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  • World Bank caught in controversy over suspect carbon credits

    A storm has been brewing for months in an obscure corner of the carbon-trading world, and it's now raging into full public view. At issue is whether the UN should modify the way it gives valuable carbon credits for climate-destroying refrigerant chemicals, and the stakes are high. The decision could reshape the $2.7 billion carbon crediting scheme known as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New recovery act funding boosts industrial carbon capture and storage research and development

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 22 projects that will accelerate carbon capture and storage research and development for industrial sources. Funded with more than US$575 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, these R&D projects complement the industrial demonstration projects already being funded through the Recovery Act. Together, these ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • World`s Best Cat Litter invites `feline-thropists` everywhere to join its GiveLitter charity to help Los Angeles animal shelters

    World's Best Cat Litter launches its GiveLitter charity in Los Angeles, CA, online at Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldsbestcatlitter and at www.givelitter.com. From September 8-November 8, "feline-thropists" everywhere can vote once a day at either online location and donate pounds of World's Best Cat Litter to ...

  • News Briefing: Statements From Enbridge News Briefing on Marshall, Michigan Pipeline Leak, September 8, 2010

    Excerpt from Joint News Conference, 3 p.m. Eastern Time, September 8, 2010MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) Patrick Daniel, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc. We continue to make steady progress in our clean-up efforts as we move towards our September 27th target date for completion of primary clean-up. Site A, the leak ...


  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • EVTN Files Patents for Oil Spill Recovery Technology

    FORTLAUDERDALE, Fla. - Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) today announced that the Company recently filed three patents related to oil spill recovery, more specifically its unique Submersible Voraxial® Separator.  The Submersible Voraxial® Separator will be the principal element in EVTN's strategic initiative to penetrate the oil spill recovery market. ...

  • Satlantic delivers first Benthic Pod to the Ocean Tracking Network

    Satlantic Inc. is pleased to announce the successful delivery of the first Benthic Pod to the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) and subsequent contract for 12 additional units. The OTN program, headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is conducting the world's most comprehensive and revolutionary examination of marine life and ocean conditions and how they are changing as the ...


  • Taste and odour events linked with Cyanobacteria

    A study documents a correlation between cyanobacteria levels in source water and taste and odour events in drinking water. An outcome is that the level of blue-green algae affected the concentration of 2-methylisoborneol (MIB), the compound frequently associated with taste and odour events, and concluded that these events may be averted or minimised by monitoring reservoirs, lakes, rivers and ...


  • Is Your Child Exposed to Toxic PCBs at School?

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep students and faculty safe from the dangerous the chemicals posses. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 8th, 2010 Production of PCBs in the United States was halted in the late 1970s, but prior to then it was used in some building materials, including caulks.  Caulking materials were used in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Puget Sound protection efforts get nearly $13 million boost from EPA science grants (WA)

    Regional efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound will receive a $13 million helping hand, thanks to the latest round of federal science grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Congressman Norm Dicks and Congressman Adam Smith joined EPA Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran at an event marking the ...

  • Hawaii DKI Utilizes the Industry’s IAQ Marketing & PR Specialists

    Cochrane & Associates will be working with the experts at Hawaii DKI to expand their reach and offer their environmental and disaster restoration services and expertise to the industry.  Today, Paul Cochrane, the founder of Cochrane & Associates announced the marketing and public relations specialty firm began working with Hawaii DKI out of Aiea, Hawaii.  Hawaii DKI is a leading ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • WERCS ETL EARNS SAP INTEGRATION CERTIFICATION

    Albany, NY (September 8, 2010) – The Wercs, Ltd. announced that its WERCS® ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) 6.1 solution has achieved certified integration with SAP® applications. The WERCS ETL solution allows customers to take information from the SAP ERP application for use in The WERCS complete chemical management and hazard communications solution. The WERCS ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • EMSL Analytical Acquires Midwest Laboratories as Strategic Growth Initiatives Continue

    Midwest Laboratories’ asbestos samples are now being processed at EMSL Analytical’s AIHA and NVLAP accredited Chicago testing facility. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 7th, 2010 EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they have acquired Midwest Laboratories’ PLM and TEM laboratory operations.  The announcement is part of EMSL’s calculated ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Review finds Europe lacks the drive to reduce transport noise

    At the end of August, a three part review of implementation of the Environmental Noise Directive (END) was finally published. Research informing publication of the reports was largely undertaken last summer – and given the ongoing nature of noise action planning, information on the approach in England at least is out of date. While the reports do give a comparison of approaches across ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • PepsiCo Releases Inaugural Water Report

    Report titled "Water Stewardship: Good for Business. Good for Society." details PepsiCo's efforts to conserve and replenish water use in its operations and expand access to clean water PURCHASE, N.Y. - PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), one of the world's largest food and beverage businesses, today published its inaugural water report detailing the company's efforts to conserve ...


  • EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants awarded

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun to award its competitive grants under President Barack Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is targeting the most significant environmental problems in the region. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson traveled to Toledo, Ohio and Green Bay, Wisconsin today to highlight several local projects that received funding in the first ...

  • Department of Energy reaches an agreement in principle on the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab site in Simi Valley

    The Department of Energy announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle with California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and NASA on the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) site in Simi Valley. "The Department is pleased that we have achieved a conceptual agreement for cleanup of the DOE portion of the Santa Susana Field Lab site," said Dr. Ines Triay, DOE ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Human Resources Targets Mold & Other IAQ Concerns to Minimize Employee Risks

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide solutions for human resources professionals dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Professionals involved with human resources (HR) deal with a myriad of employee concerns and risk management issues.  Their ability to identify, assess and prioritize risks is all part of the daily routine for many of these dedicated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dangers of Formaldehyde Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    The IAQ Video Network produces the third in a series of public outreach videos to educate the public about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Today the IAQ Video network released the 3rd in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate the public about important indoor air quality issues.  The first two videos, entitled “Mold – A Known Asthma trigger” and “IAQ ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ECO Canada to re-brand environmental professional designation

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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