A new bill introduced in the U.S. Congress proposes to change how chemicals that are manufactured or imported into the United States are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The bill places the burden on chemical manufacturers to demonstrate to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their chemicals are safe. It would replace the current law that allows chemicals into commerce until EPA demonstrates that the chemicals pose an unreasonable risk to health or the environment. [More...]
In the world of environmental communication, what comes first, environmental awareness or environmental action? Most people would say that environmental awareness is the logical starting place for environmental action, but environmental communications expert Erik Eckl believes that environmental action is actually the more important goal. [More...]
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to certify “a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship
A new report on aviation and the environment from the U.S. Government Accounting Office finds that airports have made progress in addressing environmental impacts in four key areas: reducing noise levels, controlling water pollution, reducing air emissions and using environmentally sustainable practices.
When designing a green roof for your business, several issues need to be addressed, including type (extensive or intensive), weight, maintenance, irrigation, plant choices and cost. Several key factors need to be considered when designing a green roof, says Barbara Denson, director of origination, Global Markets, for Weston Solutions, in an article written for EHS Journal.
Fortunately, your company has great market opportunities. Unfortunately, your opportunities are not where you have the environmental, health and safety (EHS) resources, people and knowledge. This creates a huge geographic mismatch. You and your company have spent years (even decades) building up your EHS infrastructure to fit your historic footprint. In developed markets where you’ve
If you’ve read any of the automotive headlines in recent months, you’ve probably seen that battery-operated, all-electric vehicles may soon be on a car lot near you. The catch phrase of our credit-crazed world – “Charge it” – will soon take on a whole new meaning. It won’t be about buying tires or wipers at
The U.S. Clean Air Act, which was enacted by U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1970, will mark its 40th anniversary in December. This article reviews the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the benefits of the Clean Air Act.
If environmental messages are designed to change behavior, why do so many environmental communications have the opposite effect? This article contrasts environmental messages that seek to encourage with those that seek to educate and analyzes which approach is better. Two great video clips illustrate effective and ineffective environmental advertising.
It has taken nearly three years to firm up the details, but the Ontario Ministry of the Environment has finally released its revised Registration Guidance Manual for Generators of Liquid Industrial and Hazardous Waste and its new Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) Handbook. Last updated in 2001, the Registration Manual incorporates significant new information related to