Saying “the jury is still out” on the ramifications of electronic cigarettes would be a massive understatement. E-cigarettes* are designed to mimic tobacco cigarettes in both look and feel. Most … [Read full article]
Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor Former Lobbyist for Keystone XL Pipeline
The Obama campaign recently hired Broderick Johnson, a former lobbyist for the Keystone XL pipeline, as a new senior advisor to the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. Records show that Broderick … [Read full article]
Genetically Modified Foods Causing Animal Miscarriages, but Who Cares?
Genetically modified (GM) food researchers still have a long way to go to show that GM foods are actually safe. In fact, the most recent news is that they cause … [Read full article]
New York May Soon Require Bike-Safety Classes for Drivers
Comparing the risks to the health benefits, bicycling is already better than driving. But one clear way to make it even more so is to make our roads safer for … [Read full article]
China Passes U.S. in Data and Safety Requirements for New Chemicals
While the U.S. chemical industry fights any improvements to how our nation’s chemicals are regulated, China has just steamed past the U.S. on critical topics related to data and safety … [Read full article]
NASA Shrink Offers Insight on Plight of Trapped Miners
NASA adviser and UCSF psychiatrist Nick Kanas, writing in an op-ed in Monday’s NY Times, lists the crucial factors needed to maintain good mental health in isolated, confined spaces for prolonged periods of time, based upon space and extreme habitation psychological studies…factors which will become more crucial to the Chilean miners as time passes.
Should BP and Federal Regulators Share the Blame for the Gulf of Mexico Disaster?
According to recent reports, BP and federal regulators have a lot of explaining to do regarding the safety standards in place for deep-water drilling. [social_buttons] I, along with the rest … [Read full article]
Video of Sleeping Nuclear Station Guards
What more can one say? CBS shocked the industry with this video of guards sleeping at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. They just happen to be in … [Read full article]