California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued a Proposition 65 safe use determination (SUD) for exposures to crystalline silica from four specific wood filler products. This determination relates to four Woodwise products, designed for use on hardwood floors, that contain crystalline silica in small amounts.
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According to NASA’s Amazon fire forecast, the Amazon basin is now facing driest season due to the reduced rainfall during the wet season, which means the wildfire from July to October is at the highest risk. The forecast model is developed by scientists at the University of California (UC-Irvine) in 2011, which links sea surface temperatures and fire activity. Now scientists at NASA and UC-Irvine have been working with officials of South American and scientists to make them aware of these data and their implications.
An investigation has found that California’s former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has financial ties to some of the world’s most destructive logging companies. According to the campaign group Global Witness, Mr Schwarzenegger is a part owner of an investment company, Dimensional Fund Advisers (DFA) and held an estimated 5% stake in the company, which manages an estimated $338 billion globally. These holdings included $174 million in about 20 of the 50 major logging companies.