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UK HPR1000 nuclear technology design successfully moves into next phase of UK approval process
UK HPR1000 nuclear technology design successfully moves into next phase of UK approval process
11/16/2018 5:59:46 AM
The joint regulators have today (15/11) announced the commencement of Step 3 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the UK HPR1000 nuclear technology.
ABB creates new ecosystem of connected solutions in move towards zero-emission future
ABB creates new ecosystem of connected solutions in move towards zero-emission future
11/15/2018 12:42:47 PM
ABB Electrification Products division showcases extended product portfolios at ACW 2018 ABB Customer World (ACW) 2018, with the theme of “Let’s write the digital future.
Fujitsu Immersion Cooling System Receives Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity
Fujitsu Immersion Cooling System Receives Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity
11/15/2018 10:14:43 AM
Fujitsu today announced that it has received a 2018 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (Technology Development and Commercialization) for its Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY Liquid Immersion Cooling System, which provides revolutionary energy savings.
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice
11/15/2018 5:29:27 AM
Massive Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice: https://youtu.be/vTr3VdGlFr8 An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices
Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices
11/15/2018 3:26:16 AM
Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.
E. coli Fears Prompt Ground Beef Recall from Grocery Store Chain
E. coli Fears Prompt Ground Beef Recall from Grocery Store Chain
11/14/2018 1:51:45 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced that a Florida-based grocery store chain was voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of ground beef products made from chuck from its stores in twenty-four counties.
Bight oil spill could reach Sydney and be twice as bad as Deepwater Horizon
Bight oil spill could reach Sydney and be twice as bad as Deepwater Horizon
11/14/2018 1:33:57 PM
A leaked document from oil company Equinor, obtained by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, reveals previously unreleased oil spill modelling that shows an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight could reach even farther north than Sydney and surrounding beaches, coating thousands of kilometres of Australian coastline as well as the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
PRH to Install Water Bottle Filling Stations to Help Reduce Plastic Pollution
PRH to Install Water Bottle Filling Stations to Help Reduce Plastic Pollution
11/14/2018 12:27:29 PM
We are happy to announce that  Water Bottle Filling Stations  will be installed on our floors at 1745 Broadway. Responding to frequent requests from many of you at both our uptown and downtown NYC locations, and in support of our sustainability efforts, our company has acquired  FW-PRO Kitchen Counter Water Purifiers.
Boards Turn a Blind Eye to Climate Change
Boards Turn a Blind Eye to Climate Change
11/14/2018 11:44:09 AM
More than half (56%) of non-executive directors admit to never having discussed climate change, despite the major implications for entire supply chains of a predicted rise in global temperature.
Violation Notices Served After Asbestos Disturbed at California High School
Violation Notices Served After Asbestos Disturbed at California High School
11/14/2018 8:03:38 AM
In late August, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) issued violation notices to several contractors and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District “for the illegal removal, handling and disposal of asbestos last week at a  local High School.” The violations stemmed from a complaint received by SCAQMD on August 16th, alleging that asbestos-containing …
Mold Concerns Result in the Temporary Closure of Community Center
Mold Concerns Result in the Temporary Closure of Community Center
11/13/2018 4:03:46 PM
Last month, multiple media outlets reported on the temporary closure of an important community center in Memphis, Tennessee. The activity center for the Frayser community closed its doors after reports of water damage resulting in possible mold growth became known and investigated.
BNP Paribas sponsors Climate Finance Day & Global Round Table 2018
BNP Paribas sponsors Climate Finance Day & Global Round Table 2018
11/13/2018 1:30:17 PM
The 4th  Climate Finance Day, a global event on sustainable finance, will take place from 26 to 28 November 2018 at Palais Brongniart in Paris. This year,  Finance for Tomorrow, an initiative by  Paris EUROPLACE, and the United Nations Environmental Programme,  Finance Initiative  (UNEP FI) are joining forces to organise the Global Round Table and Climate Finance Day: 3 days …
Unicel Architectural sponsors an American Institute of Architects (AIA) course on design approaches for enhanced patient privacy and tranquility in healthcare facilities
Unicel Architectural sponsors an American Institute of Architects (AIA) course on design approaches for enhanced patient privacy and tranquility in healthcare facilities
11/13/2018 6:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – November 13, 2018 – Unicel Architectural announced today the availability of the AIA registered course:  “Patient Privacy & Tranquility: Optimizing Healing Environments using Insulating Glass Units (IGU) with Integrated Louvers”.
Oreo maker linked to destruction of orangutan habitat for palm oil in Indonesia
Oreo maker linked to destruction of orangutan habitat for palm oil in Indonesia
11/13/2018 2:45:14 AM
Palm oil suppliers to snack food giant Mondelez have destroyed almost 25,000 hectares of orangutan habitat in Indonesia in just two years, new mapping analysis by Greenpeace International has revealed.[1] Mondelez is one of the world’s largest buyers of palm oil, which it uses in many of its best-known products, including Cadbury chocolate bars, Oreo cookies and Ritz …
Asthma Cases Spike in Puerto Rico Following 2017 Hurricane Season
Asthma Cases Spike in Puerto Rico Following 2017 Hurricane Season
11/12/2018 1:50:23 PM
Earlier this year, NBC News published the article, “Puerto Rico faces a spike in asthma cases following Hurricane Maria.” The investigative report specifically looked at the aftermath of the storm that left residents with “mold-producing wreckage across the island and forcing many to use fume-spewing generators for power.” One doctor, interviewed for the piece that treats …
Implementing OSHA’s New Regional Emphasis Program to Reduce Worker Exposure to Ammonia Compounds
Implementing OSHA’s New Regional Emphasis Program to Reduce Worker Exposure to Ammonia Compounds
11/12/2018 1:02:48 PM
In late September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had launched a new program to address hazards from exposure to fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate and agricultural anhydrous ammonium.
Hurricane Michael expected to leave $15bn financial impact on US economy, according to Aon catastrophe report
Hurricane Michael expected to leave $15bn financial impact on US economy, according to Aon catastrophe report
11/12/2018 12:07:06 PM
Aon’s  Impact Forecasting  team today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during October 2018.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Identifying Airborne Carcinogens
Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Identifying Airborne Carcinogens
11/12/2018 11:26:34 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.
Atlantic tuna species threatened by record levels of overfishing and alleged criminal activities: WWF urges ICCAT to deliver stringent action
Atlantic tuna species threatened by record levels of overfishing and alleged criminal activities: WWF urges ICCAT to deliver stringent action
11/9/2018 1:59:14 PM
A €12 million annual trade in illegal bluefin tuna recently uncovered in the Mediterranean and the dramatic overfishing of tropical tunas, pushing populations at risk of collapse, underline the need for serious action by the EU and tuna fishing nations at the  ICCAT meeting in Croatia, starting on Monday 12 November.  WWF urges the EU and other fishing nations  to put in …
California City Puts Apartment Complex Owner on Notice for Mold and Other Poor Conditions
California City Puts Apartment Complex Owner on Notice for Mold and Other Poor Conditions
11/9/2018 9:34:29 AM
Recently,  The Modesto Bee  published a report about an apartment complex owner being put on notice to make repairs or face costly penalties. According to the article, the Modesto Building Safety Program Coordinator inspected the property and found mold, cockroaches, missing smoke detectors, and other health and safety concerns.