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Kanrel Releases New Eco-Friendly Glass Water Bottle
Kanrel Releases New Eco-Friendly Glass Water Bottle
7/7/2015 4:24:19 PM
Kanrel has announced that they have just released their new Glass Water Bottle to the market. The company launched this bottle in the hope of eradicating the carbon footprint produced by traditional plastic bottles. The new product is BPA free and all the materials are reported to be 100% eco-friendly and recyclable. Kanrel has stated that while they are passionate about the …
IBM’s Virtual Supercomputer Finds Clean Water Clue
IBM’s Virtual Supercomputer Finds Clean Water Clue
7/6/2015 12:15:25 PM
According to a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, scientists discovered a phenomenon in which the use of carbon nanotubes, under specific conditions, could potentially lead to more efficient water filtering with less expense and less impact on the environment. The researchers’ study of nanotubes -- material that shows promise for a variety of …
Taste the new green; Philips delivers tailored light growth recipes to produce, fresh food locally, indoors
Taste the new green; Philips delivers tailored light growth recipes to produce, fresh food locally, indoors
7/6/2015 11:41:53 AM
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, has opened its state-of-the-art GrowWise Center at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Research being conducted by Philips will provide tailor-made LED light growth recipes making it possible for producers to increase their yields and grow tasty and healthy food indoors, all year round. The …
Sierra Club Slams Senator Kirk in Aggressive Suburban Chicago Ad Campaign
7/6/2015 9:53:23 AM
Sierra Club announced Monday morning that it has launched an aggressive regional ad campaign calling out Illinois’ U.S. Senator Mark Kirk for voting against public health and clean air in Congress by attacking the Clean Power Plan three times in June. The nation’s largest grassroots environmental organization kicked off a weeklong newspaper and digital ad blitz with a …
PlanetRush LLC. Solar Rechargeable Battery Charger Makes Cell Phones And Mobile Devices Truly Portable With Respect To The Environment
PlanetRush LLC. Solar Rechargeable Battery Charger Makes Cell Phones And Mobile Devices Truly Portable With Respect To The Environment
7/3/2015 4:15:55 PM
Planet Rush LLC. has announced the release of its super portable, dust-proof, shockproof, water-resistant, eco-friendly solar charger with rechargeable batteries, allowing wilderness lovers to stay connected on their great escapes. It currently sells at a 43% discount on Amazon to allow users meet the product. Find it at http://amzn.to/1GV4hGX   From smartphones to tablets, …
Offshore wind park Westermost Rough officially inaugurated
Offshore wind park Westermost Rough officially inaugurated
7/2/2015 10:36:37 AM
Yesterday, the offshore wind power plant Westermost Rough was officially inaugurated. Consisting of 35 Siemens wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, this project is the first to use these turbines on a large scale in a commercial project. Owner is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners Marubeni Corporation …
Common Endocrine Disruptors Found in Indoor Environments
Common Endocrine Disruptors Found in Indoor Environments
7/1/2015 3:17:53 PM
Many people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, so whether at home, work or school, it’s important that the indoor environment provides for a safe and healthy place for all building occupants.  In recent years, people have become increasingly aware of concerns associated with indoor exposure to such things as asbestos, lead-based paints and elevated levels of …
Monitoring volcanoes with ground-based atomic clocks
Monitoring volcanoes with ground-based atomic clocks
6/30/2015 12:28:03 PM
An international team led by scientists from the University of Zurich finds that high-precision atomic clocks can be used to monitor volcanoes and potentially improve predictions of future eruptions. In addition, a ground-based network of atomic clocks could monitor the reaction of the Earth’s crust to solid Earth tides. Atomic clocks measure time with unbelievable …
Texas Building Science Experts Provide Gulf Coast Residents with Hurricane Season Advice
Texas Building Science Experts Provide Gulf Coast Residents with Hurricane Season Advice
6/29/2015 1:47:33 PM
Earlier this month Tropical Storm Bill made landfall and brought more rain to an already soaked Texas. It was a reminder that hurricane season in the United States has begun and won’t be officially over until November 30th.  People who live in Texas and along the Gulf Coast are at risk this time of year for experiencing the damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical …
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and the Return of Tick Season
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and the Return of Tick Season
6/29/2015 11:34:17 AM
May was National Lyme Disease Awareness Month and an important reminder for people on tick bite prevention.  This is especially true this time of year as warm temperatures make it a particularly active time of year for ticks as people enjoy the outdoors.   Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected …
Occupational Exposure Risks from Microbial Pathogens in Metalworking Fluids
Occupational Exposure Risks from Microbial Pathogens in Metalworking Fluids
6/29/2015 10:08:12 AM
Last month, the Belfast Telegraph published a story about metal workers at a local shipyard who were diagnosed with pneumococcal disease.  At least four workers were reportedly infected at the historic shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. The workers are believed to have been exposed to aerosols containing the bacteria.    Pneumococcal disease is an …
Chemical Found in Consumer Products and Food Packaging Added to California’s Proposition 65 List
6/26/2015 3:46:54 PM
Last month, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).   BPA is a chemical that has been shown to affect the reproductive systems …
Internet of Things Turning New York’s Lake George into “World’s Smartest Lake”
Internet of Things Turning New York’s Lake George into “World’s Smartest Lake”
6/26/2015 10:54:45 AM
The Jefferson Project at Lake George, one of the most ambitious research projects to deploy Big Data and analytics technology to manage and protect a body of fresh water, is entering a new phase in which enormous amounts of data will be captured from sensors and analyzed. Scientists anticipate that insights uncovered from the data collection and discovery stage of the project …
California Home Renovation Projects Cautioned about Vermiculite Insulation
6/25/2015 4:59:02 PM
As homes age and families expand, many people turn to home renovation projects to rejuvenate or enlarge the footprint of their home.  This often involves demolition activities that may expose building occupants to the various forms of insulation found in walls, ceilings and attics.   Anyone thinking about embarking on a home renovation project in an older property should be …
U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation
6/25/2015 11:19:10 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires an …
Class-Action Lawsuit Request Filed after Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak in Quebec City
6/24/2015 10:00:23 AM
Last week, CBC News published an article about the launching of a class-action lawsuit from the families of people who lost a loved one or became ill during the 2012 Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Quebec City. According to the article, 14 people died and over 180 others had become ill from the bacteria found to be in the cooling tower of a downtown office …
San Diego Restaurant Fire Results in Smoke & Water Damage to Popular Food Establishment
6/23/2015 10:31:08 AM
Late last month, Fox 5 published a report about a popular Embarcadero-area restaurant in San Diego that was damaged by fire.  According to the report, firefighters were able to get the fire under control shortly after arriving, but not until the building suffered major damages.  Estimates put the total cost of damages at over $1 million.   Fires in commercial and residential …
As Hurricane Season Approaches, IBM and The Weather Company Collaborate on Emergency Management for Cities
6/22/2015 10:04:01 AM
As the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, communities in severe weather-prone regions are anxiously tracking pending storms and working to create effective disaster response plans. IBM (NYSE: IBM ), through its strategic alliance with The Weather Company and its global B2B division WSI , today announced a new emergency management solution that features …
Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
6/22/2015 9:44:53 AM
Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of thousands of baby cribs and furniture after the vintage grey paint used on the items was found to exceed federal lead limits.  The furniture was made in Chile between March of 2014 and March of 2015.  The products were sold online and at specialty furniture stores nationwide.   According to the …
Puerto Rico’s Indoor Air Quality Experts Provide Advice for a Healthy Home
6/22/2015 9:28:24 AM
A person’s home is their sanctuary and regardless of whether it’s mansion or an average-sized single family home, condo, duplex or apartment, it should provide a healthy indoor environment.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  Many homes have indoor pollutants that could cause health concerns or aggravate a family member’s existing medical conditions.   These …