Environmental Health

"EPA: After $330M Cleanup, Libby Remains Contaminated with Asbestos"

"The potential for public exposure to dangerous levels of asbestos in the contaminated mining town of Libby [Mont.] remains a concern to federal health officials, according to preliminary results of a risk-assessment study announced Tuesday, more than a decade after cleanup operations began."

Source: Missoulian, 05/04/2011
June 5, 2011 to June 9, 2011

Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

Top scientists in low-carbon technologies with a panel of industry and policy experts and future world leaders will pool their expertise and create a realistic roadmap from the energy challenges of today to a sustainable future by 2030. Attend the free event in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, or watch the live stream from your computer.


"Federal Budget Deal Slashes Key Community Water Funds"

A 14-year-old federal loan program, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, has helped managers of community water systems like Steven Meade in Atlanta, Idaho, provide safe and clean water for their customers via loans. No more. Republican-led budget cuts mean Meade's community can't make its water fit to drink.

Source: High Country News, 05/03/2011
May 22, 2011 to May 26, 2011

2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

The American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) invites you to the 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs on May 22-26, 2011. This year's technical program focuses on “Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability,” to help the environmental and engineering community integrate sustainability into their work.


Safe Spinach: "USDA Seeking Comment on Food Quality Agreement"

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to hear from the public about what's being called the National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement." Consumer advocates say it puts people at risk of food-borne disease by allowing the spinach and lettuce industries to police themselves when it comes to food safety.

Source: AP, 04/27/2011


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