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2014-10-22 23:02:41

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) designates Exolit® OP 560 Flame Retardant more environmentally friendly than traditional flame retardant for polyurethane foams. The flame retardant is applicable to upholstered furniture and home construction materials. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that its Exolit® OP 560 Flame Retardant has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as a...

2014-10-22 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A computer model used by states to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative (UAI). The model's inaccurate results could block access to the market for higher ethanol blends, denying states what could be a valuable tool in protecting public health. The Urban Air Initiative and the Energy Future Coalition (EFC) are seeking an immediate suspension of the model, and request a peer review. The...

2014-10-16 23:02:48

More than 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 More than 500 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants...

2014-10-15 16:24:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a massive outpouring of public opposition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has registered Enlist-Duo,® an herbicide that incorporates a mix of glyphosate and a new formulation of 2,4-D, intended for use on genetically engineered (GE) Enlist-Duo®-tolerant corn and soybean crops, officially ushering in the new wave of GE 2,4-D tolerant crops. "EPA approval of this herbicide sets a...

2014-10-14 23:14:33

The Children’s Environmental Health Network has received an EPA Region VI grant for the expansion of the Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program into Texas Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) is excited to announce that it has received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region VI. With this funding, CEHN plans to expand the national Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program into the state of Texas. EHCC...

2014-10-09 16:22:25

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again recognized Delta Faucet Company, the manufacturer of Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® products, as a WaterSense®(1) Manufacturer Partner of the Year. This marks the third time in four years the Company has received this prestigious recognition for its commitment to water efficiency and efforts to educate U.S. consumers about the WaterSense program....

2014-10-09 16:20:33

-Mazda's full line of vehicles keeps company at the top of the chart for the second year in a row - IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report, Mazda Motor Corporation is the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S for the second consecutive year. With the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 28.1 miles per gallon (MPG), and the lowest...

2014-09-26 20:21:06

VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that U.S. federal court in Alaska today granted a motion to dismiss the case by the Pebble Limited Partnership, State of Alaska and Alaska Peninsula Corporation challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") statutory authority to pre-emptively impose development restrictions on the Pebble Project prior to the submission of a...

2014-09-25 16:21:26

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShipCarsNow, a wholly owned Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary, received the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual honor recognizes the top 1 percent of EPA partners that have optimized their freight management operation's environmental performance and efficiency. ShipCarsNow is the first railroad logistics company to receive the award....

2014-09-16 12:23:50

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves alleged past violations of New Source Review and opacity provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company. Consumers Energy is one of many U.S. energy providers, including numerous Midwest utilities, whose routine maintenance, repair and...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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