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  • Putting a stop to the arctic meltdown

    Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously stopped their ships? We say no: as should anyone who believes you don't put out a fire with gasoline. The retreat of polar sea-ice is one of our ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Johnson Controls to Invest $138.5 Million in Toledo, Ohio Battery Facility to Support Rapidly Emerging Start-Stop Vehicle Technology

    Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) today announced plans to invest $138.5 million to convert its battery plant near Toledo, Ohio into an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery facility for Start-Stop and other high efficiency vehicles. ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • One-Stop Blog is the Ultimate Data Resource

    For food and pharma manufacturers, Mettler Toledo's new Product Inspection Blog provides an indispensable single source of information on industry innovations, the latest regulations, best practice recommendations and much more. For any food or pharmaceutical manufacturer, Product Inspection information is an invaluable asset – all the more so when it’s easily accessible, totally ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Pipelife Gas Stop Improves Gas Grid Safety for Enexis

    The Gas Stop automatically shuts off the gas supply of the 100 mbar household connection in case of sudden leakages, for example during digging or maintenance activities. The Dutch gas grid is already safe, and this Gas Stop will increase safety even more in case of sudden gas outflow. The Gas Stop is already used on a large scale in other countries. In some countries this Gas Stop is even a ...


    By Pipelife International GmbH

  • Stop pipe line spills with Wrap Seal from SynTherm

    SynTherm introduces Wrap Seal on the european market.Wrap Seal is quick repair kit for pipe line leaks.Wrap Seal is a fiberglass tape coated with polyurethane resin which reacts with water to cure.Wrap Seal can be used for routine or emergency leak repair, hazardous material spill control, structural reinforcement, sealing joints, rebuilding thinning pipe walls, corrosion control, abrasion ...


    By SynTherm

  • New 250 PSI Insertable Valve from Hydra-Stop

    Hydra-Stop, a division of ADS LLC, today announces the introduction of the new 16” IVP 250. This next generation, permanent, insertable gate valve offers increased strength, improved performance, and simplified installation and operation. Its predecessor, the award winning 150 psi rated Insta-Valve Plus, is the most reliable and most installed gate valve in the industry. “This ...


    By ADS Environmental Services

  • Emerging Markets Shine Amid Climate Change Gloom

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/10 -- The results of HSBC's fourth Climate Confidence Monitor, published today, reveal that climate change is one of the top three concerns globally, on a par with economic stability and terrorism. In Hong Kong and Vietnam, climate change is the number one concern. The emerging economies provide a welcome note of optimism, leading the way in ...


  • EPA announces public health emergency in Libby, Montana

    US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has announced the agency has determined that a public health emergency exists at the Libby asbestos site in northwest Montana.  Over the past years, hundreds of asbestos-related disease cases have been documented in this small community, which covers the towns of Libby and Troy. The announcement was made today at a joint press ...

  • Mesothelioma risk inspires environmental emergency declaration

    According to a press release issued by the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, an environmental emergency has been declared in Carlisle County for a demolition site near Arlington, Kentucky. The property, located at KY 51 North, is a former electroplating facility that was known as Deena Products, which manufactured lamp fixtures. The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of ...


  • Former Lupton, Ariz. truck stop owners to pay $80,000 penalty for violating hazardous waste laws

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the former owners and operators of Speedy’s Truck Stop $80,000 for violating federal hazardous waste and community right-to-know laws. The violations at the Lupton, Ariz. facility were found following a series of inspections by Navajo Nation EPA, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. EPA in 2004. Inspectors uncovered ...

  • EPA Takes Action to Stop Spread of Asbestos at Liberty Plant Maintenance Site in Lockport, N.Y.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has conducted emergency work to stop the spread of asbestos at the Liberty Plant Maintenance Inc. facility in Lockport, New York. The EPA took samples of soil to determine if asbestos from a badly deteriorating boiler house on the site has spread into the surrounding area. The EPA is awaiting results of the sampling and will use that information to ...

  • EPA requires Southern California metal finishers to stop illegal hazardous waste releases, wastewater discharges

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the resolution of a series of enforcement actions at five Southern California metal finishing companies which will collectively pay more than $223,700 in civil penalties for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. The violations were uncovered during inspections conducted at facilities in the cities of Compton, Paramount, Ontario, ...

  • Global Stop-Start Vehicle Sales to Reach 37 Million Units Annually by 2020, Forecasts Pike Research

    During the past decade, automakers have introduced technologies that enable gasoline engines to turn off when vehicles are slowed down or stopped, driven largely by an effort to meet mandated carbon emissions reduction goals for vehicle fleets.These stop-start vehicles (SSVs) also go by the names of micro hybrids, idle stop vehicles, or a variety of technologies branded by automakers, and in many ...


  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response training comes to Cary

    Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.Environmental Resource Center, the leading ...

  • New progress agents emerge at UN climate talks in Accra

    As UN climate talks come to a close, WWF applauds an emerging group of visionary countries for showing ways to move the debate towards the right level of focus and detail. While the mandate to agree a new global climate treaty by 2009 remains a gigantic challenge, Accra shows that overcoming the muddle of conflicting views and crafting an effective deal to tackle climate change is possible and ...


    By WWF UK

  • Hazardous waste operations and emergency response training comes to Cary

    Personnel who are expected to stop, contain, and clean up releases of hazardous materials are required to have 24 hours of initial training. Personnel who are involved in clean-ups at waste sites, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or voluntary clean-ups involving hazardous substances must have 40 hours of initial instruction.Environmental Resource Center, the leading ...

  • Acid tagging can be deadly for both graffiti artists and emergency workers

    Chemists at the National Chemical Emergency Centre, the UK’s national response unit for chemical emergencies, have carried out further investigations into the side effects of compounds, such as Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) commonly used in acid tagging – the latest trend in graffiti – with some extremely concerning conclusions. Not only can the lethal chemical cause serious harm, ...

  • NextEra CEO calls emergency meeting with Texas PUC to save Oncor purchase

    NextEra Energy CEO and chairman Jim Robo made an unusual visit with Texas regulators last week, stopping by the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in an emergency session to help shore up support for NextEra’s $18.7 billion purchase of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, the state’s largest utility. Robo said he had made the visit after learning the PUC had concerns about ...

  • Mercury incident at Yakima home requires EPA emergency cleanup

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an emergency cleanup of elemental mercury at a residential home in the South 15th Ave. and Nob Hill neighborhood of Yakima, Washington. EPA worked closely with Yakima Health District and the Washington State Department of Ecology to complete the cleanup and ensure that public health and the environment were not harmed. An EPA contractor in ...

  • Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

    FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses continue to pose serious threats to human and animal health, especially in view of the upcoming flu season. “The world is more prepared than ever before to respond to bird flu viruses in light of a decade of work on H5N1 and the recent response to H7N9,” said FAO Chief Veterinary ...

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