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Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem
1/30/2015 11:16:20 AM
In 2011, an important national priority was declared: Put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. Since then, sales of plug-in electric vehicles have risen and continue to rise, but they pale when compared to sales of conventional vehicles. Statistics from Argonne National Laboratory show U.S. car dealers sold 97,101 electric vehicles in 2013 and 118,882 in 2014. …
Blue Star Recyclers Announces Board Appointments and Officers for 2015
1/30/2015 10:00:00 AM
Blue Star Recyclers announced a new Board Chair and new Board members at their first meeting in 2015.   Jennifer Taylor, Business Development Manager of Bryan  Construction, serves as Chairman of the Board, taking over from Tony Fagnant who served as Chair since the organization was founded as a 501(c) 3 Social Enterprise in 2011.  Board members Amy Dinofrio, COO of Pikes Peak …
Indoor Air Pollution and Low Income Housing in South Los Angeles
1/29/2015 5:40:27 PM
Last month, California’s KCET published a report about indoor air pollution concerns in low income housing found in many parts of South Los Angeles.  The article’s main focus was on pest infestations and how landlords’ responses can cause tenants to be exposed to harmful pesticides. It discussed ways that improper pest control measures can compound already unhealthy living …
Car Wraps Manufactured with a Positive Impact on The Environment
Car Wraps Manufactured with a Positive Impact on The Environment
1/28/2015 6:09:24 PM
Problems like global warming and environmental degradation have sensitized the producers and consumers alike to this problem. Since the trend of car wraps has just picked up, their scrutiny from an environmental point of view has already begun. Researchers have already started conducting laboratory experiments on the environmental effects of vinyl car wraps. The results …
San Diego Fights Lead Poisoning in Homes with New HUD Grant
1/28/2015 5:26:11 PM
Last month, San Diego’s Fox 5 published a report about a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help prevent lead poisoning in the city.  According to the article, San Diego will use the $3.4 million grant to remove lead-based paints (LBPs) from homes with small children.   Contact with this hazardous heavy metal often results from exposure …
ACAC Unveils Moisture Control Certifications
ACAC Unveils Moisture Control Certifications
1/28/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has announced two new professional certification programs in moisture control consulting:  the Council-certified Moisture Control Investigator (CMCI)  and Council-certified Moisture Control Consultant (CMCC).   Individuals with field experience in moisture control during building design, construction and maintenance …
ROSATOM Spearheads Expertise And Knowledge Transfer Within ASEAN Countries To Develop Nuclear Industry
1/28/2015 10:38:36 AM
The Russian Corporation ROSATOM demonstrated their support for nuclear development in Malaysia and the rest of the ASEAN countries at the 6th Nuclear Power Asia Conference (NPA) that took place from January 27 to 28 in Kuala Lumpur. ROSATOM’s participation at NPA 2015 focused on engaging stakeholders and offering support for the ongoing nuclear energy development …
Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge
1/28/2015 10:32:13 AM
As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet. Roanoke has already achieved 16 percent …
Ricoh Recognized “Prime” on the Oekom Sustainability Rating
Ricoh Recognized “Prime” on the Oekom Sustainability Rating
1/28/2015 9:07:32 AM
Ricoh Company, Ltd. has been awarded the “Prime” status of Sustainability rating by the German company oekom research AG. Points for which Ricoh was especially highly rated are as follows. ・The introduction and implementation of comprehensive guidelines in relation to product reuse and recycling ・Positive development and launch of energy-efficient …
Rolls-Royce awarded contract by EDF to supply boron measurement technology to 34 nuclear reactors in France
1/28/2015 9:00:27 AM
Rolls-Royce, in partnership with COMEX NUCLEAIRE, has been awarded a contract to supply boron measurement systems for the entire fleet of 900MW nuclear reactors in France owned and operated by EDF Group. Rolls-Royce boron meter technology, known as Boronline, complies with the latest French safety regulations. It provides real-time data on boron concentration levels in the …
Why Supporting Renewable Energy in Australia Will Save Both Money and the Environment: Geelong Solar Power Company Reveals
1/27/2015 7:38:38 PM
VICTORIA, Australia January 2015 – When Tony Abbot took his seat as Australian Prime Minister in September 2013, the Liberal Party took a conscious step away from prioritising climate change on the political agenda and backing the Renewable Energy Target scheme ( RET scheme ). Since then, it has become increasingly clear that the coalition is hesitant to support …
Students Moved from Classrooms after Mold is Discovered
1/27/2015 4:53:03 PM
Earlier this month, WHNT published a report about mold that was found growing in several classrooms at a school in Morgan County, Alabama.  According to the report, most of the mold was found in the ceiling above three classrooms and that students were moved to other areas of the school.    The mold was discovered after parents complained of their children getting sick.  …
Cleveland, Evanston, and Seattle Lead In Climate Change Action
1/27/2015 1:20:58 PM
Cleveland, Evanston, and Seattle are finalists in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge , a year-long challenge recognizing cities responding to the threats of climate change and reducing their carbon footprint. The cities were chosen by WWF and global management consultancy Accenture for transitioning their communities toward a climate-friendly future. One of these …
Lenovo Named to World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index
1/27/2015 11:00:58 AM
Lenovo (HK: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that is has been selected for inclusion in Corporate Knights 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index.  As a result, starting February 1, Lenovo will now be included as a constituent stock in the Global 100 Index that is widely tracked by global sustainability investors and investment funds. The …
Study of Public Housing in San Francisco Looks at Mold, Lead & Childhood Asthma
1/26/2015 5:04:54 PM
Last month, The San Francisco Examiner published an article about a recent study of the health of children living in the city’s public housing.  According to the study results reported in the article, children that live in public housing that has not been renovated are 39% more likely to repeatedly visit hospital emergency rooms as compared to children living in renovated …
Neste Oil listed among the world’s most sustainable companies in 2015
Neste Oil listed among the world’s most sustainable companies in 2015
1/26/2015 4:17:50 PM
Neste Oil has been selected for the ninth time for inclusion in The Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2015, the company ranks 31st on the list. The top position in the 2015 list of most sustainable corporations is held by an American biotechnology company Biogen Idec. In addition to Neste Oil, the list includes four other Finnish companies.  "I’m …
Conservation Groups, Native Organizations Celebrate Wilderness Recommendation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
1/26/2015 10:47:52 AM
In a significant moment for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, today the Obama administration became the first in history to make a Wilderness recommendation for the Refuge’s Coastal Plain as part of its preferred alternative in its final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Wilderness Review. Through this recommendation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes the …
More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research
More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research
1/26/2015 10:34:38 AM
Improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands. See diagram below for geographic coverage.    Similar data were previously released by USGS for most of Africa (in September 2014) and the Western Hemisphere (December).  …
Schneider Electric ranks 9th in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
1/26/2015 10:27:01 AM
Schneider Electric announces it ranks 9th in the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ("Global 100") Index. The index has been released by Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, on January 21st.   Companies ranked in the Global 100 index are the top sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors, …
Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico
Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico
1/26/2015 9:06:55 AM
Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in …