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  • Two NIEHS grantees have received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Catherine Karr was among 102 recipients honored in 2017. In the News
    NIEHS Environmental Factor | February 21, 2017
  • Through a partnership with the California Environmental Health Tracking Program, University of Washington, and with funding from the National Institutes of Health, California's Imperial Valley Air Quality Control project installed 40 air quality monitors throughout the valley and set up a website to gather pollution information and community-generated reports. Edmund Seto is quoted. In the News
    TruthOut | February 17, 2017
  • The future is expected to hold more deadly heat waves, the fast spread of certain infectious diseases and catastrophic food shortages. These events could cause premature deaths -- and they're all related to climate change, according to a panel of experts who gathered at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Feb. 16 for the Climate & Health Meeting. Howard Frumkin is quoted. In the News
    CNN | February 16, 2017