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When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us

by Ensia  (Oct. 13, 2014)

Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without flexible, transparent and water-resistant food packaging, without plastic sandwich bags, cling film or shelves filled with plastic jars, tubs and tubes, and durable bags ...

Rethinking the role of business in solving environmental threats

by Ceres  (Nov. 1, 2013)

In 2012, when the Obama Administration sought to raise average fuel economy standards, something unexpected happened. The "Big Three" automakers -- General Motors, Chrysler and Ford - backed the effort. For decades, every attempt to raise fuel economy standards had been met with stiff opposition from automakers who argued it was too costly, too ...

Indonesia: SLP Environmental Consultants offer ISO and ASTM Standard Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) Services in Indonesia.

by SLP Environmental Co., Ltd - An ASEAN Environmental Consultancy  (Oct. 4, 2012)

Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia with a 2011 GDP estimated at $1.21 trillion and an ADB GDP growth forecast of 6.4% for 2012. The Indonesian economy proved remarkably resilient in the face of the 2008 global financial crisis and was one of the few G20 members to actually post growth in 2009. Indonesia regained its investment ...

Environmental enforcement trends in brazil

by Enhesa - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Mar. 14, 2012)

Environmental enforcement trends in brazil Brazil does not have a strong reputation for the enforcement of its laws. Lesley K. McAllister stated that “The paradox of environmental enforcement in Brazil is that environmental laws are strong but environmental agencies are weak.” (McAllister paraphrasing Aragão and Bunker, 1998, in ...

Supporting best in class performance case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: A precious metals refiner retained Antea Group to evaluate and improve their EHS programs with the end goal of achieving best in class EHS performance among the industry as a way to differentiate itself and create additional business opportunity.   As their current New Jersey industrial facility with deteriorating infrastructure ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

Warren Buffett Trades Mesothelioma Death for Money

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

It is not for the victims of asbestos diseases, but for the lawyer's self-interest that asbestos litigation occurs, and the self-interest of Mr. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's group of Insurance companies that are responsible for asbestos liabilities. The asbestos litigation industry is a multibillion dollar industry that spends more on ...

Green Leaves - SLP Environmental Newsletter, Vol.1, Issue 8, September 2012

by SLP Environmental Co., Ltd - An ASEAN Environmental Consultancy  (Sep. 3, 2012)

Welcome to our eighth issue of ‘Green Leaves’, SLP Environmental’s regular e-newsletter providing a mixture of news, topical features and project updates. In this issue we take a look at Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand: One Year after the Great Flood. We also present some of our ...

Environmental forensics: courting science?

by Hargis + Associates Inc  (Apr. 14, 2010)

Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found ...

Customization of Vapor Intrusion Control Solutions

by Environmental Waste Management Associates LLC (EWMA)  (Oct. 2, 2014)

This is an exciting time in the development of the vapor intrusion control industry.  Significant increases in practitioner skill level and experience and the increased availability of specialized products have resulted in many innovative and customized solutions for addressing the vapor intrusion needs of developers, businesspeople, and ...

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