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2014-04-16 12:32:25

AMSTERDAM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. A pilot project will be implemented across three hazelnut producing regions in the country; Trabzon and Giresun in the Northeast, and Duzce in the Northwest; where about 175 farmers are expected to take part. UTZ members such as Migros/Delica AG, Natra and REWE Group are actively collaborating in this...

2014-04-15 23:03:03

Conwed makes progress in achieving sustainability goals. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Conwed, the leading plastic netting manufacturer in the world, has published its Global Sustainability Report 2014. Headquartered in Minnesota and with locations in two continents, Conwed has implemented best practices at all of its locations with the objective of increasing efficiency in their day to day operations and creating netting solutions that require less material and generate less...

2014-04-01 08:22:41

BREWSTER, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adelaide Environmental Health Associates, Inc., (Adelaide) an Environmental Consulting firm based in New York State announced that they have secured a 5-year renewal of their GSA Schedule 899 Contract. Adelaide continues to lead the mold, lead paint, asbestos investigations and remediation planning and monitoring for buildings affected by hurricane Sandy, including numerous schools and churches run by the Archdiocese of New York....

2014-04-01 04:20:06

WAALWIJK, Netherlands, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on health and wellbeing and the environment, Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in 'Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear'. The initiative aims to remove waste, in particular fishing nets, for the purpose of creating healthier seas and recycling marine litter into ECONYL(R) yarn used for new...

2014-03-25 23:34:21

By learning how to promote safety on a job site, COSS graduates have the knowledge to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations. Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC) has scheduled a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) training class for the week of May 12, 2014. The class will be held at DVSC’s New Jersey facility located at Gloucester County College Continuing Education Center, 1492 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. The...

2014-03-25 23:33:58

This landmark COSA report illuminates the salient findings of research from nearly 18,000 comparable surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are the bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched “The...

2014-03-25 12:23:53

FRESNO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Cal/OSHA launched the 2014 Heat Illness Prevention Program to educate employers and workers on the risks of prolonged heat exposure at outdoor worksites. The annual kickoff was held at a bilingual training sponsored by Cal/OSHA, the Nisei Farmers League and other agricultural employers. The goal of the program is to reduce the incidence of heat illness statewide and ensure compliance with California's heat illness standard....

2014-03-24 23:02:41

Dr. Martha Moore and Dr. Janice Yager deepen global firm’sexpertise in environmental and human health research. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 International environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy ENVIRON has announced that Dr. Martha Moore and Dr. Janice Yager, two highly renowned and accomplished toxicologists, have joined the firm. Dr. Moore and Dr. Yager have complementary expertise in environmental health sciences and toxicology, particularly genetic...

2014-03-24 16:21:37

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anglo American today released its 13th sustainable development report, demonstrating progress during 2013 against set targets and highlighting the challenges to realise the Group's overall sustainable development objectives. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140324/677329-INFO ) Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, commented: "For Anglo American, the concept of mutual benefit underpins...

Forest Are The Foundation Of Sustainable Societies
2014-03-24 07:46:45

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Trees are what made the Earth habitable for mammals, and destruction of forests will lead to the ultimate destruction of mammals -- including humans The value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies. A new report, launched in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21 March - the International Day of Forests – promotes REDD+ and the Green Economy as together providing a new...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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