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  • The environmental impacts of natural disasters

    When natural disasters collide with human affairs there are often immediate losses of human life and widespread devastation to the built environment to contend with. But when these disasters strike the longer term environmental impacts can exact an additional and sometimes lasting toll on the health and wellbeing of the people affected. Two hundred million people were affected by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Drilling Begins 3 Miles from Epicenter of BP Oil Spill

    Just 3 miles from the catastrophic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana company is seeking to unlock the same oil and natural gas that turned into a deadly disaster. Drilling has begun in the closest work yet to the Macondo well, which blew wild on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and fouling the Gulf with as much as 172 million gallons of crude in the nation's worst oil spill. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Offer Help Following Colorado Flooding

    Following what some have called a thousand year flood in parts of Colorado, many residents have begun the arduous process of rebuilding their lives.  According to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management, 17 counties experienced flooding and over 11,000 people were evacuated due to the historic flood waters.  A preliminary report by the agency estimates that 17,500 homes have been ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Offer Assistance Following Northern California Earthquake

    Last month, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter of a century left the Napa region with extensive damage and injured more than 200 people.  Homes and businesses suffered damages as power, water and gas services were lost for thousands of people.  The earthquake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was recorded just 6 miles southwest of the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FPL demolishes 1960s-era Stacks and Boilers to Make Way for Modern, High-Efficiency Power Plant in Riviera Beach

    After serving Floridians for almost half a century, the twin red-and-white-striped, 300-foot-tall stacks and 7,500-ton boilers at Florida Power & Light Company's power plant in Riviera Beach were taken down today in preparation for the construction of FPL's Riviera ...

  • Cleantech Open Announces Keynote Speakers for National Conference

    REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/10 -- The Cleantech Open, the world's largest clean-technology business competition, has released the initial line-up of keynote speakers and presenters for its upcoming National Conference, which will be held on July 22, 2010 in San Jose, California. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Chevron faces new asset seizures in Ecuador as clock ticks to midnight deadline

    After almost 19 years of litigation, the clock is now ticking down to the final hours for Chevron to pay a $19.04 billion Ecuador court judgment or officially default and face yet another lawsuit to seize its assets, this time in the South American nation. Such collection lawsuits already are pending against Chevron in Canada and Brazil, where the company collectively has billions of dollars ...

  • UPDATE: Cleantech Open Announces Keynote Speakers for National Conference

    REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/11/10 -- The Cleantech Open, the world's largest clean-technology business competition, has released the initial line-up of keynote speakers and presenters for its upcoming National Conference, which will be held on July 22, 2010 in San Jose, California. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • India proposes draft national chemical policy

    On March 29, 2012, India's Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC), located within the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, announced the availability of a draft National Chemical Policy, 2012. The draft Policy is intended to facilitate the growth and development of the chemical sector in India. DCPC states that the policy "accords high importance" to research and development ...


    By Acta Group

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