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AI Offering Fertile Ground for Biodiversity Informatics
AI Offering Fertile Ground for Biodiversity Informatics
2/22/2018 10:15:57 PM
For centuries, scientists have assembled and maintained extensive information on plants and stored it in what are known as herbaria — vast numbers of cabinets and drawers – at natural history museums and research institutions across the globe.
Gazprom meeting highest international standards for industrial and environmental safety
Gazprom meeting highest international standards for industrial and environmental safety
2/21/2018 12:28:29 PM
The Gazprom  Board of Directors  reviewed and commended the Company’s occupational, industrial and fire safety efforts and  environmental protection measures.
Another Hot Tub in Washington Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease
Another Hot Tub in Washington Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease
2/21/2018 10:59:45 AM
Just a few months after  KEPR  published a report about several members of a popular gym being diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease that was linked to a hot tub at the facility, it appears there has been another hot tub related outbreak in the state.
Bosch establishes division for connected mobility services
Bosch establishes division for connected mobility services
2/21/2018 8:20:46 AM
• Bosch CEO Denner: “Connectivity is fundamentally changing how we get from A to B.” • New ridesharing business: Bosch acquires U.S. start-up SPLT • New city: Madrid welcomes e-scooter sharing • World-first: system!e – new services make electromobility suitable for everyday use Bosch continues to drive forward its transformation into a provider of mobility …
Oceana and TOMS Partner to Help Save Whales
Oceana and TOMS Partner to Help Save Whales
2/21/2018 7:55:46 AM
Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization, and TOMS, the One for One® shoes and accessories company, have launched a footwear collection in support of Oceana’s advocacy work to protect whales and other marine species.
Dozens of Washington Families File Lawsuit over PCBs in Schools
Dozens of Washington Families File Lawsuit over PCBs in Schools
2/20/2018 9:11:25 AM
Last month, Washington’s K5 News reported about dozens of families that have filed a lawsuit against the state, a local school district and a chemical manufacturing company due to what the plaintiffs claim are toxic classrooms that have negatively impacted their health.
Puerto Rican Company Provides Expertise in Protecting Workers from Exposure to Nanomaterials
Puerto Rican Company Provides Expertise in Protecting Workers from Exposure to Nanomaterials
2/19/2018 10:39:45 AM
As more companies and research institutions work with engineered nanomaterials for industrial and commercial products, a growing number of occupational, health and safety professionals have begun to raise concerns about worker exposures to these tiny materials.
Listeria Concerns Prompt California Company to Recall Guacamole Products from Multiple States
Listeria Concerns Prompt California Company to Recall Guacamole Products from Multiple States
2/19/2018 8:54:26 AM
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a food recall initiated by a company based in California. The recall was launched after positive test results for  Listeria monocytogenes  on two packages collected for the FDA’s random sample testing program.
Phoenix Testing Laboratory Adds AIHA Certification for Legionella Testing
Phoenix Testing Laboratory Adds AIHA Certification for Legionella Testing
2/16/2018 8:27:30 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Phoenix laboratory is now certified for  Legionella  analysis through the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA-LAP, LLC).
Audi Environmental Foundation supports young researchers: award for contributions to resource management
Audi Environmental Foundation supports young researchers: award for contributions to resource management
2/16/2018 5:19:04 AM
• Sustainable Resource Management Award in recognition of theses on environmental protection and sustainability • Prizewinners research into urban development and ideas for efficient biogas plants • Rüdiger Recknagel, Chief Executive of Audi Environmental Foundation: “Careful use of resources can have a big impact” The Audi Environmental Foundation and the …
"Whale Cam" Attached to Minke in a World-first
2/16/2018 4:31:29 AM
For the first time ever, scientists in Antarctica have attached a camera to a minke – one of the most poorly understood of all the whale species. And in an incredible bonus for researchers, the camera (which adheres with suction cups) slid down the side of the animal – but stayed attached – providing remarkable video of the way it feeds.
Multistate E. coli Outbreak Sickens People from California to New Hampshire
Multistate E. coli Outbreak Sickens People from California to New Hampshire
2/15/2018 9:35:53 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing  E.
UNICEF on standby to support governments of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji as Cyclone Gita intensifies
UNICEF on standby to support governments of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji as Cyclone Gita intensifies
2/14/2018 12:59:56 PM
 As Tropical Cyclone Gita, the strongest storm to ever hit Tonga, intensifies and heads towards Fiji, UNICEF offers its support to the affected Pacific island countries of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.
Bridgestone Receives Highest Rating in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating for Second Consecutive Year
Bridgestone Receives Highest Rating in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating for Second Consecutive Year
2/14/2018 12:54:18 PM
Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that it has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies to manage carbon and climate change across its supply chain for a second time.
WestCAT - a Californian public transportation service - makes the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
WestCAT - a Californian public transportation service - makes the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
2/14/2018 10:20:52 AM
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT), a public transportation service in California, has switched their entire fleet of 45 heavy duty buses from operating on petroleum diesel to using only Neste MY Renewable Diesel(TM).
Sonoma County Resident Dies after Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease
Sonoma County Resident Dies after Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease
2/14/2018 8:33:41 AM
Recently, the  Press Democrat  published a story about the death of a Sonoma County woman who had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. According to the report, there have been other cases of the severe form of pneumonia in the county, but it was the first recorded death in the area for 2017.
Gus and the Invisible Friend
Gus and the Invisible Friend
2/13/2018 2:27:56 PM
Having been separated at a very young age, five abandoned kittens seek to reunite.  Before she left them, their loving mother told them that they each had been born with an inner voice to guide them.
Naturally Occurring Asbestos Complicates California Airport Runway Repairs
Naturally Occurring Asbestos Complicates California Airport Runway Repairs
2/13/2018 8:56:04 AM
Recently, the  North Bay Business Journal  published a story about the discovery of naturally occurring asbestos at the an airport in California. It was reportedly found last October in the rock beneath the runway during renovation activities.
Lead Disclosure Requirements and Testing Options for Homebuyers in Puerto Rico
Lead Disclosure Requirements and Testing Options for Homebuyers in Puerto Rico
2/12/2018 3:15:08 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that approximately three-quarters of the nation’s housing stock built before 1978, the year the federal government banned consumer uses of lead in paints, likely contains some lead-based paint.
Protecting Workers from Skin Exposure to Hazardous Materials
Protecting Workers from Skin Exposure to Hazardous Materials
2/12/2018 9:18:49 AM
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that more than 13 million workers in the United States alone are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin.