29 Oct '11, 7pm

Only ~30 insect fragments are allowed per 10g of ground allspice. Thanks, FDA. (kinda)

This post was co-written with my colleague, Ben Chou. Deregulation is the flavor of the month in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Congress is Baskin-Robbins. Recently, Representative Don Young (R-AK) made headlines by saying he was going to introduce legislation to repeal all federal regulations adopted in the last 20 years. If he makes good on this threat, the bill would invalidate federal rules adopted in 2000 implementing the Black Lung Benefits Act and recent updates to the requirements for public accommodations and commercial sites under the Americans With Disabilities Act , just to name a couple of a host of public health, civil rights, workplace safety, environmental, transportation safety, food quality, and homeland security safeguards that have been adopted over the past two decades. This is a laughably radical notion, of course, and it would be scarcely worth menti...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jdevine/congressional_a...

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Cyber attacks hit Japan diplomatic missions

Cyber attacks hit Japan diplomatic missions

channelnewsasia.com 26 Oct '11, 4am

TOKYO - Computers at several of Japan's overseas diplomatic missions have been hit by cyber attacks, a report said Wednesd...