Automotive technicians can suffer long-lasting nerve damage after occupational exposures to n-Hexane.
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It's the latest second-hand smoke issue: motorized vs. nonmotorized winter sports.Topics on the Beat:
Bike sharing programs are becoming an increasingly popular way to provide affordable transportation that requires less energy, while boosting various sectors of the economy.
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Feb. 12-16, 2009, offers at least 67 sessions devoted directly to one aspect or another of the environment beat.
Flood maps for riparian areas and coastal zones are in need of significant improvement, according to a new National Academies report. The benefits of implementing the improvements would substantially outweigh the costs.
At least eight climate change reports have been or will be released, or are open for public comment, from the National Academies' National Research Council and the US Climate Change Science Program.
The next major round of international negotiations on climate change is scheduled for Oct. 29 - Nov. 9, 2001, in Marrakech, Morocco.Topics on the Beat:Region:
After the disastrous collapse of a Kentucky coal waste impoundment in October 2000, Congress asked the National Research Council to recommend ways to help reduce the potential for future calamities at about 700 U.S. facilities.
Amid the torrent of terrorism news, one angle that's been overlooked is agroterrorism -- using biological agents as weapons against crops or livestock.
The Sept. 11 attacks should remind reporters of the vulnerability of the electric power supply system not just to terrorism, but to other natural and man-made disasters that could bring serious outages.Topics on the Beat: