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Huff & Huff, Inc. Joins GeoEnvironmental, Inc

by GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  (Oct. 17, 2014)

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is pleased to announce that effective October 17, 2014, Huff & Huff, Incorporated based in Oak Brook, Illinois has joined the GZA Team.  Huff & Huff is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm providing environmental, natural resources and compliance consulting services to the private, public, ...

First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses

by Ceres  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally ...

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated ...

Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

by The Acta Group  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has ...

Lynn L. Bergeson Listed Among Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the World

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Aug. 11, 2014)

Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the ten "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world in the field of environmental law by Who's Who Legal in its 2014 compendium. This is the third year Ms. Bergeson has been named in the top ten list of individuals recognized as the most highly regarded by clients and peers, and the tenth year she has ...

EPA Announces Final Decision to Register Enlist Duo, Herbicide Containing 2, 4-D and Glyphosate/Risk assessment ensures protection of human health, including infants, children

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The EPA is registering the herbicide, Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. The agency’s decision reflects a large body of science and an understanding of the risk ...

Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review ...

Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

by The Acta Group  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review ...

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 ...

SLP Environmental helps first US investment project establish operations in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (TSEZ), Yangon, Myanmar

by SLP Environmental Co., Ltd - An ASEAN Environmental Consultancy  (Jul. 25, 2014)

SLP Environmental was appointed by Ball Corporation to perform enhanced environmental site assessments (ESA’s) for two industrial properties located in Yangon Division, Myanmar as part of the clients transaction due diligence and site selection process. One of the potential locations for the clients manufacturing operations was Thilawa ...

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