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'Cumulative impacts' refers to the total harm to human health and the environment that results from combinations of assaults and stressors over time. The Cumulative Impacts Project is dedicated to promoting science, law, and policy that will reduce cumulative impacts.
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RSSNew in the Collection        (Updated March 13)

Protests against Maryland Dominion project

Environmental assessment for Dominion project to be released in May. Amanda Scott, SoMdnews, March 13, 2014. Several issues and concerns have been identified in the Dominion project in Calvert County, Maryland. Protests are taking place as requests for a full environmental impact study are called for.

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Proposed law, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Exposures, Examples, Decision tools, Current law

Keystone XI Must be Studied Further

A.G. Schneiderman Calls For Full Analysis of Keystone XI's Climate Change Impact Before National Interest Determination. Long Island News, March 12, 2014. Attorney General Schneiderman is calling on the US State Department to withhold a decision on Keystone until first analyzing the full climate change pollution impacts-to New York and across the United States-of the proposed project and related means of oil transport.

Scope: Ecosystems/Climate Change

Focus: Proposed law, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Ecosystem, Decision tools, Current law

Development in the Sea of Cortez

Mexico responds to Sea of Cortez Tourist Development Charges. Mexidata.info, March 10, 2014. A group of organizations are asserting that the development of four large tourist resorts in the Gulf of California are causing significant impacts in the Bay of La Paz, the El Mogote nesting area, and that proper environmental impact assessment and permitting procedures were not followed.

Scope: Communities/Environmental Justice

Focus: Proposed law, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Exposures, Decision tools, Current law

Endangered coho salmon analysis

Salmon win court ruling that 'sets aside' Marin countywide plan. Nels Johnson, Marin Independent Journal, March 7, 2014. An appellate court ordered more analysis of how development affects San Geronimo Valley endangered coho salmon. "The report fails to estimate the maximum potential impact, the range of potential impacts or the likely net impact," of countywide planning olicies.

Scope: Ecosystems/Climate Change

Focus: Tool & resources, Proposed law, Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Exposures, Ecosystem, Decision tools, Current law

Monsanto's Roundup may be linked to fatal diseases

Monsanto's Roundup May be Linked to Fatal Diseases. Voice of Russia Radio, February 27, 2014. Increased use of Monsanto's Roundup glyphosate herbicide parallels the increase in kidney disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.

Scope: Human Health

Focus: Principles, Best practices, Planning & strategies, Exposures, Examples, Decision tools, Current law

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Calendar of Events        (Updated April 18)

For a complete calendar of events and more information, click here.

Teleconference/Webcast
Healthy Urban Gardens: Your Soil Health and You

Thursday April 24, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Training/Workshop
Biomonitoring 101

Thursday April 24, 2014 • 3:00 - 4:00 Eastern time

Conference/Seminar
2014 Annual Meeting & Conference

Thursday and Friday, April 24 - 25, 2014 • Saratoga Springs, New York • at Gideon Putnam Resort

Conference/Seminar
American Occupational Health Conference

Sunday through Wednesday, April 27 - 30, 2014 • San Antonio, Texas • at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Request for Proposals
Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design

Deadline: Monday April 28, 2014

Conference/Seminar
2014 International Health Data Linkage Conference

Monday through Wednesday, April 28 - 30, 2014 • Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Teleconference/Webcast
Where Health and Profit Meet: How Corporations Influence Public Health with Nicholas Freudenberg

Tuesday April 29, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Training/Workshop
Microsoft Excel 2010: Beyond the Basics

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 - 7, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Helena, Montana • at Comfort Suites of Helena

Conference/Seminar
2014 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities

Wednesday through Friday, May 7 - 9, 2014 • Arlington, Virginia • at the Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway

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THE CUMULATIVE IMPACTS PROJECT IS
SPONSORED BY THE SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL
HEALTH NETWORK
AND THE COLLABORATIVE
ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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