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New OSHA Report Discusses Income Inequality Associated with Failure to Protect Workers
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just released a new report that examines how workplace injuries and illnesses impact income inequality. The report, Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job explores the impact on employees and their families of the more than three million workers that are seriously injured and the approximately 4,500 ...

Researchers get flood forecasting off the ground
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Scientists have built a model that accurately predicts floods without data from the ground. Until recently, ground observations were needed alongside satellite data to build a full-enough picture to model climate and extreme weather events. And as worldwide annual losses due to flooding are predicted to reach at least US$1 trillion in 2050, scientists are seeking a solution for countries that ...

EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards
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For the second consecutive model year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin. Overall industry compliance in model year 2013 was 12 grams/mile – or 1.4 miles per gallon – better than required by the 2013 standard. These were among the top findings released today in the Environmental Protection Agency’s ...

EPA Issues Response to ICTA Petition Regarding Nanosilver
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Almost seven years ago, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) filed a petition for rulemaking requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate products containing nanosilver as pesticides and for related other forms of relief. On March 19, 2015, EPA responded to the petition. In general, the response does not alter EPA’s legal position with ...

Biochemical, Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass in Focus at UREM 2015, Day Two
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Today (Mar 26, 2015) the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting learned that while biomass gasification for the purpose of making fuels and chemicals would be used to produce biofuel in the Nordic countries, and preferably dimethyl ether (bioDME), countries in southern Europe might prefer to use it to produce heat. Italy and Spain were mentioned as countries where the technology ...

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