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  • S. Portland maine facility faces EPA sanction for unsafe storage of hazardous chemicals

    A chemical manufacturing and distribution facility in South Portland, Maine, faces an EPA fine of up to $151,900 for improper storage of hazardous materials, in violation of federal and state laws. Monson Companies Inc. of Leominster, Mass., which operates a warehouse, distribution, repackaging and custom blending chemical manufacturing facility, was recently issued a complaint by EPA for its ...

  • 10 Tips on Tank Preparation for the Winter Season

    With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition: Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • UK Climate Change Minister launches one-stop shop for adapting to climate impacts

    Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock today called on organisations across the public and private sector to develop imaginative and innovative approaches to deal with the  impact of a changing climate. Launching a new information hub that will help businesses, planners, and others to adapt to climate change, Ms Ruddock said that as the climate changed, there would be more extreme weather, ...

  • Safety net for hazardous chemicals strengthened as the scope of the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention widens

    Safety at industrial facilities across 40 countries in Europe will be enhanced with the inclusion of 13 additional categories of hazardous substances and 32 more chemicals with serious health and environmental effects within the scope of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (Industrial Accidents Convention). This will start on 19 December 2015 with the entry ...

  • Take this jar shelve it

    If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligent in handling and storing these bottles properly, problems will arise. Those problems can run the gamut from mildly inconvenient to life-threateningly serious. Keep reading to learn how to avoid mishaps from mishandled chemicals. Previous articles laid the groundwork for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • House passes bill to block Obama climate plan

    Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. The bill targets Obama's proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the first national limits on heat-trapping carbon pollution from future power plants. It's part of ...


    By Associated Press

  • `The climate risk opportunity`

    Thank you for inviting me to this important event and for giving me the opportunity to meet so many business leaders. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and key decision makers who all share one common threat. You get the threat we all face from dangerous man made climate change. But you are not just passive observer of great change, you get this. Climate change is a real risk that we all ...

  • The Analox team head off to the Underwater Centre

    A group of Analox team members were invited to The Underwater Centre in Fort William to undergo training similar to that delivered to Commercial Divers and ROV pilot ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • United Kingdom – Republic of Korea joint statement on climate change

    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea on the occasion of the State Visit by ROK President Park Geun-hye to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea recognise that the challenge of tackling climate change presents an opportunity to build the model of strong, sustainable long-term economic growth. ...

  • OSHA cites Fox Valley Systems for 26 safety violations after 3 workers seriously injured in explosion and fire at Cary, Ill., paint plant

    Fox Valley Systems Inc. has been cited for multiple safety violations following an explosion and fire that resulted in serious injuries to three employees on March 6 at the Cary plant. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 26 safety violations, including two willful violations where locked doors impeded exit routes and snow blocked ...

  • Do I need to be green in B2B?

    Sustainability is very much a headline in B2C. But we don't hear much on the subject in B2B. Is it happening? What are the motivators for B2B businesses going green? And what are the consequences of 'wait and see'? In the world of B2C, consumers form bonds with brands that deliver emotional benefits like security, smarts, and sex appeal. In the world of B2B, there is a bond of trust between buyer ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Chris Huhne speech to the Royal Geographic Society - `The Perfect Storm`

    The ‘perfect storm’ that gives this conference its name is now two years closer. But are we any safer? You have already heard from climate and environment experts. Today, I will tell you what Government is doing to tackle climate change and boost our energy security. Previous storms In autumn 2000, more rain fell on England and Wales than had done for 230 years. ...

  • New NRDC climate analysis: nation can create jobs and save on electricity bills while cutting carbon pollution from power plants

    The nation can significantly cut carbon pollution from power plants, the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate action plan, while adding thousands of new jobs and saving families money on their electric bills, according to a new analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council and business and labor groups. Countering ...

  • Beyond carbon confusion: strategies for real business impact

    At last, good news. For two years running, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has reported that total global carbon dioxide gas emissions from the energy sector have stalled, levelling off at around 32 billion tonnes per year. Meanwhile, the global economy has grown by just over 3% in each of the past two years – suggesting that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chris Huhne speech: The art and the science of climate change

    Speech by Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I am delighted to be here today, and to give the last of a series of three speeches about climate change. Three weeks ago, I spoke about the economics of climate change. The case for green growth. Two weeks ago, I spoke about the geopolitics of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Speech: The economics of sustainability

    Transcript of the speech by Rt. Hon Gregory Barker MP, UK Minister for Energy & Climate Change and Minister for Business Engagement with India in Hyderabad on 2 July 2013. Originally given at Hyderabad, India . This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Check against delivery I am delighted to be here in Hyderabad. I have visited India many ...

  • Speech: Myth-busting low carbon development

    Keynote address by UK Minister for Business Engagement Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP. Originally given at Hyderabad, India. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. I am delighted to be here in Hyderabad. I have visited India many times. Last time in February with Prime Minister Cameron… Who came with the largest business ...

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