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WCS Statement on Rerouted Nigeria Superhighway

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NEW YORK (April 27, 2017) – The following statement is from John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs: “We did it. The superhighway has been rerouted and wildlife saved.”

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risk, Risk Analysis, airport safety, Airport Screening, Airport Security, Aviation, TSA, Equity

Study Reveals What Air Travelers Will Tolerate for Non-Discriminatory Security Screening

Mounting anti-terrorism security procedures and the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) screening processes have launched numerous debates about the protection of civil liberties and equal treatment of passengers. A new study published in Risk Analysis has successfully quantified how much potential air passengers value equal protection when measured against sacrifices in safety, cost, wait time, and convenience.

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Diesel Exhaust, real driving emissions, NOX, Exhaust Fumes, exhaust gas, air quality monitoring, air quality alert, Air Quality In Megacities

Caught in the Act

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traf-fic. Empa already tested currently available cars with the new method – with alarming results.

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Energy, Bio Energy, Nanomaterials, metal-organic frameworks, Hydrogen Fuel, fuel cell cars

3 Small Energy Firms to Collaborate with PNNL

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, viral videos, Customer Service, Managment

Viral Videos of Onboard Clashes Are Not the Full Story

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University of Birmingham, UK, Ambulances, Air temperature

Ambulances Respond More Slowly in Summer and Winter - Study

Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.

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distracted driving, Senior Health, Geriatrics, Aging, Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Family Medicine, Public Health, Road Safety

Survey: Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

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With April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month, a team of researchers at the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has released survey results describing the habits of senior drivers in California.

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Nation’s Largest Clean Vehicle Awareness Event by WVU Joins World’s Largest Earth Day Event in Dallas

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The National Odyssey Kickoff Event is set to take place during Earth Day Texas on April 20.

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Forcing a U-Turn on Tips Reverses Uber’s NYC Gains

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Despite Relatively Less Distraction From Head-Up Displays, It’s Still a Bad Idea to Text While Driving

Advances in wearable technology offer new possibilities for in-vehicle interaction but also present new challenges for managing driver attention and regulating device use in vehicles.







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