"The Food and Drug Administration released draft guidelines Wednesday aimed at regulating lead levels in lipstick and other cosmetic products."
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- Source: TIME, 12/22/2016
"A federal jury in Columbus, Ohio, has ordered DuPont to pay $2 million to Kenneth Vigneron, concluding exposure to a toxic chemical from the company's Parkersburg, West Virginia, plant caused his testicular cancer."Source: Wilmington News Journal, 12/22/2016
"The Energy Department said Wednesday it is offering a conditional, $2 billion loan guarantee to capture and store carbon dioxide at a planned Louisiana methanol plant, the latest element of President Obama’s strategy to slow global warming."Source: AP, 12/22/2016
"Blood screening technology may be able to diagnose infections before symptoms emerge".
"Eating beef from an animal infected with mad cow disease can lead to an untreatable condition that attacks the brain and is universally fatal, but symptoms can take decades to emerge. Thankfully, a new blood-screening technology can spot the condition, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, with 100 percent accuracy, perhaps years before it attacks.Source: Scientific American, 12/22/2016
"Fighting for the environment and fighting against racism and classism are sometimes the same exact fight."Source: Teen Vogue, 12/22/2016
"Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis moved a step closer to the highest levels of state government Tuesday as he brought felony charges against two former emergency managers who reported to former Treasurer Andy Dillon and were appointed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder."Source: Detroit Free Press, 12/21/2016
"President Obama announced on Tuesday what he called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard as he tried to nail down an environmental legacy that cannot quickly be reversed by Donald J. Trump."
"A Montana lawmaker tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be secretary of the interior committed travel fraud when he was a member of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, according to three former unit leaders and a military consultant."Source: The Intercept, 12/21/2016
"A prominent medical journal on Monday published a scathing attack on global health advice to eat less sugar. Warnings to cut sugar, the study argued, are based on weak evidence and cannot be trusted. But the review, published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, quickly elicited sharp criticism from public health experts because the authors have ties to the food and sugar industries."
"Paraquat, one of many pesticides that can’t be used in Europe but is sold in the United States and elsewhere, has been linked to Parkinson’s disease in a growing body of research."
"The California Energy Commission has passed sweeping energy-efficiency standards for computers and monitors in an effort to reduce power costs, becoming the first state in the nation to adopt such rules."Source: LA Times, 12/21/2016
"It's happening again: The temperature at the North Pole is projected to spike to around the melting point, or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, on Wednesday into Thursday, despite the complete lack of sunshine that far north in December."Source: Mashable, 12/21/2016
"Donald Trump’s presidential transition team has asked State Department officials to disclose how much money it provides each year to international environmental groups."Source: Wash Post, 12/21/2016
Exxon Mobil, the corporate home of Rex Tillerson, is also a chemical company that manufactures phthalates, a class of chemicals that makes pacifiers and bottle nipples soft. Government agencies have banned them as a health threat, but Exxon insists they pose no danger.Source: The Intercept, 12/21/2016
"Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade."Source: Popular Mechanics, 12/21/2016