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2014-04-08 08:25:41

OOLTEWAH, Tennessee, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, the exposure to harmful substances and environments has an economic cost impact of over half a billion dollars, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cites that more than 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat) are transported in trucks every day in the United States - exposing thousands of shipment companies to the...

2014-04-03 20:21:29

Port State Measures Agreement will strengthen inspection standards to keep illegally caught fish from reaching market WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials...

2014-02-26 20:21:06

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, today issued a decision statement under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the proposed New Prosperity Gold Copper Mine project in British Columbia. The Minister of the Environment has concluded that the New Prosperity Mine project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that...

2014-02-19 08:25:02

Obama Executive Order on Chemical Disasters Impacts Communities of Color in Danger from Explosions BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the American public is reminiscing about the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's for Black History month, more attention is being given to the modern day front lines for human rights: toxic chemical contamination of people of color. "People of color are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals," explains Michele Roberts, with...

2014-02-14 12:27:11

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a group of citizens, businesses, ranchers and conservation groups filed comprehensive Objections to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. The 284-page filing details the Forest Service's failure to "fully comply with numerous federal and state laws, regulations, policies and other requirements" in its analysis of the environmental and economic impacts of...

2014-02-12 23:03:26

Arturo Rodriguez Hicks joins ENVIRON as Principal Consultant to direct Mexico operations. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 ENVIRON, an international environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy, today announced the acquisition of Mexican consultancy Hicks Environmental S.C. (Hicks) and the establishment of operations in Mexico. Arturo Rodriguez Hicks has joined the firm as a Principal Consultant to direct the firm’s Mexican operations from its office in Monterrey....

2014-01-30 12:23:40

395 Facilities Identified in CO, LA, ND, PA, TX, and WY, Each Emitting over 10,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Per Year. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of large oil and gas facilities in six energy boom states -- Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming - are emitting a combined 8.5 million tons of toxic chemicals each year, according to new data compiled by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). The EIP report...

2013-12-30 23:02:38

Jan-Pro a Columbus commercial cleaning company has completed the Global Harmonization System compliance program. GHS is the new classification of labeling chemicals that defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and material safety data sheets (called Safety Data Sheets, or SDSs, in GHS). Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Jan-Pro a Columbus commercial cleaning company has completed the Global Harmonization...

2013-12-17 23:27:42

As winter sets in across Europe, UK newspapers are reporting that utility companies in Britain are forecasting power blackouts as their reliable capacity drops while rising carbon taxes and subsidies for wind farms make utilities operations unprofitable and the grid unmanageable. Friends of Science say carbon taxes are an unnecessary burden as the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 As people are shivering under...


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