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  • Will protected areas remain effective in the face of climate change?

    Protected areas conserve biodiversity, but there are concerns that they may be less effective if climate change causes shifts in the distribution of species. A new study models the future movement of sub-Saharan birds in protected areas. Although many species will move, most will find suitable habitats amongst the network of protected areas under a scenario of intermediate climate change. One per ...

  • Eye and Face Protection Standards Updated in Final Rule from OSHA

    In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to revise eye and face protection standards. It updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals and construction. According to OSHA, thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have ...

  • ASSE Supports Updating OSHA National Standards for Eye and Face Protection

    This statement is attributable to ASSE President Patricia Ennis, CSP: “This notice of proposed rulemaking from DOL/OSHA is sound public policy since it will update the references for eye and face protection devices used in the workplace.  We think referencing the current voluntary national consensus standard ...

  • California Mall Faces Asbestos Abatement

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to ensure construction and remediation projects across California do not cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems from asbestos. During the busy holiday shopping season in December, a broken sprinkler pipe burst causing flooding at the Garden Walk Mall in Chico, California.  Not only did the flooding from the broken pipe happen at an unfortunate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Baltic Sea faces a tough future

    The Baltic Sea is likely to be warmer, lower in oxygen and more acidic in the future, warn Swedish scientists in a recent study. Current strategies for managing the Sea will need to change if they are to meet marine protection objectives. Serious environmental problems are already clear in the Baltic Sea: pollution, overfishing and eutrophication are some well-known issues. According to the ...

  • Arctic wetlands face increasing risks

    Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arctic. Activities like these could jeopardise Arctic marine and coastal wetlands, which are critical for nature and people as well as the global climate. The Arctic region is one of the world’s most fragile and pristine areas. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Somali region facing water crisis

    The Somali region of south-eastern Ethiopia is facing critical food and water shortages, with many families eating only one meal a day and others migrating to urban areas, the UN and aid agencies said. As a result, malnutrition levels are increasing, especially in Korahe, Warder, Degehabur, Gode, Fiiq and parts of Liben and Afder zones, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...


    By IRIN

  • Ashley Furniture cited again, faces new proposed penalties for failing to protect workers from moving machine parts

    A 56-year-old employee of furniture manufacturer Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. had his right ring finger amputated because the company has continued to ignore safety requirements to protect workers from moving machine parts. The company also failed to report the injury to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as ...

  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Chemical regulation overhaul bill faces opposition in Senate

    A bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years is drawing opposition from some Democrats and environmental groups, who charged on Wednesday that the measure is a step backward in protecting health and the environment. The bill is proposed by Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., who call it a commonsense update to a 1976 law ...


    By Associated Press

  • Honolulu faces $1.2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to not renew Honolulu's permit variance to exempt the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant from full secondary treatment requirements. If the variance is denied, Honolulu may have to spend as much as $1.2 billion to upgrade the plant, which handles wastewater from the city of Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. The Sand Island ...

  • Cumbria Farmers Facing Floods For the Third Time

    Farming communities across Cumbria faced flooding for the third time in less than a month, following torrential rains and high winds in the wake of Storm Desmond. The Environment Agency has issued no less than 23 flood warnings across England and Wales and 14 in the North West, urging people to take immediate action. According to the BBC, the MET office has already issued yellow warnings for rain ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • EPA Faces Wave of Challenges to California Waiver Denial

    WASHINGTON, DC, December 21, 2007 (ENS) - A powerful Congressional committee has launched an investigation into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's denial of California's request to impose limits on greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles and other tailpipe toxics. It is the first time a waiver request has been denied under the federal Clean Air Act. The Committee on Oversight and ...

  • Challenges face Ireland’s environment, as well as its economy

    The annual Environment Ireland conference runs this Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th September in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.  The theme of the conference is Achieving a Sustainable Ireland. “At a time when Ireland’s economy is facing difficult challenges, it is important not to lose sight of the environment”, said Dr Mary Kelly, Director General of the Environmental Protection ...

  • Tonawanda coke facing federal criminal charges

    A Grand Jury Thursday night indicted Tonawanda Coke and its Environmental Control Manager Mark Kamholz on 20 criminal charges. It says the company knowingly violated the Federal Clean Air Act and other federal laws over a five year period, even at the risk of public health. The indictment alleges that Tonawanda Coke released coke oven gas directly into the air which is a violation of the ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

     Water protection experts will gather in Denver August 19 - 23 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2012 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Ofwat review will consider future challenges facing industry

    The water regulator Ofwat will be reviewed to ensure it is fit for future challenges, the Government announced today. The process will examine how the industry regulator works, whether it offers good value for money and if it is delivering what the Government and customers expect. The economic regulator was set up 20 years ago, at the time the water industry was privatised, to ensure customers ...

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed to the shoreline, where they discovered oil flowing across a beach and into the Pacific. What was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

    Water protection experts will gather in Anaheim August 21–25 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, ...


  • Worcester Mass. Company Faces Penalty for Environmental Violations

    (Boston, Mass.) – A general warehousing and storage facility located in Worcester, Mass. faces a penalty of up to $157,500 for Clean Water Act (CWA) violations and up to $32,500 per day for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) violations. According to EPA, TI Logistics, Inc. and a closely related warehousing and storage company illegally discharged styrene into waters of ...

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