environmental clean-up News

  • Coulson Ice Blast’s IceStorm90 —2017 R&D 100 Award Winner

    Coulson Ice Blast’s IceStorm90 has been recognized as “One of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year” by R&D Magazines 55th annual R&D 100 Awards. The R&D 100 Award winning IceStorm90 is a non-abrasive blasting machine which uses ice as the blasting media. The result is a cleaning machine that uses significantly less water than a pressure ...


    By Coulson Ice Blast

  • Cleaning up the green wash

    Canadians may soon see the benefits of new environmental labeling guidelines released last week designed to clean up the practice of greenwashing. The code will officially condemn the use of marketing terms such as "green" and "eco" that appear without proper product lifecycle analysis. Such terms "should be reserved for products/services whose lifecycles have been thoroughly examined ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Cleaning up the carbon market

    This week the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. While many are celebrating the start up success of multibillion-dollar CDM experiment designed to curb global warming, CDM regulators themselves are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Cleaning up the oil sands

    Ten of Canada’s largest oil sands companies have joined forces to clean up the oil sands - or at least to clean up the poor image of the environmental and social impacts of developing Canada’s oil sands. The group - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Petro-Canada, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Suncor Energy Inc., Syncrude Canada Ltd., Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Nexen Inc., Imperial ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Insurer agrees to pay for environmental clean-up

    The American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company Inc.(AISLIC) has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up contamination at four industrial facilities in a suit in which the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. The four sites, formerly owned by Fruit of the Loom, are located in Michigan, New Jersey, and Tennessee. ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • British Geological Survey quantifies nitrate storage in unsaturated zone

    To estimate nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone on a global scale between 1900 and 2000, the British Geological Survey (BGS) linked mathematical models of nitrate leaching from the base of the soil zone with estimates of groundwater recharge, unsaturated-zone porosity, and the depth to groundwater. Its modeling showed substantial continuous increase in nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone ...

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Presents “Innovative Consumer Products and Legal Risk” at the 2017 Retail Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois

    On October 12, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), presented at the “Innovative Consumer Products and Legal Risk” breakout session at the 2017 Retail Law Conference in Chicago, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Wercs digs up the dirt on clean

    You don't know what's in that household cleaner underneath the sink but one local company does. And the work it does for the nation's largest retailers tracking chemical ingredients in thousands of items could push safer products onto store shelves across America. Before any chemical product gets into Wal-Mart, Sears and Kmart, its manufacturers must come clean with what's inside to The Wercs, a ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment

    Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterialsin environmental remediation and monitoring.  Nanomaterials can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters and the air. Nanomaterials’ unique properties allow them to remove pollutants from the environment.  The extremely small size of nanomaterial particles, ...

  • Industrial laundry wastewater clean-up

    Simple solutions can sometimes be the most effective, as T&T Environmental Solutions LLC (an industrial laundry wastewater treatment company) discovered. Opflex, a reusable buoyant foam with open cells that allows water to flow through it as it absorbs oil, was used to reduce the wastewater contaminants at their Philadelphia-based operations. After a ...


  • Zidell river clean up permit

    A letter from William Stelle, Jr., the Regional Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, USA), National Marine Fisheries Service, has cleared the way for one of the region's most complex and significant clean up projects along the Willamette River. The letter, known as a ...


  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biodiversity may clean up water

    Conserving biodiversity could help shield waterways against nitrogen pollution, says a study that showed how streams with more species are better at removing excess nutrients from water. The findings imply that developing countries that keep rivers and lakes species-rich could save money on ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pacific Islands environmental land clean-up campaign launched

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health are hosting a meeting of environmental officials from the Pacific Territories to improve Pacific Island environmental response programs.Officials from Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, State of Hawaii, and U.S. EPA will lay the foundation for a Pacific Basin Brownfields Response Team. The goal is ...

  • Environmental clean Up work completed at Mt. Norris Boy Scout camp

    Federal and State clean up workers recently completed work to identify and remove asbestos contamination from the Mt. Norris Boy Scout Reservation in Eden Mills Vermont, a camp facility owned and operated by the Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. EPA performed the work at the request of the Boy Scouts. Environmental sampling work began at the site in early 2009. Following initial ...

  • New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants

    Original story at MIT News Many human-made pollutants in the environment resist degradation through natural processes, and disrupt hormonal and other systems in mammals and other animals. Removing these toxic materials — which include pesticides and endocrine ...

  • Barrick`s environmental clean-up in the Dominican Republic featured in beyond borders

    Barrick Gold Corporation is conducting one of the most ambitious environmental clean-up efforts in recent mining history at the site of the new Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. The estimated $3 billion Pueblo Viejo project is located on the site of a former mining operation which closed down over a decade earlier, leaving behind a legacy of extensive pollution and contamination. ...

  • Revamped Environmental Law raises Hope for Clean-up in China

    People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughen environmental penalties and make clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue. Environmental watchdogs say people have filed hundreds of complaints with local governments under the new law launched in ...


    By Associated Press

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