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Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Raising Awareness of National Cancer Prevention Month
Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Raising Awareness of National Cancer Prevention Month
2/20/2019 1:21:49 PM
National Cancer Prevention Month takes place during the month of February. It is a time to raise awareness of the many ways the public can lower their chances of developing cancer by avoiding exposure to carcinogens, including tobacco smoke.
California Residents Learn About Indoor Air Quality and Furnace Maintenance During the Winter Months
California Residents Learn About Indoor Air Quality and Furnace Maintenance During the Winter Months
2/20/2019 1:16:43 PM
With more than a month still to go this winter, many residents of California have relied on their furnace or heat pump to provide warmth at home, school or in the office.
PCBs and Protecting the Environment and Communities from Exposure Risks
PCBs and Protecting the Environment and Communities from Exposure Risks
2/20/2019 9:02:34 AM
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were first manufactured in the United States back in 1929 and were used extensively until their production was banned in 1979.
New report finds entire lifecycle of plastics a threat to human health
New report finds entire lifecycle of plastics a threat to human health
2/19/2019 6:04:52 PM
  A new report from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)  examines the health impacts associated with plastics at every stage of their supply chain and lifecycle, and concludes that there is an immediate need to adopt a precautionary approach to protect humanity from the plastic pollution crisis.
IKEA Introduces a New Way to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution With a Curtain
IKEA Introduces a New Way to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution With a Curtain
2/19/2019 2:16:39 PM
Air pollution is a global issue and particularly problematic in megacities. According to WHO around 90% of people worldwide breathe polluted air, which is estimated to cause eight million deaths per year.
Blowing Rocks Preserve Marks 50 Years of Conservation and Protection
Blowing Rocks Preserve Marks 50 Years of Conservation and Protection
2/19/2019 1:32:31 PM
2019 is a landmark year for The Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve, commemorating 50 years of conservation success for the renowned south Florida gem.
Volkswagen ID. (1) will be a pioneer of sustainable mobility
Volkswagen ID. (1) will be a pioneer of sustainable mobility
2/19/2019 4:32:25 AM
• Electric car of the new generation will reduce carbon footprint: Climate effect of more than 1 million tons of CO2 per year • Brand board member Ulbrich: “Truly sustainable mobility is feasible if we all want it and we all work on it.” • Electric offensive to reach Paris Climate Agreement • Politics can significantly contribute to success of e-mobility …
Puerto Rico’s Building Owners and Managers Now Have Access to NIOSH’s Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for General Buildings
Puerto Rico’s Building Owners and Managers Now Have Access to NIOSH’s Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for General Buildings
2/18/2019 10:38:40 AM
The climate and exposure to both hurricanes and tropical storms make buildings in Puerto Rico and many other places across the Caribbean at high risk of water damage which can develop into indoor mold issues.
Quarry Has Neighbors Concerned After Naturally Occurring Asbestos Discovered
Quarry Has Neighbors Concerned After Naturally Occurring Asbestos Discovered
2/18/2019 9:30:47 AM
Recently, there have been a number of media reports about concerned residents living near a quarry in Pennsylvania. The worries are over air quality and are the result of naturally occurring asbestos deposits being found at the quarry.
EU Finance Ministers need to provide the framework to transition to a net-zero economy
EU Finance Ministers need to provide the framework to transition to a net-zero economy
2/16/2019 12:30:39 PM
This Monday 18 February, Finance Ministers of EU Member states will meet in Brussels to discuss the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy – A Clean Planet for all.
Thai Union and WWF release first Sourcing Transparency: Wild Caught Fish and Shellfish report
Thai Union and WWF release first Sourcing Transparency: Wild Caught Fish and Shellfish report
2/16/2019 11:35:48 AM
Thai Union Group PCL.,  (“Thai Union”) a leading global seafood company with a portfolio of brands worldwide, alongside its partner  WWF, has released its first  Sourcing Transparency: Wild Caught Fish and Shellfish report.
Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization Passes the U.S. Senate
Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization Passes the U.S. Senate
2/15/2019 11:39:49 AM
The U.S. Senate voted to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47).
ICCA and UN Environment Running Joint Projects
ICCA and UN Environment Running Joint Projects
2/15/2019 10:46:50 AM
As part of its commitment to SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management), ICCA (the International Council of Chemical Associations) and UN Environment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sound chemicals management and developing effective chemical management around the world.
California Residents Advised to Repair Even Small Water Leaks to Prevent Costly Termite Infestations and Mold Contamination
California Residents Advised to Repair Even Small Water Leaks to Prevent Costly Termite Infestations and Mold Contamination
2/15/2019 10:39:04 AM
By some estimates, residents of California spend around $1 billion a year addressing termite infestations and damage. One way to help protect homes and other buildings from these insects is to make sure there are no water leaks, including hidden ones, that could create a moist environment which can attract some species of termites.
Nordex Group Enters Ukraine Market With a 133 MW Order
Nordex Group Enters Ukraine Market With a 133 MW Order
2/15/2019 10:26:13 AM
The Nordex Group has succeeded in entering the Ukrainian market with a major order for 133 MW. By the end of this year, the manufacturer will install 34 turbines from the N131/3900 series for the construction of the first phase of the "Syvash" wind farm.
EP Environment Committee pushes for more nature-friendly CAP
EP Environment Committee pushes for more nature-friendly CAP
2/14/2019 2:14:49 PM
  MEPs in the Parliament’s Environment Committee today voted for measures to relieve agriculture’s pressure on nature and the environment in the future EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Yara and ENGIE to Test Green Hydrogen Technology in Fertilizer Production
Yara and ENGIE to Test Green Hydrogen Technology in Fertilizer Production
2/14/2019 1:36:21 PM
Yara’s mission is to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. In achieving this, innovating sustainable solutions is key. ENGIE is a leader in the energy transition, aiming to become a major player in renewable hydrogen.
ANDRITZ at IDEA 2019
ANDRITZ at IDEA 2019
2/14/2019 12:02:25 PM
STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR HYGIENE NONWOVENS In a continuously changing nonwovens market, the demands of first-class nonwovens production are increasing constantly – lower production costs, higher capacities and speeds, improved product quality as well as sustainable and intelligent production, to name but a few.
Collaboration Brings Cost and Carbon Savings as RAF Marham Becomes First Airbase Powered by Green Energy
Collaboration Brings Cost and Carbon Savings as RAF Marham Becomes First Airbase Powered by Green Energy
2/14/2019 11:31:23 AM
RAF Marham, home to the UK’s F-35 multi role combat jets, is the first military airbase to be powered by green energy. The Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood, recently visited the completed biogas plant that will provide sustainable energy to RAF Marham, and officially opened the new site on Amey’s Regional Prime Central contract.
Bidfood Appoints Mitie to Support Their Waste Reduction Strategy
Bidfood Appoints Mitie to Support Their Waste Reduction Strategy
2/14/2019 11:08:36 AM
Mitie will boost sustainability for food wholesaler Bidfood as part of a new five-year contract covering all aspects of waste management. Mitie will work with Bidfood, one of the leading food wholesalers in the UK, to implement a waste reduction strategy across BFS group’s locations.