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USGS: Florence Likely to Cause Short- and Long-Term Beach Erosion
USGS: Florence Likely to Cause Short- and Long-Term Beach Erosion
9/12/2018 5:06:22 AM
Hurricane Florence, a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, is very likely to cause beach erosion along about three-quarters of the North Carolina coast as it makes landfall, and to overwash about 15 percent of that state’s dunes, with less extensive erosion in nearby states, say coastal change experts at the U.S.
Rio Grande do Sul passes law to ban bottom trawling fisheries of all territorial sea
Rio Grande do Sul passes law to ban bottom trawling fisheries of all territorial sea
9/12/2018 4:21:29 AM
The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul approves legislation to ban harmful fishing practices, protecting marine ecosystems allowing an increase in productivity, and ensuring the future of fishing.
Exposure to Fragrances and Perfumes in the Work Environment Could Cause or Exacerbate Asthma
Exposure to Fragrances and Perfumes in the Work Environment Could Cause or Exacerbate Asthma
9/11/2018 8:04:41 PM
The perfumes and fragrances that are found in personal care products, air fresheners and even cleaning products are frequently encountered and all too common.
Mold Discovery at Correctional Institution Results in the Relocation of Staff and Inmates
Mold Discovery at Correctional Institution Results in the Relocation of Staff and Inmates
9/11/2018 3:39:36 PM
Recently,  Correctional News  published an article about the discovery of mold at a facility in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. According to their report, inmates and staff from one of the correctional facility’s six structures were moved after the discovery of “black” mold.
H&M debuts Conscious Exclusive collection for Autumn/Winter – introducing recycled cashmere and velvet made from recycled polyester
H&M debuts Conscious Exclusive collection for Autumn/Winter – introducing recycled cashmere and velvet made from recycled polyester
9/11/2018 6:32:08 AM
Inspired by a lost fragment of an ancient tapestry, H&M Conscious Exclusive A/W 2018 merges the life and journey of lost historical artefacts with the latest in sustainable fabric innovation.
Kaiser Permanente Finalizes Agreement to Enable Carbon Neutrality in 2020
Kaiser Permanente Finalizes Agreement to Enable Carbon Neutrality in 2020
9/11/2018 5:07:44 AM
Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated health care system, has finalized an agreement for a major renewable energy purchase that will enable it to achieve its goal of being carbon neutral in 2020.
Healthy Indoor Environments are a Crucial Component for Success at Schools and Universities in Puerto Rico
Healthy Indoor Environments are a Crucial Component for Success at Schools and Universities in Puerto Rico
9/10/2018 5:36:10 PM
Most K-12 schools and universities across Puerto Rico opened their doors for the new school year last month. The return to classrooms is an exciting and rewarding time for students, teachers and faculty so long as they can focus their efforts on teaching and learning and not dealing with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) challenges.
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People thankworthy on "Plastic free Rivers" initiative
9/10/2018 1:13:53 PM
WWF-Mongolia introduced "Plastic free Rivers" initiative in order to remove plastic waste from rivers and to engage stakeholders. A successful launch of this initiative continues in the eastern part of the country, Kherlen River.
Aramco Asia supports mangrove conservation in Fujian
Aramco Asia supports mangrove conservation in Fujian
9/10/2018 1:11:39 PM
Aramco Asia has provided support to the  China Mangrove Conservation Network (CMCN)  after entering into an agreement in April this year, within the framework of Saudi Aramco’s 2018 donation program.
Designing Jobs to Fit Workers through the Science of Ergonomics to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Designing Jobs to Fit Workers through the Science of Ergonomics to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
9/10/2018 12:41:31 PM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has shared data showing that as recently as 2015 there were 356,910 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported that year.
California Prison Guards Report Health Concerns Due to Mold Exposure at Federal Correctional Institution
California Prison Guards Report Health Concerns Due to Mold Exposure at Federal Correctional Institution
9/10/2018 12:32:46 PM
The Fresno Bee  has published an article about complaints from prison guards at the Federal Correctional Institution in Mendota. The medium-security prison opened in 2012 to house approximately 800 male prisoners, but according to the report, some prison guards working in the control room have more than just their safety to be concerned about when they come to work.
Sony’s 100% renewables commitment an important first step but needs to be accelerated
Sony’s 100% renewables commitment an important first step but needs to be accelerated
9/10/2018 3:21:41 AM
In response to the announcement that Sony will source all its energy from renewables by 2040, Gary Cook, Senior IT Sector Analyst, Greenpeace USA said: “Greenpeace welcomes Sony’s commitment to power its operations with 100% renewable energy, which is an important first step to becoming a leader on climate change.
Tarps Now Continues Rapid Growth with Expansion of Heavy Duty Tarp Products
Tarps Now Continues Rapid Growth with Expansion of Heavy Duty Tarp Products
9/7/2018 9:48:51 AM
Based upon rapid sales growth and best of breed customer service, Tarps Now® has announced the release of a greatly expanded lines of Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Tarps engineered to provide unparalleled protection for a wide range of industries, including the transportation, aerospace, agricultural, commercial, construction, warehousing and industrial manufacturing …
ASEAN banks need to better manage climate risk to ensure region’s food and water security
ASEAN banks need to better manage climate risk to ensure region’s food and water security
9/6/2018 3:34:43 PM
A new WWF report finds ASEAN’s biggest banks are increasingly aware of the impact that their businesses have on the environment and society but are slow to act on the huge potential they hold in addressing climate change and financing sustainable food, energy and infrastructure systems in the region.
Henkel announces ambitious targets for sustainable packaging
Henkel announces ambitious targets for sustainable packaging
9/6/2018 2:54:01 PM
Building on its existing efforts and progress in sustainable packaging, Henkel is stepping up its commitment to further promote a circular economy: The company has set itself additional targets embedded in an expanded strategic framework.
Are the Ball Fields Your Children Play on Built on Toxic Soil?
Are the Ball Fields Your Children Play on Built on Toxic Soil?
9/6/2018 10:13:38 AM
Two months ago,  The New York Times  published “Saga of the Toxic Ball Fields.” The article looked at athletic fields in Brooklyn that were used for decades by families and sports teams to play everything from soccer and baseball to shot put and long jump.
This State’s Largest City Creates Mold Ordinance for Visible Mold in Hotels
This State’s Largest City Creates Mold Ordinance for Visible Mold in Hotels
9/6/2018 10:08:27 AM
Late last year, the Anchorage Assembly passed AO No. 2017-119 with a unanimous vote of 11-0. The ordinance, in Alaska’s largest city, went into effect the following month and made the presence of “significant visible mold” in hotels and other visitor accommodations a public nuisance under Anchorage Municipal Code Chapter 15.20.
California Company Recalls Cookies Due to Undeclared Tree Nuts
California Company Recalls Cookies Due to Undeclared Tree Nuts
9/5/2018 11:57:54 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a product recall initiated by a company based in Santa Clara, California.  The recall was launched after it was discovered that some of the company’s cookies may contain undeclared tree nuts.
Philadelphia Eagles and Braskem Launch New Sustainability Partnership
Philadelphia Eagles and Braskem Launch New Sustainability Partnership
9/5/2018 11:51:25 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles are pleased to announce that Braskem (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5, and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK), the world’s leading biopolymer producer and the largest polypropylene producer in the Americas, will join the organization as a partner in recycling.
Thinking of flytipping in north London? Don’t be Crazy!
Thinking of flytipping in north London? Don’t be Crazy!
9/5/2018 4:18:05 AM
Furniture shop Crazy Discounts – which is based in 17 Woodhouse Road – pleaded guilty to five offences of flytipping in nearby Lambert Way, Finchley, at Willesden Magistrates Court.