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RNS Packaging Receives Award for Innovative Product at Pet Industry Trade Show
RNS Packaging Receives Award for Innovative Product at Pet Industry Trade Show
9/2/2014 1:49:56 PM
September 2, 2014 – RNS Packaging Corp . has been named a winner in the Innovative Product category of the New Product Showcase Awards at the 2014 SuperZoo pet industry trade show that was held July 22-24 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  RNS Packaging received the New Product Showcase Award for its FunPak sustainable packing material s.   …
EHS Experts in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma
EHS Experts in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma
9/2/2014 10:27:04 AM
According to recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 150,000 adults in Puerto Rico have asthma.  For adults with asthma, some developed the condition as a child, while others did not develop asthma until they were older.    For some, the condition may have been caused or made worse by exposure to allergens or irritants on the job.  …
Certified Industrial Hygienists Offer Assistance Following Northern California Earthquake
Certified Industrial Hygienists Offer Assistance Following Northern California Earthquake
9/2/2014 10:14:34 AM
Last month, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter of a century left the Napa region with extensive damage and injured more than 200 people.  Homes and businesses suffered damages as power, water and gas services were lost for thousands of people.  The earthquake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was recorded just 6 miles southwest …
Fall Brings Colorful Deals at Georgia State Park Golf Courses
9/1/2014 9:54:01 AM
Welcome the cool, crisp fall air and enjoy colorful scenic drives at some of the best golf courses in Georgia. Four Georgia State Parks’ courses are offering affordable golf packages ranging from $28 to $180 and include cart and greens fees, camping and RV sites as well as cottage accommodations. Prices are per person and vary by season and day of week. For additional details …
Hundreds Turn Out to Support Lummi Journey Against Coal Exports
8/30/2014 10:17:06 AM
The cornerstone of northwest Native American art, the totem pole, became a cross-cultural rallying point, as an overflow crowd of more than 450 people welcomed the 19-foot totem to Saint Mark’s Cathedral. The event marks the halfway point of a 2,500-mile binational journey by members of the Lummi Nation to demonstrate the strength and diversity of opposition to a …
‘Recycle for Nature’ to Benefit Water Conservation Efforts in Arizona’s Verde River
8/29/2014 10:42:32 AM
The Salt and Verde Rivers, which are the primary renewable water supply for two million people in Phoenix, will benefit from a new partnership announced by PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy today. As part of the partnership called “Recycle for Nature,” PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy are joining forces to expand the availability of recycling bins in the U.S. while …
IFC-World Bank Study Establishes Significant Climate Benefit of Solar Lighting Products
8/29/2014 9:31:31 AM
A new research study published by the IFC-World Bank Lighting Global program finds that replacing all kerosene lamps in use with solar lights would reduce the equivalent of 5 percent annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, or 12 percent of India’s annual emissions. The study confirms that modern solar lighting products designed for low income families without …
Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
8/29/2014 9:29:32 AM
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Baby corals, fish sniff out bad reefs Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can …
Why the Renewable Energy Target Review May Put Solar Power Out of Reach for Australian Households
8/28/2014 7:55:05 PM
GEELONG, Australia August 2014 – Solar power developers and investors are getting spooked with the ongoing Renewable Energy Target review . Silex recently rescinded plans to build a 100 megawatt solar plant at Mildura and in July, Pacific Hydro cancelled $500 million of investment, including a 42-turbine wind farm north-east of Adelaide. According to the Australian …
Cystic Fibrosis and Fungal Infections Linked in New Study
Cystic Fibrosis and Fungal Infections Linked in New Study
8/28/2014 4:16:09 PM
Last month, a study from the University of Manchester caught the attention of the medical community and professionals who deal with indoor mold contamination issues.  The study found that almost 50% of adult patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis (CF) are also infected with Aspergillus , a common type of fungi found in the environment and in water-damaged buildings. The …
Poorer Than Usual Returns Intensify Wild Atlantic Salmon Conservation Efforts
8/27/2014 1:02:50 PM
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is gearing up for the annual fall run of North American fundraising dinners.   Every year, the dinners represent a significant portion of ASF fundraising efforts with monies raised going to support the restoration and protection of wild Atlantic salmon.  This year is of particular importance however, with poor Atlantic salmon returns being …
BASF study highlights the need for increased innovations to help feed the world
8/27/2014 12:56:15 PM
A majority of U.S. consumers and farmers agree that farmers are responsible for feeding the world, and new technology and innovations are critical to achieving this goal. These findings were uncovered in the latest BASF Farm Perspectives Study, conducted in early 2014, comparing consumer and farmer viewpoints on agriculture-related issues. More than 9,000 people located in …
Are New Buildings in Canada Being Outfitted with Pipes Containing Asbestos?
Are New Buildings in Canada Being Outfitted with Pipes Containing Asbestos?
8/26/2014 3:33:56 PM
Earlier this summer, The Globe and Mail published an article about new buildings being constructed across Canada that are being outfitted with pipes that contain asbestos. The article “Pipes with asbestos still used in new buildings” discusses asbestos-cement pipes being installed in new installations and potential health concerns. According to the article, “Unlike most …
Vikoz Enterprises Inks Agreement for Plastic Powder, Pellets and Scrap with Major U.S. and Canadian Manufacturer
8/26/2014 2:49:15 PM
Vikoz Enterprises announced today that the Sandy, Utah plastic recycling company has finalized a deal with a major U.S. and Canadian manufacturer of plastic powder, pellets and plastic scrap. “This agreement fits perfectly into our long term goal to provide feedstock to our customer base,” said a spokesperson for Vikoz.  He went on to say that his company expects to receive …
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Mandy Palm as Senior Account Manager for the Western Region
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Mandy Palm as Senior Account Manager for the Western Region
8/26/2014 11:00:00 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mandy Palm as its new Senior Account Manager supporting clients in the Western region of the United States.   Mandy has over six years of experience in the Environmental Industry. She has a varied background working for indoor microbiology and environmental chemistry testing laboratories. …
Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake
Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake
8/25/2014 2:19:04 PM
On August 24th, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years caused widespread damage to properties and injured dozens of people.  The 6.0 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was a few miles southwest of Napa and it knocked out power for thousands of area residents.  The earthquake also caused gas leaks and a number of fires.   As people survey the damage, …
ABIH Celebrates Labor Day and the Health & Safety of Workers
ABIH Celebrates Labor Day and the Health & Safety of Workers
8/25/2014 11:26:38 AM
For many people, Labor Day marks the end of summer vacations and the last holiday weekend before the start of autumn.  It was created to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the American worker and is an annual tribute to their contributions to the strength and prosperity of the nation.   According to the United States Department of Labor, “The vital force of …
Rod Stewart’s Son Battling Landlord over Mold Problems
Rod Stewart’s Son Battling Landlord over Mold Problems
8/25/2014 10:53:53 AM
Last month, TMZ reported that Sean Stewart is fighting his landlord over back rent after moving out of his home, which he claims had a serious mold problem.  According to the article, Mr. Stewart claims that he has been feeling weak and developed blisters because of mold issues that were not properly addressed. The presence of high levels of mold can cause a myriad of …
Tropical Storm Iselle Causes Property Damage across Hawaii
Tropical Storm Iselle Causes Property Damage across Hawaii
8/21/2014 9:41:39 AM
A powerful Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before hitting the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month.  Heavy winds and rain drenched the islands and knocked out power for some.  In its aftermath, Iselle has left behind a number of water and wind-damaged homes, businesses and schools. As the islands’ residents begin to make repairs and dry out their properties, …
$50 Million Claim for Mold-Related Illnesses at California Board of Equalization
$50 Million Claim for Mold-Related Illnesses at California Board of Equalization
8/20/2014 9:21:44 AM
Last month, the Sacramento Business Journal published a report about the ongoing problems at the building that houses the California Board of Equalization (BOE).  According to the article, a new claim was recently filed on behalf of employees whose alleged health problems were due to mold at the BOE headquarters.  A previous lawsuit concerning similar issues was settled in …