Award-winning resource benefits communities near busy roadways

Read the full story in Environmental Factor. More people will learn about the health impacts of living near busy roadways, thanks to a Jan. 10 award for the interactive infographic, " Living Near Busy Roads or Traffic Pollution." The Transportation Research Board (TRB), part of the prestigious National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, recognized …

NTP supports first study of BPA levels in U.S. factory workers

Read the full story in Environmental Factor. A new study, supported by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), is the first to look at occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) among manufacturing workers in the United States. Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) led the study, which appeared Jan. 1 in …

Chemical risk assessment keeps pace with emerging science

Read the full story in Environmental Factor. Advances in science and technology open the door to new approaches for assessing the risks posed by chemicals in the environment, according to a Jan. 5 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. " Using 21st Century Science to Improve Risk-Related Evaluations" considers recent progress …

Conference: Nurturing Sustainable Communities From the Ground Up

February 23, 2017, Detroit, MI http://smsbf.org/nurturing-sustainable-communities/ This event will explore the intersection between the physicality of public space; the ways in which we practice commerce and the ways in which we develop diverse and inclusive communities. What does it take to achieve sustainable, healthy communities, so that our environment, business and culture combine to support …

Top download from any federal site right now is Park Service report on climate change

Read the full story from the Washington Post. According to data from analytics.usa.gov, which tracks Web traffic on all .gov websites, several pages related to climate change have been extremely popular in the week since President Trump's inauguration. As of Friday morning, a National Park Service report about the agency's “Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy” was the …

Canadian scientists were followed, threatened and censored. They warn that Trump could do the same.

Read the full story from the Washington Post. White House officials have denied trying to censor public research bodies. Their counterparts in Canada denied the same several years ago — as scientists in that country reported that government minders were following them around, listening in on them and threatening them for speaking out of turn in public. Now, …