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Wild Salmon Survival Linked to Climate Summit
10/24/2014 5:24:25 PM
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is hoping that Climate Summit 2014 ,  a one-day conference in New York,  will result in changes that will help save  wild Atlantic salmon, a bellwether species for  the health of our rivers and oceans.  Progress depends on real action by the world’s top leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who will address the conference. …
Health Concerns Continue in City that Housed PCB Manufacturing Plant
Health Concerns Continue in City that Housed PCB Manufacturing Plant
10/24/2014 10:04:19 AM
Last month, FoxNews.com published a report about the ongoing challenges faced by Anniston, Alabama in the city’s battle to cleanup polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination.  The Anniston PCB site consists of the entire area in and around the city where the chemicals can be found. Up until 1999, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shut down Fort McClellan Army …
Mayor Cox Speaking On STEAM Education At Science Academy Night
Mayor Cox Speaking On STEAM Education At Science Academy Night
10/23/2014 10:27:18 PM
The Academy of Science at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista is holding a Science Academy Night on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30PM, with special guest speakers, Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, and Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Professor of Geography at San Diego State University and National Science Foundation Grant Recipient.   Not your average science fair, the Academy of …

Environmental Testing for Staphylococcus aureus Can Help Prevent Outbreaks
Environmental Testing for Staphylococcus aureus Can Help Prevent Outbreaks
10/23/2014 5:19:43 PM
Last month, a student at Mohawk Trail Regional School in Massachusetts was reported to have been infected with MRSA, also known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.   Additional media reports from September also stated a student at Ligonier Valley Middle School in Pennsylvania was diagnosed with MRSA as was someone from an elementary school in Saginaw, …
First Nationwide Bulk Purchase Program Will Expand Access to Clean Solar Energy
10/23/2014 3:44:20 PM
The Solar Community initiative, the first nationwide bulk solar purchase program launched to give homeowners across the US and Canada easy access to more affordable, clean, renewable energy – one of the most effective actions individuals can take to address climate change. The initiative, facilitated by WWF and managed by Geostellar , presents a new approach to purchasing, …
The Nature Conservancy and Supporters Celebrate Permanent Protection of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve
10/23/2014 3:39:05 PM
Through the generous contributions of a number of private donors, The Nature Conservancy has secured the protection of its Warm Springs Mountain Preserve , which connects thousands of acres of conservation lands throughout western Virginia. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dan Ingalls Overlook today, the Conservancy acknowledged the individuals and corporations that …
Campylobacter Outbreak Hits School District in Western Wisconsin
Campylobacter Outbreak Hits School District in Western Wisconsin
10/23/2014 9:39:40 AM
Last month, WCCO in Minneapolis published a report about an infectious disease outbreak of high school students at a school district in western Wisconsin.  According to the article, one student has already been confirmed with a Campylobacter infection and others have been hospitalized. Campylobacter is a type of bacteria that causes an infectious disease known as …
Ecolab Hosts Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable
10/22/2014 12:42:21 PM
Beverage industry leaders from across the globe convened October 14-16 for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Ecolab hosted the event at the company’s Global Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) Center on its Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minn. The three-day agenda focused on BIER’s current work to reduce resource consumption, …
Duke Energy reinforces commitment to responsibly providing clean, reliable energy
10/22/2014 12:29:17 PM
By Lynn Good Duke Energy President and CEO Duke Energy has called the Carolinas home for more than a century. Throughout that time, we’ve been honored to serve our customers and communities by delivering reliable, low-cost electricity. To further this commitment, we have invested more than $9 billion across our six-state region over the last decade to modernize our power …
California Considers Banning Lead Fishing Weights to Reduce Environmental Hazards
California Considers Banning Lead Fishing Weights to Reduce Environmental Hazards
10/21/2014 5:17:48 PM
Last month, the Los Angeles Times published an article discussing Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to sign off on a three-year Department of Toxic Substances Control study.  The agency will look into the environmental impact of lead fishing weights and if they should be banned.  The project is part of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative to study the safety of “priority …
Repair Work Uncovers Mold Problem that Temporarily Closes California School
Repair Work Uncovers Mold Problem that Temporarily Closes California School
10/20/2014 5:20:06 PM
Earlier this month, KCRA published a story about the discovery of mold at an elementary school in Lincoln, California.  According to the report, the problem was discovered when workers repairing drips from the school’s air conditioning system came across mold growth.  As a safety precaution, the school was then closed for several days to prevent exposing children and faculty …
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado Welcomes Four New Trustees
10/20/2014 3:04:22 PM
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado is excited to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Trustees . Bruce Alexander, Kathleen Galvin, Annette Quintana and Suzanne White recently began their terms. “We’re excited to welcome these community leaders to our team,” says Jim Smith, the Conservancy in Colorado’s board chair. “Their dedication to preserve our …
Asbestos Discovery Temporarily Closes Humboldt State University’s Health Center
Asbestos Discovery Temporarily Closes Humboldt State University’s Health Center
10/20/2014 10:26:39 AM
Last month, The Lumberjack published an article that reported that asbestos had been found during a remodeling project of the Student Health Center at Humboldt State University.  The article stated that facility staff identified some construction debris that included tiles and upon further investigation the mastic glue used on the tiles was confirmed to contain …
Allergies or a Common Cold – Indoor Allergen Testing May Provide the Answer
Allergies or a Common Cold – Indoor Allergen Testing May Provide the Answer
10/20/2014 9:58:11 AM
Most years, the cold and flu season starts in late fall and runs through mid-spring.  Although a person can catch a common at any time of the year, the winter months are when medical professionals generally see the peak in the number of people coming down with a cold.   However, that runny nose, sneezing and congestion could also be due to allergies instead of the common …
One Month Left for Speakers to Submit Proposals to Present at the 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference
One Month Left for Speakers to Submit Proposals to Present at the 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference
10/20/2014 9:15:10 AM
The 2015 Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference, taking place April 15th and 16th in Portland, Maine, promises to be one of next year’s premier events for IAQ and building energy professionals.  The annual conference, formerly known as the Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference, attracts attendees from across North America and has provided a venue for industry …
ABIH Travels to China to Promote the Certified Industrial Hygienist® Program
ABIH Travels to China to Promote the Certified Industrial Hygienist® Program
10/20/2014 8:56:15 AM
Last month, representatives from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene traveled to China to discuss the Certified Industrial Hygienist program with practitioners, educators, and government officials.  Representing ABIH in China were Ulric Chung, MCS, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at ABIH; Nicole Greeson, CIH, ABIH Vice Chair; and Dave Roskelley, CIH, CSP, ABIH Director. …
Identifying Environmental Sources of Mycobacterium avium Complex to Prevent Disease
Identifying Environmental Sources of Mycobacterium avium Complex to Prevent Disease
10/16/2014 4:55:36 PM
Mycobacterium avium complex, commonly referred to as MAC, consists of two species of bacteria. They include Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare.  These species can cause disease in humans and are found in various environmental settings across the globe. Interestingly the ecology, epidemiology and transmission of MAC is very similar to Legionella . Both …
Chico Fire Station Begins Repairs to Prevent Mold from Returning
Chico Fire Station Begins Repairs to Prevent Mold from Returning
10/15/2014 5:42:19 PM
Last month, the Chico Enterprise-Record published an updated report about Fire Station 5 that had come under scrutiny late last year.  According to the article, repairs and demolition work are finally taking place to prevent future water intrusion and mold problems. It was last December when the news outlet first reported that the fire station was about to undergo several …
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Accepted into the Domestic Peanut Aflatoxin Program
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Accepted into the Domestic Peanut Aflatoxin Program
10/15/2014 2:58:41 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) and accepted into the Domestic Peanut Aflatoxin Program.  EMSL is proficient in analyzing peanut samples for aflatoxin by using an immunoaffinity column with direct fluorometry method (AOAC Official Method 991.31, A-G). According to the USDA, …
CommonWealth One’s Shred Days event continues to grow
CommonWealth One’s Shred Days event continues to grow
10/15/2014 2:25:33 PM
Compared to its spring Shred Days, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union saw a 10% increase in attendance at its 2014 Fall Shred Days in Alexandria and Harrisonburg, Virginia.   The 10% increase came despite an all-day rain. Both locations were busy: 386 residents brought 15,075 pounds of documents to the Alexandria location for shredding, while 209 brought 7,060 pounds to …