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FDA to Reduce Nicotine in Tobacco Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the agency’s tobacco regulation efforts. The goal…

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TOXMAP

TOXMAP® is a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the Division of Specialized Information Services of the US National Library of Medicine® (NLM) that uses maps of the United States and Canada to help users visually explore data primarily from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program. There are two…

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2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water

2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on drinking water,…

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Launch of “America’s Pledge”

Initiative will compile and quantify efforts from U.S. states, cities, businesses and other actors to address climate change in alignment with the Paris Agreement   California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg have launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the…

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Volvo’s embrace of electric cars

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Does Volvo’s embrace of electric cars signal the beginning of the end of the gas-powered internal combustion engine? ¬– Macy Vigneault, New Orleans, LA Volvo has announced that it will only sell hybrid and electric cars beginning in 2019, signaling a shift in…

Climate Without Borders

Leading Weather Presenters Boost Climate Communication

Leading Weather Presenters Boost Climate Communication Climate Without Borders Launched in Brussels (Brussels, 27 June 2017) – An international group of weather presenters on Tuesday officially launched the organization Climate Without Borders in Brussels, designed to connect, equip and empower other weather presenters around the world to accurately report and inform audiences about climate science…

green booze

What’s the latest in greener booze?

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in greener booze? Are there any good organic beers, wines or liquors out there? — Mike Richardson, Norwalk, OH Perhaps no other industry has responded to the greening of consumer preferences quite like beverage producers. From wine to beer to spirits, greener choices made from local and organic ingredients and…

dirty fashion

Dirty fashion: new report reveals top brands buying viscose from factories that are wreaking havoc on the environment

Some of the world’s largest fashion brands, including Sweden’s H&M and Spain’s Inditex/Zara, are buying viscose from highly polluting factories, reveals a report published today. An investigation into the production of viscose, a man-­‐made fibre widely used in the textile supply chain, has uncovered evidence of the deadly impact of dangerous chemicals and noxious gases…