The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation will provide at least $300 million in financing for new private equity investment funds that could ultimately invest more than $1 billion in renewable resources projects in emerging markets.
Hawaii-based company travels to Hungarian village to help clean up caustic alkali and plans to return to teach residents how to use DeconGel.
People-powered pump could help prevent spread of dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.
Following its initial screening list of 67 pesticide chemicals, the agency now turns it attention to chemicals found in solvents, gasoline, plastics, personal care products, other pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.
In the past, pesticides were used to eliminate the problem, but as pest control practices have changed, the bedbug problem has grown. Experts note too that most bedbugs are homegrown and are being spread from belongings taken from one place to another.
The global firm will seek to grow its business in developing countries while minimizing its environmental footprint.
Mark Philbrick recommends an "anticipatory governance" approach, meaning nanotubes would be considered hazardous until their toxicity and behavior can be better understood.
Jocelyn K. Scheffler, who worked in the command center during the the Exxon oil spill cleanup, says many qualified emergency response and hazmat experts were excluded from the Gulf spill cleanup effort.
- By Jocelyn K. Scheffler
- Nov 10, 2010
National Construction Warranty Corporation says options could reduce the cost of restoring homes affected by corrosive drywall by 50 to 70 percent.
NIOSH releases its evaluation of potential exposures and health effects of those involved in the Deepwater Horizon response activities.
Canadian study validates the condition called electrosensitivity.
The device uses a sensitive carbon dioxide-sensing mechanism that can locate the signature of a single bed bug behind a wall or in a concealed space, according to Stern Environmental Group.
Formaldehyde is a known eye, nose, and throat irritant, and in 1991, EPA classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde-based resins are sometimes used as adhesives in composite wood products.
Alion will conduct research on human pollutant exposures while Tetra Tech will support the federal agency's landfill methane outreach program.
Stanford University's Yi Cui and colleagues have developed an energy-saving filter system that destroys E. coli.
Methyltestosterone is used in aquaculture to produce male tilapia because they grow faster; Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus ceresus may help remove the steroid from the water.
Offshore drilling, production, workover, and certain onshore facilities are not eligible for the extension.
The company will pay a $1.25 million civil penalty, upgrade pollution control technologies, and install covers on two wastewater tanks as a supplemental environmental project.
The Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association clearly wants to move forward on energy efficiency but is complaining that new legislation will make that more difficult.