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Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Nanotechnology

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Earlier this week, Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that, effective October 6, 2014, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, has been appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Nanotechnology. NIOSH states: “As Associate Director for Nanotechnology, Dr. Geraci will ensure that NIOSH ...

High Profile Speakers Headline Key Events at WEFTEC® 2014

by Water Environment Federation (WEF)  (Sep. 29, 2014)

An impressive line-up of high profile national and international speakers have been confirmed to headline some of the most highly anticipated events of WEFTEC 2014. The Water Environment Federation’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Sept. 27-Oct, 1. ...

New report on long-term nuclear spent-fuel management

by European Commission, Joint Research Centre  (Sep. 30, 2014)

A new report (download here) launched today in Brussels by the JRC and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) analyses options for spent nuclear ...

In Poultry Sustainability Is a Continuous Improvement, Not an Endpoint

by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association  (Oct. 1, 2014)

“Sustainability is a continuous improvement, not an endpoint,” said Dr. Marty Matlock, executive director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas, during his presentation on Science Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Poultry and Egg Production at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Environmental Management Seminar in Destin, Fla. ...

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

by Associated Press  (Sep. 26, 2014)

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the ...

Barclays pledges to rapidly growing green bonds sector

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 24, 2014)

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York, Barclays Bank reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Bonds sector by announcing it will invest a minimum of £1bn ($1.6 bn USD) by November 2015 to form part of its liquid asset buffer – one of the largest such investments by a bank. Green Bonds are fixed income securities ...

Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive ...

ADMS-Urban & Roads 3.2 SP1 update with EFT 6.0.1

by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC)  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Two new versions of Defra's Emission Factor Toolkit were released this summer. Version 6.0 was released in June 2014, followed by version 6.0.1 (containing some corrections) at the beginning of July 2014. The EFT can be downloaded from the following webpage: ...

Direct Injection Innovator Teams Up With Market Leader to Extend CVD and ALD Advanced Process Offering

by HORIBA Europe GmbH  (Sep. 9, 2014)

From left to right: Takuya Ito; HORIBASTEC Sales, Shigeji Ao; HORIBA Senior Applications Engineer, Stuart Knight; HORIBA European Segment VP, Jean Manuel Decams; Kemstream President, Herve Guillon; Kemstream Sales Manager, Samuel Bonnafous; Kemstream Engineering Director Advanced Direct Liquid Injection manufacturer Kemstream, enters into a sales ...

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

by Associated Press  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet. Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, ...

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