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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 …
TestAmerica Names Ron Ackerman as Sales Director
10/15/2014 8:47:54 AM
TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announced today that Ron Ackerman has been appointed as Sales Director. Mr. Ackerman will oversee sales activity for the Central Region of TestAmerica, reporting to Kent Cheese, Vice President Sales. “Ron’s deep background as a proven sales leader, mentor and coach make him an ideal fit for helping expand our growth,” said …
China’s E-Commerce Giant, Alibaba and TRAFFIC Take Aim at Illegal Wildlife Products
10/14/2014 5:26:14 PM
World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC wildlife crime expert, Crawford Allan has issued the following statement in response to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between TRAFFIC and Alibaba Group to pledge zero tolerance towards sales of illegal wildlife products on the company’s e-commerce site and to educate consumers about the impact of such trade on wildlife: …
Officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to Fly Sustainable
10/13/2014 5:12:44 PM
The KLM Corporate BioFuel programme , which was launched in 2012, is the tangible outcome of the Green Deal made between KLM and the Dutch Government in 2012. Partners in this biofuel programme commit to flying some of their journeys on aircraft powered by biofuels, thereby contributing to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. All the bio-kerosene KLM uses on its …
The Drott Agencies Continues Its Community Program in San Antonio, TX, This Time Introducing a Charity Campaign Offering Thanksgiving Dinner to Thousands of Seniors and Needy Citizens
10/13/2014 12:14:52 PM
San Antonio, TX – With a new charity campaign in San Antonio, TX, The Drott Agencies looks to offer relief to hungry people in the community. While also raising awareness about the hunger issue in the region, The Drott Agencies seeks to raise $400 to help the Raul Jimenez Dinner, responsible for one of the largest Thanksgiving benefits in the country, feed thousands of …
Renault chooses Fortum Charge & Drive charging solution for Norway
10/13/2014 11:48:35 AM
Fortum and Renault have entered into a cooperation agreement regarding charging infrastructure in Norway, thus expanding the Charge & Drive network to around 500 smart charging stations in the Nordic countries in the coming nine months. By choosing Charge & Drive, the leading smart charging system, Renault will provide its customers with an easy and convenient …
Caribbean’s EHS Experts Identify PAHs & Other Hazardous Chemicals
Caribbean’s EHS Experts Identify PAHs & Other Hazardous Chemicals
10/13/2014 10:03:46 AM
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, commonly referred to as PAHs, are a group of chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic substances like tobacco or charbroiled meat. PAHs are often found as a mixture containing two or more of these chemical compounds.   The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has …
EMSL’s Cinnaminson Laboratory Earns First Certification by NYS ELAP for the New Vermiculite 198.8 Method
EMSL’s Cinnaminson Laboratory Earns First Certification by NYS ELAP for the New Vermiculite 198.8 Method
10/13/2014 10:01:35 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce its corporate laboratory located in Cinnaminson, New Jersey is one of the first testing laboratories to be certified by the New York State Environmental Laboratory Approved Program (NYS ELAP) for the newly released vermiculite 198.8 method. In August, the New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) created this method specifically …