Gaithersburg, Maryland - If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs? Gas is the more eco-friendly option—for now—for an energy-efficient home in Maryland. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which evaluated the power usage and environmental impact of gas versus electric heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in low-energy residential dwellings. The NIST work provides a research method that others can use to perform their own analysis on which technology is more favorable for their local areas.

Atlanta, Georgia - The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Rounding out the top three are Virginia Tech in second place and the University of Alabama in third place.

Washington, DC - New research from the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that the Mediterranean Diet is better for mind, body, and planetary health. It’s no surprise, however. Decades of research has found that the Mediterranean Diet—a style of eating developed by nutritionist and doctor Ancel Keys featuring plant-based, nutrient-rich foods—helps increase longevity and because it’s plant forward and may help improve environmental sustainability.

Washington, DC - Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Gaithersburg, Maryland - NIST and its partners, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Intel, Intel Mobileye, Lyft, Ricardo, SAE International, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, invite you to attend a workshop on Consensus Safety Measurement Methodologies for ADS-Equipped Vehicles on June 25-26, 2019, at the NIST Gaithersburg, MD campus. The workshop will feature presentations and breakouts about current perspectives on safety for Automated Driving Systems (ADS).”

Houston, Texas - U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison for the Southern District of Texas signed and entered a consent decree of permanent injunction, ordering a Texas-based company and its owners to stop producing compounded drugs intended to be sterile until the company complies with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and other requirements. According to the complaint, despite previous warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Pharm D Solutions, LLC, as well as the company’s owners, Luis R. De Leon and Juan C. De Leon, continued to violate the law, putting patients at risk.