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Free Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, and Fire and Smoke Investigations Workshop in Calgary
Free Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, and Fire and Smoke Investigations Workshop in Calgary
10/18/2017 12:14:39 PM
Industrial hygienists, building science consultants, facility managers, fire restoration contractors, and environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals involved with indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and fire and smoke damage services are invited to take part in a one-day workshop being offered by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Saudi Aramco participates as a diamond sponsor in the 5th Water Arabia Conference & Exhibition
Saudi Aramco participates as a diamond sponsor in the 5th Water Arabia Conference & Exhibition
10/18/2017 11:17:03 AM
At the conference’s opening session, Eng. Abdullah O. Al-Baiz, Saudi Aramco Vice President of Engineering Services, gave insights of the company’s role in the creation of new technological methods for water treatment and desalination, noting that Saudi Aramco has vast experiences in water preservation and conservation.
Devastating California Wildfires Destroy and Damage Homes and Businesses
Devastating California Wildfires Destroy and Damage Homes and Businesses
10/18/2017 9:10:10 AM
Multiple fast moving wildfires have ravaged tens of thousands of acres in Northern California. Dry conditions and strong winds have made for challenging conditions for firefighters, as they battle more than a dozen wildfires in California’s wine country.
Future Temperature and Soil Moisture May Alter Location of Agricultural Regions
Future Temperature and Soil Moisture May Alter Location of Agricultural Regions
10/18/2017 3:59:12 AM
Future high temperature extremes and soil moisture conditions may cause some regions to become more suitable for rainfed, or non-irrigated, agriculture, while causing other areas to lose suitable farmland, according to a new U.S.
Sector-changing public engagement projects launched
Sector-changing public engagement projects launched
10/17/2017 1:38:23 PM
Public engagement has the power to make environmental research more relevant to society. In turn, environmental research has the potential to inform debates around the issues facing our society.
Snow Leopards wins 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in Book Category
Snow Leopards wins 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in Book Category
10/17/2017 11:58:05 AM
Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced that Snow Leopards, edited by Drs. Thomas McCarthy and David Mallon, has won The Wildlife Society ’s 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the Book Category.
Hurricanes, Water Damage and Mold Contamination All Too Common Lately
Hurricanes, Water Damage and Mold Contamination All Too Common Lately
10/17/2017 9:08:28 AM
Over the last several months, the United States has experienced a series of natural disasters caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. These storms have caused billions of dollars in property damage to homes, businesses, schools and other institutions.
Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide
Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide
10/17/2017 2:46:03 AM
Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take responsibility for their environmental footprint, according to Greenpeace USA’s latest Guide to Greener Electronics.
ADVA Optical Networking Wins Prize for Best Energy Efficiency at SDN NFV World Congress
ADVA Optical Networking Wins Prize for Best Energy Efficiency at SDN NFV World Congress
10/17/2017 2:36:50 AM
ADVA Optical Networking announced that its FSP 3000 platform has won the Layer 123 2017 Network Transformation Award for Best Energy Efficiency. Presented in The Hague as part of the SDN NFV World Congress, the award recognizes the phenomenally low power consumption of ADVA Optical Networking’s WDM technology.
Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Operation Homefront to Support Military Families Impacted by Recent Hurricanes
Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Operation Homefront to Support Military Families Impacted by Recent Hurricanes
10/17/2017 1:47:04 AM
The Walmart Foundation is committing $500,000 to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help meet the unique and urgent needs of military families affected by the 2017 hurricane season.
High Percentage of Schools that Tested their Water for Lead Came Back Positive in One State
High Percentage of Schools that Tested their Water for Lead Came Back Positive in One State
10/16/2017 3:54:43 PM
The Salt Lake Tribune  recently published an article about water tests being conducted in the state’s schools. According to their report, water samples from 249 schools have been analyzed for lead so far.
Oakland Redevelopment Project Halts after Asbestos Discovery
Oakland Redevelopment Project Halts after Asbestos Discovery
10/16/2017 3:45:35 PM
In September, KTVU broadcasted a report about a stalled retail redevelopment project that has area residents concerned. According to the station, the developer stopped demolition of a partially torn down bank building after asbestos was found in roof decking materials.
Greenpeace activists block Swedish pulp mill wiping critical forests off the face of the earth
Greenpeace activists block Swedish pulp mill wiping critical forests off the face of the earth
10/16/2017 1:18:35 PM
Train tracks leading to the mill have also been blocked, as well as the road used for transporting pulp out from the mill. Activists have hung a 15 x 20 metres banner on the mill with a message to Essity: ‘Stop wiping away forests’.
Great coffee - great yield
Great coffee - great yield
10/16/2017 12:59:51 PM
As more and more people fall in love with the sensory experience of drinking coffee, demand for coffee beans is booming. This puts pressure on the earth’s resources and raises an important question: how can coffee farmers boost production without compromising on quality or destroying tropical forests? The answer is simple: fertilizer.
Dow and WE Launch Partnership to Inspire Innovation from a New Generation of Student Leaders to Solve Global Challenges
Dow and WE Launch Partnership to Inspire Innovation from a New Generation of Student Leaders to Solve Global Challenges
10/16/2017 4:16:56 AM
DowDuPont Materials Science, the business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) to be named Dow, and WE, launched We Are Innovators, a new campaign designed to challenge educators and students to apply chemistry and science to solve global challenges.
Acting Secretary Hargan declares public health emergency in California due to wildfires
Acting Secretary Hargan declares public health emergency in California due to wildfires
10/16/2017 2:08:10 AM
Following President Trump’s major disaster declaration for California, Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency in California due to the wildfires devastating the state.
Qantas Aircraft to be Powered by Renewable Biofuel from 2020
Qantas Aircraft to be Powered by Renewable Biofuel from 2020
10/13/2017 11:40:34 AM
Qantas has today announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia.
Tropical Tree Roots Represent an Underappreciated Carbon Pool
Tropical Tree Roots Represent an Underappreciated Carbon Pool
10/13/2017 11:29:53 AM
Ask someone to draw a tree and they will invariably draw a trunk and branches—leaving the roots out of the picture. In a unique study of tropical tree roots at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute published in  PLOS ONE, roots accounted for almost 30 percent of the total biomass of young trees.
Even Modest Oil Exposure Can Harm Coastal and Marine Birds
Even Modest Oil Exposure Can Harm Coastal and Marine Birds
10/13/2017 11:15:21 AM
Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. In a recent  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  study that examined blood samples from birds present in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and 2011 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even birds with small amounts of oil present on …
INFINITI Canada partners with Techstars to deliver first-ever INFINITI Techstars Startup Weekend in Toronto
INFINITI Canada partners with Techstars to deliver first-ever INFINITI Techstars Startup Weekend in Toronto
10/13/2017 2:40:12 AM
INFINITI Canada has announced its partnership with global startup ecosystem, Techstars to deliver the first Canadian iteration of the INFINITI Techstars Startup Weekend. The initiative is part of a worldwide partnership between INFINITI Motor Company and Techstars for entrepreneurs across six markets, including Canada.