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IAQ Experts Provide Tips for Preventing the Winter Blues due to Water Damage & Mold
IAQ Experts Provide Tips for Preventing the Winter Blues due to Water Damage & Mold
12/17/2014 5:41:41 PM
Few things can turn the holiday season from a festive time to the onset of the winter blues as quickly as finding water damage and mold growth in a home.  The winter season can be tough on any type of property and this can be especially true for the millions of homes located in areas that experience arctic blasts and heavy …
Record in China: 10,000 km traveled by three cars fueled with hydrogen provided by Air Liquide
12/17/2014 12:48:50 PM
Air Liquide was the exclusive partner for hydrogen solutions in the “2014 Innovation March” that ended last month in China, consisting of a 10,000 km roadshow sponsored by SAIC Motor Corp. featuring new energy vehicles. Started off in Shanghai and ended in Kunming, the 52 days long roadshow crossed China from North to South, and East to West, passing through 64 cities in …
FleetMind issues industry newsletter with tips for improving fleet maintenance management
FleetMind issues industry newsletter with tips for improving fleet maintenance management
12/17/2014 10:48:47 AM
MONTREAL, CANADA – December 17, 2014 - FleetMind Solutions, Inc. today announced the latest issue of its FleetSMARTS newsletter for waste and recycling fleet executives. The December 2014 edition of the newsletter, entitled “Taking the guess-work out of fleet maintenance management”, addresses fleet maintenance issues and provides recommendations for pro-active fleet …
UPS Donates $10,000 to Woodland Elementary for Sustainable Food Gardens
12/17/2014 9:48:43 AM
UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate $10,000 to Woodland Elementary this month, enabling the Sandy Springs, Ga., school to build a sustainable food garden. In addition to providing the startup funds, UPS committed volunteer support on an ongoing basis to help ensure the longevity of the garden. The project will be named the UPS Gardens at Woodland Elementary. The volunteer hours will …
Former Employees of National Sporting Goods Store Sue Alleging Exposure to Mold
12/16/2014 2:59:24 PM
In November, The Louisiana Record published a report about two former employees of a national chain of sporting goods stores that allege they became sick after being exposed to mold at the retailer.  The store in question is located in Gretna and the lawsuit was filed at the 24th Judicial District Court.   According to the article, “The defendant is accused of failing to …
Holiday Travelers Cautioned to be Aware of Bed Bugs
Holiday Travelers Cautioned to be Aware of Bed Bugs
12/16/2014 2:28:05 PM
One of the busiest travel periods of the year takes place during the holiday season.  Millions of people travel by plane, train or automobile to visit family and friends to celebrate the festive season. While many people may be worried about making their flight or how long their car trip will take, travelers are also cautioned to be on the lookout for bed bugs during their …
Presidential Task Force Takes Strong Stance Against Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing
12/16/2014 11:57:23 AM
Today, a task force created by President Obama delivered a strong set of recommendations , including domestic and international measures, to stop seafood fraud and end global illegal fishing. Oceana says the recommendations are a real step forward in fighting illegal fishing and seafood fraud in the U.S. and around the world. The task force reaffirms the president’s …
Landmark Settlement Reached on Conductivity Pollution from Surface Coal Mines
12/16/2014 11:55:15 AM
Citizen and environmental groups have reached a first of its kind settlement agreement with Alpha Natural Resources that requires the company to ensure its pollution discharges from four mountaintop removal coal mines meet key clean water protections. The agreement includes enforceable conditions and timelines that the groups say will eventually require the company to install …
Water Environment Research Foundation Increases Research to Further Sustainability
12/16/2014 11:04:47 AM
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is expanding its research with three new projects that examine wastewater as a resource. Two of the projects seek to show that materials in wastewater can be commoditized. The third project explores a new method of reducing phosphorus in wastewater. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will explore the "Production of …
Pipeline Support Contractor Puts Its Equipment “Where Billy Goats Fear to Tread”
Pipeline Support Contractor Puts Its Equipment “Where Billy Goats Fear to Tread”
12/16/2014 9:48:25 AM
R-Value Foam has announced completion of eighteen miles of 8” and 10” pipeline support services for a pipeline project owned by Blue Racer, contracted by Welded Construction, L.P.     R-Value Foam was engaged to provide foam pads and foam trench breakers or plugs for the project. R-Value’s president, Mark Benaske explained some of the challenges, including the steep …
EPA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Highlight Past Successes and Small System Challenges
12/15/2014 2:48:29 PM
On Tuesday, December 16th, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by State, local and community representatives at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Over the past four decades, the SDWA has enabled EPA and partners to supply safe drinking …
Response to the Conclusion of UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru
12/15/2014 11:57:09 AM
Early this morning, after two weeks of protracted and often sharply divided negotiations, delegates from nearly 200 nations reached agreement on the Lima Call for Climate Action that will set the stage for negotiating a new global agreement on climate change in Paris next year. The Conservancy’s Director of International Climate Policy Duncan Marsh said, “This outcome achieved …
UN Climate Talks Fail to Deliver Progress Despite Hottest Year on Record
12/15/2014 10:52:34 AM
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Samantha Smith, Leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative at the close of the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru: "Against the backdrop of extreme weather in the Philippines and potentially the hottest year ever recorded, governments at the UN climate talks in Lima opted for a half-baked plan to cut …
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
12/15/2014 10:22:56 AM
In the early hours of December 8th, approximately 250 firefighters were called to battle a massive blaze in downtown Los Angeles. The fire broke out at a construction site the size of a city block and could be seen from miles away.   The fire, which closed nearby freeways and caused millions of dollars in damages, is under investigation.  Not only did the fire cause …
Supporting on-the-ground cocoa sustainability activities: Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck reaches 10,000 km milestone – over 30,000 villagers visited
12/15/2014 9:28:00 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announces that its Cocoa Horizons Truck passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Last week, the truck passed the 10,000 km mark between the …
New Scientific Study Supports that Capture-based Research is Safe for Polar Bears
12/15/2014 9:08:25 AM
A polar bear capture and release-based research program had no adverse long-term effects on feeding behavior, body condition, and reproduction, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study used over 40 years of capture-based data collected by USGS from polar bears in the Alaska portion of the southern Beaufort Sea. Scientists looked for short and long-term …
OEHS Professionals Help Update CIH® Certification Exam
OEHS Professionals Help Update CIH® Certification Exam
12/15/2014 8:21:39 AM
An eleven-member panel of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals was instrumental in an evaluation of the scope of the industrial hygiene profession in preparation for the Spring 2015 Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) examination.   The eleven professionals were appointed in 2014 to the Job Analysis (JA) Panel by the American Board of Industrial …
Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico
Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico
12/15/2014 8:05:56 AM
This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those who perform all appropriate inquiries, …
Best-Selling Book, Renew and Sustain, is now Free on Amazon Through Friday.
12/15/2014 6:00:00 AM
Mike Dieterich’s Renew and Sustain is an innovative, profitable, socially and environmentally conscious approach towards a sustainable future. The book discusses several methods for businesses to cut down on expenses through environmentally friendly, easy-to-implement solutions. Renew and Sustain explains the purpose of sustainability is and what the long-term effects …
Angelina Jolie missing premiere to “Unbroken” due to chickenpox. What can she do to speed her recovery?
12/14/2014 8:08:58 PM
Actress Angelina Jolie in a YouTube video announced that she cannot go to the premiere of the second movie that she has directed in her career, Unbroken.  “Unbroken” features the World War II hero Louiz Zamperini and is expected for world wide release on Christmas Day, 2014. Chickenpox used to be mainly a disease of childhood but with current vaccination trends many are not …