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New OECD Brochure illustrates how Work on using Manufactured Nanomaterials sustainably in Tyres contributes to Green Growth

by Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA)  (Jul. 9, 2014)

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released a brochure entitled Green growth: chemical safety and biosafety(link is external). In it the organisation explains that ‘innovation through emerging and converging technologies (such as biotechnology and nanotechnology) ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

EU Chemicals Agency Defends Video On Consumer Rights Over Industry Objections

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 14, 2014)

The European Chemicals Agency is defending itself against accusations of alarmism over a video made to raise awareness about a consumer right to information on chemicals that was introduced by the European Union's REACH regulation. The video, issued by ECHA June 30, is intended to highlight a provision in REACH (Regulation No. 1907/2006 on ...

Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (May 22, 2014)

A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to ...

California Approves Expansion of Toxic Waste Site

by Associated Press  (May 21, 2014)

Residents of a small California farming community who have worried for years about the health effects of a hazardous waste landfill learned Wednesday that the state has cleared the way for it to expand. Rather than scaling back the Kettleman Hills landfill, as residents had demanded, state officials announced the approval of a plan for the ...

New White Paper by ProPath Supports Superiority of Dako`s HER2 IQFISH pharmDx Kit

by Agilent Technologies, Inc.  (Jul. 7, 2014)

Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, today announced positive findings in a white paper by ProPath Services comparing Dako's HER2 IQFISH pharmDx kit with Abbott's PathVysion HER-2 DNA Probe kit. ProPath Services is an independent anatomic pathology laboratory ...

Huge Investment Opportunities Return to Western Europe, according to IHS Study

by IHS Global Inc.  (May 14, 2014)

Findings from a multi-sector study carried out by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, were released at the ...

States Confront Worries About Fracking, Quakes

by Associated Press  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years, temblors have become commonplace. Oklahoma recorded nearly 150 of them between January and the start of May. Most were too weak to cause serious damage or endanger lives. Yet they've rattled nerves and ...

Texas Gas Town Considers Banning Fracking

by Associated Press  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too. For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its streets. The gas fields have produced a ...

Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the ...

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