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  • 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 ...

  • Much to learn from Mapua site cleanup

    The independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment said this week that 'the soil cleanup seems to have worked and community faces no immediate dangers from this site,' on the release of her report Investigation into the remediation of the contaminated site at Mapua Dr Jan Wright said, however, there were lessons to be learnt from the project. 'Sealing up contaminated sites, for ...

  • Tips for Protecting Your Home During Summer Storm Season

    The summer season brings warm weather, sunshine and balmy breezes. It also brings sudden, sometimes violent, storms that can leave homeowners wondering what hit them. SERVPRO® says that homeowners need to employ a two-pronged strategy to minimize the potential for property damage and injury from summer storms. First, take steps in advance of a summer storm strike and second, repair any ...


  • Indoor Air Quality & Student Performance Discussed in New Educational Video

    Yesterday the IAQ Video Network released the 2nd in a series of educational videos meant to educate the general public about indoor air quality issues.  The first video, entitled “Mold – A Known Asthma trigger”, was made available on Monday of this week followed by Wednesday’s release of “Indoor Air Quality & Student Performance”.  With millions ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Exposure Lawsuit Results in $358 Million in Damages

    Earlier this month, it was reported that a St. Louis jury awarded 16 children over $358 million.  The plaintiffs claimed they had been exposed to lead from a smelting plant.  This is not the first lawsuit against the Missouri plant that is accused of releasing lead into the environment from 1986 through 1994.   Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years by industry and in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Cyclone Power Technologies Performs Combustion Tests of Gulf Crude Oil

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla - Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW) has successfully performed combustion acceptability tests of crude oil recovered from the Gulf of Mexico with its award-winning, heat-regenerative external combustion engine. During the tests, Cyclone ignited a small amount of crude oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon accident through its combustion chamber fuel ...

  • EPA Completes Cleanup of Former Lead Smelter Site in Pilsen

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced that EPA has finished cleaning up Loewenthal Metals, a former lead smelter site in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. In response to community concerns, EPA removed high concentrations of lead in the soil to ensure that the property is safe for residential use in the future. Last June, EPA began the removal ...

  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • Euro MPs move forward on soil protection directive

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted its first-reading report on the first EU directive on soil protection. Among the key points adopted by MEPs is the setting up of public inventories of contaminated sites within the EU and the need for Member States to draw up remediation strategies. MEPs reinstate a list of potentially soil polluting activities. Member States will be allowed some ...


    By European Parliament

  • New Video about Indoor Air Quality & Student Performance

    The IAQ Video Network produces the second in a series of public outreach videos to educate the public about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.  With millions of students across the country heading back to school during the preceding month and into next week a new video all parent should see has been released.  Today the IAQ Video Network released the 2nd in a series of educational ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chicago Residents Learn of Ways to Protect Against Flooding Hazards

    With spring less than a month away, and Chicago area residents witnessing winter rains and snow, a local building science professional is educating people about environmental hazards that can result from flooding.    EC2, a leading environmental and building science consulting and testing services provider, has a long history of educating people across the Midwest about indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • TERS Provides Environmentally Friendly/GREEN Flood and Water Damage Restoration Services in New York (NY), New York City (NYC), New Jersey (NJ), Connecticut (CT), and More

    Total Environmental Restoration Solutions, Inc. (TERS), a New York-based full service environmental restoration company is now offering extended, fully GREEN (environmentally friendly) ...

  • Columbia, S.C., Agrees to Major Sewer System Upgrades

    The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement today with the City of Columbia to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Columbia has agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement ...

  • Improved safety on electrical appliances in Europe

    The European Commission has received the final reports on two projects aimed at enhancing the safety of two categories of consumer electrical products: portable household lights and cord extension sets. These cross-border market surveillance actions found a significant number of non-compliant products on which action was taken and concluded that more needs to be done to further safeguard the ...

  • 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

  • Alberta unveils climate change plan

    A climate change plan released on January 24th by the Alberta government to reduce 200-megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is just the first step in the long road the province must travel to curb its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At this stage the plan resembles more a 'statement of intentions' and lacks all important details on how the targets will be reached. Many feel it does not ...


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  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the ...

  • April infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 135 decisions, including ...

  • The SDG Agenda in the EU Context: Leadership - Progress - Universality - Integration - Financing

    Introduction Honorable ministers, colleagues and friends: let me express my deepest appreciation to the Luxembourgian Presidency for inviting me to share some of thoughts from UNEP on the Post 2015 process and the SDGs. Leadership And let me also thank the EU for its strong global leadership on sustainable development and climate change. With respect to ...

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