Environmental Health

NIH Reviews Potentially Risky Experiments On Viruses, Other Pathogens

"The National Institutes of Health this week ordered a sweeping review of government policies for experiments involving potentially dangerous viruses and other pathogens, a move the agency said will balance the benefits and risks of such research but is unrelated to the debate over the coronavirus pandemic’s origin."

Source: Washington Post, 03/03/2022

Dems Introduce $500 Million Air Quality Bill, Citing ProPublica Probe

"Three Democratic U.S. representatives introduced a bill last week that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to create a pilot program for air monitoring in communities overburdened with pollution."

Source: ProPublica, 03/01/2022

"Supreme Court Will Hear Biggest Climate Change Case in a Decade"

"In the most important environmental case in more than a decade, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a dispute that could restrict or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to control the pollution that is heating the planet."

Source: NYTimes, 02/28/2022

Houston Plays Host to First On-Site SEJ Conference Since 2019

Environmental journalists from around the country and beyond will gather in Houston later this month for the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 31st annual conference. Widely known as the energy capital of the world, this highly diverse city is an ideal place to drill down on the causes and consequences of climate change and other environmental issues of the day.

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