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Greenpeace activists block coal trade event to urge coal exit
Greenpeace activists block coal trade event to urge coal exit
10/15/2018 5:39:20 AM
The World Coal Leaders Network 2018 meeting was disrupted by 17 Greenpeace activists from Spain, France and Slovenia who peacefully protested the continued use of coal and demanded its rapid phase-out.
FedEx Pledges $1 Million to Support Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
FedEx Pledges $1 Million to Support Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
10/15/2018 3:33:14 AM
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has committed $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver critical aid and supplies in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
Marriott International’s Updated Statement on Hurricane Michael
Marriott International’s Updated Statement on Hurricane Michael
10/12/2018 6:49:30 AM
We continue to monitor the impact of Hurricane Michael on hotels in the impacted areas. As always, the safety and security of our guests and associates is a top priority. Our hotel management teams are evaluating the status of the hotels and working closely with local authorities as needed. We express our appreciation for the efforts of authorities, emergency responders and …
Integra Certified Document Destruction Achieves Certification
Integra Certified Document Destruction Achieves Certification
10/11/2018 1:00:54 PM
Integra Certified Document Destruction(“Integra”) is proud to announce that it has met or exceeded all requirements set forth by the National Association for Information Destruction (“NAID”) to continue to be rated as an AAA Certified document destruction leader in its industry.
Mold Complaint Filed in Superior Court by California Renters
Mold Complaint Filed in Superior Court by California Renters
10/11/2018 11:02:42 AM
Earlier this year, four apartment renters in San Francisco filed a complaint against their landlord alleging breach of implied warranty of habitability and other counts.
NERC pledges £100 million for postgraduate training
NERC pledges £100 million for postgraduate training
10/11/2018 4:12:06 AM
The PhD training centres, known as DTPs, underpin the UK’s world-leading profile within the environmental science community and bring together universities, research organisations and partners from a wide range of backgrounds, including charities, non-governmental organisations, government bodies and industry leaders.
Borden Waste-Away Group and Customers Continue Joint Funding of Life Saving Cancer Research
Borden Waste-Away Group and Customers Continue Joint Funding of Life Saving Cancer Research
10/10/2018 7:24:30 PM
As Breast Cancer Awareness month is well underway, Borden Waste-Away Group met with Goshen Health Foundation to present fundraising proceeds for cancer research that is more far-reaching than breast cancer alone.
International Investment Group Ends Support for Energy Transfer Partners
International Investment Group Ends Support for Energy Transfer Partners
10/10/2018 11:04:11 AM
The international financial services company, NN Group, announced today that four controversial pipelines companies, including Dakota Access developer Energy Transfer Partners, and 10 tar sands oil companies were added to its Exclusion List, effectively withdrawing investment in these corporations.
MEPs fight to curb plastic pollution but miss key opportunity on microplastics
MEPs fight to curb plastic pollution but miss key opportunity on microplastics
10/10/2018 10:42:10 AM
Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted on the European Commission’s  single-use plastic proposal.  WWF welcomes the results of the vote, which strengthen the European Commission’s proposal, released in May of this year in line with its strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.
Environmental Testing to Identify Flesh Eating Bacteria and Other Microbial Pathogens
Environmental Testing to Identify Flesh Eating Bacteria and Other Microbial Pathogens
10/10/2018 8:49:10 AM
In August, WCBD published a report about a South Carolina man that almost lost his arm due to necrotizing fasciitis after swimming in a lake. According to the article, the man had a cut on his arm when he went swimming and this is where doctors believe two types of bacteria entered his body.
Could this be the beer of the future? 100 environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law
Could this be the beer of the future? 100 environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law
10/9/2018 5:48:32 PM
A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with good quality water. But imagine a world where your favourite beer looked, smelt and tasted like dirty water.
Largest ever survey on wildlife rangers unearths severe lack of basic healthcare, training and equipment
Largest ever survey on wildlife rangers unearths severe lack of basic healthcare, training and equipment
10/9/2018 4:00:19 PM
•    Globally, almost 60 per cent of government rangers surveyed lack access to clean drinking water while on patrol •    One in four have had malaria in the last 12 months with 80 per cent claiming to have rare or no access to mosquito nets on patrol •    Latest death toll reaches 107 rangers killed in the line of duty from July 2017 - 2018*, yet almost half (47 per cent) …
Greenpeace and CoalSwarm show global coal phase-out for 1.5°C pathway is realistic and achievable
Greenpeace and CoalSwarm show global coal phase-out for 1.5°C pathway is realistic and achievable
10/9/2018 3:11:37 PM
Ending global coal-generated electricity by 2050, with a two-thirds reduction by 2030 — as recommended by the most recent IPCC  report — is realistic and achievable according to a global plant-by-plant analysis by Greenpeace International and CoalSwarm in the report: “A Coal Phase-Out Pathway for 1.5°C”.
Philips Head of Sustainability Robert Metzke speaks at CleanMed Europe 2018
Philips Head of Sustainability Robert Metzke speaks at CleanMed Europe 2018
10/9/2018 2:04:55 PM
The role of procurement in mitigating the environmental impact of health sector operations is well acknowledged. For example, sustainable procurement practices can significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint.  By adopting sustainable procurement policies, strategies and practices, healthcare authorities, governments and international development organizations can …
EMLab P&K Hosts IAQ Training Course by Indoor Sciences in South San Francisco, California
EMLab P&K Hosts IAQ Training Course by Indoor Sciences in South San Francisco, California
10/9/2018 1:54:16 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America,  will be hosting Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Inc.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits
10/9/2018 1:40:26 PM
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today.
Firefighters Moved at California Fire Station due to Mold Concerns
Firefighters Moved at California Fire Station due to Mold Concerns
10/9/2018 10:42:37 AM
Fox 40 recently published a report about health concerns expressed by firefighters and their union representatives at a West Sacramento fire station.
Microbial Source Tracking and Outbreak Investigation by Whole Genome Sequencing
Microbial Source Tracking and Outbreak Investigation by Whole Genome Sequencing
10/9/2018 9:16:25 AM
EMSL Analytical Inc. has been at the forefront of microbial source tracking for many years. Until recently, the menu of molecular source tracking methods has been limited to qPCR assays for fecal biomarkers:  Bacteroides  species specific for warm blooded animals and  Bacteroides  species of human origin.
The HUD Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule in Puerto Rico and Testing for Tobacco Residues Indoors
The HUD Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule in Puerto Rico and Testing for Tobacco Residues Indoors
10/8/2018 3:47:17 PM
There are over 300 public housing developments in Puerto Rico. For those financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), major changes were recently introduced for those living in and managing these properties.
Air Force Families Sue Property Management Firm over Mold in Homes
Air Force Families Sue Property Management Firm over Mold in Homes
10/8/2018 3:20:03 PM
This summer, the  Air Force Times  published a story about several lawsuits filed by military families claiming they were driven from their homes due to the presence of mold.