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2013-07-11 16:21:01

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the State's Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety released its draft report outlining steps and recommendations to improve public and worker safety at and near the state's oil refineries. The Interagency Working Group, composed of thirteen agencies and departments and the Governor's office, was formed following the fire at Chevron's Richmond oil refinery last August. The fire created a vaporized plume that...

2012-12-06 16:25:32

California school district superintendents, California Department of Education's STEM Office, Cal/EPA and CalRecycle endorse these interactive textbooks SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California next-generation parenting movement ecodads® have created a new form of fun education apps, Interactive Textbooks (iBook), for the Apple® iPad® called "Touchable Books" to target and engage the iGeneration of digital-native students. These iBook modules...

2012-11-27 12:32:45

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California educational non-profit ecodads® today launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding project seeking support for the creation of two technology applications that would make California's landmark Education and the Environment Initiative curriculum available via Apple® iPads®. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/DC19249) The "Environmental Edutainment Apps Project" will develop apps that adapt the State...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda S. Adams, secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), has honored PsomasFMG with a Certificate of Achievement in Sustainability for the successful completion of a public-private partnership project for the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD). The $52 million, 9.6 megawatt (MW) design-build project covers 10 separate high schools and is the largest school-based solar power installation in the...

2009-08-19 07:00:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestaron Corporation (formerly Venomix, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Elin D. Miller has been elected a director of the company. Miller was formerly Regional Administrator for Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, a presidential appointment. She also served as president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience, North America and Australasia. "We are extremely pleased to have Elin on our board of directors," said John L. McIntyre, Ph.D., president and...

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2009-03-21 16:30:00

Many U.S. states plan to proceed with their own global warming emission control programs until the White House and Congress pass a credible federal market mechanism such as "cap-and-trade" to meet President Obama's targets for greenhouse gas cuts, Reuters reported. Obama's federal system environmental policy may overshadow regional markets that trade air pollution credits aimed at cutting emissions that heat the planet. The federal program might never happen, or be too weak to help reduce the...

2008-10-02 00:00:06

KP Public Affairs, California's largest lobbying and consulting firm, announces the formation of a new Green Chemistry practice to focus on California's newly created, first-in-the-nation Green Chemistry program. Two bills, SB 509 (Simitian) and AB 1879 (Feuer), signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger will establish a science-based process through the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA) for evaluating and regulating chemicals of concern in consumer products. "KP Public...

2008-01-27 09:00:00

The California Integrated Waste Management Board recently launched 3000milemyth.org to further educate Californians about the need to change their cars' oil based on manufacturers' guidelines. "Used motor oil poses the greatest environmental risk of all auto fluids. With better made cars and the rise of synthetic oils, the 3,000-mile standard is not always recommended," board Chairwoman Margo Reid Brown said in a statement. Research shows that the question of when to change a car's engine...