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  • USDA To Provide Additional $4 million for Honey Bee Habitat, No Mention of Pesticides

    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog
    Beyond Pesticides
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, October 31, 2014) Without any mention of the role of pesticides in bee decline, or emphasis on organic practices to help pollinators, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of […]
  • SLC 2014: A Zero-Injury Culture Starts and Ends with Leadership

    EHS Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Through his extensive research, Jim Spigener has discovered seven leadership best practices that drive world-class EHS performance. In his extensive research over the past two decades, Jim Spigener has discovered three universal truths. read more
  • Woman who is 'allergic' to the 21st century has no physical contact with the outside world

    MCS America ©
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Woman who is 'allergic' to the 21st century has no physical contact with the outside world http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/woman-who-is-allergic-to-the-21st-century-has-no-physical-contact-with-the-outside-world/story-fni0cx2y-1227092832555?nk=d70c1dcd5ac9a95bcda6681666fdea38 "FOR almost five years, I've lived in one single room, stripped of all possessions – apart from a fold-out bed that doesn't even have a mattress."
  • 13th Report on Carcinogens adds four new chemicals to the cancer list - Fracking just got worse for your health

    Switchboard, from NRDC › Jennifer Sass's Blog
    Jennifer Sass
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens  – the nation’s authoritative public list of substances “known” or “reasonably anticipated” to cause cancer in humans – added four chemicals, making a total of 243 substances in its 13th Report : 1-bromopropane used as a cleaning solvent and in spray adhesives; Pentachlorophenol, a complex mixture used as a wood preservative to treat utility poles; Ortho-Toluidine, used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, dyes, and some consumer…
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    I learned something today
    missmolly
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today I think I learned my bra size. I knew my existing bras were the wrong size because there were issues. Then last night I came across this video, which indicated I was a truly unusual size, but in the description had a bunch of suggestions of where to buy things. I mentioned to my spouse that I might want to go to one of them sometime and try on bras.This morning, I was surprised to find myself in the car on the way to the Nordstrom Rack, which is clear across town. It appears that I have been fussing about bras enough to merit an emergency trip across town.I learned that the unusual size…
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    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

  • USDA To Provide Additional $4 million for Honey Bee Habitat, No Mention of Pesticides

    Beyond Pesticides
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, October 31, 2014) Without any mention of the role of pesticides in bee decline, or emphasis on organic practices to help pollinators, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of […]
  • Oregon Legislators Working to Introduce Herbicide Spray Policy

    Beyond Pesticides
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, October 30, 2014) After concerns have been raised about the poor oversight of aerial herbicide spraying on Oregon forests, and the subsequent pesticide contamination of residents living nearby, policy makers are working to introduce legislation to better protect local residents from pesticide and environmental contamination. An investigation, which began in 2013 into allegations […]
  • Ordinance to Outlaw County-wide Landscape Pesticide Use Introduced in Maryland

    Beyond Pesticides
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, October 28, 2014) A landmark ordinance to protect children, pets, wildlife, and the wider environment from the hazards of unnecessary lawn and landscape pesticide use was introduced yesterday in Montgomery County, Maryland by County Council Vice President George Leventhal, chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. Bill 52-14 is based upon growing […]
  • White House Delays Government-wide Action on Pollinators, Cites Chemical Dangers

    Beyond Pesticides
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, October 28, 2014) Last week the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced new guidelines for federal agencies to incorporate pollinator friendly practices at federal facilities and on federal lands. Critical to pollinator health within these guidelines is a requirement that agencies should “[a]cquire seeds and plants from nurseries that do not […]
  • Groups Call for Labeling of 300 Inerts Ingredients as EPA Delists 72 Already Discontinued

    Beyond Pesticides
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, October 27, 2014) Calling it a response to a petition filed by Beyond Pesticides and other groups back in 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday its proposal to remove 72 no longer used inert ingredients from its list of approved pesticide ingredients –as groups asked for public disclosure of all inerts ingredients in pesticide formulations […]
 
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    EHS Today

  • SLC 2014: A Zero-Injury Culture Starts and Ends with Leadership

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Through his extensive research, Jim Spigener has discovered seven leadership best practices that drive world-class EHS performance. In his extensive research over the past two decades, Jim Spigener has discovered three universal truths. read more
  • How Lean Can Drive Employee Safety Engagement

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    When building new facilities or defining new processes, employers can eliminate – or at least minimize – hazards before the work even starts. In reality, though, most EHS professionals are dealing with old facilities and longstanding processes in which risks and hazards already exist.  Content Classification:  Curated Leadership Perspectives Blog read more
  • SLC 2014: Pop Quiz - Are You a Transformational Leader?

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    How transformational is your leadership style? How transformational is your leadership style? read more
  • SLC 2014: High Society: Prescription and Illegal Drugs in the Workplace [Photo Gallery]

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Numerous states permit the use of medical marijuana, and two states – Colorado and Washington – have legalized it for recreational purposes. Some states, such as Minnesota and Arizona, have implemented laws restricting employers’ ability to fire employees who use medical marijuana on their own time. The changing landscape associated with state-by-state “legalization” of marijuana use only adds to the confusion that employers already face in dealing with sometimes conflicting rules and regulations regarding drug testing and substance abuse. read more
  • SLC 2014: ‘Would You Like Me to Watch Out for Your Safety?’

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    “When you make it comfortable for somebody to point out a hazard to somebody else, they’re willing to do it,” safety speaker John Drebinger said during his keynote at EHS Today's 2014 Safety Leadership Conference. Safety speaker John Drebinger has a vision for the future of workplace safety. It’s a place where EHS professionals leverage their leadership skills and strategic acumen to build world-class safety programs. read more
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    MCS America ©

  • Woman who is 'allergic' to the 21st century has no physical contact with the outside world

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Woman who is 'allergic' to the 21st century has no physical contact with the outside world http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/woman-who-is-allergic-to-the-21st-century-has-no-physical-contact-with-the-outside-world/story-fni0cx2y-1227092832555?nk=d70c1dcd5ac9a95bcda6681666fdea38 "FOR almost five years, I've lived in one single room, stripped of all possessions – apart from a fold-out bed that doesn't even have a mattress."
  • Electromagnetic hypersensitivity means Peter Lloyd can't leave his house... or enjoy any modern pleasures inside

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Electromagnetic hypersensitivity means Peter Lloyd can't leave his house... or enjoy any modern pleasures inside http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-means-peter-lloyd-7948249"The 42-year-old says he is desperate to be housed in an isolated wooden hut because virtually every aspect of modern life causes him pain"
  • Allergic diseases and multiple chemical sensitivity in korean adults.

    27 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2014 Sep;6(5):409-14. doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.5.409. Epub 2014 Mar 21. Allergic diseases and multiple chemical sensitivity in korean adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25228997 Jeong I1, Kim I1, Park HJ2, Roh J3, Park JW2, Lee JH2. Abstract PURPOSE: Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a clinical syndrome representing multi-organ and psychological symptoms caused by chronic exposure to various chemicals in low concentrations. We evaluated the prevalence and related factors of MCS targeting Korean adults using the Quick Environmental Exposure and…
  • Spain officially recognises Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, the condition of the 'bubble people'

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Spain officially recognises Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, the condition of the 'bubble peoplehttp://www.sensibilidadquimicamultiple.org/2014/09/spain-recognises-mcs-bubble-people-2014.html "MCS didn't "exist" before from an administrative point of view, which involved a "complete defencelessness situation" for the sufferers.The addition of the condition to the healthcare system has been carried out in accordance with the WHO approved ICD guidelines which other countries had already adopted for this disease."
  • Observance of MCS/EMS Awareness Month May 2014 in Florida, USA

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Observance of MCS/EMS Awareness Month May 2014 in Florida, USA http://mcs-america.org/index_files/Observance2014.htm
 
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  • 13th Report on Carcinogens adds four new chemicals to the cancer list - Fracking just got worse for your health

    Jennifer Sass
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens  – the nation’s authoritative public list of substances “known” or “reasonably anticipated” to cause cancer in humans – added four chemicals, making a total of 243 substances in its 13th Report : 1-bromopropane used as a cleaning solvent and in spray adhesives; Pentachlorophenol, a complex mixture used as a wood preservative to treat utility poles; Ortho-Toluidine, used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, dyes, and some consumer…
  • House Republications Push Bill to Weaken Pesticide Regulations - H.R.5447

    Jennifer Sass
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. House Republicans and their industrial agrochemical allies are trying to hijack concern about saving bees to promote a bill that would needlessly weaken pesticide regulation.  The bill (H.R. 5447), introduced by Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), would allow highly toxic pesticides to get shorter reviews if manufacturers claim they would protect bees.  The legislation would direct the EPA to expedite the approval of pesticide products  – using a process meant for low-hazard (EPA calls them ‘reduced risk’) pesticides…
  • Neonicotinoid pesticides - bad for bees, and may be bad for people too

    Jennifer Sass
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. While public attention has recently focused on the threat to honey bees and bumble bees from neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides, there is growing evidence that another species may be a risk from these pervasive chemicals—humans. Many scientists now say that exposure to neonics may pose a risk to human health. Laboratory tests with cell cultures and rodents led the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to categorize two neonics – imidacloprid and acetamiprid – as possibly impairing the developing human nervous system.
  • EPA fines DuPont $1.8 million for harmful pesticide

    Jennifer Sass
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. EPA announced that it will fine DuPont $1.8 million for its failure to report on the adverse effects of its pesticide product called Imprelis (Sept 15, 2014).   According to EPA's news release, "EPA's ability to protect the public from dangerous pesticides depends on companies complying with the legal obligation to disclose information on the harmful effects of chemicals," said Cynthia Giles, EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “This case sends the message that illegally withholding required…
  • National Academies fully supports Report on Carcinogens assessment - formaldehyde still causes cancer, despite industry arguments otherwise

    Jennifer Sass
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The National Academies of Science (NAS) issued its assessment of the cancer risks from formaldehyde, a common and highly toxic chemical found in our furniture, home building materials, and clothing. The National Academies conducted a thorough and rigorous scientific review, and concluded that it posed a threat to humans for three types of cancer: nasopharyngeal cancer; sinonasal cancer; and myeloid leukemia. And, in 2009 the World Health Organization also confirmed the science that formaldehyde causes cancer in people. What makes this NAS…
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    I learned something today

  • nice bras and funny-looking shoes

    missmolly
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today I think I learned my bra size. I knew my existing bras were the wrong size because there were issues. Then last night I came across this video, which indicated I was a truly unusual size, but in the description had a bunch of suggestions of where to buy things. I mentioned to my spouse that I might want to go to one of them sometime and try on bras.This morning, I was surprised to find myself in the car on the way to the Nordstrom Rack, which is clear across town. It appears that I have been fussing about bras enough to merit an emergency trip across town.I learned that the unusual size…
  • politics and bathroom lighting

    missmolly
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Those of you who live in Tucson and have a landline are by now well aware that we have an election coming up. Both sides (but as far as I'm aware, not the actual candidates themselves) have at this point essentially accused the other of intending to act like God did during most of the book of Job.With today's telephone technology, you can blacklist phone numbers, so now our exposure to the vitriol predominantly supports the US Postal Service, through which we have learned that no matter what happens at the election, we're probably all going to live painful, short lives in the post-apocalyptic…
  • things they don't want to tell you

    missmolly
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Recently, I went on a new cell phone hunt, and I learned that when someone is trying to sell you something, they sometimes don't really want you to tell you much about it.I was used to a cut-rate cell phone carrier because if something is cheap enough, it works great, almost no matter how it works, but I finally started caring about good reception outside of town. I researched the other cut-rate companies, ones with better coverage than I had, and I found that you couldn't get any information off their websites. I suppose that could simply be a result of a cut-rate website, but the cable…
  • properly prepared in all situations

    missmolly
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    You know how when you buy a purse, it's all about what looks cute and happens to be in your price/quality range? Today I learned the process can be replicated by a husband.See, I got a phone call from my husband saying he was near a porcelain repair place with his parents, and there was a purse factory next door, and could I maybe tell him the dimensions of something I might like? So I go get a tape measure, and I'm rattling off dimensions of things I would carry, and I'm thinking this is a hopeless case. How's he going to eyeball something like that, much less get something cute?It turns out…
  • I'd have liked to have learned this sooner

    missmolly
    29 May 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The other day I learned from my doctor that people with mold exposure typically end up with a bunch of particulates stuck in their lungs. I learned this information because I did fine, but not great on only one part of one of those exhale-into-this-tube kinds of tests. I used to be super excellent at all parts of those, so there was a problem, and the doctor thought we could monitor it to make sure I wouldn't get emphysema down the road, but there was a nebulizer treatment for that.I couldn't imagine why you would wait on something like that, so I got the nebulizer and everything and got down…
 
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    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH news - Google News

  • Virginia Zoo to have seahorse exhibit in 2016 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    1 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    Virginia Zoo to have seahorse exhibit in 2016Bluefield Daily TelegraphThe zoo says the new exhibit is intended to celebrate community-wide progress with restoring the environmental health of the Lafayette branch of the Elizabeth River. With nearly a mile of shoreline and almost 500,000 visitors a year, the Virginia Zoo
  • Health inspectors crack down on Internet food sales - KCRA Sacramento

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    KCRA SacramentoHealth inspectors crack down on Internet food salesKCRA SacramentoIn the past week, the San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department has contacted 10 Facebook "209 Food Spot" vendors and the Sacramento County "916 Food Spot" page. Both departments said they expect the number of people they will contact to ...
  • San Diego Officials Set Mosquito Traps In South County - KPBS

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    KPBSSan Diego Officials Set Mosquito Traps In South CountyKPBSSan Diego County Department of Environmental Health employees set traps Friday in the southern portion of Chula Vista to see how far a type of mosquito that's new to the region may have spread. The Aedes aegypti mosquito was discovered recently at ...More yellow fever mosquitoes foundfox5sandiego.comTwo more yellow fever mosquitoes found in Chula VistaKUSIMore Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Found in San Diego CountyNBC 7 San Diegoall 25 news articles »
  • Judge rejects isolation for US nurse who treated Ebola patients - Times of India

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    ABC NewsJudge rejects isolation for US nurse who treated Ebola patientsTimes of IndiaA handful of states have imposed mandatory quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries while the federal government is wary of discouraging potential medical volunteers. ... Another potential flashpoint was Judge rejects isolation for US nurse Kaci Hickox who treated Ebola patientsDaily News & Analysisall 3,009 news articles »
  • Food Scores – October 31 - Tifton Gazette

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Food Scores – October 31Tifton GazetteAnyone with a question, comment or complaint should feel free to call the Environmental Health Services section of the Tift County Health Department at 386-7967. All scores are also available at www.SouthHealthDistrict.com, click on “food service
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    Media Notes

  • These guys were on the Deepwater Horizon when it blew up.

    bbienkowski
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The Great Invisible, a documentary about the Deepwater Horizon blowout and its aftermath that premieres this week in Los Angeles and New York, tells the virtually untold side of the story from a melange of archival footage and original interviews with rig workers and family members of men who died in the disaster. Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones.
  • Misleading headlines can leave lasting impressions, even if you read the article.

    bbienkowski
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    A new study demonstrates that the initial impressions formed from a headline can have a measurable influence on a person's thoughts and intentions, even if that person reads enough of the corresponding article to recognize the headline's flaws. Eric Jaffe, Fast Company.
  • BP’s aggressive PR strategy obfuscates facts.

    bbienkowski
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    When senior BP spokesman Geoff Morrell last week chalked up coverage of the slow recovery of the gulf from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to “advocacy groups cherry-picking studies", it unleashed a tirade of criticism. Politico has since distanced itself from the piece. But Morrell’s message can be read as part of a larger public relations strategy, forgoing transparency and mea culpas and instead defining the narrative of recovery post-spill with BP as a victim of misinformation. Alexis Sobel Fitts, Columbia Journalism Review.
  • In defense of the cattle industry.

    bbienkowski
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    A new book out this month, Defending Beef, scrutinizes a host of today’s commonly held assumptions about the cattle industry. No, red meat isn’t making Americans unhealthy, writes author Nicolette Hahn Niman, an environmental attorney-turned California rancher. Nor should cows be so vehemently blamed for drought and climate change. Wyatt Orme, High Country News.
  • Steering the climate change coverage.

    bbienkowski
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Few topics fuel as much reader attention as climate change. Adam Bryant recently became editor of The New York Times' expanded team covering the environment. Staff asked him how he is approaching the position. The New York Times.
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    Toxicology News

  • Toxicology Research Laboratory Chooses Instem Software Solutions

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, announced today that Toxicology Research Laboratory has purchased the Provantis software suite for managing their preclinical studies, along with the submit solution suite to support CDISC's Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data . TRL is a GLP operated, AAALAC International accredited facility located within the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issuesa

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    On the official website for the TCEQ, the state's top toxicologist, Dr. Michael Honeycutt, argues against tougher restrictions on smog. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issues surprising statement On the official website for the TCEQ, the state's top toxicologist, Dr. Michael Honeycutt, argues against tougher restrictions on smog.
  • Toxicology Research Laboratory Chooses Instem Software Solutions

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, announced today that Toxicology Research Laboratory has purchased the Provantis software suite for managing their preclinical studies, along with the submit solution suite to support CDISC's Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data . TRL is a GLP operated, AAALAC International accredited facility located within the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • OSU toxicologist dies before receiving prestigious award

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    George Bailey , an Oregon State University toxicologist and expert on preventing cancer through diet, died Monday, a month before he was to receive the 2014 Discovery Award. The award is presented by the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Health & Science University.
  • Understanding the Process of Biological Magnification

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Biological magnification occurs when toxic substances concentrate in organisms, as they move from one link in the food chain to the next. As you go through the examples of biomagnification provided in this Buzzle article, you will get a better understanding of the process.
 
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    toxicology news - Google News

  • Sri Ramachandra Medical University gets GLP certification for its Toxicology ... - pharmabiz.com

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Sri Ramachandra Medical University gets GLP certification for its Toxicology pharmabiz.comAccording to university sources, the toxicology centre is a state-of-the-art preclinical facility designed, developed and licensed by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA). It will perform Certification for centre in ChennaiThe Hinduall 3 news articles »
  • Toxicology Results Come Back In Officer Involved Shooting - 1011now

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    KMTVToxicology Results Come Back In Officer Involved Shooting1011nowOMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Toxicology results for Cortez Washington show he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the Wendy's robbery that left Cortez and a COPS TV crew member dead. Omaha police officers arrived at Wendy's within ...New details in Wendy's shooting where 'Cops' TV worker killedKCCI Des MoinesPolice: Wendy's robber had PCP, marijuana, alcohol in systemOmaha World-HeraldMan killed by Omaha police had drugs in systemLincoln Journal StarKMTVall 20 news…
  • MURRIETA: Ex-mayor's toxicology results remain under wraps - Press-Enterprise

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Press-EnterpriseMURRIETA: Ex-mayor's toxicology results remain under wrapsPress-EnterpriseToxicology testing has been completed in the case of former Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, who was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence earlier this month, but authorities are declining to disclose the results. Long, 44, was arrested
  • Investigators Awaiting Toxicology Results From Utah Family Found Dead ... - Latin Post

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Latin PostInvestigators Awaiting Toxicology Results From Utah Family Found Dead Latin PostPolice say the deaths of the Utah family found dead in their home last month may not have been an accident. Search warrants obtained Wednesday say that the family was likely poisoned. A couple and their three childrens' bodies were found in a locked ...
  • Toxicology Research Laboratory Chooses Instem Software Solutions - Business Wire (press release)

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Toxicology Research Laboratory Chooses Instem Software SolutionsBusiness Wire (press release)CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, announced today that Toxicology Research Laboratory (TRL) has purchased the Provantis® software suite for ...and more »
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    WordPress Tag: Mold

  • Wednesday Wondering: What was in the bag?

    Sam
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    I was on my way to school, my backpack on my lap, with my KAF brother in the driver’s seat. Then I caught a fruity scent coming from my bag. Maybe my fruit salad container was leaking. At school I took out my lunch and saw that there was no fruit juice spill. After storing my fruit salad in a refrigerator, I booked a study room in the library named the “Think Tank” and settled in to get work done. Then I smelled it coming from the bag again. I emptied the bag one pocket at a time and on reaching the last and least used compartment I find the source. A banana was sitting…
  • With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing

    nickschmit82
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    (CBS) — Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois. WBBM’s John Cody reports the allergy counting season officially ends Wednesday with no pollen now being recorded from ragweed, grass or trees. [cbs-audio-player artist="WBBM 780’s John Cody" download=false image="http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/generic-cbs-2-wbbm-web.jpg" url="https://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/mp3_bc-wav-carts-allergy-2jc.mp3" station_name=" WBBM 780/105.9FM"…
  • Basement Mold Remediation In Glendale AZ

    superiordisast
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Basement Mold Remediation In Glendale AZIf you suspect you’ve got…http://bit.ly/1w64XaS
  • The Door is Open for Class Action Lawsuits against Manufacturers

    ruperera
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Recent federal court decisions relaxing the standards for class action certification must have plain
  • ServiceMaster Mold Remediation Project in Mobile, Alabama

    svmadvanced
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    (251) 653-9333 in Mobile & (251) 928-1028 in…http://bit.ly/1tqPlzV
 
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    the soft landing baby

  • Is Fostering a Child right for you?

    Harry Spence
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Fostering a child is an unbelievably rewarding experience for the whole family and of course, the child themselves. If it’s something you’ve been thinking about, you’ve no doubt got a whole host of questions regarding whether it is potentially something that could really work for you, your family and your lifestyle. We’ve looked at some of the main questions to hopefully help you along on your way to deciding. Do you fully understand with the whole process will involve? The fostering process is a complex one that will be completely different varying from person to person so it’s…
  • Helping Protect the Elderly from Winter Health Hazards

    Harry Spence
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Winter isn’t such a ‘wonderful’ time of year for our elderly population, as it can bring around a lot of problems that can affect their health, mobility and even their mood. Therefore if you’re a carer for an elderly person, or are just concerned for the welfare of a senior person, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common winter health hazards that older people face each year, along with tips on how to protect them. Falls, slips and trips During the winter, icy surfaces create a large risk for slips and falls for the elderly. If your loved one has mobility issues, make…
  • Can You Afford to Have a Family?

    Harry Spence
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    People often underestimate the importance of planning a family to prevent different sorts of problems that might arise from unwanted pregnancies. Those without the prudence to contemplate the results of a poorly made decision to create a family may find themselves entangled in financial woes.   Being buried in debt, mounting fees and bills to pay, and emotional stress from money troubles are just some of the detrimental effects of being unable to afford to have a family at an inconvenient time. Put those difficult money matters along with a struggling global economy just aggravates the…
  • How Far Are You Willing To Go To Become A Parent?

    Harry Spence
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    For any parent, a child is a bundle of joy and a source of happiness. But what if you discover that your spouse or both of you are incapable of conceiving a child? One of the main issues for parenthood is the problem with infertility. Fortunately for some, there are modern ways to have a child aside from adoption. In the U.S, many scientific options include egg donation. For instance, egg donation in Chicago is monitored by specialists in reproductive medicine. These agencies are generally bound by industry regulations set by national organizations.   Some countries have implemented an…
  • Creating A Home That Grows With Your Family

    Harry Spence
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    One of the concerns in planning a new family home lies in the flexibility to meet the family’s changing needs. As your family grows, a perfect home should be able to adapt and accommodate new members. The house that was ideal for you and your spouse could no longer be fit when you plan to have children. Building a house that grows with your family requires an efficient modeling plan. This would include a reliable provider of crane hoisting and rigging work. For those heavy lifting tasks, there are specialists who can be very helpful when you are moving large pieces of furniture, roofing…
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    Inter Press Service » Environment

  • Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses

    Carey L. Biron
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    By Carey L. BironWASHINGTON, Oct 31 2014 (IPS)The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country’s massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) also heard concerns that the Canadian government is not making the country’s legal system available to victims of these abuses.“Far too often, extractive companies have double-standards in how they behave at home versus abroad.”…
  • Better Water Management Needed to Eradicate Poverty

    Torgny Holmgren
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Torgny Holmgren is Executive Director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).By Torgny HolmgrenSTOCKHOLM, Oct 30 2014 (IPS)It demands repetition: water is a precondition for all life. It keeps us alive – literally – while being a prerequisite for or integral part of most of our daily activities. Think hospitals without water, think farms, energy producers, industries, schools and homes without our most needed resource. All sectors, without exception, are dependent on water.The 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos reported that water security is one of the most tangible and…
  • OPINION: From Almaty to Vienna, New Prospects For LLDCs

    Kairat Abdrakhmanov
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations.By Kairat AbdrakhmanovNEW YORK, Oct 30 2014 (IPS)Kazakhstan being the world’s largest landlocked country, and also the ninth largest country in the world of more than 2.7 million square kilometres, hosted in 2003 in Almaty the First United Nations Conference on Landlocked Countries.The conference’s outcome, the Almaty Programme of Action (APoA), practically the only one of its kind thus far, is a road map to ensure the special needs of LLDCs. It contains specific measures and…
  • There’s CO2 Under Those Hills

    Silvia Giannelli
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Part of the area planned for extraction of CO2 in Val d’Elsa, Tuscany, Italy with a protest sign reading: EXTRACTION OF CO2 FROM THE GROUND – A NONSENSE!!! Credit: Silvia Giannelli/IPSBy Silvia GiannelliLUCCA, Italy, Oct 30 2014 (IPS)“If  they go ahead and dig those wells, all my work will be destroyed, all my life, everything,” says Franca Tognarelli, looking at the hills and vineyards around her house in Certaldo, Val d’Elsa, in the heart of Tuscany.Now retired, Franca invested all her savings in restructuring her house in Certaldo, only to find that it sits on top of a deposit…
  • Crisis Fuelled Resurgence of Horse-Drawn Carriages in Cuba

    Ivet Gonzalez
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    People in the city of Bayamo in the eastern Cuban province of Granma use horse-drawn carts as public transportation. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Ivet GonzálezHAVANA, Oct 30 2014 (IPS)Up and down the streets of towns and cities in Cuba go horse-drawn carriages with black leather tops and large back wheels, alongside more simple carts, operating as public transportation.This ancient means of transportation can be seen throughout this country, in urban, suburban and rural areas, where motor vehicles are expensive and there are not enough cars and buses. And in the most remote parts of the…
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    Dr Robert Muller - The Zeitgeist is Changing

  • Berlin at Forefront of Urban Green

    Dr Robert Muller
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    by Stockholm Resilience Centre: http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-news/10-28-2014-berlin-forefront-of-urban-green.htmlThe URBES project launches video from BerlinAs one of the cities represented in the Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services project (URBES), coordinated by Stockholm Resilience Centre, Berlin has much to show when it comes to development, policy and strategies for enhancing green areas.Green initiatives across the city are enabling people from all walks of life to get involved, and through for example local gardening and education projects adults and…
  • Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry's Butt

    Dr Robert Muller
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMAby Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/10/climate-insuranceIn the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate change, released today.Global warming is increasing the risk of damage to lives and property from natural disasters beyond what many insurers are willing to shoulder. And most insurance companies aren't taking…
  • Six Green Ministers Announced in New Swedish Government

    Dr Robert Muller
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    English: Åsa Romson (Green Party) is a member of the Swedish Parliament. Svenska: Åsa Romson är svensk riksdagsledamot för Miljöpartiet de Gröna. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)by European Green Party: http://europeangreens.eu/news/six-green-ministers-announced-new-swedish-governmentNegotiations to form a government in Sweden between the Social Democrats and Miljöpartiet de gröna, the Green party, have ended successfully.The new Prime Minister Stefan Lövfen has announced his new cabinet, with six ministries going to the Greens.The result is fantastic news for the Greens, who won 6.9% in…
  • SPECIAL REPORT: West Midlands Butterfly Denies Causing Hurricane

    Dr Robert Muller
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    by NewsBiscuit: http://www.newsbiscuit.com/2014/10/22/west-midlands-butterfly-denies-causing-hurricane/A butterfly from the Black Country has angrily denied being the cause of Hurricane Gonzalo, the tail end of which battered much of the UK this week.This all came after meteorologists, using cutting-edge computer modelling, traced the origins of the hurricane back to the single flap of a butterfly’s wings three weeks last Tuesday in a field outside Walsall.‘It was mental,’ said Red Admiral Roger Bould. ‘I was just fluttering about, as you do, when these boffins turn up and say that I…
  • Building the Political Momentum on Climate Change

    Dr Robert Muller
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Dear friends, A few days before the UN Climate Summit in September, we witnessed the largest-ever climate march in history. As I stood with fellow marchers in New York City, it was the most hopeful I've felt for our future generations in a long time. Around the world, hundreds of thousands seized the chance to raise their voices: grandparents like myself, indigenous peoples, young people, islanders whose homes are most at risk, elected officials and many more. This huge and diverse crowd was saying to world leaders: "we want to hear your ambition; we don't want to wait any longer; we are…
 
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  • Product Review: Smart Faucet

    greenlivingeveryday1
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Smart Faucet is a 1.5gpm aerator with an antimicrobial handle that controls water flow from the faucet. Water only flows when the handle is depressed, although there is a locking disk for continuous flow when needed. Installation may require a wrench but is easy and installation only takes a few minutes. The Smart Faucet requires no batteries or electricity to control water usage. The Smart Faucet reports savings of up to 15,000 gallons when compared with a standard 2.5gpm aerator and the company offers a one-year limited warranty on parts and components. Save water while you are soaping…
  • Product Review – A Wild Soap Bar

    greenlivingeveryday1
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
      Take a wash on the wild side..   We were excited to be introduced to  A Wild Soap Bar. A Wild Soap Bar’s natural products are handmade in the USA, biodegradable, cruelty free, minimally packaged with recycled & recyclable materials, and do not contain synthetic fragrance oils, petroleum products, FD&C dyes, parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates, antibacterial triclosan, TEA, or other harmful chemicals.  100% of base oils are certified organic. A Wild Soap Bar offers over two dozen soaps and soap gift sets. All of them specially created to soothe,…
  • Product Review – Wondercide Natural Pest Control Products

    greenlivingeveryday1
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
      When one thinks of pesticide poisoning, they most likely think of pesticides that are utilized on produce, such as apples, lettuce tomatoes, lettuce and other fruits and vegetables.  There are additional means of pesticide exposure that occurs from insecticides and lawn treatment, but additional exposure is common from the many flea and tick control products that are used everyday. Here are a few simple ways to minimize exposure to pesticide poisoning: Grow your own produce. Growing your own crops means that you can use healthful methods to control any pests. There are all-natural…
  • Bright Outlook for Texas Solar

    greenlivingeveryday1
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Experts are anticipating that the solar energy market in the state of Texas to achieve significant growth over the next several years.  According to to the Solar Energy Industry Association: Texas ranks 13th in the country in installed solar capacity, with enough solar energy installations to power 12,300 homes. Residential and commercial photovoltaic systems prices fell by 22 percent over the last year. More than 280 solar companies are actively working in the state of Texas, employing more than 3,000 Texans.    
  • Energy Efficient Roofing

    greenlivingeveryday1
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Hot roofs absorb heat, causing air conditioner systems to work harder to cool during the warmer months of the year. A cool roof uses material that is designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Cool Roofs can lower the temperature of your roof by up to 50 degrees, which will reduce cooling costs.  
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    ToxicsWAtch Blog

  • Don't Be Tricked this Halloween--Be Green!

    rebecca
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    If there is one thing no one wants with their Halloween costume, it’s toxic chemicals. But that may very well be the case according to the results of our new HealthyStuff.org study of 106 common Halloween related products purchased from retailers including CVS, Kroger, Party City, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens. The products were tested for chemicals based on their toxicity or tendency to build up in people and the environment. These chemicals include lead, bromine (brominated flame retardants), chlorine (vinyl/PVC plastic), phthalates, cadmium, arsenic, tin (organotins), and mercury.
  • Because Caring is Not Enough

    rebecca
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Election season can be overwhelming -- lots of phone calls, slick mail pieces and those television commercials. How's a voter supposed to sift through all of the noise to make an informed choice? Seattle CityClub has developed a tool for voters looking for information to find it from other voters -- and add their own opinions as well.
  • Usually we’re frustrated with what seems like persistent inaction in Congress, but this time we’re feeling encouraged

    rebecca
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Remember this spring when we were raising a ruckus about the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA), a draft bill that was before the House Energy & Commerce Committee? Well it’s dead. For Now. And we have you to thank! Because of your emails, ultrasound photos, family pictures and calls we helped stop this bad bill in its tracks. D.C. insiders told us this was impossible. We proved them wrong.
  • The Chemical Industry's Dirty Laundry is Coming Out in the Wash

    jschramm
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    We talk a lot about toxic flame retardants at Washington Toxics Coalition. A lot. But that’s because there’s alot to say about the harm they pose to our health. Today, we released a first-of-its kind, peer-reviewed study that brings a whole new meaning to “dirty laundry.” Flame retardants that cause cancer, learning disabilities and other problems literally attach to our clothing and wind up going down the drain when we do the wash.
  • A-B-C 1-2-3 Pack Their Back Pack Toxic-Free!

    rebecca
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Choosing safer school supplies is as easy as 1-2-3! First, reuse what you can from last year. Next, read on for healthier alternatives. Last, work with your school to develop safer options for next year, especially for items such as markers that require collaboration with the school.
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  • SiliGuy flexible phone mount/holder #carmount

    Aaron
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    This is one of those products that you see and think “wow.. really?” Then you get one and find out that it’s really fun and cool. Even for a utilitarian thing like this. It’s great for holding phones, of course, but it holds just about anything else you’d like as well. The SiliGuy is basically a humanoid-shaped, flexible rubber-ish thing that lets you bend its arms, legs, etc around whatever you’d like it to hold and to fit in any position or spot you’d like. I’ve had it hold my phone, of course, but mostly it’s been holding jars of USB…
  • Sari Foods Organic Spirulina is nature’s superfood #organicspirulina

    Aaron
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    If you read this blog regularly, then you already know what spirulina is. It’s basically an organic, nutrient-dense algae that can be ingested in powdered form. It’s one of the best things you can do for yourself and your health. We’ve been big fans of chlorella and spirulina for years. This particular product is from Sari Foods and is a USDA-certified organic product made in the U.S.A. It comes in a big bag in powdered form and can be made into pills, added to smoothies, or put in whatever else you’d like. My wife literally just drinks it straight with water. Whatever…
  • Majestic Bombay professional blackhead remover tool

    Aaron
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    We all wish we had one of these as teenagers. The Majestic Bombay Blackhead Blemish Remover Tool is a professional-grade, stainless steel tool used to “roll out” whiteheads and press out blackheads. It works without leaving bruises or skin discoloration, so it’s way better than the ol’ squeeze method. Most of us have blackheads or whitehads from time to time. They’re annoying and unsightly and can sometimes get worse, eventually becoming infected zits. When you’re up close for photos or intimate moments, they are ghastly. So here you go. A tool for removing…
  • FDA, Flooded with Protests, Revises Food Safety Rules

    Reprint
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    The agency has responded to comments from ANH-USA activists and other stakeholders. Here’s what they’re proposing now. Action Alert! In May we reported that the FDA is currently drafting rules that implement the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). As we noted then, some of the rules that have been proposed so far have brought a deafening outcry from small farmers, prominent members of Congress, consumers, and even big business. This response presumably caused the FDA to backtrack considerably, and the agency addressed many of the concerns you raised. On September 19, the FDA…
  • Harvard Research finds link between fluoridated water, ADHD and mental disorders

    Reprint
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    from The Nation New research published in The Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that various chemicals that many children are exposed to are having a direct effect on the creation of disorders labeled under the name ADHD as well as other mental disorders. One of the chemicals said to be having an effect is fluoride, or variations of fluoride. Governments have been performing artificial fluoridation for a number of years regardless of the lack of effectiveness it has in preventing tooth decay. The…
 
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    Habertalk

  • One year on, UN expert urges ratification of treaty to phase out mercury use

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxic waste, Baskut Tuncak, urged governments around the world today to expedite the ratification process of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of the toxic heavy metal. The Convention, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), must be ratified by 50 countries to be legally binding. While 128 countries have signed the agreement one year after it was opened for signature and ratification, only seven have ratified it, jeopardizing its chances…
  • Artisanal and small scale mining in Columbia

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    The mountains and jingles of Columbia are rich in gold. Artisanal and small scale miners, armed with rudimentary tools and varying degrees of mechanization, create wealth in the world's most remote and desperate regions. Unfortunately, sometimes they also devastate landscapes and release staggering amounts of Mercury into the environment.https://s3.amazonaws.com/gef-greenline/2014-10/article-11.html
  • Human Rights and Mongolia’s Small-Scale Mining Sector

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Since the collapse of the socialist regime in 1990, Mongolia’s economic development has been dependent on an expanding formal and informal mining sector that for many years had little regard for the environment. As the negative environmental implications of such rampant mining expansion became clearer, Mongolia’s government and national and international communities have put pressure on mining companies to comply with international environmental standards.http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2014/10/29/human-rights-and-mongolias-small-scale-mining-sector/
  • Mercury in the gold mining district of San Martin de Loba, South of Bolivar (Colombia)

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Water, floating macrophytes, and sediments from effluents near mining sites also had high Hg values. In mines of San Martin de Loba and Hatillo de Loba, for instance, the geoaccumulation index (Igeo) for sediments reached values greater than 6, indicating extreme pollution. In short, these data support the presence of a high Hg-polluted environment in this mining district, with direct risk for deleterious effects on the health of the mining communities.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-014-3724-8
  • Canadian International Resource Development Institute (CIRDI) carries forward the legacy of ASM expertise within NBK Institute of Mining Engineering

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    There are approximately 30 million ASM individuals throughout all developing countries involved in extracting over 30 different minerals that make their way to the global marketplace.The number of artisanal miners (especially gold miners) in rural areas of developing countries has been increasing due to progressively harsher living conditions.Artisanal mining is recognized as the largest environmental and social problem related to mining in developing countries.Governments are not usually prepared to train artisanal miners or to deal with problems related to the environment and formalization…
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    Foghorn
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
  • Dolphin Strandings Potentially Under-reported on Cape Cod

    Foghorn
    23 Apr 2012 | 3:11 pm
    Dolphin skull in Wellfleet, MA, found in Indian Neck marshlands remainder of the dolphin's skeleton was found approximately 20ft from skull's location. Stranding of whales and dolphins is common on Cape Cod and are parts of some of the earliest recorded history of the Cape. The recent mass standings of Dolphins on Cape Cod bayside beaches has few precidents in the area.  While their are stradings every year the number occuring this winter is unpredented in scope.  Since the middle of January their have been at least 114 dolphin strandings…
  • Victory! Destruction of Vernal Pool in Wellfleet to be remediated

    Foghorn
    31 Jan 2012 | 5:30 am
    Roughly a month ago I along with two other concerned individuals appeared before the Wellfleet Conservation Commission to present the case of the vernal pool's destruction.  At that meeting we went over the issues regarding the vernal pool's destruction and how town bylaws protected the location even in the absence of state certification of the pool's existence.  During this meet the Conservation Commission decided to order the Wellfleet DPW to re-mediate the damage.  I'm not sure what steps might be taken but…
  • Sealing a Fisheries Fate, Seals and their effects on the Gulf of Maine Fishery, and NOAA's questionable methodology

    Foghorn
    19 Dec 2011 | 6:41 pm
    Grey Seals on ice flows in Wellfleet HarborSealing a Fishery’s FateThe recent NOAA cod counts are part of a disturbing trend of lower than expected counts across a variety of fish species, including, striped bass, cod, and yellowtail flounder, and threatens New England’s traditional fishing industry. Already, the industry has been adversely affected by sector management, which intentionally or unintentionally favors the consolidation of the fishing industry. Sector management policies are exacerbating the decline of the local dayboat industry, and are having a detrimental economic impact…
  • Wellfleet Wetlands Destruction by DPW

    Foghorn
    16 Dec 2011 | 7:06 pm
    So I haven't posted for a long time but I intend to post fairly regularly now. Recently some time in the first week of December a wetland and likely Spade Foot Toad Habitat that was protected under the town Wellfleet bylaws (which were updated as recently as 2010), was totally removed and recently filled with GRAVEL by the towns DPW. (Did I mention that it had at least a couple of feet of water in it at the time of its removal, and that a neighbor of the pool/swap told the dpw that it was "obviously a wetland area." I quickly contacted the local conservation agent and a number of…
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  • Android Mirroring With Mobizen

    kamran
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Mobizen is one of the best and must have an android application for your android Smartphone or android tablet or any other android device. This app helps users to completely control all functions and features of their android Smartphone or tablets remotely through their computer either they are plugged in via USB or wirelessly over your mobile carrier or wifi etc. This best and amazing feature just only came up in mobizen android app which is available on Google Play Store and users can start taking advantage of it.It has some awesome and amazing features that are mentioned below and you…
  • Herpes Virus in Moms and its Treatment

    kamran
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    We will tell you about Herpes Virus in this article and will tell you the ways to treat Herpes Virus.Birth Acquired herpes virus is a virus that transfers from mother to the born one during when the birth take place.Causes:Right after birth, like kissing your child or having any contact with the child who may have herpes.If the mother has herpes at the time when it is the delivery, so it’s possible that the child will have herpes as well and will be having the herpes virus. Some women are not aware that they even have the inside the vagina herpes.If people do not know they have herpes and…
  • Things you NEED to know about buying prescription painkillers online

    kamran
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    Codeine is one of the most powerful painkillers on the planet today, and as such a very heavily regulated drug – to the point where it’s almost impossible to buy codeine without a prescription ANYWHERE . But if you have serious pain and you are looking for a serious pain control solution that you can order online you’re going to want to pay close attention to the insider information below.Truthfully, there are a lot of different hoops you’re going to need to jump through to buy codeine online – just to make sure that you’re actually getting the “real deal” and not some kind of…
  • How Garcinia Cambogia help you in weight loss?

    kamran
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Garcinia Cambogia extract was demonstrated to help with weight reduction as well as to keep some basic wellbeing issues, for example, hypertension in people. Still a few studies presumed that the Garcinia Cambogia extract is still an inquiry check in the realm of characteristic wellbeing supplements. Conventional abstaining from food can be exceptionally troublesome for some individuals due to the increase in appetite. Despite of the fact that eating methodology and activity are demonstrated approaches to attain an economical weight reduction, it wouldn’t harm you to look for the…
  • Tips for Saving the Environment

    kamran
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    In recent years, the number of natural disasters and effects of global warming significantly increased.People are starting to realize that the way they live their lives has a huge effect on our planet.We can’t ignore nature’s signs anymore.Every human being is responsible for the planet we are living in, and everybody should do their part to save our environment and make a better future to our kids.This is not an impossible task, although many people think this way.If everybody did something, we really could make a difference.You could start by using less paper. A huge number of trees are…
 
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  • 30 Ways to Use Less Paper

    Dawn Gifford
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Why should we care about our paper usage? Paper is pretty cheap and renewable, right? Unfortunately, paper is substantially more resource intensive than you would think. Here’s why, and how you can save a ton of paper (and money) at home, school and work… Paper’s Heavy FootprintFrom cradle to grave, papermaking uses a tremendous amount of energy and natural resources. First, trees are cut down and the wood is chipped into small pieces. Then water and heat, and sometimes chemicals, are added to separate the wood into individual fibers.The fiber is mixed…
  • Is Borax Toxic?

    Dawn Gifford
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Many people are concerned about whether borax is a safe chemical. There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison. Here’s why…History of BoraxHumans have mined and used borax since its discovery in Persia more than 4,000 years ago. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in concentration in dried salt lake beds, and consists of water, sodium, boron and oxygen. That’s it. The main areas where borax is mined…
  • Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    Dawn Gifford
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has hard, yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp, and is an excellent source of nutrition during the winter months. This soup is one terrific way to enjoy it!Winter squashes are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber. Winter squashes like butternut or pumpkin have hard shells that are difficult to pierce, enabling them to have long storage periods under the right conditions. HistoryModern day squash developed from wild squash…
  • GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!}

    Dawn Gifford
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    If you are trying to eat more whole foods and home cooked meals, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your leftovers well. So you’ll want to invest in food storage containers that are made of glass instead of toxic plastic, and which can also easily go from fridge to oven to microwave or freezer.Well, you voted for it on Facebook, and here it is! This month’s giveaway is this very useful 18-piece GlassLock Storage Set!Storing your food in glass containers not only helps you avoid the endocrine disrupting chemicals found in…
  • How To Stop Blossom End Rot

    Dawn Gifford
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Your tomato plants are tall and green; you’ve taken the time to carefully stake or cage them to support their growth. Right now they are loaded with tons of green tomatoes, and some of them are just starting to blush red. And then three days later, it all goes horribly wrong. There is nothing more disheartening than to see that all of your ripening tomato beauties (or peppers or squash) are now rotting from the bottom—right on the vine!What is Blossom-End Rot?Blossom-end rot looks like a discolored, watery, sunken spot at the blossom end of the fruit, most commonly tomatoes.
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    News from the Goldman Environmental Prize

  • The New Environmentalists Makes its National Debut

    lizmeans
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Don’t miss “The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon” as it makes its national debut on a PBS station near you!This Emmy winning series is narrated by Robert Redford and features the inspiring stories of the 2014 Goldman Prize winners: Desmond D’Sa (Africa), Ramesh Agrawal (Asia), Suren Gazaryan (Europe), Rudi Putra (Islands), Helen Slottje (North America), and Ruth Buendia (South and Central America).Check out our full-page ad in the New York Times on Friday, November 7 and be sure to check your local PBS listings and tune in to catch the show:THIRTEEN-WNET, New York…
  • Closing the Gap between the Environment and Human Rights

    lizmeans
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Last month, Goldman Prize Program Officer Ryan Mack traveled to Yale University to attend the UN Conference on Human Rights and the Environment. The two day conference brought together more than 100 scholars and policy experts from over 40 different countries.Conference sessions were also attended by John Knox, the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment and Ramin Pejan, chief consultant on human rights and environment for the UN Independent Expert.Mack attended several sessions exploring the nexus between human rights and the environment, including sessions on…
  • Threats to Environmental Activists on the Rise

    lizmeans
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Twenty-five years ago, Brazilian rubber tapper Chico Mendes was murdered for his efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest. Just a month ago, Edwin Chota, an Ashaninka activist from Peru, was murdered for his efforts to stop illegal logging.Protecting land and natural resources can often be a risky business.  According to some observers, it is becoming riskier: Global Witness released a report earlier this year showing that over 900 people, at a minimum, were killed between 2002 and 2013 as a result of competition for natural resources. Their research showed that these killings are…
  • India’s Supreme Court Cancels Vast Majority of Country’s Mining Licenses

    lizmeans
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    A recent ruling from India’s Supreme Court declared all mining licenses issued after 1993 to be illegal. We reached out to the 2014 Goldman Prize winner from India, Ramesh Agrawal, a right to information activist who successfully shut down one of the largest coal mines in his region, to get his feedback on the ruling. Here is what he had to say:“The recent Supreme Court verdict that canceled all but a handful of coal mining licenses is certainly great news. It exposes the unholy nexus that exists between politicians, bureaucrats and the extraction industries in India. The ruling provides…
  • Norway Agrees to Pay Liberia $150 Million to End Deforestation by 2020

    lizmeans
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    In return for $150 million in development aid from Norway, Liberia has agreed to stop cutting down its trees by 2020. The agreement was one of the most significant to come out of the UN Climate Summit, which took place in New York earlier this month.“This partnership holds promise not only for the forest and climate; but for forest communities that have been marginalized for generations,” said 2006 Goldman Prize winner from Liberia, Silas Siakor.The BBC article, “Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation,” cites the Ebola crisis as one of the main reasons Liberia was…
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    Actual Organics

  • 10 ways to reduce waste in your life

    Joanna Runciman
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Waste costs money. Maybe not instantly but in the long run perhaps through stress and overwhelm of clutter, or the recycling and rubbish disposal management, maybe even the inevitable buying a new one as you can’t find the old one in the muddle. Can you relate? For me that is sticky tape, it comes to [...] The post 10 ways to reduce waste in your life appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Why I don’t dye my hair

    Joanna Runciman
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    “Who does your colour?” I am often asked. “God does, as I don’t dye my hair!” I reply. I then get a curious look, and they say “oh, I thought you dyed your hair, it is a beautiful colour.” I say “Thank you” but get the feeling they still are unsure. Hence, why I decided [...] The post Why I don’t dye my hair appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • 3 ways consumerism ruins us

    Joanna Runciman
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
      So the new iPhone® was launched; queues of people wanting the latest gadget, queuing streets away for a glimpse at the new telephone but is all the hype and desire wise? Learn 3 ways consumerism ruins us, self-esteem and finances amongst others.   Consumerism is all around us.   The marketing comes at us [...] The post 3 ways consumerism ruins us appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • 3 reasons to slow down today

    Joanna Runciman
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    3 reasons to slow down today, include renewing inspiration, realising you can’t do it all and knowing busy-ness isn’t necessarily success!   This isn’t necessarily easy to go from a frenetic ‘race, race, race life’ to more balanced but I think it is wiser after all balance is a bit of both, racing about and [...] The post 3 reasons to slow down today appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Dry shampoo means I wash my hair less

    Joanna Runciman
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    When I was a teenager I was allowed to wash my hair once a week, at boarding school.  It was hair wash day on Fridays, we all traipsed off to wash our hair, military style. Fast forward to a few years ago and I was washing my hair every day! That wasn’t wise and this [...] The post Dry shampoo means I wash my hair less appeared first on Actual Organics.
 
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  • Enzyme Cleaner and How to Make it

    David Guion
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Guest post by Shanon Gilborg. This article explains how to make enzyme cleaners at home and why they are better to use than standard cleaning products. Take a look. What are enzymes? Enzymes are “benevolent” chemicals in human bodies that accelerate metabolic reactions, break food down and speed up biological processes. They are catalysts capable of converting some molecules into other molecules. They can’t reproduce themselves. Due to their nature, enzymes are capable of breaking waste down. For this reason, these catalysts are used to make cleaning solutions. What are enzymatic…
  • How wind energy works

    David Guion
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Wind farm Wind energy is the fastest growing method of generating electricity in the world. It’s also one of the most ancient of energy sources. Sailboats have existed for thousands of years. Wind exists because the sun heats the earth and its atmosphere unevenly. As warmer air rises, colder air rushes in to take its place. Hills, valleys, and other irregularities in the earth’s surface, as well as bodies of water, vegetation, man-made structures, and the rotation of the earth all influence wind flow patterns. Rotors mounted on towers capture the wind and operate a generator,…
  • 4 Small Changes That Make a Big Environmental Difference

    David Guion
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Idling? That blows money out the tailpipe Guest post by Fred Villa. Everyone wants to be green but what tends to put most people off is that making an environmental difference can sometimes be a bit expensive. That’s why I’ve come up with four things that you can try to do your part for helping improve the environment that are cheap, easy and don’t require tons of effort. 1- Make Your Garden Eco-Friendly: The first step is to change a few things around your garden; the easiest and most budget friendly option is to start a compost pile. Instead of piling all your grass trimmings,…
  • Top100 green blog–again!

    David Guion
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    In February 2013, Sustainable Green Homes was included in an infographic of Coupon Audit’s “Top 100 Green Blogs to Follow.” Earlier this year, the Green Deal Shop named us one of the “Top 50 Eco-Friendly Blogs.” Now, Rebates Zone and the New York Times have included us in yet another Top 100 Green Blogs infographic. I am quite pleased with the respect this blog has achieved. After you have looked through the infographic, please look around, find something to read, and leave a comment. An infographic by the team at Rebates zone The post Top100 green…
  • Vortex LED Dynamo Flashlight: a Review

    David Guion
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    If you ever suffer a power outage, you need the Vortex LED Dynamo Flashlight. This heavy duty rechargeable flashlight is ideal for emergency use; you never have to wonder if the batteries are good.  It’s also great for more fun, outdoor stuff like camping. There are no batteries to hunt for or to fail when you need them. It’s a hand powered, wind up light. Turn the crank. Charge the battery. And how many other flashlights can you use underwater? How many others will charge your cell phone? The Vortex LED Dynamo is certainly the most flexible flashlight I have ever encountered.
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  • What is Energy Conservation and List Few Energy Conservation Techniques?

    Rinkesh
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    What is Energy Conservation? Energy conservation is one of the words you are hearing more and more. Unfortunately, a lot of the places you will hear it will be in ads marketing products or lifestyle habits that may have nothing to do with actual energy conservation. To learn what real energy conservation techniques are, you have to begin to understand the theory of conservation behind them. Understanding Energy Conservation Energy conservation is not about making limited resources last as long as they can, that would mean that you are doing nothing more than prolong a crisis until you finally…
  • List Top 10 Natural Resources in the World

    Rinkesh
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    What are Natural Resources? Natural resources are those resources that occur within the environment in their original and natural form, undisturbed by humanity. They take years to form without the intervention of humans. The Mother Earth is abundant with natural resources that develop on this planet using its surrounding environment. These natural resources are derived from the environment. While few of them are used for our survival like water, air, rest of them like coal, gas, oil are used for satisfying our daily needs. From forests to mountains to minerals to coastal shores and wetlands,…
  • What is Being Eco-friendly and 10 Steps to Become Eco-friendly?

    Rinkesh
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    What is Being Eco-friendly? Being eco-friendly or environmentally friendly is becoming more and more important. You can see the term used in everything from job ads to dating profiles to even listings houses and vacation homes. So, what is being eco-friendly? The simplest way to define what being eco friendly means is to say that it is the act of living with intent. The intent is focused on not creating harm to environment, and to prevent as much harm from occurring to the environment through your interactions with it. It goes beyond an idea and extends to actual practices that influence how…
  • What is Environmental Law and it’s Components

    Rinkesh
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    What is Environmental Law? Environmental law looks at all the factors that pertain to an economy and its production and industry to assess its impact on the environment and to propose regulations that will reduce environmental harm. It is mostly considered with regulations and treaty agreements between countries, corporations and public interest initiatives that work to promote the conservation of natural resources and to enhance energy efficiency. According to Wikipedia, “Environmental law – or “environmental and natural resources law” – is a collective term…
  • Causes and Solutions to the Global Energy Crisis

    Rinkesh
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    What is the Energy Crisis? The energy crisis is the concern that the world’s demands on the limited natural resources that are used to power industrial society are diminishing as the demand rises. These natural resources are in limited supply. While they do occur naturally, it can take hundreds of thousands of years to replenish the stores. Governments and concerned individuals are working to make the use of renewable resources a priority, and to lessen the irresponsible use of natural supplies through increased conservation. The energy crisis is a broad and complex topic. Most people…
 
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    EnviroTech - Mold Remediation | Pest Control | Indoor Air | Lawn Care | Restoration Contracting

  • Getting Rid of Rats

    enviroadmin
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why is Controlling Rats Important? Rats have a stigma about them for being one of the deadliest pests and for good reason! Rats are hosts to bacteria that cause deadly diseases, such as leptospirosis, typhus fever, rat-bite fever, and dozens more. They transmit disease through hair, droppings and urine. If food or water get contaminated, it could result in food poisoning. Eliminating these pests from your home or business needs to be a main concern. If you own a rental property or a business establishment, the sight of rats will drive potential and existing customers away! Rats are quite…
  • Along With Drafts Come Some Furry Friends

    enviroadmin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ever wonder what is lurking in your home? Or what that scratching is in your walls or ceiling? It may be what you least expect. During colder months, rodents try to find their ways into homes seeking out food and shelter. Rodents, especially mice, can fit through very tiny openings because of their soft cartilages. Once they move in, they have full access to move throughout your home using wall cavities, attics, crawl spaces, etc. Rodents move in colonies and have the ability to expand quickly. Once they enter a home, they tend to nest in the insulation in your walls, ceilings and attic. It…
  • Why Do I Sneeze When My Furnace Turns On?

    enviroadmin
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    It is that wonderful time of year. The leaves are changing color, the temperatures are no longer oppressively hot, (I for one love the cold weather), and pumpkin everything! This is also one of the best seasons for craft beers. However, it is also that time when people turn their furnaces on for the first time in months, and those of us with forced air furnaces know the smell all too well. Dust, dirt, and mold; all the “junk” that has accumulated in your ducts are being shot right out of your vents and directly into the air. These elements along with other contaminants in your vent system…
  • Mold: Something to Watch For

    enviroadmin
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    These days everyone seem to be paying more attention to their health; so why not take the same care in maintaining a healthy living space? There are a lot of different health concerns in the home. Some are easy to deal with, others are not. One of the more substantial health hazards in the home is the potential presence of mold. Mold is a naturally occurring fungus that is usually found lurking in dark, damp environments. Ideal places for mold to grow include attics and basements. Another place that mold can find a foothold is in appliances, such an indoor vented dryers or humidifiers. Mold…
  • Introduction to Mold: 101

    enviroadmin
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Home mold presents serious health hazards to you and your family. Fortunately, it is not hard to prevent mold once you know what mold is, how to identify it, and what techniques you can utilize to prevent it. What is Mold? Mold is a type of fungus that grows from spores. It is essential for the breakdown of dead plant and animal matter. The spores are usually inactive, but they become active if humidity levels exceed 70% or if temperatures exceed 65 degrees. Mold exists everywhere in the environment and people come in contact with mold every day, whether they know it or not. It is found both…
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    Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Help Your Company Increase Recycling Capability and Lower Waste Costs

    Jessica Hope
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Help Your Company Increase Recycling Capability and Lower Waste Costs Nearly every company is constantly on the prowl for new ways to save money.  And almost every company can find ways to reduce the cost of their business  – and thus increase their profit – by finding ways to reduce waste costs. Reducing the cost […] The post Help Your Company Increase Recycling Capability and Lower Waste Costs appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Sustainability is the New Currency of Cool—How to Make it Work for You

    Michael Manouel
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Sustainability is the New Currency of Cool—How To Make it Work for You “Sustainability” is an oft-repeated word these days. But what can it really do for you? Corporate sustainability, planned out and followed through, can be a major boon for business, with quantifiable economic, social, and environmental effects. It can also give your company […] The post Sustainability is the New Currency of Cool—How to Make it Work for You appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What Is Ebola and How Hazardous Is Its Waste?

    Michael Manouel
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    What Is Ebola and How Hazardous Is Its Waste? What is Ebola? Ebola or Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is an infectious virus (of which there are five known strains) first discovered in 1976. The virus has, heretofore, mostly been known to be found near where it was first discovered, by the Ebola River in the Democratic […] The post What Is Ebola and How Hazardous Is Its Waste? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage and Containerization

    Michael Manouel
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage and Containerization Generators commonly store hazardous waste on-site before transferring that waste to another facility. It’s easier than shipping off the waste immediately and gives a newer company time to find the right facility for their waste. But knowing the EPA-recommended units of containerization is key for proper storage. Related: Hazardous […] The post On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage and Containerization appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • 3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Recordkeeping

    Michael Manouel
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Record-keeping Record-keeping is something we all probably have to do in some capacity, but maybe we don’t particularly enjoy. But when it comes to hazardous waste, record-keeping can mean the difference between safe, legal operating practices versus substantial fines and illegality. Plus, non-compliance in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […] The post 3 Easy Steps to Better RCRA Recordkeeping appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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    dailynews
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
  • November 1

    dailynews
    1 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nov. 1, 1755:  The Lisbon Earthquake strikes off the coast of Portugal.  The quake and a resulting tsunami cause widespread damage in Spain and Morocco, but Portugal’s capital city is nearly destroyed by a series of fires.   At least 10,000 perished in Lisbon alone.  
  • Architecture of terror: 10 perfectly haunt-worthy architectural styles

    mhickman
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    You know the place — that imposing Victorian at the end of the block with the knee-high-weeds, broken-in windows, turn-of-the-century paint job and tendency to send potential buyers fleeing because of its reputation as being, well, supernaturally stigmatized.  
  • What killed King Tut?

    gmiller
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Thanks to the wealth of buried treasures that Howard Carter discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 1922, the name Tutankhamun has survived 3,300 years of history. But less is known about the king's lineage, and why he died so young. The question of what or who killed him has confounded archaeologists since Carter's time, but now, with DNA and CGI technology, it's possible to analyze and reconstruct Tut's mummy in a virtual autopsy to find the answer.
  • Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo explodes after takeoff

    mdestries
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    SpaceShipTwo, the suborbital spaceplane designed for Virgin Galactic's commercial space tourism venture, crashed today during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert. This is the second such event this week, after the Antares rocket carrying science experiments and supplies to the International Space Station crashed on Thursday.
 
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  • QUIZ: How scary is your flu?

    Natalia Rex
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Nothing's more scarier than a fever and chills during any holiday - especially Halloween. How do you measure up against the creepy things that go bump in the night? Do your flu symptoms scare everyone off? Click "Let's Play" below to find out. The post QUIZ: How scary is your flu? appeared first on Coverall's Official Blog | Commercial Cleaning Blog.
  • 4 Steps to a Cleaner Office

    Natalia Rex
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Online guides for office-related problems are useful and extremely popular and it’s a no-brainer – with 40 or more hours per week at your desk or cubicle, it makes sense to find ways to create a paperless office, a productive one, and even stress-free. What about a cleaner office? A grimy and unkempt office doesn’t look very professional, and if your visitors or customers have a bad first impression, will they be confident in your services?  There are quite a few positives to a cleaner office. We’re not just talking about how your office looks, but a truly healthy clean that kills…
  • Why Clean Floors Matter

    Natalia Rex
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the first things people notice is the floors in your facility. How do they look?  Do your floors make a good impression, or a bad one? Clean floors depend on a balance between maintenance, protection and deep cleaning. The quality of this process is strengthened with training, professional equipment and experience. Not every floor is created equal, but all floors require an equal amount of care to help you save time, money and avoid a bad customer experience. Here are 4 reasons why clean floors matter and how various facilities deal with floor care: With the use of a Square Scrub®…
  • Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

    Natalia Rex
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Autumn is upon us. How do you notice fall is here? Is it the pumpkin-flavored coffees at your favorite café, sweaters on sale at the mall or the telltale sign of fall – changing leaves and cooler temperatures? For many, fall brings the dreaded flu. There is still no concrete explanation as to why flu season happens when it does but there are theories. Researchers have found patterns in the survival of the virus in low and high humidity. At low humidity (think indoors during winter season) viruses survive better because droplets evaporate and the virus can survive in dryer conditions.
  • 5 Hand Washing Do’s and Don’ts

    Natalia Rex
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Global Hand Washing Day kicks off October 15th. Although hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself against infectious diseases (and their spread), according to research, only 5% of people wash their hands correctly! Hand washing saves lives and should be part of your daily routine. Check out the do’s and don’ts of hand washing. Have you committed some of these hand washing faux-pas? Do: 1. Use clean water and mild soap. 2. Lather up for at least 20 seconds. 3. Wash your hands when they “look” clean as well (germs may still be lurking!) 4. Rinse off thoroughly to remove…
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  • Some Facts You Need to Know About Home Humidity

    Brian
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    What is The Suitable Indoor Humidity Level? A right indoor humidity level benefits our well-beings significantly. It’s good for creating a comfortable and odor-free environment. Recommended humidity level is about 35% to 55%. But how to know the humidity levels of our home? It’s very simple. Just get a hygrometer to your home, and you can read the humidity levels precisely. A hygrometer is a little device that is user-friendly and inexpensive. Ideally, the humidity level between 40% and 50%… Continue Reading ›› The post Some Facts You Need to Know About Home Humidity…
  • Main Types of Air Purifiers

    Brian
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    Types of Air Purifiers The contaminants concentrated in the air of your homes are much higher than that of outdoors. Many products used daily in our home release dangerous chemicals into the air, such as formaldehyde and benzene. However, we can’t survive if we don’t breathe the polluted air. That’s why we need air purifiers. Air purifiers have the ability to clean our air, making it pure and healthy. With good air purifiers, the quality of the air can be… Continue Reading ›› The post Main Types of Air Purifiers appeared first on AirBetter.org.
  • Mold or Water Stains – Signals for You Need A Dehumidifier

    Brian
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    It’s very critical to detect the mold or water stains caused by excess humidity problems when you are going to buy a home, since it will be an annoyance for living if it turns out there is a possibility of moisture, especially when it occurs often. You need to look for the mold stains on the walls or ceilings in the bathroom and inspect grayish or white water marks in basements carefully. As some sellers will show you the perfect… Continue Reading ›› The post Mold or Water Stains – Signals for You Need A Dehumidifier appeared first on AirBetter.org.
  • For Allergy Suffers: 6 Must-Have Home Appliances

    Brian
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    6 Powerful Home Appliances for the Allergy Suffers To an allergy sufferer, dust control will often be an annoying thing. It is important to pick befitting appliances to make you feel better. So, what home appliances we need if we facing allergy problem? Now, let’s go to the appliances we could get on the market today. 1. Air Purifier After you make a clean sweep in your house, it is also an indispensable thing to build a defensive. An air purifier… Continue Reading ›› The post For Allergy Suffers: 6 Must-Have Home Appliances appeared first on AirBetter.org.
  • What is Mold? How to Avoid Mold Indoors?

    Brian
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    What is Mold? Why Should We Get Rid of Mold and Mildew? What is Mold? Mold is a kind of fungus, which is developed from airborne spores, and is harmful to your health. Mold can be spotted in humid environments, especially in places where lacks an adequate airflow, like bathrooms and laundry rooms. A high concentration of molds can cause a bunch of unpleasant symptoms, including coughing and sneezing, eye irritation and skin rash. Black mold which forms on damp… Continue Reading ›› The post What is Mold? How to Avoid Mold Indoors? appeared first on AirBetter.org.
 
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