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EU-U.S. Joint NanoEHS Workshop Will Be Held in March 2015 in Italy

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced on December 5, 2014, that, in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), it will hold the 2015 “EU-U.S.: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts” joint workshop on March 12-13, 2015, ...

Deal salvaged at UN climate talks in Peru

by Associated Press  (Dec. 14, 2014)

A compromise deal salvaged by climate negotiators in Lima early Sunday sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but a consensus could not be reached on nations submitting to a rigorous review of their plans for greenhouse gas emissions limits. In the agreement, reached more than 30 hours after talks were supposed to end, more than 190 ...

Changes Coming to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in Puerto Rico

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Dec. 15, 2014)

This past fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule with changes to site assessment standards that will go into effect October 6th, 2015.  The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E1527-05 will be replaced with ASTM E1527-13.   People potentially affected by this action are those ...

EPA Finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos Health Assessment

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its final Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment today for Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA). This assessment analyzes the potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects from inhalation exposure to LAA, and includes the final Toxicological Review of LAA. ...

EPA finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos health assessment (Mont.)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 8, 2014)

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its final Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment today for Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA). This assessment analyzes the potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects from inhalation exposure to LAA, and includes the final Toxicological Review of LAA. ...

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 ...

Silver nanoparticles could pose risk to aquatic ecosystems

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Silver nanoparticles are toxic to common bacteria at concentrations found in many aquatic environments across the globe, new research has found. Bacteria often form a key part of ecosystems and these impacts may be felt by the entire system, the researchers warn. Silver nanoparticles are between one and a hundred nanometres (nm) in size and are ...

CDL wins Environmental Disclosure Award at Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2014

by Trucost Plc  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Trucost is delighted to announce the results of the Environmental Disclosure Award, a quantitative element of the Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2014. Companies participating in this award were judged on their relative performance against the same sector average in Asia; their public disclosure of greenhouse gas ...

CDL wins Environmental Disclosure Award at Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2014

by Trucost Plc  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Trucost is delighted to announce the results of the Environmental Disclosure Award, a quantitative element of the Singapore Sustainable Business Awards 2014. Companies participating in this award were judged on their relative performance against the same sector average in Asia; their public disclosure of greenhouse gas ...

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 ...

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