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  • State of the World 2007: Earth Facing Urban Future

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – Rapid and chaotic urbanization is taking a massive toll on human health and the environment, the Worldwatch Institute said today in its annual report on the state of the world. In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in cities, the first time in history that humans can be considered an urban species. How the world tackles the social and ...

  • 5 Reasons to Test Your Well Water

    A lot of us know that we should test our water when we notice a problem with it. Three of the most common problems are when the water gives off a bad smell, is discolored or leaves behind stains. However do you realize that some problems you may be facing such as gastrointestinal upsets, dry skin, or even hardness may be a sign that there is something wrong with your water? Most dangerous ...

  • Midwest groundwater tainted with sewage and chemicals

    Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled fuel and chemicals, all heading to the flooding Mississippi River and down to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • Plastics Make it Possible® Showcases the Latest Trends in Outdoor Entertaining at the Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

    At the 2011 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, partnered with entertaining and food expert Sissy Biggers to showcase the latest trends in plastic innovations that help make outdoor entertaining easier, more ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

  • Noise measurement in the refuse and recycling sector – the shattering reality!

    The ability for a local authority to provide an efficient and effective refuse and recycling service is pivotal for both residents and the upkeep of the surrounding environment.  However with the increased noise levels that new recycling initiatives generate it is imperative that the welfare of operatives working in this sector is looked after rigorously.  David Wilford of No Going Back ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Reckitt Benckiser reduces total carbon footprint by 11 percent in 2010

    Reckitt Benckiser (RB) plc, a world leader in household, health and personal care (with U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, NJ) and parent of Clearasil, Lysol, Woolite and other iconic brands, today announced that the expulsion of over 3 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) was avoided last year by an 11 percent reduction per unit dose in the carbon impact across its products' lifecycle - the same ...

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Baxter advances science education, Haiti relief efforts and environmental initiatives in fourth quarter

    Baxter International Inc.'s (NYSE: BAX) Science@Work education program recently hosted interactive science workshops by Baxter scientists to help Chicago-area high school students experience the science behind healthcare careers. The company also announced product donations to support relief efforts for the Haiti cholera outbreak, and was recognized by leading sustainability ...

  • Humanitarian Groups Tackle the Ravages of Climate Change

    PORTLAND, Oregon, September 26, 2007 (ENS) - The recent number and intensity of climate-related natural disasters worldwide has seized the attention of relief and development groups and they are taking action to help those most affected cope with the effects of climate change - severe hurricanes, droughts, floods, deforestation, and the hunger and thirst that follow. The ...

  • Fast-growing European markets focus on environment

    Concerted action through key policy instruments will speed up market development of fast-growing products and services, without interfering with competitive forces. The first six areas - eHealth, protective textiles, sustainable construction, recycling, bio-based products and renewable energies - which have been identified for the 'Lead Market Initiative' (LMI) are highly innovative, respond to ...

  • Eco-Efficiency in commercial buildings - the business case

    This Sustainable Development Business Case produced by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an assessment of the market potential of eco-efficiency technologies related to the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings. It sets out a picture of how the commercial building sector will evolve over the next two decades with particular reference to technologies that ...


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  • Written Ministerial Statement by Edward Davey: Exploration for shale gas

    Edward Davey, Secretary of State for energy and climate change Shale gas development has been of increasing importance in the US for some years, but exploration has only just begun in the UK. The potential of producing shale gas from a suitable formation can only be established by fracturing the rock, and it happens that the fracturing of the first shale gas well in the UK, at Preese Hall ...

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition On Lead In Ammunition And Fishing Sinkers: On September 24, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its decision to deny a petition submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 21 requesting that EPA prohibit under TSCA Section 6(a) the manufacture, processing, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Using advanced filtration technologies to do more with less

    Advances in filtration technologies in the healthcare industry help to improve indoor air quality and increase cost savings The healthcare industry has made great progress in implementing strategies that lower risks, improve building efficiency, and reduce carbon footprints. Many measures are geared toward reducing heating and cooling system energy consumption, and recent advances in air ...

  • Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, remarks to the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    As prepared for delivery. Hello and thank you for having me here today. For an EPA Administrator, coming to Wisconsin is like coming back to the source of everything we do. It was the leadership of Gaylord Nelson and the people who supported him in this state that took a burgeoning environmental movement and translated it in the first Earth Day in 1970. And that led to the creation of the ...

  • DTSC releases revised `Informal Draft` safer consumer products regulations

    On October 31, 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released an "informal draft" Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). DTSC proposed these regulations after ten months of meetings following the California Secretary for Environmental Protection's instructions to DTSC to stop working on issuing proposed regulations and instead "take additional time to be ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    2011 Predictions For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention: The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) are provided in a memorandum available online. ...


    By Acta Group

  • New Hampshire Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Five winners in New Hampshire were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s ...

  • Invest In Water to Prevent Conflict: New Report

    A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource. Presenting their report at UN Headquarters, New York, officials of UN University and the UN Office for Sustainable Development said unmet water goals threaten many world regions and form a barrier to key ...


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