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Workers Exposed to Lead Hazards Receive $7.5 Million Settlement
Workers Exposed to Lead Hazards Receive $7.5 Million Settlement
1/23/2019 11:22:23 AM
Late last year, a company operating a shipyard in Wisconsin settled the first of three lawsuits brought against it for exposing workers to lead hazards.
Google commits to first-ever solar power agreement in Asia – Greenpeace statement
Google commits to first-ever solar power agreement in Asia – Greenpeace statement
1/23/2019 11:18:13 AM
Google has signed a long-term contract to buy 10MW of solar power generated from 40,000 solar panels in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan, in its first ever Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Asia.
Just What Might Be Lurking in the Dust at Work, School or Home?
Just What Might Be Lurking in the Dust at Work, School or Home?
1/23/2019 10:09:12 AM
The buildup of dust or residues is an age-old problem that isn’t isolated to any one locale or type of environment. Any indoor environment, from private homes, large multi-tenant buildings and schools, right up to immense industrial complexes, will likely find some dust or debris building up at some point.
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited Awarded Position on the CDP Water A List Company for the Third Year in a Row
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited Awarded Position on the CDP Water A List Company for the Third Year in a Row
1/22/2019 9:04:25 PM
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited has been acknowledged as a CDP Water Security A List 2018 company after being highly regarded by the CDP (an international non-profit organization providing environmental information disclosure systems) due to company initiatives including activities serving to reduce water used at its plants and its Water Resource Cultivation initiatives.
General Mills recognized as global leader in corporate sustainability
General Mills recognized as global leader in corporate sustainability
1/22/2019 8:49:18 PM
Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental impact non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) achieving a place on the CDP ‘A List’ for both climate change and water security - two out of three environmental themes covered by CDP scores.
Talented, Hearing-Impaired Author Captivates Readers with Thrilling Novel
Talented, Hearing-Impaired Author Captivates Readers with Thrilling Novel
1/22/2019 5:46:22 PM
With pure talent and passion, Mary A. Lonergan created “Strangers under Amazon’s Canopy,” a masterpiece starring a strong-willed protagonist—a perfect example that no barrier can keep anyone away from their dreams.
Telefónica, world leader in the management of climate change according to the 2018 CDP A-List
Telefónica, world leader in the management of climate change according to the 2018 CDP A-List
1/22/2019 2:02:47 PM
• For the 5th consecutive year, Telefónica is the only Spanish telco listed in the CDP A-LIST   • Telefonica’s commitment to transforming the network from copper to fibre represents an energy efficiency of more than 85%.
California Inspectors Visit Senior Home due to Asbestos Concerns Following Popcorn Ceiling Repair
California Inspectors Visit Senior Home due to Asbestos Concerns Following Popcorn Ceiling Repair
1/22/2019 11:49:09 AM
Late last year, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles published a report about inspectors from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) visiting a senior home in Mission Hills.
Honda Engines Expands GX Series V-Twin Model Lineup
Honda Engines Expands GX Series V-Twin Model Lineup
1/22/2019 11:10:53 AM
• Honda i GX700/ i GXV700 and i GX800/ i GXV800 V-Twin general-purpose engines offer versatile power—expanding into larger and more demanding commercial applications for greater adaptability with excellent fuel efficiency in a compact package.
Kering Ranked As Second Most Sustainable Company Across All Industries In The World And First In Luxury And Fashion By Corporate Knights’ 2019 Global 100
Kering Ranked As Second Most Sustainable Company Across All Industries In The World And First In Luxury And Fashion By Corporate Knights’ 2019 Global 100
1/22/2019 9:06:57 AM
Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Kering has been named the world’s second most sustainable company across all industries by the Corporate Knights’ 2019 Global 100 Index.
Identifying Common Exposure Hazards Lurking in Indoor Environments across Puerto Rico
Identifying Common Exposure Hazards Lurking in Indoor Environments across Puerto Rico
1/22/2019 8:25:47 AM
Whether at home, school or in the office, it is estimated that most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. This makes indoor environmental quality (IEQ) an important issue for the health and safety of families and building occupants.
Technical failures increase risk of contaminated Fukushima water discharge into Pacific – Greenpeace
Technical failures increase risk of contaminated Fukushima water discharge into Pacific – Greenpeace
1/22/2019 4:11:35 AM
The nuclear water crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been compounded by multiple technical failures and flawed decision making driven by short term cost cutting by the Japanese government and TEPCO, a new Greenpeace Germany analysis concludes.
On One-Year Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad
On One-Year Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad
1/22/2019 4:07:21 AM
More than one year after China implemented a full ban on commercial ivory sales, several surveys indicate Chinese travelers are still purchasing ivory at souvenir shops in neighboring countries.
Carbon Recycling International wins Wärtsilä SparkUp Challenge for Power-to-X start-ups
Carbon Recycling International wins Wärtsilä SparkUp Challenge for Power-to-X start-ups
1/21/2019 2:14:36 PM
The technology group Wärtsilä awards Icelandic Carbon Recycling International as the winner of the SparkUp Energy Challenge. For the first time the focus of this start-up challenge was on the energy field, on Power-to-X technologies.  “The real winner of this challenge is actually Wärtsilä.
Reduced CO2 emissions from the supply chain by 600,000 tonnes
Reduced CO2 emissions from the supply chain by 600,000 tonnes
1/21/2019 2:01:31 PM
Since 2011, Equinor has reduced CO2 emissions from its logistical operations for the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) by 600,000 tonnes. The company’s ambition is to halve emissions in the NCS supply chain by 2030.
Infineon First Chipmaker to Be Named
Infineon First Chipmaker to Be Named "Partner of the Year" by Hyundai for Cooperation in Electro-Mobility
1/21/2019 9:17:47 AM
Semiconductors are a key enabler for electro-mobility: Hyundai Kia Motors Company named Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) “Partner of the Year 2018” for providing power modules used in hybrid and electric cars.
Valmet and Kemira Collaborate to Bring Significant Improvements to Wastewater Treatment Processes
1/21/2019 8:26:13 AM
Valmet and Kemira have signed a partnership agreement in developing wastewater and sludge treatment customer applications for municipal and industrial plants in Europe. Reliable real-time measurement data will increase the water treatment process visibility and enable predictive and proactive process management.
Dow to Help Lead $1 Billion Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste in the Environment
Dow to Help Lead $1 Billion Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste in the Environment
1/18/2019 11:59:28 AM
Dow is playing a lead role in the formation of a new alliance of global companies to advance solutions that eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
Samsung Wins Environmental Protection Award for Recycling and Responsible Waste Disposal Initiatives
Samsung Wins Environmental Protection Award for Recycling and Responsible Waste Disposal Initiatives
1/18/2019 11:45:08 AM
Two weeks ago, Samsung Electronics was  recognized for its environmental leadership  credentials in Russia with the Kommersant Initiative Golden Crane award.
Final court decision stops attempt to open up Pirin World Heritage site for construction
Final court decision stops attempt to open up Pirin World Heritage site for construction
1/18/2019 11:38:32 AM
WWF and other NGOs in the  For the Nature  coalition have won the final court case against the government of Bulgaria’s plans to open Pirin National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bulgaria’s premier protected area, up to construction.