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Vanuatu super storm overshadows UN disaster risk conference

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction opened on Saturday in Japan as a monster cyclone hit the small South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, dramatizing the effects of ...

Carbon Monoxide Risks in Commercial & Residential Buildings across Puerto Rico

by Zimmetry Environmental  (Mar. 2, 2015)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning.   Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden ...

UK economy risks missing out on remanufacturing revolution

by Carbon Trust  (Mar. 2, 2015)

Leading experts from industry and academia have warned that the UK is lagging behind other advanced economies in harnessing the value in the rapidly growing remanufacturing industry. This warning follows the release of a new joint report ...

NCEC to provide 24/7 chemical risk support for UK Ministry of Defence

by NCEC (National Chemical Emergency Centre)  (Mar. 10, 2015)

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), has won a three year contract to provide the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) with emergency telephone advice – the contract includes global, multilingual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as access to the NCEC’s hazardous chemicals database The MoD handles and ...

Countries turn to Ecosystems to Reduce Risk Amid Concerns over More Disasters

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Strong commitments to ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) were made at the Plenary Session on Ecosystems and Resilience at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). As negotiations for a post-2015 framework on DRR continue this week in Sendai, over 200 participants gathered at the Plenary Session to ...

Multi-hazard early warning systems vital for managing growing risks

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Mar. 15, 2015)

As climate change and demographic change boost the number of people exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards, improved early warning systems and greater coordination of disaster management activities will be needed to manage risks and protect lives and property, according to the World Meteorological Organization. ...

Tetra Tech Wins $35 million Sediment Remediation Contract

by Tetra Tech  (Apr. 14, 2015)

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the District of Columbia (D.C.) Department of the Environment has awarded the Company a $35 million general environmental services contract that includes technical support services related to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in the tidal portion of the Anacostia River, a ...

Top European companies and organisations get credit for managing workplace stress

by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work  (Mar. 5, 2015)

EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, has paid tribute to over one hundred European companies and federations that joined forces with the Agency to combat workplace stress.  By volunteering to become Official Campaign Partners of the “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress” campaign, these organisations make a ...

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Mar. 18, 2015)

Representatives from 187 UN member States today adopted the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda, a far reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction with seven targets and four priorities for action. Conference President, Ms. Eriko Yamatani, Minister of State for Disaster Management, announced agreement on the text, the ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 10, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

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