finance Minister, Affirms "OPIC Open for Business," Announces New Initiatives (10/12/01, OPIC)

New Federal Standards Needed for Storing Coal Waste (10/12/01, National Academies); read full report, particularly the chapter "Limiting Potential Failures"

Rotavirus Vaccine May Have Been Prematurely Withdrawn (10/12/01, New Scientist); also see New Study Shifts Thinking About Risk of Rare Bowel Blockage Linked to Rotavirus Vaccine (10/11/01, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (10/12/01, National Eye Institute)

Plant Scientists Work To Protect U.S. from Foreign Diseases (10/12/01, EurekAlert)

Plant Health Scientists Issue Statement in Support of Biotechnology (10/12/01, American Phytopathological Society)

Hopes for End to Foot and Mouth Crisis (10/12/01, New Scientist)

BSE Link to vCJD Questioned (10/12/01, New Scientist)

Ford Signs Agreement To Develop Technology To Improve Fuel Economy (10/12/01, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Developing Countries Learn to Limit Chemical Risks (10/11/01, Environment News Service); also see Progress Made Towards Reducing Risks of Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals in Developing Countries (10/11/01, UN Food and Agriculture Organization)

Public Health Message Regarding Anthrax Case (10/11/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces $50 Million Investment To Improve Patient Safety (10/11/01, HHS)

Southern and Western States Log Highest Rates of Intimate Partner Homicide (10/11/01, CDC)

Anthrax in Florida Attack Is North American (10/11/01, New Scientist)

European Commission President Speaks to the European Trade Union Confederation, "Europe One Month After 11 September: Challenges and Reactions" (10/11/01, European Union)

Health Care Costs, Policies, and Misperceptions Pose Obstacles to Obtaining Insurance (10/11/01, National Academies); also see the Web Extra on America's uninsured and information on the Institute of Medicine's three-year study of the uninsured

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Scientists Issue Evaluation of U.S. Biotechnology Regulatory Process and Urge Government To Increase Public Access to How Regulators Make Decisions (10/11/01, CAST); see link to full text of paper

U.S. Agricultural Secretary Announces $1.8 Million in State Grants for Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness Activities (10/11/01, USDA)

Information Note of the European Court of Auditors Concerning Special Report No 14/2001 on the Follow Up on the Court's Special Report on the Financing of Certain Measures Taken as a Result of the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Crisis (10/11/01, European Union)

Nationwide Financial Study Provides Insight into Affluent Women's Risk Aversion (10/11/01, Nationwide Financial Services Inc.)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Director's Statement on Infant Sleep Position and Head Control (10/10/01, NICHD)

U.S. and U.K. Sign Agreements To Collaborate on Health Care Quality and Fighting Bioterrorism (10/10/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services); also see questions and answers about anthrax prevention and treatment

Purdue Expert Takes Computer Security to Congressional Committee (10/10/01, Purdue University)

German Reaction to Terrorism: Shut Down Nuclear Plants (10/10/01, Environment News Service)

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Treating Behavioral Disorders in Children with Ritalin Ignores Evidence of Cancer Risks (10/10/01, E-Wire)

U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Researchers Clean Plutonium from Soil Using Carbon Dioxide (10/10/01, INEEL)

International Team Combats Black Sea Decline (10/10/01, Environment News Service)

No Cost for Communities To Recycle All Rechargeable Batteries (10/10/01, E-Wire)

Terrorist Attacks: Emergency Measures for Air Transport (10/10/01, European Union)

October 11 News Conference To Address Business Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (10/10/01, PR Newswire); see news brief

Purdue Biosecurity Center Advises on Disease Prevention (10/10/01, Purdue University)

Life Expectancy Hits New High in 2000; Mortality Declines for Several Leading Causes of Death (10/10/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Medicare Reform Unlikely To Save Government Much Money (10/10/01, HealthAffairs.org); see study (HTML or PDF)

Social Exclusion: European Commission Takes First Step Towards EU Poverty Strategy (10/10/01, European Union)

Economic Impact of Terrorist Attacks Detailed by Special Institute for Social Research Study (10/9/01, University of Michigan)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Public Hearing on Ruminant Feed (BSE) Rules (10/9/01, FDA)

EPA Releases Report on Minor Use Pesticides and New Web Page (10/9/01, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs)

Florida Cases Likely to Be First Ever Anthrax Attack (10/9/01, New Scientist)

First AIDS Vaccine Made at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine Research Center Enters Clinical Trial (10/9/01, NIAID)

European Commission Launches Round Table on Genetically Modified Organisms Safety Research (10/9/01, European Union)

European Commissioner Speaks on Economic Situation and Outlook and the Introduction of the Euro (10/9/01, European Union); also see EURO-83: European Commission Report on Euro Changeover Preparations Shows Glass Is Only Half Full and Calls for Fast Implementation of 40 Best Practices

Psychological Warfare Waged in Afghanistan (10/10/01, New Scientist)

Damage Assessment Critical to Afghanistan Mission (10/9/01, New Scientist)

U.S. Energy Secretary, EPA Administrator Launch Fuel Economy Guides for Model Year 2002 (10/9/01, U.S. Department of Energy); also see EPA's release, 27th Annual Mileage Estimates for 2002 Model Year Cars

New Rollover Ratings and New Crash Test Results Available on National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's World Wide Web Site (10/9/01, NHTSA)

Tennessee Valley Power Plants To Cut Sulfur Dioxide (10/9/01, Environment News Service)

World's Largest Unclassified Supercomputer Goes Online: Scientists Already Report Significant Results (10/8/01, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Federal Aviation Administration Advises Air Travelers on Airport, Airline Security Measures (10./8/01, FAA)

U.S. President Establishes Office of Homeland Security (10/8/01, White House); see executive order

New Food Allergy Training Program Available for Restaurant-and-Food Service Professionals (10/8/01, PR Newswire)

Are Skyscrapers Obsolete in America? How High Is Too High? Urban Land Institute's Fall Meeting Provides a Variety of Opinions (10/8/01, PR Newswire)

Afghan Filmmaker Leaves an Important Message for Us All (10/8/01, PR Newswire); see interview with Jawed Wassel and Seattle Post-Intelligencer news brief about his death

A Few Minutes of Risk Assessment Could Mean More of Life (10/8/01, EurekAlert)

High-Protein Diets Not Proven Effective and May Pose Health Risks (10/8/01, EurekAlert)

Update: Public Health Message Regarding Florida Anthrax Case (10/7/01, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Study Reaffirms Safety of Acetaminophen - Data Show Recommended Daily Doses of Acetaminophen Not Linked to Liver Injury in Alcoholics (10/7/01, PR Newswire)

U.S. EPA Administrator Announces Water Protection Task Force (10/5/01, U.S. EPA)

Europe Tightens Corporate Environmental Accounting Rules (10/5/01, Environment News Service)

Canadian Environment Minister Releases Statement on Species at Risk Act (10/5/01, Environment Canada); also see Canadian Environment Minister Appears Before Committee on Bill C-5, the Proposed Species At Risk Act

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues a Second Warning and an Import Alert About Konjac Mini-cup Gel Candies That Pose Choking Risk (10/5/01, FDA); see first alert

Retinal Photographs Pinpoint People at High Stroke Risk (10/5/01, New Scientist)

New Risk Factor in Heart Disease Identified (10/5/01, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Shipping Pollutant Banned at Long Last (10/5/01, New Scientist)

U.S. Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits Record Low (10/5/01, Environment News Service)

Update to National Infrastructure Protection Center Advisory 01-003, "E-Commerce Vulnerabilities" (10/5/01, NIPC)

Web Page Available on Bt Corn Risk to Monarch Butterflies (10/5/01, Agricultural Research Service)

UK Health and Safety Commission Launches Safety Plan To Cut Work-related Injuries and Ill-Health (10/4/01, Health and Safety Executive)

An Epidemic: Childhood Obesity, with Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes (10/4/01, PR Newswire)

New CenterWatch Study Quantifies Risk to Patients Participating in Clinical Trials ( 10/4/01, CenterWatch)

Public Health Message Regarding Anthrax Case (10/4/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Haemorrhagic Fever Outbreak on Afghan Border (10/4/01, New Scientist)

HHS Report Shows Drug Use Rates Stable, Youth Tobacco Use Declines (10/4/01, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

UK Approves MOX Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Plant (10/4/01, Environment News Service)

U.S. Energy Secretary Encouraged About Winter Fuel Supplies (10/4/01, Department of Energy)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Awards More than $10 Million in Grants for Safety and Health Training Programs (10/4/01, OSHA)

Apply Even If You Have Insurance (10/4/01, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Program Encourages Banks To Make Loans to Those Affected by the September 11 Attacks (10/4/01, FDIC)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Selects New Biological Threat Reduction Program Manager (10/4/01, LANL)

New Web Sites on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Partnerships To Advance Pesticide Risk Reduction and Integrated Pest Management (10/4/01, Office of Pesticide Programs)

Risk Assessment for Biotech Alfalfa (10/4/01, Agricultural Research Service)

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Urges Seasonal Furnace Inspection to Prevent CO Poisonings (10/4/01, CPSC)

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Announces Initial Decision that Additional Firestone Wilderness AT Tires Have a Safety Defect; Firestone Agrees To Recall Those Tires (10/4/01, NHTSA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Technology Eyes Better Hurricane Forecasts (10/4/01, NASA)

Canadian Environment Minister Appears Before Committee on Bill C-5, the Proposed Species At Risk Act (10/3/01, Environment Canada)

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Testifies on Bioterrorism Preparedness (10/3/01, HHS)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Web Sites Provide Environmental Monitoring Data from World Trade Center and Surrounding Areas - Data Confirms No Significant Public Health Risks; Rescue Crews and Nearby Residents Should Take Appropriate Precautions (10/3/01, U.S. EPA); also see OSHA release

Iron-Deficient Children at Risk for Higher Levels of Lead in Their Blood, Says New University of California, Berkeley, Report (10/3/01, UC Berkeley)

Nuclear Fuel Plant Gets Go-ahead (10/3/01, New Scientist)

Poll Shows Americans Want Action on New Energy Policy; Direct Link to National Security Seen (10/3/01, PR Newswire)

Bubonic Plague Genome Is "Unusually Fluid" (10/3/01, New Scientist)

Report Finds MTBE Water Impacts Manageable (10/3/01, PR Newswire)

Slow Culling Doubled Foot and Mouth Infections (10/3/01, New Scientist)

Lessons for the Future from "Most Thorough" Analysis of Foot and Mouth Epidemic Yet (10/3/01, EurekAlert)

"Super-cyclone" Threat to Great Barrier Reef Raised (10/3/01, New Scientist)

Conditional Registration of Bt Cotton Reaffirmed (10/2/01, U.S. EPA)

Carnegie Mellon To Host Cybersecurity Brainstorming Series in Washington, D.C. (10/2/01, PR Newswire)

EduNeering, Inc., Sponsoring Industry Seminar: Integrity Management and Operator Qualification (10/2/01, PR Newswire)

Federal Open Market Committee Lowers Federal Funds Rate (10/2/01, Federal Reserve Board)

Intelligence Analysis Software Could Predict Attacks (10/2/01, New Scientist)

Information Warfare Conference on October 18-19 Features Cutting Edge Strategies from Military, Government, and the Private Sector (10/2/01, PR Newswire)

Pitfalls To Be Avoided When Making Twin Towers Charitable Donations Online (10/2/01, PR Newswire)

Standard & Poor's: Recent Attacks on US Will Affect Latin Economies (10/2/01, PR Newswire)

BSE: European Commission Authorises Aid Measures for Baden-Württemberg and Austria (10/2/01, European Union)

National Legal Alliance Files Multi-State Plea to Protect Generation of Toxic Mercury Overdose Babies (10/2/01, PR Newswire)

More than 93,000 Workers Died of Job Injuries from 1980 to 1995, New National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Report Finds (10/1/01, NIOSH)

Latest Update of Pesticide Data Submitters List Now Available (10/1/01, Office of Pesticide Programs)

Link Between Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Thimerosal Remains Unclear (10/1/01, National Academies of Science)

Federal Emergency Management Agency  Seeks Engineers, Architects, Environmental Specialists for New York Office (FEMA Busca Ingenieros, Arquitectos, Especialistas Ambientales Para Oficina En Nueva York) (10/1/01, FEMA)

DoE Secretary Orders Extension of Comment Period on Yucca Mountain Project to Friday, October 19, 2001 (10/1/01, U.S. Department of Energy)

Children’s Hospitalization May Be Good Time To Talk about Smoking Cessation with Parents (10/1/01, EurekAlert)

Standard & Poor's: World Trade Center Tragedy Won't Affect Outstanding US Residential Mortgage-backed Securities Ratings (10/1/01, PR Newswire)

U.N. Food and  Agricultural Organization Director-General: Too Many Vessels Chasing Too Few Fish (10/1/01, FAO); also see FAO: Conventional Ploughing Erodes the Soil; Zero Tillage Is an Environmentally-Friendly Alternative

U.S. DOT's Research and Special Programs Administrator Fills Key Position in the Office of Pipeline Safety (10/1/01, U.S. Department of Transportation)


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