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Source Testing Association celebrates 20 years at AQE 2015

by Source Testing Association (STA)  (Mar. 3, 2015)

The Source Testing Association (STA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at AQE 2015. “It is highly appropriate that we should mark this occasion at the AQE Show,” says STA Director Dave Curtis, who has been involved since its inception. “This event and its predecessors (known as MCERTS) share a common objective with the STA, ...

EPA`s FY 2016 Budget Proposal Increases Support for Communities to Deliver Core Environmental and Health Protections

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 2, 2015)

The Obama Administration Fiscal Year 2016 budget announced today for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lays out a strategy to ensure that all Americans benefit from the economic recovery we are seeing today. The proposed EPA FY 2016 budget of $8.6 billion provides resources vital to that overarching vision and the request is $452 ...

Texas Building Science Experts Share Important Formaldehyde Exposure Information

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry in the manufacture of building materials and numerous household products.  Its primary use is in the production of resins and as a chemical intermediate. Formaldehyde is also a by-product of combustion and can be found in cigarette smoke.   As far back as 1987, the Environmental ...

Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management

by University of Tehran  (Feb. 19, 2015)

"Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management" (GJESM) is a double blind peer reviewed electronic and print quarterly publication concerned with all aspects of environmental science and management. GJESM publishes original research papers, review papers, case reports and short communications across the broad field of environment. These ...

Texas IEQ Experts Help Nursing Homes Prevent the Spread of Environmental Pathogens

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Feb. 10, 2015)

In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes across the country.  After examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a 5 year period, the study concluded that rates of a variety of infections are increasing, including those ...

Bringing Science to Policymakers

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 13, 2015)

Effective sustainable development policies and programmes are not created in a vacuum, which is why UNEP has for years been providing cutting-edge science to governments to assist them in bridging the science-policy gap. Despite UNEP's best efforts, access to quality data and sound knowledge has been constrained by many factors, including lack of ...

Tetra Tech Wins $185 Million U.S. Army Environmental Remediation Contract

by Tetra Tech  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $185 million multiple award environmental remediation contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Kansas City District. Through this 5-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Tetra Tech will support the investigation, design, and removal of ...

Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Vapor Intrusion Issues for Healthy Indoor Environments

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jan. 6, 2015)

Many people are aware of hazards to the air they breathe indoors due to such pollutants as mold, asbestos and radon.  Far fewer are familiar with potential risks due to a process known as vapor intrusion.    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a ...

Playa Grande Beach on the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Protect Public While Potential Munition Is Investigated

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 9, 2014)

The EPA is closely monitoring activities related to potential munitions debris spotted in the water off the shore of the Playa Grande beach area of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and urges residents and tourists to heed a local beach closing. The Playa Grande area of the Refuge has been closed since Sunday, December 7, 2014 to ...

Seven Massachusetts Graduate Students Awarded EPA Grants for Environmental Research Projects

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Seven graduate research students in Massachusetts will receive fellowship grants to assist with their research projects, under EPA’s “Science to Achieve Results” (STAR) program. The students include three from Boston University, three from Harvard University and one from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The funded projects ...

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