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  • Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

    Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said Thursday. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production. The new draft rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • Environmental Resource Center Offers In-Depth Training on Regulations for Marine and Air Transportation of Hazardous Materials

     Businesses that are involved in the sea or air transportation of hazardous materials can help their workers keep up with recent changes in new regulations that will impact their shipments through four seminars and webcasts from transportation consulting firm Environmental Resource Center. Each seminar and webcast meets both initial and recurrent training requirements of the International ...

  • The hazmat suicides

    No, this isn"t the name of the new Agatha Christie murder mystery. It"s the phenomenon that has firefighters, police departments, and paramedics all on their toes. The culprits? Common bath chemicals and salts that can be found in any hardware store. The murder weapon? Hydrogen sulfide. All over the country, hydrogen sulfide is replacing carbon monoxide as the silent killer of choice in suicide. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Organizations question Hershey`s `I Love Reese`s Day`

    Hershey"s has declared today, May 18th, to be the official, national "I Love Reese"s Day." With separate holidays for peanut butter and chocolate, Hershey"s thought they needed a separate, official day to celebrate Reese"s Peanut Butter Cups. But the marriage of chocolate and peanut butter is hardly reason to celebrate, when Hershey"s sources chocolate from western Africa where some of the ...

  • Climate change threatens global financial crash

    A warning that climate change might make the world’s stock markets and banks unstable and lead to a financial crash has come from Mark Carney, chairman of the G20 countries’ Financial Stability Board. Carney, who is also Governor of the Bank of England, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • WWF7 Update - Cities and Regions Commit to the Sustainable and Inclusive Management of Water

    This year’s 7th World Water Forum has reaffirmed the crucial need for the international community to adopt Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure access to water and sanitation for all through sustainable and ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • EU Parliament vote marks end of the brick-shaped lorry

    The European Parliament’s transport committee today voted to change rules for lorry cabins that could save hundreds of lives and reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The committee voted to give lorry manufacturers more design space for the front end, allowing a more streamlined nose and ending the ...

  • Experts gathered at Smart City Expo & World Congress make citizens the central figure in smart city transformations

    Today’s political states seem too big to solve the problems that directly affect their citizens. Hence, in cities around the world public administrators are demanding greater self-governance from their respective national governments. Another challenge facing cities is how to effectively implement Smart City initiatives. At the Smart City World Congress, participants in the plenary session ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

  • Joint statement on REDD+

    Our three governments have agreed to, and strongly support, the New York Declaration on Forests. The Declaration reflects a common vision and commitment by leading forest countries, donor governments, private sector and civil society to halve deforestation by 2020 and end natural forest loss by 2030, as well as to significantly increase the rate of forest restoration. Delivering on this will be ...

  • What to aim for, and expect, at the UNFCCC climate talks in Durban

    The thousands of delegates preparing to descend on Durban for COP17 should read Robert F. Kennedy’s famous “Day of Affirmation” speech en route. They will discover a call to action as powerful today as it was almost half a century ago. They will ...

  • Oil and water don’t mix – but can they co-exist?

    Real progress is being made to reduce the environmental impact of oil sands activities. But that message is being lost in the flood of bad press about contamination of adjacent waterways and concerns about those ugly tailings ponds. Oil and water don't mix. But can they co-exist? August has not been a good month for the Alberta oil sands industry. The tidal wave of bad news that flooded the media ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2013 California legislative session: Environmental progress in the face of industry roadblocks

    The first half of the 2013-2014 California legislative session wrapped-up with hard won public interest environmental bills headed to the Governor’s desk in the areas of wildlife protection, reducing chemical exposure and clean transportation, among others, but more work remains to be done in the second half of the session to protect California from industrial pollution, according to the ...

  • FEMA`s Toxic Trailers Exposed

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - The Sierra Club is declaring a partial victory in its fight with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, over toxic formaldehyde found in some of the 120,000 mobile homes and travel trailers provided to hurricane survivors left homeless in 2005 by Katrina and Rita. In response to a public outcry by the Sierra Club and others, FEMA has decided to ...

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • A California Campaign with global consequences

    This November, California voters are in danger of undoing one of the most progressive pieces of environmental legislation ever passed. Texas oil companies have taken advantage of California"s quirky initiative system to place Proposition 23 on the ballot. This proposition has one purpose: to undo California"s Global Warming Solutions Act (also known as Assembly Bill 32, or "A.B. 32"), which ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Secretary Moniz`s Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery

    The Secretary's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the U.S. Institute of Peace Conference "Nuclear Weapons Testing: History, Progress and Challenges" in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2014. Good afternoon, I want to thank Ambassador Umarov for inviting me to participate. I also want to thank the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Embassy of Kazakhstan and the other partners for hosting this ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Major industries link with green groups in search of quick fix for global warming

    In response to a relentless stream of bad news about global warming, a cluster of major industries has formed a loose partnership with big environmental groups, prestigious universities, philanthropic foundations, and the U.S. federal government - all promoting a technical quick-fix for global warming called carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is a plan to capture and bury as much as 10 ...

  • Predictions for EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Beyond

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2012 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). The 2012 Presidential Election cycle will influence any activity by either party or the Administration over the next year. We also offer a few thoughts on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization ...


    By Acta Group

  • Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Beyond

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.'s (B&C) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2012 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). The 2012 Presidential Election cycle will influence any activity by either party or the Administration over the next year. We also offer a few thoughts on Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The SDG Agenda in the EU Context: Leadership - Progress - Universality - Integration - Financing

    Introduction Honorable ministers, colleagues and friends: let me express my deepest appreciation to the Luxembourgian Presidency for inviting me to share some of thoughts from UNEP on the Post 2015 process and the SDGs. Leadership And let me also thank the EU for its strong global leadership on sustainable development and climate change. With respect to ...

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