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Silver City New Mexico to be First Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community!
Silver City New Mexico to be First Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community!
4/17/2014 8:31:47 PM
SILVER CITY, NM DESIGNATED THE FIRST CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL COMMUNITY Silver City, NM (April 17, 2014) – On April 23, 2014, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC), and town leaders from Silver City NM will hold a ceremony at the Murray Ryan Visitor’s Center celebrating their designation as the first Continental Divide Trail Community with a proclamation signing …
Water Environment Research Foundation Celebrates 25 Years with Recognition of Virginia’s Representative Jim Moran
4/16/2014 11:49:32 AM
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recently recognized Virginia Representative Jim Moran for his many years of support. WERF coordinates unbiased, scientifically rigorous water quality research among teams of federal, state, and local agencies. Although federal spending on wastewater infrastructure has significantly …
Opposition to Seismic Airguns Mounts, Local Officials Call on President Obama to Stand Up to Big Oil
4/15/2014 4:12:42 PM
WASHINGTON – Today, Oceana announced that 110 local elected officials and 155 conservation and animal welfare organizations have joined the mounting opposition against seismic airgun use along the East Coast. Six coastal towns have also passed local resolutions opposing their use ( Cocoa Beach, FL , Carolina Beach, NC , Caswell Beach, NC , Nags Head, NC , Bradley …
Oil & Gas EAM Symposium
Oil & Gas EAM Symposium
4/15/2014 10:00:48 AM
GenesisSolutions, a Fully Integrated Global EAM Service Provider and the Asset Performance Optimization service line of the ABS Group of Companies, will be hosting a complimentary Oil & Gas EAM Symposium for Engineering, Maintenance & Reliability professionals on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria. The purpose of this educational …
California Couple Files Lawsuit against Realty Show Following Sewage Contamination of their Home
California Couple Files Lawsuit against Realty Show Following Sewage Contamination of their Home
4/14/2014 5:33:49 PM
Earlier this year, ABC News published a report about a couple from Covina, California, who filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Los Angeles.  The couple had been in a reality home improvement show about people who had projects that had not been completed properly by contractors.  Their bathroom, which had been left unfinished, was supposed to be completed by the reality …
Spend Mother’s Day with Mother Nature
4/12/2014 10:32:06 AM
Good memories are usually the best gift of all. Mother’s Day is May 11, so why not spend the day with Mom while enjoying Mother Nature? Georgia’s State Parks provide plenty of places where families can enjoy being together, soaking up springtime scenery. Below are five ideas for a Mother’s Day that will make moms and grandmas smile for months to come.   1)    Take a …
The Largest U.S. Cryptosporidium Outbreak Occurred 21 Years Ago this Month
The Largest U.S. Cryptosporidium Outbreak Occurred 21 Years Ago this Month
4/11/2014 4:44:53 PM
This April marks the 21st anniversary of the largest waterborne disease outbreak in U.S. history. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Milwaukee area developed severe, uncontrollable diarrhea that caused bottled water and anti-diarrheal medication shortages. Unprecedented absenteeism disrupted commerce throughout the city leaving schools and workplaces largely empty. Surveys …
North East Victorian and Southern New South Wales Standalone Solar Power Systems Installer Offers Cost-Effective Solar Alternatives to Traditional Sources
4/10/2014 11:40:35 PM
VICTORIA, Australia April 2014 – The importance of installing standalone solar power systems is largely unknown to most Australians, but to those Aussies who live in regional areas the importance is front of mind.  Independent solar power systems are capable of supplying reliable electricity in many applications, most often with the powering capacity equivalent to a public …
“An Involuntary Spy” Nominated for Rone Award
“An Involuntary Spy” Nominated for Rone Award
4/10/2014 11:25:17 AM
Times Square Publishing announced today that the best selling thriller, “An Involuntary Spy,” by Kenneth Eade, has been nominated by Ind’Tale Magazine for a Rone Award.  An Involuntary Spy will compete with 25 other nominees in the category.  The list of nominees can be found at: http://www.indtale.com/2014-rone-awards-nominees.   Voting for the Rone Awards is open to …
Mold Causes Closure of Treasure Island Fire Station
Mold Causes Closure of Treasure Island Fire Station
4/8/2014 4:13:46 PM
Last month, KTVU published a report about the temporary relocation of firefighters from San Francisco Fire Station 48.  The building, located on Treasure Island, was evacuated following a report from a mold consultant.  How long it will take to remove the mold and prevent it from reoccurring is unknown.  Until then, Station 48 is operating out of a nearby …
New Research Estimates More Than $1.3 Billion in Illegally Caught Fish Entering US Annually
4/8/2014 10:49:29 AM
Washington, DC – More than 20% of wild caught seafood imported into the US–worth at least $1.3 billion–is likely illegal, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Policy . This new estimate underscores the role of the US market in fueling the global trade of illegal fish, estimated at $23 billion, and the need for the US government to take proactive …
Indian Fishworkers’ Group Demand Accountability from World Bank For Coal-Burning Power Plant Disasters
4/8/2014 10:43:37 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) host their annual spring meetings this week, tens of thousands of Indian fishworkers affected by the Tata Mundra coal-burning power plant in Gujarat, India are calling on World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim for action. Dr. Bharat Patel, the General Secretary of Machimar Adhikar Sangharsh Sangathan …
Combat Veterans to thru hike the Continental Divide Trail
Combat Veterans to thru hike the Continental Divide Trail
4/7/2014 5:49:21 PM
Combat Veterans Begin Six-Month WARRIOR HIKE to  “WALK OFF THE WAR” on the Continental Divide Trail Hachita, NM (April 7, 2014) – For the first time, the Warrior Hike Program will deploy 26 of America’s returning combat veterans in three teams to “Walk Off The War,” by thru-hiking the triple crown of America’s National Scenic Trails – the Appalachian, Continental Divide, …
Asbestos Exposure Risks and National Asbestos Awareness Week
Asbestos Exposure Risks and National Asbestos Awareness Week
4/7/2014 10:53:03 AM
In early 2014, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to create the 10th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week.  The first week of April has been established for this event in order to raise awareness of asbestos exposure risks and the diseases that it can cause.   Exposure to asbestos fibers is an international concern.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, …
National Healthy Schools Day Promotes Indoor Environmental Awareness
National Healthy Schools Day Promotes Indoor Environmental Awareness
4/7/2014 10:41:42 AM
For over a decade, National Healthy Schools Day has shined the spotlight on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of our nation’s schools.  This year, National Healthy Schools Day is observed on April 8th and is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in partnership with other agencies and organizations.   The National Healthy Schools Day website provides a wealth of information …
Envirotech Clean Air Continues Commitment to the IAQ Industry
Envirotech Clean Air Continues Commitment to the IAQ Industry
4/7/2014 10:28:33 AM
Last month, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) concluded their 17th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.  The meeting and exposition brings together professionals dedicated to preventing and solving indoor air quality (IAQ) issues around the globe.     During the event, IAQA held elections for a number of important leadership positions within the organization.  …
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Achieves Ohio VAP Certificate for Asbestos and Volatile Organic Compounds
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Achieves Ohio VAP Certificate for Asbestos and Volatile Organic Compounds
4/4/2014 10:44:10 AM
The Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP) was created to minimize governmental red tape and maximize resources and expertise in the private sector. It states that if someone wants to clean up a piece of property, it may be done following specific standards developed by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When cleanup requirements are met, the director of Ohio EPA issues …
Australian Beachy Outdoor Cushions Help Aussies Bring the Beach Home with Them
4/4/2014 1:27:58 AM
QUEENSLAND, Australia April 2014 – Australians and their love affair with the beach is as ingrained as the backyard barbeque. Most Aussies don’t need to try too hard to imagine the warmth of a sea breeze, the feel of sand underfoot and the soothing sounds of the ocean. It’s calming and a comfort; the peacefulness a relief to the noise of daily life. Spending a day by the …
Gorilla Trades, Inc., donates $25,000 to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
4/3/2014 10:36:41 AM
Gorilla Trades Inc., www.gorillatrades.com announced today that it has become an official visionary sponsor of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, www.gorillafund.org. Gorilla Trades, which is known for humorous commercials portraying their gorilla mascot as a master of the stock markets, has also made a $25,000 cash donation. The donation will support the Fossey …
10th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week Shines Spotlight on Asbestos Hazards
10th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week Shines Spotlight on Asbestos Hazards
4/3/2014 9:36:35 AM
In January of this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 336 to establish the 10th Annual National Asbestos Awareness Week.  It takes place the first week of April and is meant to raise awareness of hazards and diseases associated with asbestos.  Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.  These conditions may not develop until …