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NIOSH Scientist Appointed Convener of International Nanotechnology Working Group

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Aug. 29, 2014)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced in its September 5, 2014, eNews that an international committee unanimously selected Dr. Vladimir Murashov, special assistant for nanotechnology to the NIOSH Director, “to lead an international working group on the health, safety, and environmental aspects of ...

Survey confirms scientific consensus on human-caused global warming

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Aug. 11, 2014)

A survey among climate scientists in 2012 shows that there is widespread agreement regarding a dominant influence of anthropogenic greenhouse gases on recent global warming. This agreement is stronger among respondents with more peer-reviewed publications. Respondents who characterized the human influence on climate as insignificant, reported ...

Environmental Concerns Related to Shale Oil and Gas Development to Be Discussed at 2014 Farm Science Review

by Ohio State University  (Aug. 26, 2014)

The number of horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio’s shale is growing exponentially, and residents often have concerns about potential environmental impacts. But people often worry about just one aspect -- the potential for groundwater contamination, said Joe Bonnell, watershed management program director in Ohio State University’s ...

Trinity Consultants and Sierra Research Announce Intent to Merge

by T3  (Aug. 15, 2014)

Trinity Consultants, Inc., an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, and Sierra Research, an air quality and pollution control research and engineering firm, announce an agreement in principle to merge this year.  The merger will enhance client service with a wide variety of engineering, ...

Expert to Field Questions on Crop Budgets, Farmland Prices and Rental Rates at the 2014 Farm Science Review

by Ohio State University  (Aug. 13, 2014)

While cropland values in Ohio increased in the past two years, they have remained flat, and in some cases declined depending on the land class, in 2014, an economist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Barry Ward, production business management leader for Ohio State University ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Recycling old batteries into solar cells

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Aug. 18, 2014)

Original story at MIT News This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a ...

NGWA announces 2014 award winners

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Aug. 7, 2014)

The National Ground Water Association congratulates the recipients of its 2014 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Long-time NGWA member W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CHG, CPG, has received ...

Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

by Oak Ridge National Laboratory  (Aug. 27, 2014)

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a ...

Water and Agriculture Leaders Plant Seeds for Environmental Progress in Rare Collaboration

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Aug. 21, 2014)

he US Water Alliance issued a report today highlighting common ground and innovative strategies between agriculture and water and wastewater utilities to reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin. “Coming Together to Protect  Mississippi River Watersheds:  Agriculture and Water Sector Collaboration for Nutrient ...

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