CDC panel debates: Should all school kids get COVID vaccine?

Should all school-age kids get Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine? That’s the question before an influential government advisory panel Tuesday, Nov. 2.

19 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine rule

Alaska joined a group of states suing to stop President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors, arguing that the requirement violates federal law.

UBC: Many Canadian kids are bullied in school

A new survey in which the University of British Columbia partnered with the Angus Reid Institute found that 58% of Canadian youth say they have witnessed fellow students being insulted, bullied or excluded at school based on their race or ethnicity.

EPA compares impact of prescribed fire and wildfire

A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report concludes that while a prescribed fire can reduce the overall size of futures wildfire and associated smoke emissions and smoke-related emissions and make smoke-related health impacts, there are still risks.

Dignitaries unite to save BC’s old-growth forests

More than 200 prominent people, from actor Judi Dench and primatologist Jane Goodall to Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, secretary-treasurer of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, have issued an open letter urging protection of British Columbia's old-growth forests.

EPA offers water system grant support

A $21.7 million grant program will be made available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 15 to provide technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and waste systems often located in rural communities nationwide.

Suspect pleads guilty to aiming laser pointer at Coast Guard aircrew

A Washington state resident has pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at a Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew in 2016.

Unity a theme as 3 presidents commemorate 9/11 in New York

Three American presidents stood somberly side by side Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, sharing a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the nation’s worst terrorist attack with a display of unity.

Marine debris grants available until Sept. 24

Letters of intent are due by Sept. 24 for the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s fiscal year 2022 grants.

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 3 memorial sites

President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.
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