Environmental Health

Experts Blast CDC Over Failure To Test Sewage For H5N1 bird Flu Virus

"It emerged as a powerful tool for public health officers during the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was used to gauge the prevalence of coronavirus in communities across the nation. But wastewater surveillance — the testing of sewage for signs of pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, poliovirus and mpox virus — has yet to be employed in the tracking of H5N1 bird flu virus."

Source: LA Times, 05/13/2024

Amid Controversial Sale, U.S. Steel Falls Behind In Cleaner Steelmaking

"U.S. Steel’s proposed sale to Nippon Steel stokes concerns over labor rights and national security, all while the company continues to break clean air laws in Western Pennsylvania."

Source: Daily Climate, 05/10/2024

EPA Closes Racial Probes Into Jackson Water, Finds ‘Insufficient Evidence’

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closed its civil rights probes into the water crisis in Jackson, Miss., saying there was “insufficient evidence” to say that the state discriminated against residents on the basis of race."

Source: The Hill, 05/10/2024

What Trump Promised Oil CEOs As He Asked Them For $1 Billion To His Campaign

"Donald Trump has pledged to scrap President Biden’s policies on electric vehicles and wind energy, as well as other initiatives opposed by the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/09/2024

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