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$8-billion green energy initiative proposed for Los Angeles
9/23/2014 4:19:44 PM
Four companies today jointly proposed a first-in-the-U.S., $8-billion green energy initiative that would bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of one of America’s largest wind farms in Wyoming, one of the world’s biggest energy storage facilities in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line …
Cargill pledges to protect forests in all agricultural supply chains
9/23/2014 11:41:28 AM
At the United Nations’ Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food …
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Purchases Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Purchases Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory
9/23/2014 10:25:27 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory located in Pennsauken, NJ.  The extraordinary reputation Pure Earth Environmental Laboratory has earned over the past 20 years was the key factor influencing Aerobiology Laboratory’s decision to acquire the company. As a company that puts the needs of its …
Unicel Architectural skylight systems preserve Préfontaine metro station distinctive design elements
9/23/2014 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – September 23, 2014 – Unicel Architectural, manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today announced the completion of the Préfontaine metro station renovation project. Préfontaine is a subway station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system located in the district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. It originally opened in June 1976 …
Paper Transport Unveils First Full-Production Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine
Paper Transport Unveils First Full-Production Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine
9/22/2014 6:42:39 PM
Paper Transport recently unveiled the latest in its continuing move toward a more green fleet - the first full-production Kenworth T680 equipped with a natural gas engine. "We continue our move toward a more environmentally conscious fleet operation by replacing our diesel-fueled trucks with Kenworth’s most aerodynamic model powered by compressed natural gas (CNG)," said …
Illinois Ranks Third in U.S. in Schools Going Solar
9/22/2014 5:42:40 PM
With a growing commitment to renewable energy, Illinois now ranks third in the nation in the number of K-12 schools that have turned to solar energy to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a newly released nationwide study.  Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and …
Water Damage and Mold Concerns Close San Jose State University Building
Water Damage and Mold Concerns Close San Jose State University Building
9/22/2014 5:38:27 PM
Late last month, NBC Bay Area reported that San Jose State University has closed one of its buildings to teachers and students.  The closure occurred at the Dwight Bentel Hall which houses the School of Journalism and Mass Communications just as the new semester was getting underway. According to the report, the closure was the result of a steam leak under the building and …
EMLab P&K’s San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis
EMLab P&K’s San Diego Lab Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Supports San Diego County with Mold and Asbestos Analysis
9/22/2014 3:22:40 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, celebrates its San Diego, California laboratory’s 12th anniversary. For more than a decade, EMLab P&K has been serving the community throughout San Diego County with mold and asbestos analysis. In the past twelve years, the San Diego laboratory has …
Deputy Files Lawsuit due to Mold Problems in Orleans Parish Prison
Deputy Files Lawsuit due to Mold Problems in Orleans Parish Prison
9/22/2014 9:43:11 AM
Recently, WDSU News reported that a sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit against the Orleans Parish sheriff claiming deputies and inmates were exposed to mold.  According to the article, the deputy’s attorney has stated that their client has been working in the Orleans Parish Prison and Criminal District Courthouse where contractors have been remediating the buildings for …
Environmental Professionals in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease
Environmental Professionals in Puerto Rico Help to Prevent Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease
9/22/2014 9:37:52 AM
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease each year.  However, it is believed that many infections are not diagnosed or reported, so this number is likely much higher.   People can develop this potentially fatal disease by breathing in a mist or vapor …
Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent New Cases of Occupational Asthma
Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent New Cases of Occupational Asthma
9/22/2014 9:22:10 AM
Occupational asthma, also referred to as work-related asthma, is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “An estimated 11 million workers in a wide range of industries and occupations are exposed to at least one of the numerous agents known to be associated with occupational …
NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet
NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet
9/22/2014 9:11:44 AM
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars. “As the first orbiter dedicated to studying Mars’ upper …
Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced
9/19/2014 10:35:35 AM
This week at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) 9th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney and Office of the EPA Administrator Acting Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice Mustafa Ali, on behalf of the SEDC, presented the SEDC Leadership Awards to the 2013 winners. The …
“Leaf Watch” Website Tracks Best Fall Color in Georgia
9/19/2014 10:18:17 AM
“When will the leaves change?” That’s the question park rangers hear most often once the calendar turns to October. Only Mother Nature knows, of course, but peak color in Georgia is usually toward the end of October or early November. The key for a vibrant autumn is warm sunny days coupled with cool – not freezing – nights. To help leaf peepers find the best scenery, …
PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020; and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals
PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020; and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals
9/19/2014 8:40:18 AM
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today strengthened its commitment to action on climate change by announcing new goals for phasing out equipment with hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), signing both the Ceres BICEP Climate Declaration and the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group Trillion Tonne Communique, and reporting progress on its energy efficiency initiatives.  These commitments are …
Rusatom Overseas engages world’s leading experts to create new generation desalination facilities
9/18/2014 1:17:26 PM
World’s leading experts on desalination technologies joined the Rusatom Overseas Expert Council on Desalination that had its first meeting on September 17 in Moscow. The Council will deal with tasks aimed at development of best technological solutions for Rusatom Overseas’s major customers in water and water treatment markets of various countries.   Among the members of the …
Canon U.S.A.’s Clean Earth Crew Beautifies Lakeland County Park in Islandia
Canon U.S.A.’s Clean Earth Crew Beautifies Lakeland County Park in Islandia
9/18/2014 11:17:09 AM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, celebrated the Company’s Clean Earth Crew Campaign at Lakeland County Park in Islandia, N.Y. Approximately 150 Canon employees, family members and friends volunteered to revamp the park, which is fully accessible and designed for the disabled and their families. Participants painted picnic tables, benches and boardwalk …
Mitsubishi Electric’s S-EIV Saves on Power for Tokyo Metro
Mitsubishi Electric’s S-EIV Saves on Power for Tokyo Metro
9/18/2014 10:50:28 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV®), which has been in operation at Tokyo Metro’s Myoden Station since June 2014, has contributed a daily power savings of approximately 600kWh, or enough to power about 60 households. The electricity produced by regenerative brakes supplies power to other trains …
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
9/17/2014 5:27:57 PM
Currently, thousands of firefighters are deployed across California to battle a dozen raging wildfires. The wildfires have resulted in widespread evacuations and have caused damage or the complete destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses. Chronic dry conditions continue to hinder efforts to stop the wildfires and many of these fires are burning aggressively due to gusty …
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
9/17/2014 3:54:06 PM
Last month, NBC’s Channel 4 in Los Angeles broadcasted a report about residents in Vernon having topsoil removed from their yards.  The topsoil is being excavated down to a depth of 18 inches due to the presence of lead contamination. The lead is believed to have come from a nearby battery recycling plant that suspended operations back in March after the plant was unable to …