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Article ID: 701850

#KState scientists, Biosecurity Research Institute study #africanswinefever to prevent outbreak in U.S.

Kansas State University

MANHATTAN — African swine fever virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has spread throughout the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe and was reported in China in August. It recently was detected in wild boar in Belgium.Kansas State University researchers and the Biosecurity Research Institute have several projects focused on African swine fever.

Released:
8-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701691

Finalized TSCA User Fees Rule Signed into Law at EPA Headquarters HCPA Leadership and Six Member Companies Attend Signing Ceremony

Household and Commercial Products Association

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed the finalized Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) User Fees Rule into law at EPA headquarters.

Released:
5-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701590

Jutla to Conduct Research on Vibrio Bacteria in Chesapeake Bay

West Virginia University

Antar Jutla, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at West Virginia University, will partner with researchers at the University of Maryland, led by Professor of Microbiology Anwar Huq, to look at ways in which the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme weather events are likely to affect the ecology of pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay, which is already experiencing twice the global average rate of sea-level rise.

Released:
3-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701282

Medical Conference: The Impact of Environment and Healthy Lifestyles in Human Health

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The medical conference is organized by the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), in collaboration with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), and the Giovan Giacomo Giordano Foundation

Released:
3-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701169

Predictable, Preventable and Deadly: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning after Storms

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Severe weather events, such as summer hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter snow storms often result in widespread and prolonged power outages, interrupting essential household functions, including home heating. In such a scenario, people may use generators and risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 701172

Researchers harness AI to hunt eelgrass disease on Pacific Coast

Cornell University

To chase down a disease that threatens eelgrass – critical seaside meadows that support commercial fishing and promote coastal health – the National Science Foundation has awarded researchers from Cornell University, the Smithsonian Institution, University of California, Davis and the University of Central Florida with a three-year, $1.3 million grant.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701106

Clear the Air

University of Utah

Engineers from the University of Utah have studied the effects of controlling home heating and air conditioning systems based on a home’s indoor air quality instead of temperature. They have discovered that programming your air conditioner and furnace to turn on and off based on the indoor air quality as well as the temperature doesn’t waste a lot of additional energy but keeps the air much cleaner

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26-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700832

Will Business Secrecy Keep Defeating the Public’s Right to Know on Food Safety?

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

In 2017, more than one million Europeans asked the European Commission to ban glyphosate and to ensure the publication of all industry-funded studies used to back up regulatory decisions on pesticides.

Released:
26-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701068

UIC earns national recognition for sustainability efforts

University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC has been recognized for its sustainability efforts with several recent acknowledgements

Released:
25-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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