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June 2011


Discovery of Parathyroid Glow Promises to Reduce Endocrine Surgery Risk (6/20/11, Vanderbilt University)


U.S. EPA Improves Access to Information on Hundreds of Chemicals - Searchable Databases on Chemical Toxicity and Exposure Data Now Available (6/15/11, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Agencies Adopt a Final Rule to Establish a Risk-Based Capital Floor (6/14/11, Federal Reserve Board)


Losing an Air Ally - Research Facility [Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center] in Medical Center Will Be Closed Due to a Loss of Public Funding (6/11/11, Houston Chronicle); by Craig S. Beskid


FDA Takes "First Step" Toward Greater Regulatory Certainty Around Nanotechnology - Agency Outlines Roadmap for Discussion on Nanotechnology in Regulated Products (6/9/11, U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


SunGard/PRMIA Survey Finds Basel III Is Driving Focus on Risk, but Implementation Is Limited (6/6/11, SunGard)


SunGard Launches Ambit Profitability Solution to Help Banks Enhance Risk-Adjusted Performance (6/6/11, SunGard)


FDA Statement on E. coli O104 Outbreak in Europe - Agency Is Flagging Imports of Products of Concern from Two Countries (6/3/11, U.S. Food and Drug Administration) (Update, June 6: FDA is currently conducting increased surveillance of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and raw salads, as well as sprouts and sprout seeds from areas of concern.)


The National Academies Press Makes All PDF Books Free to Download; More Than 4,000 Titles Now Available Free to All Readers (6/2/11, National Academies)


May 2011


EPA Establishes National Tribal Toxics Committee to Address Risks from Toxic Chemicals (5/31/11, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


World No Tobacco Day 2011 Celebrates WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - WHO Lauds Inroads Against Tobacco, Urges Full Treaty Compliance (5/30/11, World Health Organization)


Assessing the Effects of Radiation from Fukushima - World Radiation Experts Agree Today in Vienna to Assess the Radiation Impacts from the Events at the TEPCO Power Plant in Japan  (5/23/11, United Nations Information Service)


Webcast of Third Committee Meeting, May 23-24, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia: Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations Near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 1  (5/23/11, National Academies); find links to agendas, upcoming webcasts, and recorded webcasts of all committee meetings


World Meteorological Organization Update: La Niña  Episode Coming to an End (5/23/11, WMO)


NOAA Hurricane Outlook Indicates an Above Normal Atlantic Season (5/19/11, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration); also see NOAA Predicts Below Normal Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season and NOAA Expects a Below Normal Central Pacific Hurricane Season


New Global Security Solution for Business Travelers - Market-leading Providers Combine to Offer Complete Travel Package for Risk Management and Protection Services (5/16/11, iJET)


Many Countries Hit by Health Threats from Both Infectious and Chronic Diseases - New Data Site Makes World Health Organization Data and Analyses Widely Available (5/13/11, WHO)


European Food Safety Authority Publishes First Practical Guidance for Assessing Nano Applications in Food and Feed (5/10/11, EFSA)


U.S. Food and Drug Administration Could Analyze Public Health Consequences of Its Decisions Better with an Overall Risk-Characterization Framework (5/9/11, National Academies); read full report A Risk-Characterization Framework for Decision-Making at the Food and Drug Administration


New Research Center to Increase Safety and Power Output of U.S. Nuclear Reactors - Team Uses Supercomputers to Improve Reactor Design and Performance (5/3/11, U.S. Department of Energy)


ISM Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Seminar to Address Disaster Planning and Disruption Management (5/3/11, Resilinc™ Corporation)


Moderate Levels of Secondhand Smoke Deliver Nicotine to the Brain - NIH-Funded Study Shows How Secondhand Smoke May Increase Vulnerability to Nicotine Addiction (5/2/11, National Institutes of Health)


April 2011


A Surprise: China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize - New Berkeley Lab Study Forecasts Peak in Energy Use in China Within 20 Years (4/27/11, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)



Recorded Webcast of April 18 Meeting: NAS Study on Cancer Risks in Populations Near Nuclear Power Facilities – Phase I (4/18/11, updated 4/26/11, see announcement)


Preliminary Study Assesses Potential Impact of Seismic Event at Los Alamos (4/14/11, Los Alamos National Laboratory)


U.S. EPA Announces Actions on Two Chemicals to Reduce Harm to People (4/13/11, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Are You Ready to ShakeOut? (PDF version) (4/7/11, The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut); also see frequently asked questions about Great Central U.S. ShakeOut (PDF) and earthquake (PDF)


Are You Prepared for an Earthquake? (4/7/11, Public Entity Risk Institute)


Record Stratospheric Ozone Loss in the Arctic in Spring of 2011 (4/5/11, World Meteorological Organization)


Corporate Governance Framework for European Companies: What Needs to Be Improved? (4/5/11, European Union); also see Frequently Asked Questions: Consultation on the EU Corporate Governance Framework


State Aid: Overview of Decisions and On-going In-depth Investigations in the Context of the Financial Crisis [in Europe] (4/5/11, European Union)


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman's Remarks on Fukushima Daiichi Accident at 5th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, Vienna, Austria (4/4/11, NRC)


Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals Recommended for Trade "Watch List" (4/1/11, United Nations Environment Programme)


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