Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
High Throughput Heuristics for Prioritizing Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. John F.Wambaugh, et al, Environmental Science & Technology, October 13, 2014. For thousands of chemicals with no other information, this approach allows forecasting of average exposure intake of environmental chemicals.
Toxic Chemicals being regulated by the European Union
Calls to Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World. Luke Dale-Harris, Newsweek, October 30, 2014. Endocrine disrupting chemicals are everywhere, found in cosmetics, preservatives, medicines and countless household products such as shampoos and toothpaste, which are used every day by billions of people across the world. Now, for the first time anywhere in the world, the European Union is attempting to regulate them.
Sydney's Drinking Water at Risk if Caol Mine Approved.
Sydney's Drinking Water at risk if underground coal mine expansion approved in Lake Cataract catchment, scientists say. Jake Sturmer and Mazoe Ford, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2014. Greater Syndey's drinking water could be at risk if a proposal to expand coal mining operations beneath one of the state's most valuable catchements is approved.
10 Ways to Save the Great Barrier Reef
10 Ways to Save the Great Barrier Reef. Jon Day,The World Economic Forum, October 28, 2014. Earlier this year a report from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority found that, since 2009, the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef is poor, has worsened over the past five years, and is expected to further deteriorate in the future. The main causes identified by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are climate change, poor water quality, coastal development, and some impacts from fishing, but the real issue is the cumulative effects of many combined impacts.
Climate Change Indicators in the US
Climate Change Indicators in the US. EPA, October 24, 2014. EPA is working with many other organizations to collect and communicate data about climate change. With help from these partners, EPA has compiled the third edition of this report, presenting 30 indicators to help readers understand observed long-term trends related to the causes and effects of climate change.
Calendar of Events (Updated November 26)
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