Chemicals Act

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Name: Chemicals Act
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

‘No insecticide content in new solutions’

Comment · print · T TT+· T-A Union government-controlled laboratory report has said that contents in the samples of three new brands of liquid solutions available in the market to control ‘kole roga’ (fruit rot disease) in arecanut do not have “traces ... [Published The Hindu - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

US Congress Proposes to Require Regulation for Allowable Use of Toxic Chemicals

The US has introduced a proposal to establish a list of chemicals that are considered as persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBTs) with allowable uses.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – Hong Kong – The Administrator of the Environmental Protection ... [Published Online PR News - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Chemical, SGS SA, Toxic
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Climate report grim, more on Icelandic volcano, wind power costs

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views   appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Climate, Volcano, Wind Power
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Fanning the Flames With Fire Retardants

In a reckless, "hope-for-the-best" approach that puts us all at risk, U.S. policy allows the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment -- before their potentially devastating impacts have been adequately evaluated. Multiple Senate bills to fix ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Brave New Recycling Economy: Movement Turns Trash to Treasure

08/14/2014 01:20 PM Movement Turns Trash to TreasureBy Every piece of garbage can be turned into raw material that can be used in future products. With his influential Cradle to Cradle movement, Germany's Michael Braungart espouses a form of eco-hedonism ... [Published Spiegel Online - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Merkley Stands with Health Professionals to Demand Immediate Safeguards for Families’ and Children’s Health »

Portland, OR - Pressing federal regulators for immediate action, Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley today stood with health care professionals to urge Congress to pass legislation that would protect America's families from some of the most harmful chemicals ... [Published Noodls - Jul 26 2014]

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The Urban Metabolism: Understanding Your City by Understanding its Flow —by citisven : "As part of my work with the Ecocitizen World Map project (EWM) I'm currently learning about Urban Metabolism Information Systems (UMIS), a whole systems analysis that measures everything flowing into and out of a city over time and space. Created by the Consensus Institute's Executive Director and EWM team member Sebastian Moffatt, UMIS provides an open-source, easy-to-access visualization tool for the mapping of energy, water and resource flows through cities, neighborhoods, and buildings, from source to sink InIn fact, with the help of intrepid citizen activists and students in our pilot cities of Cairo and Casablanca we are taking it even further: turning the tool from the inside out and from the bottom up, we are testing out Participatory Urban Metabolism Information Systems, a method designed to empower people on the ground to map out their own neighborhoods and become participants in transforming their communities into more resilient, equitable, and ecologically healthy settlements. Why is this important? Well, like a human body a city is a living, ever-evolving organism, and in order to have it operate at a healthy level and in sync with its environment you have to know exactly what flows into it, how those things are used, and where they go after the body no longer needs them. Another familiar analogy to think of is a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), the well established method to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life, from cradle to grave. But LCAs only work for products, and cities and neighborhoods aren't products — they are situated in one place, they are complex, ever-changing physical and cultural ecosystems, and they have no lifetime. Cities are eternal."
...Firefighters from Stockton and San Gabriel recently implored the California legislature and governor to eliminate BFRs, testifying that "These chemicals don't offer much fire protection -- they just add to the toxic exposure faced by firefighters and the citizens we serve."
...When a few engineers pointed out that sacrifice is also part of change, the chemist became indignant. "Do you homework first, before you start babbling about the limits of growth" he snapped at his audience

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