In the 1990s, a prominent research facility associated with Johns Hopkins University conducted an experiment that knowingly exposed children — mostly African American, some as young as a year old — to varying levels of potentially dangerous lead, as part of a study comparing different degrees of lead paint abatement. The researchers, at Hopkins’ Kennedy Krieger Institute, recruited poor families to move into homes that had only been partially abated using three different methods of lead paint removal at three different levels of cost
Danielle Brian is the Executive Director of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a non-partisan independent watchdog group that works to ensure a more effective, accountable, and transparent government. POGO works with whistleblowers and Washington insiders to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct in government. As Executive Director, Brian frequently testifies before Congress, and meets regularly with legislators, White House officials and federal agencies to encourage a more open and ethical government
Sheila Krumholz is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, independent organization that tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center’s award-winning website, OpenSecrets.org is the nation’s most comprehensive resource for campaign finance and lobbying data, providing an invaluable platform for journalists, academics and involved citizens to stay actively engaged and informed about political spending in Washington. Krumholz began her career at the Center for Responsive Politics as an assistant editor of the first edition of the Open Secrets publication in 1989, and became the organization’s executive director in 2006.
David Rosner, a Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, studies how structural inequities impact health. He also serves as Co-director of Columbia University’s Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, and as a Professor of History in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Rosner is the author of nearly a dozen books.
EMBARGOED until 2301 GMT on Friday 17 May Tundra will turn into fir forests at the current levels of carbon dioxide. Image: Jason Hollinger By Paul Brown Two sets of scientists, working independently, come to the same conclusion: that the Arctic will soon become ice-free and forested. LONDON, 18 May – An ice-free Arctic, the disappearance of tundra and forests up to the edge of the newly open ocean is how the north will look as the natural world reacts to the new climate caused by carbon dioxide reaching 400 parts per million (ppm) in the atmosphere, according to analysis of new lake sediments.
In the 1990s, a prominent research facility associated with Johns Hopkins University conducted an experiment that knowingly exposed children — mostly African American, some as young as a year old — to varying levels of potentially-dangerous lead, as part of a study comparing different degrees of lead paint abatement. The researchers, at Hopkins’ Kennedy Krieger Institute, recuited poor families to move into homes that had only been partially abated using three different methods of lead paint removal at three different levels of cost
For immediate release – May 16th , 2013 Contact: Tiffany Ayers March Against Monsanto press contact & lead organizer email@example.com #mampdx On Saturday, May 25th, activists around the world will unite to ‘March Against Monsanto.’ Portlanders will begin the event at 11am in Holladay Park and march peacefully through the Lloyd District Neighborhood.
Obama gives Aussie researcher 31,541,507 reasons to celebrate by Peter Hannam , Carbon economy editor, The Sydney Morning Herald , May 17, 2013 Obama reaches out. Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP It’s the social media equivalent of hitting the jackpot: having your study retweeted by US President Barack Obama. Australian researcher John Cook, an expert in climate change communication, was inundated with requests for interviews by US media outlets after Obama took to twitter to endorse his project’s final report.