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Released: 27-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Relaxing Environmental Rules Shows Poor Judgment in the Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Following reports of the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to implement broad changes that would relax environmental rules, the American Thoracic Society expressed disappointment with the plan.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

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Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Renewable energy developments threaten biodiverse areas
University of Queensland

More than 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance and threaten the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:40 PM EDT
New framework will help decide which trees are best in the fight against air pollution
University of Surrey

A study from the University of Surrey has provided a comprehensive guide on which tree species are best for combatting air pollution that originates from our roads - along with suggestions for how to plant these green barriers to get the best results.

20-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Burying or burning garbage boosts airborne bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers reporting in Environmental Science & Technology have shown that when waste is burned or buried, it can be a source of antibiotic-resistance genes in the air.

20-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Pharma’s potential impact on water quality
American Chemical Society (ACS)

In ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, researchers report that a single pharmaceutical manufacturing facility could be influencing the water quality of one of Europe’s most important rivers.

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