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Unilever Intends to Make Consumption Sustainable

The global firm will seek to grow its business in developing countries while minimizing its environmental footprint.

UC Berkeley Analysis Suggests Limiting Carbon Nanotube Exposure

Mark Philbrick recommends an "anticipatory governance" approach, meaning nanotubes would be considered hazardous until their toxicity and behavior can be better understood.

Company Offers Warranty-backed Option for Fix Chinese Drywall

National Construction Warranty Corporation says options could reduce the cost of restoring homes affected by corrosive drywall by 50 to 70 percent.

More Injuries Reported for BP Oil Spill Wildlife Cleanup Workers

NIOSH releases its evaluation of potential exposures and health effects of those involved in the Deepwater Horizon response activities.

Radiation from Cordless Phones Causes Heart Irregularities

Canadian study validates the condition called electrosensitivity.

Termite Detector 'Sniffs' Out Bed Bugs, Too

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.



EPA Seeks Small Businesses Input on Formaldehyde

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.

Interior Secretary Announces New Drilling Rules

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, formerly MMS, has developed rules for offshore oil and gas operations in federal waters that require operators to develop and follow a 13-point Safety and Environmental Management System.

International Project Hopes to Build a Better Cookstove

EPA is contributing $6 million to the International Project for Clean Cookstoves in order to help prevent exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fires.

Pennsylvania's Regulatory Program for Hydraulic Fracturing Gets Good Marks

In an independent review, a team found that the Department of Environmental Protection's program for oil and gas wells is well managed and meets its objectives.

Workers have to wear protective gear when removing asbestos

The Asbestos Debacle

The health risk and liabilities of this hazardous substance cost too much to ignore; the best approach is to eliminate the problem.

EPA Asks 9 Hydraulic Fracturing Services for Chemical, Process Data

The agency is "drilling down to bedrock" to uncover the impact of the process on drinking water sources.

Growers Sign Petition for Atrazine Use

Long-standing pesticide faces government review, an activist campaign, and two lawsuits.

Lawmakers Call for Probe into Claims Handling by Enbridge

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said it has evidence that residents affected by the recent spill in Michigan are being asked to waive legal rights or sign over medical records.

American Vanguard Files Suit for Relief from EPA Stop Sale Order

The company makes pentachloronitrobenzene, a fungicide used on turf, and was ordered to stop selling the product because it did not identify trace impurities in its confidential statement of formula.

Emory River Opens for Recreation as Coal Ash Cleanup Continues

Federal and Tennessee agencies have determined that any coal ash remaining in the river presents minimal health risks to recreational users.

Arch Coal Selects Enviance to Manage Environmental Data, Performance

CH2M Hill to implement the technology for the second largest U.S. coal producer.

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