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  • Biorem announces strategic partnership to market ultrafiltration membranes

    Biorem Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) (“BIOREM” or “the Company”) announces that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Tus-Material Group to market globally their ultrafiltration membranes. Ultrafiltration membranes provide a barrier to contaminants in water including suspended solids and pathogens such as cryptosporidium, E. coli, and viruses. Tus-Material Group membranes ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

  • Clean air and air permitting milestones

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that all ‘flexible permit’ companies in Texas have agreed to apply for approved air permits, helping to achieve clean air in the state and providing for regulatory certainty. In September 2010, EPA notified all of the 136 ‘flexible permit’ companies that they needed to seek Clean Air Act compliant permits ...

  • How clean is Europe’s air?

    Particulate matter and ground-level ozone remain important air pollutants in Europe. Despite improvements due to EU legislation, they continue to have a heavy toll on human health especially in southern and eastern Europe. Two reports released this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shed light on Europe’s air quality. One in four Europeans endured many days of frequent and high ...

  • Clean Air Zones in England

    On 5 May the UK government published the principles for setting up new Clean Air Zones in England, which can include charges for older vehicles which do not meet emission standards such as Euro 6. Local authorities who propose Clean Air Zones must consider the sources of vehicle pollution in their area to ensure the zone design is appropriate to meet the air quality challenge. ...

  • Clean air - It does matter

    The venerable magazine The Economist posed an interesting observation recently that any attempt to put an economic value on fresh air, clean water or tropical rainforests can offend the delicate sensibilities of those who argue that the conservation of nature is a moral duty. Yet although the best things in life appear to be free, that does not mean they are without financial value. It simply ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CPI and the Clean Air Act

    CPI was incorporated in 1969. Just a year later the Clean Air Act (CAA) was implemented. CPI is proud to have contrubuted to lower ozone, carbon monoxider, nitrogen dioxide and now greenhouse gas emissions. Check this link for more information from the EPA:  ...

  • Tackling the global clean air challenge

    In many cities air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people's health according to an unprecedented compilation of air quality data released today by WHO. The information includes data from nearly 1100 cities across 91 countries, including capital cities and cities with more than 100 000 residents. Compared to 90 other countries, Canada tied for third with Australia following ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada invests in clean air solutions

    Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced an additional $10 million contribution to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and a $2.5 million contribution to the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The announcement was made prior to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate where representatives of 17 major economies are scheduled ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hyundai`s clean air commitment

    As part of its environmental goal to help clean the air we breathe today and into the future, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced the Clean Air Commitment - a financial top-up of up to $1,000 on the federal government’s scrappage program whose aim is to get the oldest, worst-polluting vehicles off the road and encourage Canadians to select more sustainable transportation alternatives. While ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beijing game for clean air challenge

    With the Olympic Games in sight, the Chinese Government is committed to improving the air quality in Beijing, and has had measures in place since 1998 which have already made a difference. However, there is still some way to go to meet national air quality standards in the Chinese capital, according to Professor Wang Wen-Xing and his team from the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental ...


    By Springer

  • Clean air advocates sue feds to save clean trucks

    The Federal Maritime Commission violated environmental laws when it attempted last month to block clean truck programs at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a lawsuit filed today in California federal court by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club and the Coalition for Clean Air. The programs, which went into effect October 1, will protect millions of ...

  • Clearing the Northwest’s air with clean diesel technology

    Clean diesel technology is coming to the Northwest thanks to nearly $3.9 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants for advanced diesel and heat recovery technology. Dennis McLerran, Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10, highlighted the grants at an event in Portland, Oregon showcasing the Northwest states’ grant recipients. The grants are funded under the Diesel Emissions ...

  • GreenRoad™ Helps Cities Meet Clean Air Objectives

    GreenRoad, the leader in driving performance and safety management, today announced a series of webinars with expert guidance on how to reduce fuel usage and idling in fleets by tackling a major root cause: driving performance. The webinar series is part of a larger initiative at GreenRoad to support the Clean ...


  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • Climate and clean air coalition one year old

    The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) celebrates its first anniversary this week. The Coalition was launched by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an initial group of six country partners and the United Nations Environment Programme. Canada is a founding partner in the Coalition, which has grown to 55 partners, including 27 countries, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA recognizes innovation in clean air projects

    A gardening tool that runs on propane, a climate education program that engages students and teachers in strategies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions at school, and a Tribe’s smoke management program are just three of the winners of EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Awards. For the ninth year, EPA is honoring 15 recipients from across the United States for their environmental achievements in ...

  • EPA, Texas reach deal on clean air plan

    Federal and state environmental officials said Wednesday that they've reached an agreement on portions of the Texas clean air plan that for years have been points of contention. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the conditional agreement on state permits will allow some operating ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA symposium aims for clean air in nation’s schools

    School districts leading the way to prevent and solve indoor air quality problems in schools will be honored at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 10th Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Symposium in Wash., D.C., Jan. 14-16. EPA created the Tools for Schools program a decade ago to address a range of indoor air quality and related problems in school buildings, including ...

  • EPA Honors Central Texas Clean Air Coalition

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Award honoring Central Texas Clean Air Coalition, Austin, Texas for their work on a regional 8-hour ozone flex plan. Their program protects Americans' health and the environment, educates the public, serves their communities and stimulates the economy. “The contributions of the Central Texas Clean ...

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