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  • Avoiding greenwash and its dangers

    This week is the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day. The hype is unbelievably high as companies step all over themselves to share their latest sustainability accomplishments. In general, this is a good thing and it's wonderful to see companies competing on green. But there is a high risk of saying something that isn't quite true, or of overstating the truth. Because this is the time of year for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Opening Ceremony and the First Training Session for ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Program in Shanghai

    On July 24, 2017, the opening ceremony of Shanghai training center of ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Program was launched in Shanghai. The training program is a good example of the joint efforts made by UL Supply Chain and Sustainability, China International Freight Forwarders Association and Beijing JMCONZ Transportation Consulting Co. Ltd., it’s the first official authorized ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Ontario Residents Warned of Formaldehyde Dangers

    North Bay residents on a private water system near Trout Lake in Ontario were warned last month not to drink the water.  The warning followed an accident that caused a tanker truck to crash and spill its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake which provides drinking water for some area residents. The driver of the crash died and investigators are working to determine if he died because of the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environmental protection is good for economic growth

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson spoke last month at the National Press Club about EPA"s progress and explored the challenges and opportunities of leading an environmental agency in a time of economic challenge and technological innovation. Stated Jackson, "If we all do our part, Americans 40 years from today will look back and remember this generation as one ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • HSE launches crackdown on dangerous construction sites

    HSE inspectors are to launch an intensive inspection initiative aimed at stopping dangerous practices on building sites across Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wants to raise awareness of construction site risks and prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths. Construction is one of Britain's most dangerous industries. During 2008/09, 53 workers died and 11 264 were injured, ...

  • Duluth tackles lead danger in aging rental properties

    Duluth faces a tall order when it comes to dealing with lead contamination. About nine in every 10 housing units in the community was built before 1978, when a ban on lead paint took effect, Karen Olesen, a senior planner for the city, said. And the odds of a Duluth home containing lead are even higher because about half of the city’s homes are at least 60 years old, according to 2000 ...

  • Are we in danger of losing our basic cooking skills?

    Love Food Hate Waste is setting out to help restore lost culinary skills. Almost a quarter of parents surveyed via Mumsnet (24%) were not confident they could use leftovers to make another meal without resorting to a recipe. Building skills in the kitchen is vital if theUKis to tackle the £12.5 billion of good food and drink that gets thrown away fromUKhomes each year. ...

  • Pickin` up good vibrations to produce green electricity

    Vibrations from the environments we live and work in could be much more widely harnessed as a clean source of electricity, due to cutting-edge UK research.  Known as ‘energy harvesting’, the concept has been around for over a decade, but researchers from the University of Bristol aim to make it possible to make use of a much wider range of vibrations than is currently possible. It’s hoped ...

  • Textured Paints and Coatings May Expose People to Dangerous Asbestos Fibers

    During the mid-1900s, textured paints and coatings were commonly used in many residential and commercial properties.  Many of these buildings are still in use today. Unfortunately, a number of these materials  contained asbestos. Textured paints and coatings were used for both decorative and protective purposes. Asbestos was added to  these materials due to its strength and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EU removed 53% more dangerous products from market in 2007

    The number of dangerous products removed from the EU market rose by 53% in 2007 compared to in 2006, the Commission's annual report on the Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) reveals. This rise from 1,051 notifications in 2006 to 1,605 last year shows that Member States' surveillance capacities are improving year on year, and that European consumers are better protected today than ever before. Toys were ...

  • Rehab Prospects Good After Korea`s Worst Oil Spill

    SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to 'quick and effective action' by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The team said in its initial report that emergency assistance was not required for cleanup operations after the ...

  • How to build a low carbon economy

    As Gordon Brown promises to plot a green route to recovery in this month’s Budget, which options will really deliver the best bang for buck and maximise carbon savings as well as employment opportunities? The answer lies in energy efficiency and support for technology innovation, argues Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust. As we lurch from banking crisis into economic recession, we desperately ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Protective glass against many dangers: fire, ballistic and manual attack as well as UV rays

    The product portfolio of the international technology group SCHOTT includes various safety glasses for comprehensive protection of museums, exhibition halls and all types of art work. The company has played a pioneering role in the development of glass laminates that withstand burglary attempts and shelling, yet offer fire resistance for higher building safety. Furthermore, SCHOTT offers picture ...


    By Schott AG

  • Chemical cleaning eliminated in the Dairy- saves energy, chemical discharge and danger of bacterial contamination

     The presence of calcium carbonate in water gives rise to the formation of a deposit of  hard scale on surfaces  particularly when water is heated. In dairies this is a severe problem where it forms on stainless steel and is required to be removed by using chemicals. These chemicals then  have to be thoroughly rinsed off before equipment is reused to avoid contaminating the ...

  • Blueprint for building wind energy supply chain

    According to a report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), BlueGreen Alliance and the United Steelworkers, the U.S. wind industry can create tens of thousands of additional jobs manufacturing wind turbines and components if the U.S. passes long-term policies that create a stable market for the domestic wind energy supply chain. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The big price build-up: are you ready?

    The US economy is just now showing signs of revival, and already we are seeing signs of runaway oil and grain prices that may bring unwanted inflation and dangerous instability hardly before the recovery has had a chance to add jobs. I used to have a car like this – an old Mustang – that at end of life could hardly get running before it was overheating. It was easier to trade in the ...


    By Green Power

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites home goods company for 22 serious safety violations at Manhattan and Brooklyn locations

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Idea Nuova for 22 alleged violations of workplace safety standards at the company's Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. The company, which provides a variety of home goods for retail sale, faces a total of $82,800 in proposed fines following inspections by OSHA's Manhattan Area Office. Inspections began in April ...

  • Biotechnology could cut C02 sharply, help build green economy - report

    Industrial biotechnology has the potential to save the planet up to 2.5 billion tons of CO2 emissions per year and support building a sustainable future, a WWF report found. As the world is debating how to cut dangerous emissions and come together in an international agreement treaty which will help protect the planet from potentially devastating effects of climate change, innovative ideas how to ...


    By WWF International

  • Carbon Dioxide Levels Identified in Buildings Utilizing Onsite Test Kit

    Last year, an elderly woman in Georgia was found unconscious in a restroom at a McDonald’s restaurant.  The woman later died and it was determined that a lethal dose of carbon dioxide (CO2) had build up when a bleed line for the restaurant’s carbonated beverages, which was located in the wall cavity, became disconnected.   Although extreme cases like these due to carbon ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA reduces smokestack pollution, protecting Americans’ health from soot and smog/clean air act protections will cut dangerous pollution in communities that are home to 240 million Americans

    Building on the Obama Administration’s strong record of protecting the public’s health through common-sense clean air standards – including proposed standards to reduce emissions of mercury and other air toxics, as well as air quality standards for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized additional Clean Air Act ...

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