Environmental Health

US Plans To 'Showcase Ways To Use Fossil Fuels' At Climate Conference

While all the nations of the world meet in Poland to lower greenhouse emissions, the Trump administration, which has dropped out of the Paris Agreement, will nonetheless show up and promote the use of fossil fuels.

Source: Washington Post, 12/06/2018

In 2019, PFAS Chemicals Will Show Up in Drinking Water … and Headlines

The vast and widely used PFAS family of chemicals is causing serious worries across the country, as it turns up in more and more drinking water systems. Pressure to regulate it is also growing, but with mixed results. This week’s TipSheet offers a detailed look-ahead on this big, developing story, with a walk-through of the context, what the EPA is (and isn’t) doing, and why states are stepping up.

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January 31, 2019

DEADLINE: The Victor K. McElheny Award

This new award, sponsored by the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, honors local and regional reporting on science, public-health, technology or environmental issues. Winner receives $5000 and a trip to the Cambridge Science Festival. No entry fee. Deadline: Jan 31, 2019.

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"Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate"

"Crop yields are declining. Tropical diseases like dengue fever are showing up in unfamiliar places, including in the United States. Tens of millions of people are exposed to extreme heat. These are the stark findings of a wide-ranging scientific report that lays out the growing risks of climate change for human health and predicts that cascading hazards could soon face millions more people in rich and poor countries around the world."

Source: NY Times, 11/29/2018

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