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Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics
Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics
10/18/2018 1:49:53 PM
Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon University and Greenpeace East Asia.[1] The study, which has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, analyzed 39 …
Passengers of Mass Transit System Learn of Mold Problems
Passengers of Mass Transit System Learn of Mold Problems
10/18/2018 9:33:49 AM
In September, it was reported that several Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcars were found to have mold issues. According to an article published by the  Cincinnati Enquirer, a maintenance worker first noticed mold in one of the streetcar’s ventilation system during an inspection.
Recovery road
Recovery road
10/18/2018 5:54:15 AM
When the waters finally recede and the fires extinguished, when the roads are cleared of debris and the last orphaned child comforted, the TV crews move on to the next hard luck story.
Chevron Announces $500,000 Contribution for Hurricane Relief
Chevron Announces $500,000 Contribution for Hurricane Relief
10/17/2018 11:44:36 AM
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced a contribution of $500,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to assist with efforts to recover from the damage done by Hurricane Michael.
Back to School Means Back to Mold for Some Students and Teachers
Back to School Means Back to Mold for Some Students and Teachers
10/17/2018 8:49:32 AM
Last month, the  Monroe County Reporter  published an article that Monroe County Schools was delaying the start of the new school year by several days.
TestAmerica Expert to Present at 2018 AEHS Annual Conference
10/16/2018 10:16:23 AM
TestAmerica Expert to Present at AEHS Annual Conference   TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, is pleased to announce its participation in the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation’s 34th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air in Amherst, Massachusetts.  TestAmerica Expert, Karla Buechler, will deliver a …
EMLab P&K Helps Mold Testing Specialists in Georgia and Virginia Through Patent-Pending Mold Lab Report
EMLab P&K Helps Mold Testing Specialists in Georgia and Virginia Through Patent-Pending Mold Lab Report
10/15/2018 4:39:48 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, has released an enhanced state-specific MoldRANGE™ Local Climate report for mold testing clients in Georgia and Virginia.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Identifying Exposure Risks in People’s Homes
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and Identifying Exposure Risks in People’s Homes
10/15/2018 1:41:03 PM
This year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) takes place from October 21st  through the 27th. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes the weeklong campaign as a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state and local governments to help increase lead awareness by using their efforts and collaborations to reduce childhood …
National Geographic Announces Initiative to Donate 1,000 Underwater Drones to Explore the Ocean
National Geographic Announces Initiative to Donate 1,000 Underwater Drones to Explore the Ocean
10/15/2018 12:41:27 PM
National Geographic has partnered with OpenROV to launch the  Science Exploration Education (S.E.E.) Initiative, a pioneering effort to explore the ocean.
Residents of Puerto Rico Prepare to Celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Residents of Puerto Rico Prepare to Celebrate National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
10/15/2018 11:48:31 AM
Just how many children and adults in Puerto Rico suffer from lead poisoning is hard to determine since the Puerto Rico Department of Health has no formal blood lead surveillance program.
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.