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Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

by Associated Press  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday. The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency ...

Nine Substances of Very High Concern Listed Under REACH, 10 Others Nominated

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 25, 2014)

The European Commission has officially designated nine chemicals, including one used to make coated galvanized steel, as substances of very high concern, meaning their uses will have to be authorized. In a separate action, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Sweden announced their intent to nominate an additional 10 chemicals as substances of very high ...

Air pollution from road traffic can raise blood pressure

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 24, 2014)

High blood pressure is linked to long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution, new research suggests. After accounting for lifestyle factors, socioeconomic status and pre-existing health conditions, the researchers found that a rise in traffic emissions of nitrogen dioxide corresponded to a rise in blood pressure of exposed individuals. ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Global Industrial Gas Industry 2017 Trends & Opportunities

by ReportsnReports  (Aug. 13, 2014)

The report titled "Global Industrial Gases Market: Trends and Opportunities (2012-2017)" analyzes the potential opportunities and significant trends in the industrial gases markets of North America, United States, Eastern Europe, Western and Central Europe, Asia, China India and Japan. The report also provides detailed analysis of the global ...

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 ...

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