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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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Michigan landfill taking other states' radioactive fracking waste (08/19/2014)
As other states ban landfills from accepting low-level radioactive waste, up to 36 tons of the sludge already rejected by two other states was slated to arrive in Michigan late last week
www.freep.com/article/20140819/NEWS06/308190016/fracking-radioactive-waste-michi
gan


Triclosan in Toothpaste Exposes Weakness in FDA's Approval Process (08/19/2014)
Even with one of the U.S.'s most stringent regulatory processes -- FDA approval of a new drug -- the government relies on company-backed science to show products are safe and effective.
www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-11/in-35-pages-buried-at-fda-worries-over-c
olgate-s-total.html


At Patagonia, the Bottom Line Includes the Earth (07/31/2014)
The suit, which has begun hitting the market, is made not from conventional, petroleum-based neoprene but from a natural rubber derived from a desert shrub.
www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/business/at-patagonia-the-bottom-line-includes-the-ea
rth.html?_r=0


Environmentalists criticize Massachusetts mercury recycling bill (07/31/2014)
environmentalists say the legislation doesn't do enough to protect waterways.
www.salemnews.com/local/x1927896693/Environmentalists-criticize-mercury-recyclin
g-bill


Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds (07/31/2014)
The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.
www.npr.org/2014/07/31/336765988/groundwater-is-drying-up-fast-under-western-sta
tes-study-finds?ft=1&f=1001


Other P2 Tidbits

Heinz Recalls Some Infant Cereal in China After Excessive Lead Is Found
H.J. Heinz Co. recalled some infant food in China after regulators found excessive levels of lead affecting more than 1,400 boxes.
online.wsj.com/articles/heinz-recalls-some-infant-cereal-in-china-after-excessiv
e-lead-found-1408357495


Michigan landfill taking other states' radioactive fracking waste
As other states ban landfills from accepting low-level radioactive waste, up to 36 tons of the sludge already rejected by two other states was slated to arrive in Michigan late last week
www.freep.com/article/20140819/NEWS06/308190016/fracking-radioactive-waste-michi
gan


Poll shows strong Latino support for conservation
A poll by Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and Outdoors (HECHO) suggests that Latinos, peoples often ignored by the mainstream environmental movement, care deeply about preserving public land and resources.
www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/poll-shows-strong-latino-support-for-conservation

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Carbon Pricing and Northwest Businesses
Many business owners and workers worry that carbon pricing will hurt local economies. They need to know: How would carbon pricing affect businesses and job creation in Washington and Oregon?
daily.sightline.org/2014/08/07/carbon-pricing-and-northwest-businesses/

Green Innovations Are Bringing Energy-Saving Technology Home
From solar-harvesting shingles and windows to shoe insoles that can power a smartphone, this Yale Environment 360 gallery explores a few of these energy-saving technologies.
e360.yale.edu/slideshow/green_innovations_are_bringing_energy-saving_technology_
home/345/1/


Poll shows strong Latino support for conservation
A poll by Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and Outdoors (HECHO) suggests that Latinos, peoples often ignored by the mainstream environmental movement, care deeply about preserving public land and resources.
www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/poll-shows-strong-latino-support-for-conservation

 

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