Latest Paul Firth Stories

2009-09-01 10:16:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Environment, Inc. (ULE) today announces Paul M. Firth as the organization's new senior staff engineering associate. Firth joins ULE from The Green Standard, where he led the creation of the first U.S. Environmental Product Declaration Program in accordance with ISO 14025 and served as liaison to the United Nation's Environmental Program (UNEP). At ULE, Firth will utilize a decade of experience creating sustainable business practices to support...

2008-12-12 23:04:38

Most deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest occur during descents from the summit in the so-called death zone, U.S. researchers said. Paul Firth of Massachusetts General Hospital said thousands of climbers have attempted to reach the summit of 8,850-meter, or 29,000-foot, Mount Everest since the 1920s. The international research team, which included investigators from three British hospitals and the University of Toronto, reviewed available expedition records including the...

2008-12-10 13:50:00

Researchers seeking to find the cause of many deaths of people climbing Mount Everest have made a connection to a brain-swelling condition caused by low oxygen levels in high altitudes. Contrary to previous notions about these deaths, the team found that many were not caused by avalanches, falling ice and pulmonary oedema (lung problems). "We know that climbing Mount Everest is dangerous because more than 200 people have died trying to scale it, but never before has anyone studied these...

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