Environmental Health

"Al Gore And Others Will Hold Climate Change Summit Canceled By CDC"

"Former vice president Al Gore, the American Public Health Association, and other organizations announced today that they will hold the summit on climate change and health that was canceled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week. The Climate & Health Meeting will take place on February 16th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia."

Source: The Verge, 01/27/2017

"Lead Levels Fall Below Federal Limits In Flint, Michigan: State"

"Lead levels in Flint, Michigan's drinking water, the focus of a public health crisis, have fallen below federal limits, state officials said on Tuesday, although they cautioned residents to keep using filtered water as the city's old lead pipes are replaced."

Source: Reuters, 01/26/2017

As EPA, Other Agencies Muzzle Staff, WatchDog Issues Leaker's Guide

At a time when government information may be harder than ever to access, WatchDog offers a unique guide to leaks that reporters can offer potential whistleblowers. Also in the latest column, sealed records on a weedkiller-cancer connection, secret talks on coal-ash regs and more. 

Outgoing EPA Chief Reveals Fears Trump Will Halt Climate Action

"There is 'nervousness' among Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff that Donald Trump’s incoming administration will sideline science and reverse action on climate change, according to the agency’s outgoing administrator, Gina McCarthy."

Source: Guardian, 01/20/2017

Canada vows action on mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows

"The Chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to commit in writing to cleaning up the mercury that has contaminated the river near his community. Late Monday, a spokesperson for Trudeau said the federal government will take action to deal with the Grassy Narrows mercury contamination 'once and for all.'"

Source: Toronto Star, 01/18/2017

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