Science

February 13, 2014 to February 17, 2014

American Assn for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting theme is "Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation" and will feature 150+ sessions exploring recent developments in science and technology.

 

Facing Suits Over Asbestos, Paper Giant Launched Secretive Research

"In the spring of 2005, Georgia-Pacific Corp. found itself facing nearly $1 billion in liability from a product it hadn’t made in nearly three decades: a putty-like building material, known as joint compound, containing the cancer-causing mineral asbestos."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 10/21/2013

"US Shutdown Threatens Hopes for Antarctic Reserve"

"WELLINGTON, New Zealand --  The U.S. government shutdown is threatening a long-awaited deal to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica. Americans are among the most enthusiastic proponents, but they might not make it to the negotiating table.

The U.S., New Zealand and other countries have sought a sanctuary in the pristine waters of the Ross Sea for the past decade, and there are hopes that previous objectors Russia and Ukraine will agree to a new, smaller proposal when the nations that regulate Antarctic fishing meet next week in Hobart, Australia.

Source: AP, 10/16/2013

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