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Extreme Weather Producing Anthrax

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Thomas M. Kostigen

The extreme weather the Midwest and Plain states have experienced so far this year has brought about another severe consequence: anthrax.

Lawmakers Condemn 'Dangerous Pattern' Of Safety Lapses Following CDC Anthrax Scare

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday there was evidence of a "dangerous pattern" of safety...

U.S. Officials Purge Biosafety Board In Midst Of Anthrax Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials, amid the worst U.S. biosafety crisis in years, have...

House Panel Sets Witness List For CDC Anthrax Hearing

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerou...

CDC Reassigns Director Of Bioterror Lab Behind Anthrax Blunder

Reuters | Hilary Russ and Julie Steenhuysen | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science

ATLANTA/CHICAGO, June 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reassigned the director of the bioterror lab behind the...

Number Of Government Workers Possibly Exposed To Anthrax Grows

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.20.2014 | Science

At least 52 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking antibiotics as a precaution because of a lab safety problem that may ...

Yellowcard's 9/11 Tribute "Believe," Plus Chats with FFF's John Ondrasik, TDWP's Mike Hranica, OCMS's Ketch Secor and Max Frost

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.

What Makes Anthrax So Deadly

Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jesse Emspak, Contributing writer Published: 08/28/2013 01:31 PM EDT on LiveScience A new study of anthrax reveals why the infection is deadl...

Protecting Our Children From Bioterrorism Requires Testing Of Anthrax Vaccine

Tia Powell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Tia Powell

Last month, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released a thoughtful report recommending against studying the anthrax vaccine in children. I might have agreed, had I not spent a year co-chairing an IOM report on protecting the public from a deadly anthrax attack.

Monkeypox And Anthrax Exposures In Maryland?

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Courtney Mabeus | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC

Two of the potential biological exposures within labs at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in 2012 involved the monkeypo...

Metal Band Releases Surprising Album

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment

-- Anthrax "Anthems" (MRI/Megaforce) There's a revelation on Anthrax's "Anthems" EP: Rush's music is annoying, no matter who plays it....

Anthrax Hoax Targeting Rubio, Nelson Leads To Arrest

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Florida woman is facing nine counts of mailing hoax anthrax letters to the offices of U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. ...

Fear of Climate Change May Finally Be Trumping Ideological Denial

David Ropeik | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

The brain relies on several instincts to help us survive, and sometimes they conflict. One fear can literally contradict another. That's the case with climate change. The bad news is that at this point, the wrong ones are winning. The good news is, things may be changing.

Top New York Times Editor Targeted With Anthrax Swastika Hoax

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times Susan Chira received an envelope bearing a swastika sticker with skulls and bones labeled "weaponized ...

Lynne Peeples

Bioterror Death Germs Thrive In Labs, Nature, As U.S. Funding Withers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. In early October 2001, just da...

Official: Professor Sent Anthrax Packet To Pakistani Prime Minister

Posted 04.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A university professor sent a packet containing anthrax to the office of Pakistan's prime minister in October last year, his spokesman sa...

Christmas Meets Politics: Chatting With Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French and The Mavericks' Raul Malo

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

Anthrax Threat Turns Out To Be Poop

Lake Forest, CA Patch | Sarah De Crescenzo | Email the Author | 1:14pm | Posted 08.18.2011 | Los Angeles

A potentially deadly investigation turned revolting Saturday when a bomb squad team tracked down a man threatening to use anthrax and instead found a ...

Mystery Continues: More Suspicious Letters Containing White Powder Turn Up At D.C. Schools

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.06.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — More than three dozen suspicious but apparently harmless letters addressed to District of Columbia schools appear to have been mail...

Anthrax Attacks: Report On Bruce Ivins Faults Army In 2001 Mailings

latimes.com | David Willman, Special to the Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Army scientist believed responsible for the 2001 anthrax letter attacks that killed five people and crippled mail delivery in parts of the country...

Anthrax Report Casts Doubt On FBI Science

Washington Post | Jerry Markon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A panel of prominent scientists is casting new doubt on scientific evidence that was a key part of the FBI's case against Bruce E. Ivins, the deceased...

The Eisenbergs' Wall of Fame

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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Jay DeVaughn Pleads Guilty In Obama Anthrax Hoax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A man from the Denver area has pleaded guilty to sending letters containing white powder to President Barack Obama, members of Congress...