The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law
A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s, Burger King, Five Guys Among Chains Given ‘ F ’ Over Antibiotics
(CBS News) — Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains — including McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys — received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an “A” rating. The scores were published Wednesday in a report called “Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition,” which was produced by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, and Natural Resources Defense Council. The report says 22 chai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Fast Food Local TV Source Type: news

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada today, and while many welcome the move, others have serious concerns. An editorial published Oct. 15 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, called... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Latest: Crowds hit Canadian pot shops for legalization
Hundreds of people lined up at 17 licensed marijuana stores in Alberta for the start of legal sales (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge rules on restraining order in case involving BCBSNC, specialty pharmacy
A federal judge has sided with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, striking down – at least for now – an attempt by a specialty pharmacy that would have prevented the insurance giant from booting it out of its network. Texas specialty pharmacy Senderra RX Partners filed a lawsuit this week in federal court, alleging that BCBSNC “wrongfully” terminated it from its netwo rk, costing it hundreds of customers. Accompanying the lawsuit was a motion for a temporary restraining order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Virginia lawmaker settles suit; seeks mental-health reform
A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit against a former employee of a local mental- health agency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: No border crossing surge with Canada pot sales
U.S. officials say the legalization of marijuana in Canada has not prompted any changes in the flow of traffic at U.S.-Canada border crossings (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Sales figures show strong demand for Canada weed
Sales figures on the first morning under Canada's new legalized pot regime suggest there's considerable demand for cannabis products across the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
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NEC gears up for growth
UNISON is gearing up for November’s recruitment and retention drive, the union’s national executive council heard when it met in London this morning. The meeting received an update on “very, very detailed plans” from regions and all parts of the union on plans for the month-long activity. The NEC update on the “Grovember” campaign came at the same meeting that heard encouraging news on recruitment, which showed increases in July, August and September this year over the same period in 2017. But, the meeting heard, the union still needs to recruit more and retain the members it already has...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article grovember Industrial action national executive council NEC NHS subcos Source Type: news

California surgeon due in court on drug, assault charges
A California surgeon and his girlfriend are expected to appear in court on charges they drugged and sexually assaulted two women (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Court Blocks Biti Bid to Seek Mental Health Services in South Africa
[New Zimbabwe] A High Court judge has dismissed MDC deputy national chair, Tendai Biti's request for temporary release of his passport saying the request was unjustified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why this specialty pharma is suing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
A specialty pharmacy just aimed a lawsuit at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, accusing the state ’s largest health insurer of “wrongfully” nixing its network participation agreement and costing it hundreds of customers in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Why this specialty pharma is suing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
A specialty pharmacy just aimed a lawsuit at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, accusing the state ’s largest health insurer of “wrongfully” nixing its network participation agreement and costing it hundreds of customers in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren K. Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Canada's giant public health 'experiment' with legalized cannabis begins
Experts say making marijuana legal will help yield much needed insight into the drug's health effects — both positive and negative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada Recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday and while many welcome the move, others... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Firm alleges it was told 'take NHS to court and you'll lose business'
A company was told that if it pursued a procurement challenge against a clinical commissioning group it could damage its chances of winning more work, court documents allege. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace
And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear $1.15B Lead Paint Appeal From Companies
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 15 refused to hear a consolidated appeal filed by two companies that contend that a $1.15 billion award to the state of California in its lawsuit contending that the presence of lead-based paint in buildings constitutes a public nuisance is a violation of due process (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. California, No. 18-84, Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Source: Judge Has Not Ordered A New Trial In $289.25M Monsanto Glyphosate Case
SAN FRANCISCO - A spokeswoman for the California state court judge presiding over the case of a cancer victim who won $289,254,882.32 in damages against Monsanto Co. related to exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 11 said that contrary to published reports, the judge has not granted the company's motion for a new trial (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Monsanto, Cancer Victim File Proposed Orders On Possible New Glyphosate Trial
SAN FRANCISCO - The Monsanto Co. and the cancer victim who won $289,254,882.32 in damages against it related to exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 12 filed proposed orders in California state court arguing their respective positions regarding whether the judge in the case should order a new trial (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Monsanto Not Entitled To New Trial, Says Man Who Won $289.25M Glyphosate Award
SAN FRANCISCO - The man who won a $289,254,882.32 jury award against Monsanto Co. for damages from repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 1 filed two briefs in California state court, arguing that there was sufficient evidence to support the verdict and that the trial court has already rejected Monsanto's arguments for a new trial with regard to causation (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Parties Debate Expedited Trial In Couple's Glyphosate Cancer Case Against Monsanto
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California state court judge, following arguments on Oct. 9, has set a hearing for November to consider more testimony regarding whether a couple who contends that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s herbicide Roundup, has caused them both to develop cancer should be granted an expedited trial due to their deteriorating health, the couple's attorney said (Alva Pilliod v. Monsanto Company, No. RG17862702, Calif. Super., Alameda Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City, Mayor Of Flint Seek Rehearing En Banc Of 6th Circuit's Whistleblower Ruling
CINCINNATI - The city of Flint, Mich., and its mayor, Karen Weaver, on Oct. 4 filed a petition for rehearing en banc with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, seeking review of the split decision handed down by a panel, which ruled that a woman who became a whistleblower in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis has a valid claim for retaliation under the Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act (WPA) (Natasha Henderson v. Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Has Until Oct. 31 To Refute Sanctions Motion Against Him
NEW YORK - A federal judge on Oct. 9 ordered the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed, to respond by the end of the month with regard to a motion for sanctions and possible imprisonment that was filed against him by Chevron. The attorney, who says he is responding to the motion pro se, had requested an extension to Nov. 21 (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Flint Water Case Should Be Amended To Include Bodily Integrity Claim, Class Says
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The class of Flint, Mich., residents who sued numerous city and state agencies along with an engineering firm on Oct. 5 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, contending that it should be allowed to amend its complaint in light of a district court order that partially granted and partially denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the case, so that the class can assert a bodily integrity claim against the governor (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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City Of Dayton Sues Makers Of Firefighting Foam Alleging Groundwater Contamination
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The city of Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 3 sued the makers of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), a chemical used in firefighting operations, in Ohio federal court seeking damages pertaining to the contamination of its public drinking water with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) (City of Dayton v. 3M Company, et al., No. 18-331, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Special Master Calls For 6 Percent Holdback For Some Attorneys
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Oct. 3 approved a recommendation and report in the multidistrict litigation against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8), which calls for a 6 percent holdback for all work performed and yet to be performed by the common benefit attorneys in the case (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Companies: Stay Of Aqueous Film Cases Needed Pending Ruling By JPMDL
BOSTON - The 3M Co. and other companies that are facing a putative class action for more than $5 million in personal injuries allegedly caused by aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) on Oct. 10 filed a brief in Massachusetts federal court contending that the consolidated proceeding against them should be stayed pending a decision by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) regarding the transfer of the cases to a multidistrict litigation court (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 18-10747; Town of Barnstable v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 16-cv-12351; County of Barnstable, Massachusetts v....
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Panel: Private Monitoring In Groundwater Case Is Valid; Health Assessment Is Not
PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 2 partially affirmed and partially vacated a district court's dismissal of groundwater contamination complaints against the U.S. Department of the Navy, concluding that private party medical monitoring claims are valid, but that an order mandating a health assessment was a challenge to federal law (Kristen Giovanni, et al. v. United States Department of the Navy, No. 17-2473, 3rd Cir.; and Dorothy Palmer, et al. v. U.S. Department of the Navy, No. 17-3196, 3rd Cir. [consolidated], 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 27891). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ ...
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4th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc Of Groundwater Case Against Electric Company
RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 10 denied an environmental group's petition for rehearing en banc in a groundwater contamination case where a Fourth Circuit panel previously determined that an electric utility company had not violated the conditions of its discharge permit (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric& Power Company f/k/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 17-1895, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Dismisses Inmate's Lead Exposure Case, Says No Evidence Was Presented
GREENBELT, Md. - A federal judge in Maryland on Oct. 1 dismissed a lead-contamination lawsuit filed by an inmate against the correctional facility where he is incarcerated, ruling that the man provided no legitimate evidence to support his claim that the water there was tainted (Morteames James v. Thomas Wolfe, et al., No. GJH-17-3627, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168949). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge: White Lead Carbonate Is Fungible; Plaintiffs' Parental Immunity Claim Fails
MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Oct. 9 denied plaintiffs' motions for summary judgment on parental immunity and dismissal of the defendants' affirmative defenses in their consolidated lawsuits against the former makers of lead-based paint but ruled that white lead carbonate (WLC) is fungible (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Carbon Monoxide Victims Say Wrongful Death, Injury Case Belongs In Delaware
WILMINGTON, Del. - Tenants of an apartment complex who have filed lawsuits against the owner of their building in relation to deaths and injuries from exposure to carbon monoxide filed a brief in Delaware state court Oct. 5 contending that they have sufficiently stated their claims and established jurisdiction in Delaware (Samantha A. Dunfee, et al. v. KGL Holdings Riverfront LLC, No. N16C-04-108, Del. Super.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Panel: Attorneys Not Entitled To Bonuses For Working On Nuclear Pollution Case
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 11 ruled that a group of attorneys who worked on a nuclear pollution lawsuit were not entitled to bonuses because they could not satisfy precedent that requires them to show that they had suffered an injury that would be described as "an invasion of a legally protected interest" (Louise M. Roselle, et al. v. Berger& Montague P.C., No. 17-1328, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 28627). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Parties Debate Duty And Foreseeability Of Fracking Injury Before 10th Circuit
DENVER - The attorney for two men who were injured by the explosion of a lithium battery related to a hydraulic fracturing operation and the attorney representing the companies that operated the well debated the issue of duty and foreseeability of the risk of harm before a panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 24 (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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N.J. EMS Council Receives $7,000 AT & T Contribution to Support Cadet Scholarships
SAYREVILLE, NJ – AT&T has contributed $7,000 to support the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) cadet scholarship program. The 89-year-old nonprofit New Jersey State First Aid Council, now doing business as the EMSCNJ, represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 250+ EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Today Althea Yancy, Regional Director, AT&T, presented EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. with a check, which will be used to expand the organization’s cadet scholarship program. “We distribute scholarships twice a year, as our budget allows,” Walsh said. “W...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMSCNJ and AT & T (Press Release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

N.J. EMS Council Receives $7,000 AT & T Contribution to Support Cadet Scholarships
SAYREVILLE, NJ – AT&T has contributed $7,000 to support the EMS Council of New Jersey’s (EMSCNJ) cadet scholarship program. The 89-year-old nonprofit New Jersey State First Aid Council, now doing business as the EMSCNJ, represents 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 250+ EMS agencies throughout the Garden State. Today Althea Yancy, Regional Director, AT&T, presented EMSCNJ President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. with a check, which will be used to expand the organization’s cadet scholarship program. “We distribute scholarships twice a year, as our budget allows,” Walsh said. “W...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMSCNJ and AT & T (Press Release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Minnesota sues Eli Lilly, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk over alleged price-gouging
The lawsuit from Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson accuses the drugmakers of deceiving patients who have diabetes (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legal cannabis in Canada: Should pot convicts get amnesty?
As cannabis becomes legal, 500,000 people with possession convictions want their records expunged. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmakers Funnel Millions to Lawmakers
(MedPage Today) -- A few dozen get $100,000-plus (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Minnesota accuses insulin makers of deceptive drug pricing
Minnesota's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drugmakers funnel millions to lawmakers; a few dozen get $100,000-plus
Before the midterm elections heated up, dozens of drugmakers had already poured about $12 million into the war chests of hundreds of members of Congress. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Defendants named in $1B telemedicine fraud that allegedly mislead patient, doctors
An indictment filed at the District Court of Eastern District Tennessee alleges the parties involved filed false claims for payment, and mislead doctors and patients in order to defraud private health benefit programs.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neighborhood Health plans Black Rock expansion
Just days after completing a move for its Hamburg site, Neighborhood Health Center is making plans to expand again, this time at its Black Road headquarters. The nonprofit health center, founded in 1986, plans to expand its treatment center at 155 Lawn Ave. by renovating the existing space. The project comes in response to growing demand in the Black Rock/Riverside community, where the organization provides primary care and specialty services on a sli ding scale to a largely low-income population. Just… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

EPA to Merge Science Adviser and Science Policy Offices
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to merge the Office of the Science Adviser with the Office of Science Policy as a part of the agency’s overhaul of the Office of Research and Development (ORD), according to multiple reports. The ORD staff were informed about the plan by ORD leadership on September 26, 2018. The Hill newspaper reports that offices with “similar functions” will be moved into two new offices — the Office of Resource Management, focused on administrative functions, and the Office of Science Integration and Policy, focused on science. The Office of the Science Adv...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS Helps AERC Brief Lawmakers
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) helped the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers (AERC) brief lawmakers about the role of ecosystem science in securing freshwater resources, including information about saltwater intrusion and the availability of small sources of freshwater across landscapes. The speakers discussed the ramifications of recent and potential changes to the Clean Water Rule, and the current efforts underway in using ecosystems science to restore and protect ecosystems in the California Delta and the Greater Everglades. AIBS also provided AERC members with communications and policy tra...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

UN Report Issues Warning on Climate Change
The United Nation’s (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have issued a new climate change report that warns about unprecedented temperature increase between 2030 and 2052 if global warming continues. IPCC is an international consortium of leading scientists from 40 countries that assesses the science related to climate change. These assessments are intended to provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop climate-related policies. The IPCC report was mandated after a 2015 U.N. summit, where the Paris climate accord was signed. The agreement set a goal of keeping global warmin...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Become an Advocate for Science: Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center
Quick, free, easy, effective, impactful! Join the AIBS Legislative Action Center. The Legislative Action Center is a one-stop shop for learning about and influencing science policy. Through the website, users can contact elected officials and sign-up to interact with lawmakers. The website offers tools and resources to inform researchers about recent policy developments. The site also announces opportunities to serve on federal advisory boards and to comment on federal regulations. This new tool is made possible through contributions from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Botanical Society of America. AIBS an...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news