Removing Gender from Navy Uniform

April 6, 2016

First Female Recruits Issued ‘Dixie Cup’ Covers at RTC Released by Susan Krawczyk, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Public Affairs The first female recruits at Recruit Training Command were issued their new enlisted white hats, […]




White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in WA State Bat

April 3, 2016

Released by Katherine Haman (WDFW), Catherine Hibbard (USFWS), Marisa Lubeck (USGS) White-nose syndrome (WNS) has been confirmed in a little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) found near North Bend – the first recorded occurrence of this devastating […]




National Park Week Invites All to Visit for Free

April 1, 2016

Free Admission And Festivities During National Park Week Released by Marjorie Hall / National Park Foundation As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation’s parks and monuments, all Americans are encouraged […]




Report Shows Climate Change Impact on Water Resources

April 1, 2016

Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources New, interactive basin-by-basin visualization tool also released following World Water Day White House Summit Released by Jessica Kershaw, US DOI Putting the national spotlight […]




Ocean Temperatures May Predict Heat Waves

March 29, 2016

US Heat Waves May be Predicted as Far as 50 Days in Advance, According to Scientific Study Released by ucar.edu; written by Laura Snider The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the […]




Canned Tuna Recall Issued Nationwide (USA)

March 22, 2016

*UPDATED* – Three Brands Now Affected by Separate Recalls Bumble Bee, Chicken of The Sea, and Hill Country Fare tuna products are affected by these three individual recalls. Bumble Bee Foods, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 […]




FDA Open Comment Period on GM Mosquito Field Trial

March 21, 2016

Public Comment Invited Regarding Draft Environmental Assessment for Genetically Engineered Mosquito Release March 11, 2016, by the FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine The FDA is releasing, for public comment, a draft environmental assessment (EA) submitted by Oxitec, Ltd., […]




JPL Tells A ‘Tail’ of Two Comets

March 19, 2016

Released by DC Agle (JPL) and Dwayne Brown & Laurie Cantillo (NASA) Two comets that will safely fly past Earth later this month may have more in common than their intriguingly similar orbits.  They may be twins of […]




Another Company Recalls Pistachios *UPDATED*

March 11, 2016

Released via FDA.gov **UPDATE March 15, 2016 ** Texas Star Nut & Food Company expands the previous Recall issued on March 10, 2016, to include the following items and Best by Dates: BRAND DESCRIPTION SIZE […]




Yummy Brand Chicken Nuggets Recalled for Metal Pieces

March 8, 2016

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Imported Chicken Product Sold at Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Safeway Stores  Released by Jeremy J. Emmert, fsis.usda.gov On March 7, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) […]




GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Recalled

March 7, 2016

Voluntary Recall of Non Organic GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches Released by Matthew Della Croce, www.materne.us Materne North America Corp. (MNA) is voluntarily recalling specific packages of GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches due to potential adulteration from food […]




Recall Issued for Perdue “Applegate” Chicken Nuggets

March 6, 2016

Perdue Foods LLC, Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov  Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate […]




DHS Launches “Known Employer” Pilot Program

March 4, 2016

Immigration for Nine Corporations Will Be Made Easier Released by US Citizenship and Immigration Services The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 3, 2016, announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot to assess a new […]




Superbugs Threaten US Hospital Patients

March 3, 2016

Healthcare-Associated Infections Caused by Resistant Bacteria Released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA America is doing a better job of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but more work is needed – especially in […]




More Response Teams in Flint Water Emergency

March 3, 2016

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Deploy Released by Samantha Jo Warfield, CNCS, cns.gov Adding to federal response efforts, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, dispatched dozens of additional […]




Who Is Running for US President in 2016?

March 3, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor According to the Federal Election Commission’s database, more than a few Americans are running for President of the United States this year (2016). The Candidate and Committee Viewer allows you to […]




$25,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Deaths

February 26, 2016

Reward Offered Following Maryland Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles Released by Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity The Center for Biological Diversity is offering up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in […]




Drop that Candy! Mars Recalled for Plastic Content

February 24, 2016

Mars Chocolate Issues Voluntary Recall for Netherlands Products As Released by Mars.com After a small piece of red plastic was found in a SNICKERS® bar purchased in Germany, Mars has made a precautionary decision to […]




Statement Released on Guantanamo Closure

February 23, 2016

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Submission of Guantanamo Closure Plan Released by US Department of Defense The Department of Defense formally submitted the administration’s plan for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility […]




Cashews Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

January 17, 2016

Only One Lot of Raw Cashew Pieces is Affected Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall, based on an alert from their supplier. “Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces” marked with bar code number “00505154” and the code “BEST BEFORE […]




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