Category Archives: NAA News

EPA should ‘reconsider’ strategy for chemical risk evaluations: National Academies

Washington — The systematic review process used by the Environmental Protection Agency to complete chemical risk evaluations under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act contains multiple shortcomings, and the agency should “reconsider its overall strategy” for such assessments, concludes a recently published report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

While examining the approach of the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, a National Academies committee found that the review...

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Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iPads

Microsoft yesterday released an all-in-one Office app for iPads, bringing a new approach to Office on mobile previously seen on iOS and Android to iPadOS. The app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a number of mobile device-specific features, including PDF management tools and a file browser. Read more

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United States: President Biden’s Environmental Agenda Comes into Focus

President Biden was officially sworn in on January 20th and has taken swift action to reverse or pause many of the policies of the Trump Administration and set a new course. Since our update in November, President Biden also finalized his choices for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and leaders of other key agencies, including the Department of Interior (DOI) and the Department of Energy (DOE), who, if confirmed, will set the tone for future actions that broadly address environmental and...

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