PSR-LA Science & Policy Update: June 2014

PSR-LA Science & Policy Update: June 2014

For many years we have known about the carcinogenicity of many agricultural pesticides and have called for a greater understanding of the reproductive and developmental impacts of these chemicals. The UC Davis study released this week is a new addition to the ever-growing body of literature that shows a relationship between pesticides and brain development.

Science & Policy Update June 2014: Pesticides

For many years we have known about the carcinogenicity of many agricultural pesticides and have called for a greater understanding of the reproductive and developmental impacts of these chemicals. The UC Davis study released this week is a new addition to the ever-growing body of literature that shows a relationship between pesticides and brain development.

Science & Policy Update June 2014: Nuclear Threats

On June 9 a newly declassified report by Sandia National Laboratory was released which revealed new details about the near detonation of a hydrogen bomb over North Carolina in 1961. The report, published by the National Security Archive, confirmed much of what had been disclosed about the “Goldsboro incident” last year in Eric Schlosser’s book Command and Control. After decades of denying that the crash of a B-52 bomber carrying two multi-megaton hydrogen bombs could have resulted in detonation, we now know that an explosion was just barely averted.

Science & Policy Update June 2014: The Built Environment

Cities are becoming more walkable. And according to a report released June 17th by SmartGrowth America and George Washington University, Los Angeles is on the cusp of becoming a ‘major’ walkable city. However, introducing pedestrian infrastructure into an already auto-dependent culture presents a challenging situation: we want to be healthier by walking, but are we healthier if we walk breathing dirty air?