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March 16, 2018

FDA Advances Plan To Slash Nicotine In Cigarettes

NPR – The FDA said it wants to sharply reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The idea is to help wean smokers off their deadly habit and prevent millions more from becoming regular smokers in the first place.

March 16, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, March 10 – March 16

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new policies cost oil and gas jobs; as gasoline demand falls, petrochemicals rise; and new acoustic lighthouses could stop bird deaths in wind turbines. 

March 15, 2018

Faith groups ask Trump to stop off-shore drilling plan

The Hill – Hundreds of church leaders are asking President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to halt plans to expand off-shore drilling in public waters because they are "unacceptable risks to God’s oceans and coastal communities."

March 15, 2018

More affordable way to make nanoparticles

Nano – In a rare move, a Houston Methodist researcher is sharing his recipe for a new, more affordable way to make nanoparticles that could lead to a whole new way of delivering biotherapeutic drugs.