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Second Quarter 2006


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June 2006

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Completes National Infrastructure Protection Plan (6/30/06, DHS)

 

All Secondhand Smoke Exposure Dangerous (6/29/06, National Academies); also see New Surgeon General’s Report Focuses on the Effects of Secondhand Smoke (6/27/06, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services); find  additional information at The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General webpage, including links to the executive summary and the full report

 

 

Industry Participation Sought for Design of Next Generation Nuclear Plant - Gen IV Reactor Capable of Producing Electricity and/or Hydrogen (6/29/06, U.S. Department of Energy)

 

New Crop-Yield Study Casts Doubt on a Climate-Change Prediction (6/29/06, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 

CDC’s Advisory Committee Recommends Human Papillomavirus Virus Vaccination (6/29/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

Scientists Identify an Inherited Gene That Strongly Affects Risk for the Most Common Form of Melanoma (6/29/06, National Institutes of Health)

 

Federal Agencies Collaborate to Expedite Construction of Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline - Agreement Establishes Framework for Increasing Energy Security (6/29/06, U.S. Department of Energy)

 

Risk Management and Tolerance Reassessment Decisions Announced for Permethrin (6/29/06, U.S. EPA Pesticides Program)

 

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Loans of Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (6/28/06, DOE)

 

New Surgeon General’s Report Focuses on the Effects of Secondhand Smoke (6/27/06, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services); find  additional information at The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General webpage, including links to the executive summary and the full report

 

Pesticide Exposure Raises Risk of Parkinson's (6/26/06, New Scientist)

 

Direct Final Rule: Ban on Human Studies Extended to Nursing Women (6/23/06, U.S. EPA Pesticides Program)

 

European Food Safety Authority Restates Its On-going Strategy and Explains New Initiatives for Co-operation with Member States in GMO Risk Assessment (6/22/06, EFSA)

 

"High Confidence" That Planet Is Warmest in 400 Years; Less Confidence in Temperature Reconstructions Prior to 1600 (6/22/06, National Academies); see links to full report Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years, report in brief, and opening statement and audio file of public briefing

 

Kyoto Promises Are Nothing but Hot Air (6/22/06, New Scientist)

 

Scientists Discuss Early Results of RAINEX Hurricane Intensity Project (6/22/06, National Science Foundation)

 

Rooftop PV Data for Better Energy Prediction Models (6/22/06, National Institute of Standards and Technology)

 

NOAA Releases Report on Status of U.S. Marine Fisheries for 2005 (6/22/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Final Report: Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Monday, June 19, 2006 (6/21/06, U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service)

 

The Truth About Cell Phones and the Do Not Call Registry - Despite Re-Circulating E-mail, It Is Still Not Necessary to Register Cell Phone Numbers (6/21/06, Federal Trade Commission)

 

NOAA Ozone Forecasting Tool Now Covers Western U.S. (6/21/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Soybean Scraps: Nature's Pollution Solution? (6/21/06, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 

UN Secretary-General Pleads for End to International Deadlock on Nuclear Non-proliferation (6/21/06, United Nations)

 

New Scripps Study Reveals San Andreas Fault Set for the "Big One" -  Clearest Picture Yet of Fault Movement Shows Massive Earthquake Threatening; Lesser Known San Jacinto Fault Also Poses Risk of Dangerous Large Event (6/21/06, University of California, San Diego)

 

Health Insurance for Children Improved in 2005; Overall Coverage Varies by State (6/21/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

FDA Issues Guidance to Help Prevent Inadvertent Introduction of Allergens or Toxins into the Food and Feed Supply (6/21/06, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

 

Condoms Provide Protection Against Human Papillomavirus, Study Finds (6/21/06, New Scientist)

 

Top Level Push to Tackle Priorities in Sexual and Reproductive Health (6/20/06, World Health Organization); also see UN Agencies Team Up to Tackle Worsening Sexual and Reproductive Health Worldwide (6/21/06, United Nations)

 

Short Course: Modern Risk Assessment Methods for Microbial and Plant Biotechnology, August 1-3, 2006 (PDF version) (6/20/06, Center for Regulatory Research)

 

Management Board Paves the Way for European Food Safety Authority's Future Developments: Key Recommendations Reviewed Following EFSA Evaluation (6/20/06, EFSA)

 

Burying Urban Myths on Environment & Development (6/19/06, United Nations Environment Programme); also see

UN Agency Launches Multi-million Dollar Transport Project to Curb Greenhouse Gases (6/19/06, United Nations)

 

Minimizing the Civilian Uses of Highly Enriched Uranium (6/19/06, International Atomic Energy Agency); also see To Counter Nuclear Terrorism, UN Urges Phasing Out Civilian Use of Highly Enriched Uranium (6/19/06, United Nations)

 

Renewal of European Food Safety Authority Management Board (6/19/06, EFSA)

 

European Food Safety Authority Welcomes Summary Opinions Covering Main Scientific Principles Adopted by Its Pesticides Panel During Its First Three Years (6/19/06, EFSA)

 

Study Finds High Mold Levels in Post-Katrina New Orleans Air; Returning Residents at Risk for Serious Respiratory Ailments (6/16/06, Environmental Health Perspectives)

 

Almost a Quarter of All Disease Caused by Environmental Exposure (6/16/06, World Health Organization)

 

Action Urged to Avoid Deep Trouble in the Deep Seas (6/16/06, United Nations Environment Programme)

 

More Than a Fifth of European Union Poultry Has Salmonella (6/16/06, EUobserver)

 

Agencies Issue Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: Preparing Your Institution for a Catastrophic Event (6/15/06, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

 

Better Coordination Will Reduce the Risk of Floods (6/15/06, European Parliament)

 

Global Disaster Reduction Education Campaign - Investing in School Safety and Disaster Risk Education Pays Off (PDF version) (6/15/06, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction)

 

RiskMeter Adds Aggregate and Exposure Management Features to Its Natural Hazard Risk Report Service (6/14/06, CDC Business Mapping)

 

Pelican™ Introduces EMS Cases (6/14/06, Pelican Products Inc.)

 

Tsunami Early Warning System Moves Ahead at UN Workshop (6/14/06, United Nations)

 

Science Academies Issue Statements on Infectious Diseases, Energy (6/14/06, National Academies); read statements on avian influenza and infectious diseases and energy sustainability and security

 

Mayo Clinic Study Concludes That Pesticide Use Increases Risk of Parkinson's in Men (6/14/06, EurekAlert)

 

Effective Strategies for Tobacco Cessation Underused, Panel Says (6/14/06, National Institutes of Health)

 

Horn of Africa: European Commission Earmarks Further €10 Million to Improve Drought Preparedness (6/13/06, European Union)

 

As Hurricane Season Begins, U.S. EPA Reminds Local Facilities to Be Prepared (6/13/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Public Workshop June 27 to Discuss Review of National Air Quality Standards (6/13/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Will European Union Commission Ban Hazardous Pesticides or Bend for Powerful Producers? (6/12/06, European Environmental Bureau)

 

A New Energy Efficiency 21 Tool for Climate Change Mitigation (6/9/06, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

 

AIDS Epidemic Slowing Down, But the Disease Remains "Exceptional Threat" (6/9/06, National Academies)

 

UN Secretary-General Says Nuclear Talks with Iran Started Well and "Seem To Be Moving Forward" (6/8/06, United Nations)

 

Genetic Resources in Agriculture: The Key to Food Security - First Meeting of the Governing Body of the International Treaty in Madrid (6/8/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

 

High and Volatile Food Prices in the Months to Come - An Uncertain Economic Environment Prevails (6/8/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

 

Asbestos Exposure Linked to Cancer of the Larynx; Evidence About Links to Cancers of the Digestive Tract Is Less Clear (6/6/06, National Academies); read full report Asbestos: Selected Cancers

 

If Indian Point Closes, Options for Replacing Lost Energy Must Overcome Institutional and Financial Barriers (6/6/06, National Academies); read full report Alternatives to the Indian Point Energy Center for Meeting New York Electric Power Needs

 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Proposes Changes to Regulations on Occupational Radiation Dose Records, Total Dose Definition (6/5/06, NRC)

 

New Three-Year Term for European Food Safety Authority Scientific Committee and Panels (6/2/06, EFSA); press release includes information about a new panel on plant health that will tackle an increasing number of requests for scientific assessment of plant health risks

 

Europe's Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Welcomes Agreement on Revision of Food Additives and Sweeteners Legislation (6/2/06, European Union)

 

U.S. EPA Negotiates Landmark International Pollution Agreement (6/2/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Receives Keystone Forum Report on Away-From-Home Foods Improving Consumers Ability to Manage Calorie Intake Key to Anti-Obesity Efforts (6/2/06, FDA)

 

New Study Shows Female Genital Mutilation Exposes Women and Babies to Significant Risk at Childbirth (6/2/06, World Health Organization)

 

MOTA Completes the Mechanical Segmentation of the Rancho Seco PWR Reactor Internals (PDF version) (6/2/06, MOTO Corporation)

 

Uranium Resources: Plenty to Sustain Growth of Nuclear Power (6/1/06, Nuclear Energy Agency); read the five-page executive summary of Uranium 2005: Resources, Production and Demand (PDF version in English and other languages), the new edition of the "Red Book," the world’s foremost reference on uranium

 

Hurricane Watch 2006 -- Coastal Change—What We Know, What’s to Come? (6/1/06, U.S. Geological Survey); also see Hurricane Watch 2006 -- Scientists Use Visual Images to Stress Hurricane Risks

 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission To Hold Public Meeting June 15 on Proposal to Establish "Technology Neutral" Requirements for Licensing New Reactors (6/1/06, NRC)

 

AAIS Offers Access to "RiskMeter" Online Mapping Service (6/1/06, American Association of Insurance Services)

 

May 2006

 

 

New Global Alliance Seeks to Address Worldwide Shortage of Doctors, Nurses and Other Health Workers (5/25/06, World Health Organization)

 

UN Nuclear Agency Chief Discusses Iran’s Programme with U.S. Secretary of State (5/25/06, United Nations)

 

Protecting Chemical Infrastructure Requires R&D, Communication (5/25/06, National Academies); read new National Research Council report Terrorism and the Chemical Infrastructure: Protecting People and Reducing Vulnerabilities

 

UN Symposium Seeks to Enhance Early Warning and Mitigation for Natural Disasters (5/24/06, United Nations)

 

Ecological Risk Assessment Support Center (ERASC) Publishes External Review Draft of "Application of Equilibrium Partitioning Theory to Soil PAH Contamination" (5/23/06, National Center for Environmental Assessment)

 

FAO Unveils New Partnership for Improved Monitoring of World Fisheries (5/23/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

 

Researchers Release Draft Final Report on New Orleans Levees (5/22/06, National Science Foundation)

 

Risk of Asteroid Smashing into Earth Reduced (5/22/06, New Scientist Space)

 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Study Finds Higher Dose of Flu Vaccine Improves Immune Response in the Elderly (5/22/06, National Institutes of Health)

 

Get Your Vehicle Ready For Evacuation (5/22/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

 

Data on the Healthy Life Years in the European Union (5/22/06, European Commission Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General - Public Health)

 

World Health Assembly Opens, Mourns Death of WHO Director-General (5/22/06, World Health Organization)

 

CDC Makes Preparedness a Priority (5/19/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

Happy Birthday, Cameo! A NOAA Software Product Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Emergency Responders and Planners Around the World (5/19/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration); also see CAMEO Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Emergency Responders Around the World and New Versions of CAMEO Software Are Available (February 2006)

 

Avian Flu an Expensive Long-term Emergency - More Than $300 Million Required to Fund FAO’s Activities to Control the Disease (5/19/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization); also see Bird Flu Likely to Inflict 'Tremendous Damage' on Poultry as Longer-term Threat – UN

 

 

Europe Is Getting Too Fat and Needs to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables, UN Warns (5/18/06, United Nations)

 

Mining Experts Adopt New Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Underground Coalmines (5/17/06, International Labour Organization)

 

U.S. EPA Urges Caution When Working in Areas Exposed to Contaminated Flood Water - Website Available with Flooding Information (5/17/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

UNESCO Director-General Hails Successful Test of Pacific Tsunami Warning System (5/17/06, U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization); also see Exercise Pacific Wave '06 To Be Conducted in May 2006 (5/16/06, International Tsunami Information Centre)

 

Warmest April on Record in U.S. - Drought Persists Across South and Southwest (5/16/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Regulatory Changes Requested on Pest Strip and Other DDVP Products (5/16/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Strengthening the Scientific Co-operation Between EFSA and the EU Member States in the Risk Assessment of GMOs (5/16/06, European Food Safety Authority)

 

More Americans Opting Out of Health Insurance (5/12/06, National Academies)

 

Pollution, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Clash in South Asia - Pollution Clouds in Region Appear to Lead to Drought and Other Impacts (5/11/06, National Science Foundation)

 

House Overwhelmingly Passes Inglis H-Prize Bill (5/10/06, Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House Committee on Science); for background, see How Can We Move to a Hydrogen Economy? Committee to Examine Inglis Bill to Incentivize Development of Hydrogen Technologies (4/26/06, Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House Committee on Science) and Bold Approaches to Energy Research May Spur Innovation (4/27/06, Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House Committee on Science); also listen to webcasts of Full Committee Hearing and Full Committee Markup on H.R. 5143, The H-Prize Act of 2006

 

Soft Drink Companies to Remove Sweet Products from Schools (5/10/06, National Academies)

 

U.S. FDA Statement on European Aspartame Study (5/8/06, U.S. Food and Drug Administration); see European Food Safety Authority Assesses New Aspartame Study and Reconfirms Its Safety (5/4/06, EFSA)

 

U.S. Department of Energy Issues Landmark Rule for Risk Insurance for Advanced Nuclear Facilities (5/8/06, DOE)

 

NREL, Xcel Energy Sign Wind to Hydrogen Research Agreement (5/8/06, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

 

Fusarium Keratitis Update (5/5/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

100 Countries Have Ratified the International Plant Genetic Resources Treaty (5/5/06, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)

 

U.S. EPA Unveils First-Ever Assessment of U.S. Wadeable Streams (5/5/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Investment in Cleaner Household Energy Yields Major Health and Economic Benefits - New Report Calls Attention to Health Threat from Indoor Air Pollution (5/4/06, World Health Organization)

 

UN Bird Flu Coordinator Stresses Need for Countries to Plan for Pandemic (5/4/06, United Nations)

 

Flu Pandemic Could Cost Billions (5/4/06, New Scientist)

 

U.S. EPA Announces External Peer-review Workshop on Document "Considerations for Developing Alternative Health Risk Assessment
Approaches for Addressing Multiple Chemicals, Exposures and Effects; External Review Draft"
(5/4/06, Federal Register Environmental Documents)

 

U.S. Geological Survey Re-establishes the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (5/4/06, USGS)

 

New Model Serves as Resource for States to Cut Truck Fuel Use (5/4/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); also see SmartWay Transport Partnership's state idling laws webpage for listing of state and local idling laws, public workshop summaries, and resulting state idling law model

 

Poor Will Feel Greatest Impact of Climate Change, Scientist Tells UN Commission (5/4/06, United Nations)

 

Updated Plans for Each of the Great Lakes Now Available (5/4/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

There's More Than One Bird Flu, Experts Warn (5/3/06, New Scientist)

 

Hurricane Katrina Report and Recommendations Pass Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (5/2/06, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs); read full report Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared (PDF version) and related news releases, and view all Hurricane Katrina related links here

 

Area Where Hurricanes Develop Is Warmer, Say NOAA Scientists (5/1/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

New Interactive Web Site Is Totally Rad (5/1/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); visit RadTown USA

 

April 2006

 

USDA Releases BSE Prevalence Estimate for United States (4/28/06, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

 

 

From Talk to Action: Governments Adopt National Plans for Eliminating 12 Extremely Hazardous Chemicals - Geneva To Host Stockholm Convention on POPs from 1 to 5 May (4/27/06, United Nations Environment Programme)

 

World Health Organization Releases New Child Growth Standards - Standards Confirm That All Children Worldwide Have the Potential to Grow the Same (4/27/06, WHO)

 

United Nations Secretary-General Launches "Principles for Responsible Investment" Backed by World’s Largest Investors - International Funds Worth $2 Trillion Announce Endorsement at New York Stock Exchange (4/27/06, United Nations Environment Programme)

 

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Joe Lieberman Says Katrina Report Should Be Primer for Future Disasters - FEMA Must Be Dissolved in Favor of Larger, More Powerful National Protection and Response Authority (4/27/06, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs); read Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared (executive summary in PDF available here)

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Travels to Bangladesh and India to Enhance Planning for a Potential Influenza Pandemic (4/27/06, HHS)

 

Reuse of Disposable Medical Masks During Flu Pandemic Not Recommended; Reusing Respirators Is Complicated (4/27/06, National Academies); read full report Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu and news conference opening statement

 

National Cancer Institute Releases Report on Cancer Incidence in Middle East (4/27/06, National Institutes of Health); read the monograph Cancer Incidence in Four Member Countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel and Jordan) of the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) Compared with U.S. SEER

 

Preferred Risk Flood Insurance-A Smart Buy Today (4/27/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

 

Portable Fuel Cell Systems Manufacturer Announces Technical Update and Milestones (4/26/06, Voller Energy Group PLC); read hydrogen safety instructions

 

Flooding Season Around the Corner: Are You Ready? (4/26/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency); also see

 

National Flood Summary Describing Major Floods and Damages Now Available on World Wide Web (4/26/06, U.S. Geological Survey)

 

DHS Names Lead Federal Officials for the 2006 Storm Season (4/26/06, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

 

iJET Launches Weekly Pandemic Monitor Service (4/26/06,

iJET Intelligent Risk Systems)

 

Massachusetts General Hospital Commended for Second-hand Smoke Program (4/26/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

 

History of Gestational Diabetes Raises Lifelong Diabetes Risk in Mother and Child - Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent or Delay Later Diabetes (4/25/06, National Institutes of Health)

 

President Bush Requests Funds for New Orleans Levees (4/25/06, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

 

 

ATSDR Finds Hudson Refinery Site No Longer a Health Hazard (4/24/06, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)

 

"Lego" Approach Thwarts Anthrax Toxin (4/24/06, New Scientist)

 

UN Atomic Watchdog Agency Helps Iraq Clean Up Contaminated Nuclear Hotspots (4/24/06, United Nations)

 

The Cancer Burden from Chernobyl in Europe (4/20/06, International Agency for Research on Cancer)

 

Europe Bird Flu Plans Full of Holes, Study Says (4/20/06, EUobserver)

 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Calls Highway Fatalities National Tragedy, Says All Americans Can Do More to Improve Road Safety (4/20/06, U.S. Department of Transportation)

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Host First Diabetes and Obesity Conference (4/20/06, CDC); see conference web site for more information

 

New USGS Maps Show San Francisco Bay Area’s Active Faults and Underlying Geologic Deposits (4/20/06, U.S. Geological Survey); also see Capturing San Francisco

 

UNICEF Says Iodine Could Have Prevented Cancer Among Chernobyl Victims (4/19/06, United Nations)

 

Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (4/18/06, National Academies)

 

UN Issues Landmark Health Report on Chernobyl: Excess Cancer Cases, Deaths (4/18/06, United Nations)

 

New Study Finds Lifetime Costs of Injuries in Billions; Costs Associated with a Year Top $406 Billion (4/18/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

European Food Safety Authority Invites European Commission to Dialogue on Genetically Modified Organisms Issues (4/18/06, EFSA)

 

U.S. EPA Presents Workshops on Toxic Release Inventory Reporting (4/18/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

ImageCat Releases 3D-London for Managing Corporate Risks (4/18/06, Digital Globe Inc.)

 

NOAA Launches First Set of Atlantic Basin Tsunami Buoy Stations (4/17/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (4/18/06, National Academies)

 

UN Issues Landmark Health Report on Chernobyl: Excess Cancer Cases, Deaths (4/18/06, United Nations)

 

New Study Finds Lifetime Costs of Injuries in Billions; Costs Associated with a Year Top $406 Billion (4/18/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

European Food Safety Authority Invites European Commission to Dialogue on Genetically Modified Organisms Issues (4/18/06, EFSA)

 

U.S. EPA Presents Workshops on Toxic Release Inventory Reporting (4/18/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

ImageCat Releases 3D-London for Managing Corporate Risks (4/18/06, Digital Globe Inc.)

 

NOAA Launches First Set of Atlantic Basin Tsunami Buoy Stations (4/17/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (4/18/06, National Academies)

 

UN Issues Landmark Health Report on Chernobyl: Excess Cancer Cases, Deaths (4/18/06, United Nations)

 

New Study Finds Lifetime Costs of Injuries in Billions; Costs Associated with a Year Top $406 Billion (4/18/06, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

European Food Safety Authority Invites European Commission to Dialogue on Genetically Modified Organisms Issues (4/18/06, EFSA)

 

U.S. EPA Presents Workshops on Toxic Release Inventory Reporting (4/18/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

ImageCat Releases 3D-London for Managing Corporate Risks (4/18/06, Digital Globe Inc.)

 

Minerals Management Service Publishes Revised Incident Reporting Requirements for a Safer Offshore Working Environment (4/17/06, MMS)

 

NOAA Launches First Set of Atlantic Basin Tsunami Buoy Stations (4/17/06, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

Initial Results of the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR) Released: Osteoporosis Drug Raloxifene Shown to be as Effective as Tamoxifen in Preventing Invasive Breast Cancer (4/17/06, National Institutes of Health)

 

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report Released (4/17/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Study Finds Wrong-site Surgery Rare and Preventable (4/17/06, AHRQ)

 

 

World Health Organization Report Explains the Health Impacts of the World's Worst-ever Civil Nuclear Accident - WHO Director-General Calls for Continued Support for Survivors (4/13/06, WHO)

 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues 2005 Hurricane Season "Lessons Learned" Final Report (4/13/06, NRC)

 

Easier Access to Health and Environmental Effects of Industrial Chemicals (4/13/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

New Study Will Benchmark Home Water Usage (4/13/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Nanogenerators May Spark Miniature Machines - Devices Convert Simple Motion into Electricity (4/13/06, National Science Foundation)

 

NineOne Launches Wall-mounted Hawkeye Burglar Digital Video Recorder for Retail and Home Security (4/12/06, IFSEC 2006)

 

European Food Safety Authority Publishes a Scientific Statement on the Role of Migratory Birds in the Spread of Avian Influenza Amongst Bird Populations in the European Union (4/12/06, EFSA)

 

Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding, FEMA Release New Orleans Advisory Flood Data: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Revises Cost Estimates for Levees (4/12/06, U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

 

Fast Food Awash with "Worst" Kind of Fat (4/12/06, New Scientist)

 

Volcano-like Tremors Detected Deep Within Earth's Crust Near San Andreas (4/12/06, National Science Foundation)

 

New Studies Mark Twenty Years Since the Chernobyl Accident (4/11/06, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency); also see Chernobyl press briefing webpage

 

It's Time to Prepare for 2006 Hurricane Season (4/10/06, Federal Emergency Management Agency)

 

Novel Debate on European Union's Food Regulation (4/10/06, World Trade Organization)

 

World Health Day 2006 - Health Workforce Crisis Is Having a Deadly Impact on Many Countries' Ability to Fight Disease and Improve Health, New WHO Report Warns (4/7/06, World Health Organization)

 

Bird Flu Outbreaks Continue in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Near East - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Says Battle Against the Disease on Farms Showing Some Success, but More Efforts Needed (4/6/06, FAO)

 

How Many More Lives Will Chernobyl Claim? (4/6/06, New Scientist); also see International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Bulletin on Radiation Protection

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Releases National Animal Identification System Implementation Plan - USDA's General Standards for Database Integration Also Available (4/6/06, USDA)

 

Landmark Discovery of a Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Receptor Provides New Perspectives on Disease Associated with HIV/AIDS (4/6/06, National Institutes of Health)

 

Nueva edición de la página de salud ambiental hispana se centrará en pesticidas (New Edition of Hispanic Environmental Health Page Focuses on Pesticides) (4/6/06, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Citrus Peel Waste a Potential Source of Ethanol (4/6/06, USDA Agricultural Research Service)

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Scientists Simulate 1906 Earthquake and Possible Future Temblors Along Local Faults (4/5/06, LLNL)

 

CAST Releases New Commentary Evaluating Impacts of an Avian Influenza Outbreak on International Trade (4/5/06, Council for Agricultural Science and Technology); find link to commentary

 

Single Minimum Internal Temperature Established For Cooked Poultry (4/5/06, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

 

University Medical Center Is the First Level One Trauma Center to Use Crisis Management System (4/5/06, Prepared Response Inc.)

 

Ozone-Friendly Agricultural Products Goal of New Global Initiative - Thousands of Farms Join with UNEP to Phase-Out Methyl Bromide (4/4/06, United Nations Environment Programme)

 

U.S. Department of Energy To Send Proposed Yucca Mountain Legislation to Congress (4/4/06, DOE)

 

Challenges Remain in DOE's Plans for Cleanup of Tank Wastes (4/4/06, National Academies); read full report Tank Waste Retrieval, Processing, and On-site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites: Final Report

 

U.S. Lacks Adequate Capacity to Treat People with Sleep Disorders; Efforts Needed to Boost Sleep Research, Treatment, and Public Awareness (4/4/06, National Academies); read full report Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

 

Highmark Life & Casualty Group Changes Name to HM Insurance Group - Company Launches New Health Risk Solutions Direction (4/4/06, HM Insurance Group)

 

Avian Flu Modeled on Supercomputer, Explores Vaccine and Isolation Options for Thwarting a Pandemic (4/3/06, Los Alamos National Laboratory)

 

California Breaks National Stalemate on Global Warming (4/3/06, Union of Concerned Scientists)

 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Announces New Head of Nuclear Regulatory Research (4/3/06, NRC)

 

Sunscreen Chemicals Disrupt Thyroid in Rats (4/3/06, New Scientist)

 

Stockpile Human Bird Flu Vaccine Now, Say Experts (4/3/06, New Scientist)

 


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