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2014-06-23 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray equipment who conduct low-risk procedures such as general radiography and dental X-rays. "Continued radiation protection training can reduce the number and seriousness of accidents associated with X-ray usage," DEP Bureau of...

2014-04-25 11:08:39

Approved in 2012, Brazil's new Forest Code has few admirers. Agricultural interests argue that it threatens the livelihoods of farmers. Environmentalists counter that it imperils millions of hectares of forest, threatening to release the billions of tons of carbon they contain. A new study, co-authored by Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists Michael Coe, Marcia Macedo and Brazilian colleagues, published this week in Science, aims to clarify the new law. Entitled "Cracking Brazil's...

2014-03-28 23:26:20

The webinar, part of DEEP’s Connecticut Microgrid Program, will examine the legal issues and process for the development of microgrids that serve as power sources for critical facilities. East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Law, and Pace Law School to offer an informational webinar that explores...

The World Is Ready For Earth Hour. Are You?
2014-03-28 10:05:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online All across the world people are gearing up to switch off this Saturday in celebration of Earth Hour, a global movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that brings attention to a broad range of environmental issues. The movement originally started out as a lights-off event in Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown into a global phenomenon. According to the Earth Hour website, “iconic monuments and moments...

2014-03-05 16:22:23

BRISTOL, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today announced that it has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and three states regarding claims under the Clean Water Act. The consent decree resolves a complaint by the EPA and state agencies alleging that the company's mining affiliates in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia exceeded...

2014-03-03 08:23:31

REUTLINGEN, Germany, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - US Analysis and Information Specialist IHS to Sell iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform and Provide Compliance Information for iPoint Solutions In IHS, the globally operating analysis and information specialist from the USA, iPoint-systems has gained an important sales and service partner for the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP). In addition, iPoint has gained access to IHS'...

2014-02-20 12:21:10

MONTREAL, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Fednav and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association were presented with the inaugural Lloyd's List North American Maritime Environment Award at a ceremony held at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston last night. This award recognizes a contribution by an individual, company, or association towards an improved outcome for the environment from the maritime industry. The award was also won by North American Marine Environmental...

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...

2014-02-12 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....

2014-01-06 16:23:11

Non-compliance for RoHS OTTAWA, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On 15 January 2014, Claigan Environmental Inc. (www.claigan.com) will present a webinar on why products fail for RoHS compliance. Claigan conducts regular testing of products for RoHS compliance and has seen the majority of products fail when tested for RoHS compliance. These failing products were designed to be RoHS compliant and had supplier declarations of compliance, but still failed in the lab. The webinar will...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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