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WWII Veteran Rejects War, Talks about Achieving World Peace
WWII Veteran Rejects War, Talks about Achieving World Peace
1/19/2018 2:30:33 PM
Ninety-five-year-old WWII veteran David Meakes dissects war and reveals the reality of its atrocity and futility in Perspective: The Golden Rule .   Born in 1922 in Saskatchewan, Canada, Meakes grew up during the Great Depression.
Greenpeace rebrands Samsung’s UK flagship store to highlight firm’s reliance on fossil fuels
Greenpeace rebrands Samsung’s UK flagship store to highlight firm’s reliance on fossil fuels
1/19/2018 9:50:24 AM
The Samsung Experience Store on Oxford Street, Europe’s busiest shopping street, got a total makeover after Greenpeace UK activists changed the brand’s advertising, highlighting the lack of commitment from the company to move towards renewable energy.
Some Decorative Glassware Found to Contain High Levels of Lead and Cadmium
Some Decorative Glassware Found to Contain High Levels of Lead and Cadmium
1/19/2018 9:34:27 AM
Late last month,  Consumer Reports  published an article about a study that examined the safety of painted glassware. The study was conducted in the United Kingdom and examined the presence of toxic heavy metals in new and secondhand glassware produced in China and the European Union.
2017 Ranks Among Three Warmest Years Ever
2017 Ranks Among Three Warmest Years Ever
1/19/2018 6:00:09 AM
In response to data released today by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declaring 2017   a top-three record-warm year globally, World Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from  Lou Leonard, senior vice president of climate change and energy: “This announcement should shock no one.
Two New Dog-Faced Bat Species Discovered in Panama and Ecuador
Two New Dog-Faced Bat Species Discovered in Panama and Ecuador
1/18/2018 1:22:20 PM
A study in the journal  Mammalian Biology  describes two new species of dog-faced bats: Freeman’s dog-faced bat, collected by Smithsonian researchers in Panama, and the Waorani dog-faced bat from Ecuador.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Opens New Mold Testing Laboratory in Tampa, Florida
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Opens New Mold Testing Laboratory in Tampa, Florida
1/18/2018 9:09:14 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has opened a new mold testing laboratory in Tampa, which marks the company’s fourth facility in the state of Florida. EMSL’s Tampa laboratory offers quality analysis and customer service for mold testing services.
New, forward-looking report outlines research path to sustainable cities
New, forward-looking report outlines research path to sustainable cities
1/18/2018 7:29:24 AM
Find related stories on NSF’s Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. In 1950, fewer than one-third of the world’s people lived in cities.
2018 National Radon Action Month and Occupational Exposure Concerns
2018 National Radon Action Month and Occupational Exposure Concerns
1/17/2018 2:55:30 PM
January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in buildings across the globe.
ADNOC to Expand Carbon Capture, Use & Storage Technology to Reduce Environmental Footprint and Enhance Oil Recovery
ADNOC to Expand Carbon Capture, Use & Storage Technology to Reduce Environmental Footprint and Enhance Oil Recovery
1/17/2018 1:18:31 PM
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is planning to significantly expand its use of Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) technology to meet a six-fold increase in the utilization of CO2, for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), over the next 10 years.
Water Damage Leads to Mold Concerns for Residents of Six-Story Apartment Complex
Water Damage Leads to Mold Concerns for Residents of Six-Story Apartment Complex
1/17/2018 10:12:27 AM
Recently, multiple media outlets reported on a significant water leak at a six-story apartment complex in Daytona Beach, Florida. According to the news reports, over 100 residents of the apartment building had to be temporarily evacuated after heavy rains breached the ceiling and caused widespread flooding in a number of apartments and common areas of the large building.
New FleetMind White Paper Provides Tools for Fleet Managers to Drive Sustainable Operational Changes
New FleetMind White Paper Provides Tools for Fleet Managers to Drive Sustainable Operational Changes
1/17/2018 8:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – January 17, 2018 - FleetMind Solutions today published an industry white paper entitled: “Making the Case for a Smart Fleet Management System”.
Undeclared Milk Allergen Results in California Company Issuing a Food Recall in Five States
Undeclared Milk Allergen Results in California Company Issuing a Food Recall in Five States
1/16/2018 1:08:02 PM
In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted information about a food recall initiated by a company based in Northern California. The recall was launched after it was discovered that milk was not declared as an allergen on the product packaging.  The dark chocolate almonds were sold in bulk and pre-packaged containers and may contain undeclared milk …
The Arraiján treatment plant Aqualia’s first contract in Panama
The Arraiján treatment plant Aqualia’s first contract in Panama
1/16/2018 8:38:23 AM
• Panama’s Ministry of Health is making improvements to the sanitation of the Panama Bay and the improvement of the living conditions of more than 130,000 citizens • The project, valued at 85 million euros, includes the design and construction of the plant, as well as its operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years Panama’s Ministry of Health has chosen …
Detroit Auto Show - NAIAS 2018
Detroit Auto Show - NAIAS 2018
1/16/2018 8:12:50 AM
• One year after its debut, Bosch’s eAxle has achieved significant momentum. • Bosch’s braking and steering solutions will make automated driving a reality.
January is National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico
January is National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico
1/15/2018 1:08:14 PM
This is the time to test, fix and save a life according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Those three actions are the cornerstone of the EPA’s message for its recognition of National Radon Action Month, taking place all this month.
WWF response to Sanchi oil tanker collision
WWF response to Sanchi oil tanker collision
1/15/2018 12:55:22 PM
In response to the Sanchi oil tanker sinking in the East China Sea, Ghislaine LLewellyn, Deputy Director of WWF’s Ocean Practice, said: “WWF thoughts are with the families of those tragically killed in the Sanchi oil tanker collision.
Penguins pop up across the globe in march for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, as landmark expedition begins
Penguins pop up across the globe in march for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, as landmark expedition begins
1/15/2018 11:16:55 AM
The striking geometric sculptures have appeared by national landmarks across the globe, on local transport, and travelling to the Antarctic with suitcases in hand, including by the White House, Buenos Aires’ colourful Boca district, Sydney Opera House, and the Sagrada Família in Barcelona.
Safety Experts Weigh in on Dangers of Latest Health Craze Trend “Raw Water”
Safety Experts Weigh in on Dangers of Latest Health Craze Trend “Raw Water”
1/15/2018 9:18:15 AM
Recently,  The Washington Post  published an article outlining the dangers of the “raw water” movement, the latest health trend that has been sweeping the nation.
The Sky Is No Limit for Vaisala: Vaisala’s Pressure and Humidity Sensors Are Soon Again on Their Way to Space
The Sky Is No Limit for Vaisala: Vaisala’s Pressure and Humidity Sensors Are Soon Again on Their Way to Space
1/15/2018 7:38:22 AM
The Sky Is No Limit for Vaisala: Vaisala’s Pressure and Humidity Sensors Are Soon Again on Their Way to Space NASA is preparing for the next mission to Mars timed for a launch in 2020.
Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant
Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant
1/15/2018 7:02:58 AM
In December 2017, Henan Tianchi Pumped Storage Co., Ltd. (Tianchi PSP) and Voith Hydro Shanghai Co., Ltd. (VHS) signed a contract to purchase equipment at the Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant site.