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New Report Lays Out Strategy to Evaluate Evidence of Adverse Human Health Effects From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals at Low Doses
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issued the following news release:

A new report (https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24758/application-of-systematic-review-methods-in-an-overall-strategy-for-evaluating-low-dose-toxicity-from-endocrine-active-chemicals) by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system.

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National Academies' Gulf Research Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award $10.8 Million to Build Healthy, Resilient Coastal Communities
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issued the following news release:

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced awards totaling $10.8 million to support four new projects in Louisiana and Alabama. All four projects are aimed at enhancing the science and practice of resilience in coastal communities located in the Gulf of Mexico region. The projects will increase understanding of community attributes that influence resilience and develop ... Show Full Article

IMF Managing Director Lipton Issues Statement on His Visit to Mexico
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The International Monetary Fund issued the following statement:

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Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited Mexico during July 16-18, 2017, at the invitation of the national authorities. While in Mexico City he had the opportunity to exchange views on the Mexican economy with a range of Governmental Officials--including Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens, Finance Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray--as well as academics and representatives of the private sector.

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IIC Finances Transmission Line to Connect Renewable Energy Projects in Uruguay
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Inter-American Investment Corp., a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, issued the following news:

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), the private sector arm of the IDB Group, signed a US$56 million senior A-loan and a US$25 million B-loan from BBVA to Difebal S.A, a special purpose vehicle fully owned by Terna, the largest transmission system operator in Europe.

The financing will build a transmission line between the cities of Melo and Tacuarembo in Uruguay, connecting projects that generate renewable energy for the country's electrical ... Show Full Article

Free Workshop July 27 At Villanova Univ. To Help Small Businesses Get Tech Research Funds
PHILADELPHIA, July 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:

Small, high-tech businesses interested in developing and commercializing energy, environmental and agricultural technologies can attend a free workshop at Villanova University on July 27 to learn how to win funds to hone their concepts.

The workshop will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Villanova Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Institute, 800 Lancaster Avenue, on the campus of Villanova University in Villanova, Pa.

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EPA Administrator Pruitt Visits Utah to Kick-Off State Action Tour, Announce Decision to Revist Utah Regional Haze Plan
SALT LAKE CITY, July 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt began a multistate tour in Utah today where he held talks with state and local leaders regarding EPA issues that are important to Utah, including the agency's recent proposal to rescind the 2015 "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule--the first step in a comprehensive, two-step process to review and revise the definition of WOTUS. Administrator Pruitt also announced EPA's decision to revisit the 2016 denial of Utah's regional ... Show Full Article

Democracy in Central & Eastern Europe Focus of Upcoming Helsinki Commission Briefing
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe issued the following news release:

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:

DEMOCRACY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE:

RENEWING THE PROMISE OF DEMOCRATIC TRANSITIONS

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Capitol Visitors Center

Room SVC-215

Live Webcast: http://www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission

In 1990, at a moment of historic transition, the countries of the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe adopted a watershed ... Show Full Article