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  • EA: Four new materials set for quality protocols project

    The Environment Agency has announced the four new materials that will form part of its Quality Protocols project which aims to define end-of-waste criteria for waste streams. The four materials are the following: Treated ash from the incineration of poultry litter, feathers and straw, which can be re-used as a fertiliser, substituting inorganic fertilisers; Non-virgin wood from ...

  • Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

    The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth's fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France. The Parties considered the appropriate funding requirement for the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for ...

  • New agriculture offset protocol expands opportunities for farmers to participate in the carbon market

    The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s premier carbon offset registry, adopted its Nitrogen Management Project Protocol today. The protocol provides opportunities for farmers to generate carbon offsets by implementing agricultural management practices that reduce the application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer to corn crops in the Midwestern United States. Nitrogen is an essential ...


    By Climate Action Reserve

  • Palintest USA Introduces Wagtech Portable Water Quality Testing Kits

    Portable Water Quality Testing Kits Wagtech by Palintest kits most comprehensive for water testing Erlanger, KY (June 17, 2014) – For microbiological and physico-chemical testing of water in a variety of settings, Palintest now offers a full range of Wagtech-branded comprehensive water quality testing kits. In environments from emergency response to remote long-term monitoring, the kits ...

  • New Solutions for Disinfecting Drinking Water and Wastewater Improve Water Quality and Reduce Risks to Health

    Singapore -- The price and availability of water will have a similar influence on the Asian economies as oil and gas imports do today. 'Through further development of our product lines and systems for disinfection we are making a contribution to meeting the rising demand for fresh water from industry and the population,' explained Roger Radke, who is responsible for global water business at ...


  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Helping the EU Member States in monitoring the water quality: two new Certified Reference Materials for the analysis of priority organic pollutants in

    The JRC released two new certified reference materials (CRMs) to support the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC, WFD). These new CRMs, representative of water and biota routine samples, will help ensuring the quality and comparability of the results generated by the analytical laboratories officially appointed by the EU Member States in the context of the mandatory ...

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Record Rainfall in California May Result in Indoor Air Quality Problems

    The indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide moisture inspections and testing services for mold, bacteria and other contaminants following five days of record storms. Parts of Los Angeles have recorded almost 22 inches of rain, and an estimated 17 feet of snow has fallen in parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Roads have washed out, beaches are closed, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Experts Educate the Public about Common IAQ Pollutants

    For most people, the vast majority of their day is spent indoors.  Whether at home, in the office, or attending school, many people spend up to 90% of their time in indoor environments.   With so much of their day indoors, the quality of the air they breathe is vital to their health.  In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Fall Property Maintenance Tips to Help Avoid Common Indoor Environmental Quality Issues

    With the fall season in full swing, now is an ideal time to check the condition of a home or commercial property and perform some preventive maintenance tasks. Taking steps now can help to ensure a property is in good condition to provide a safe and comfortable place for building occupants before cooler winter weather arrives.   “Preventive maintenance ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • World-Beating Water Purity Certification for Waterlogic Firewall™

    DUBLIN - Waterlogic water dispensers with Firewall™ UV technology, have become the world’s first bottle-less water coolers to be awarded dual certification for achieving the highest levels of drinking water purification. Tested and certified by the Water Quality Association, Waterlogic machines with Firewall™ technology have achieved a double-certification whammy - attaining ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Edinger incorporated fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Edinger Incorporated of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $2,950 for violating the Clean Water Act's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. During a recent inspection of the company's oil production facility in Caddo County, Oklahoma, EPA uncovered a variety of SPCC violations. These included improper or inadequate measures ...

  • The bonds company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined The Bonds Company of Magnolia, Arkansas, $6,000 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations at three of its oil production facilities. Federal inspections at the facilities found numerous violations including: Personnel working at two of the facilities had no training on discharge procedure protocols, no ...

  • Global Water Technologies partners with BAMI-I

    INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 7, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) has partnered with the Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) to test new solutions for aging water infrastructure. Global Water Technologies is introducing a patented new system from Europethat uses multi-parameter sensors and software to reduce water loss in drinking water ...

  • Water Main Break in Van Nuys Causes Havoc

    The environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) have been contracted to respond to lead and asbestos concerns at several flooded apartment complexes.   Yesterday countless residents in the 16400 block of West Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, California awoke to an unpleasant surprise.  At approximately 3:00 in the morning Los Angeles Fire Department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro. An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New funding for first nation water systems

    The federal government has announced new investments in on reserve First Nation water and wastewater systems. The government will invest $330.8 million over two years to build and renovate water and wastewater infrastructure on reserves and to support the development of a long-term strategy to improve water quality in First Nation communities. Funding will be targeted to reduce risk levels and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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