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March 17, 2018

EC Review of REACH Examines How REACH Addresses Nanomaterials

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog – The European Commission announced the availability of a Communication to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Economic and Social Committee on the operation of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation. 

March 17, 2018

FAA’s Elwell Speaks on Drone Progress: We Can Do This, But Not Without Your Help

Unmanned Aerial – During his speech at last week’s UAS Symposium in Baltimore, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acting administrator, Dan Elwell, underscored the agency’s continued desire to work with collaboratively with the industry to move drone integration forward. Essentially, the FAA has what it takes to bring the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry to the next level, but it cannot do it alone, he said.

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.