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Historic Flooding in Houston Causes Widespread Property Damage and Health Concerns
5/28/2015 11:53:35 AM
Heavy rains have inundated many parts of Texas and Houston is no exception.  This week’s historic rains caused widespread flooding and brought many parts of the city to a stop.  A number of school districts were forced to cancel classes and many highways and major roads in one of the nation’s largest cities were impassable due to floodwaters. By Tuesday morning, up to 10 …
FleetMind and Street Smart Vision by McNeilus Partner to Provide the Waste Industry a Complete Smart Truck Solution
FleetMind and Street Smart Vision by McNeilus Partner to Provide the Waste Industry a Complete Smart Truck Solution
5/28/2015 10:15:38 AM
MONTREAL, CANADA – May 28, 2015  - FleetMind Solutions, Inc. announced that they have partnered with Street Smart Vision by McNeilus to offer a Smart Truck solution for refuse collection trucks. The combined solution includes FleetMind’s Mobile On-Board Computer and DVR Platform, which will be offered as a retrofit after the sale.    “Refuse collection fleet managers face …
Amur tigers on the rise, according to latest figures
Amur tigers on the rise, according to latest figures
5/28/2015 9:21:29 AM
The population of Amur tigers in Russia has increased to as many as 540 individuals, according to figures released by the Russian government. According to the interim census results, there are now between 480 and 540 Amur tigers across their existing range, with around 100 of these known to be cubs. Russia’s Far East is home to 95 percent of the global population of Amur …
Spire Names Former Astrium Geo-Information NA President and CEO Antoine de Chassy as Senior Executive in Washington D.C.
Spire Names Former Astrium Geo-Information NA President and CEO Antoine de Chassy as Senior Executive in Washington D.C.
5/27/2015 8:26:48 PM
San Francisco, Calif -- MAY 27, 2015 -- Today Spire , the satellite-powered data company, announced the appointment of Antoine de Chassy as its Senior Business Development Executive.   Antoine has over 20 years of experience with the U.S. government and the space industry. Through his experience as CEO of Astrium Geo-Information NA (now renamed Airbus Defense and Space), …
Pet Reptiles and Amphibians Could Expose Owners to Salmonella
5/27/2015 9:58:28 AM
While many people associate Salmonella exposure risks with eating or drinking contaminated foods and beverages, far fewer recognize that they could also be exposed to it from a family’s pet reptile or amphibian.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “Reptiles and amphibians might have Salmonella germs on their bodies even when they appear healthy …
Sierra Club Ad Buy in California Exposes Environmental Threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
5/27/2015 9:58:00 AM
The Sierra Club launched a targeted ad campaign in the San Diego area this week, exposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal for its secrecy and threat to the environment. The purpose of these ads is to educate San Diegans about the trade deal’s lack of transparency and the deal’s provisions that would give broad new powers to corporations and big polluters to …
GPSTrackIt Introduces Roadside Assistance for Fleet Management Clients
5/26/2015 2:40:16 PM
GPSTrackIt now provides its customers with a comprehensive roadside assistance program. The program supplements GPSTrackIt.com’s Fleet Manager fleet and workforce management system. “We are extremely excited to offer this value­-added service to our customers,” said Eddie Bermudez, Product Development Manager at GPSTrackIt. “Now, in addition to a robust fleet management …
HeiLu Recruits Industry Professional, Lisa Turco, to Lead San Diego Sales Team
5/26/2015 11:00:00 AM
With over 18 years in the commercial furniture space, industry leader Lisa Turco recently joined the HeiLu team. Working strategically alongside HeiLu owners, Scott and Tim, Lisa will lead the Sales team surrounding the San Diego area.   “I met Scott at the 2014 IIDA Fashion Show in San Diego and couldn’t wait to join his team when I heard about HeiLu,” states Lisa Turco. …
Mold Discovered and Remediated from California High School
5/22/2015 1:22:58 PM
Last month, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal published a report about the discovery of mold in the cafeteria of Valencia High School.  According to the article, once the mold was discovered plans were put in place to remove it during spring break when students and teachers would be out of the building.   Fortunately, the mold was found and removed. Elevated levels of mold …
Environmental Scientists Help Families Breathe Easier by Identifying Indoor Air Quality Pollutants
5/22/2015 12:26:32 PM
Most people spend the majority of their time in their home.  Regardless of whether it is mansion or a typical family home, condo, duplex or apartment, it should provide a healthy indoor environment for everyone.  Unfortunately, many homes have elevated levels of indoor pollutants that could cause health concerns or aggravate medical conditions that people already …
ACAC Director Publishes Feature Article in IAQ Industry Magazine
ACAC Director Publishes Feature Article in IAQ Industry Magazine
5/22/2015 12:00:00 PM
Adam Andrews, director of operations for the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), has published an article explaining the benefits of accredited certifications for individuals addressing issues in the indoor environment.   The piece appears as a feature article in the May 2015 edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine , an online journal devoted to indoor …
CDC Warns of Multidrug-resistant Infections Caused by Shigella
5/21/2015 11:06:15 AM
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted information about a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness that is occurring throughout the United States.  The illness is believed to have been spread by international travelers who have brought back a type of Shigella bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin (Cipro).   When infected …
Iceland Unlimited awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Iceland Unlimited awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
5/21/2015 9:37:40 AM
Iceland Unlimited , a Reykjavik based travel agency and tour operator announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor ® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include …
California Residents Urged to be on the Lookout for Hidden Plumbing Leaks to Prevent Mold Growth
5/20/2015 5:29:00 PM
Last month, the Monterey Herald published a report about a popular soup kitchen in Salinas that suffered water damage.  According to the article, a slow plumbing leak below the floors had been active for some time and caused extensive damage and the temporary closure of the facility. Although the article did not reference mold growth due to the leak, in many circumstances …
Statement Supporting the U.S. Department of Interior Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy
5/20/2015 1:07:30 PM
The Nature Conservancy released the following statement from Sage Grouse Coordinator, Len Barson, in support of U.S. Department of Interior Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy, announced today in Boise, Idaho by U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell:  “Rangeland fires have increased in frequency, size and intensity in recent years, accelerated by the …
Indoor Allergens that Prevent a Good Night’s Sleep Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Indoor Allergens that Prevent a Good Night’s Sleep Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
5/20/2015 10:40:52 AM
People spend a considerable part of their lives sleeping. A lack of sleep can impact a person’s immune system, cause fatigue, poor performance in school or at work, increase absenteeism and even cause depression in some people.  For many people who suffer from allergies, it can be a real challenge getting a good night’s rest when symptoms flare up.    Taking over-the-counter …
California Parents Learn Major Retailer to Remove Phthalates from Vinyl Flooring
5/19/2015 3:36:02 PM
Recently, CNN published a report about one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers and their plans to stop selling vinyl flooring that contains a group of chemicals known as phthalates.  The new policy is expected to go into effect by the end of this year.   According to the article, tests on vinyl floor tiles by several public interest groups found 38 out of 65 …
KCTS 9/EarthFix Series Wildlife Detectives Investigates Threats to Northwest Wildlife
KCTS 9/EarthFix Series Wildlife Detectives Investigates Threats to Northwest Wildlife
5/19/2015 11:28:58 AM
KCTS 9 Digital Studios and EarthFix have partnered to produce a new investigative report— Wildlife Detectives —examining the alarming threats to Northwest wildlife, from elk and deer to sturgeon and shellfish, including the illegal overharvesting that can drive a species to extinction. The reporters have gone undercover along with wildlife detectives who are trying to stop …
Legionella Alert issued by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
5/19/2015 9:56:54 AM
On May 13th, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an alert about an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease taking place in Queens.  According to the Department, 10 cases have been diagnosed from April to May of this year involving residents of Queens.  Of these new cases, 9 of 10 resided in the Flushing-Clearview neighborhoods. The …
Streamlining Analytical Data Interpretations at the University of Angers
Streamlining Analytical Data Interpretations at the University of Angers
5/19/2015 9:00:00 AM
The Plant & Environmental research division at the University of Angers houses a wide group of research teams working at the cutting edge of their respective fields. Recently the Naturally Occurring Substances and Structural Analogues ( SONAS ) group added ACD/NMR Workbook Suite , ACD/MS Workbook Suite , ACD/Chrom Workbook , and the Aldrich NMR Library from ACD/Labs …