PFAS are associated with a variety of health issues and have been a focus of environmental and public health researchers.
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A Secret Weapon in Preventing the Next Pandemic: Fruit Bats
More than four dozen Jamaican fruit bats destined for a lab in Bozeman, Montana, are set to become part of an experiment with an ambitious goal: predicting the next global pandemic.
The Ocean Twilight Zone Could Store Vast Amounts of Carbon Captured from the Atmosphere – But First We Need an Internet of Deep Ocean Sensors to Track the Effects
There may be ways to enhance these processes so the ocean pulls more carbon out of the atmosphere to help slow climate change. Yet little is known about the consequences.
National Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969
The national unemployment rate dropped from 3.5 percent in December to 3.4 percent in January, the lowest recorded unemployment rate since 1969.
Diversity of US Workplaces Is Growing in Terms of Race, Ethnicity and Age – Forcing More Employers To Be Flexible
Increased immigration, longer life expectancy and a decline in birth rates are transforming the U.S. workforce in two important ways.
U.S. House Agriculture Leaders Discuss Anti-Hunger Measures in Upcoming Farm Bill
The new Republican chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and a top Democrat on the panel on Wednesday laid out anti-hunger initiatives Congress could tackle in the upcoming farm bill.
US Birth Rates Are at Record Lows – Even Though the Number of Kids Most Americans Say They Want Has Held Steady
Birth rates are falling in the U.S. After the highs of the Baby Boom in the mid-20th century and the lows of the Baby Bust in the 1970s, birth rates were relatively stable for nearly 50 years.
National Unemployment Drops As Jobs Increase
In December, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, down 0.1 percent from the previous month.
Child Poverty Rates Highest in States That Haven’t Raised Minimum Wage
Of the 20 states that have failed to raise the minimum wage above the federal $7.25 an hour standard, 16 have more than 12% of their children living in poverty, according to a States Newsroom analysis of wage and poverty data.
Squeezed by Temp Nurse Costs, Hospital Systems Create Their Own Staffing Agencies
The goal of the in-house teams is to offer enough pay and flexibility to attract nurses to the jobs — and thus reduce the systems’ heavy dependence on more expensive RNs from outside agencies.