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Page 4 of Environment and Ecology News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



‘No-Otter’ Zone Public Hearings Hold the Key to Southern Sea Otters’ Future

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Otter Project today announces that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be conducting public hearings regarding the failed ‘No-Otter’ Zone in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz on September 27, October 4 and October 6, 2011 respectively.

Crowd-sourced Research Project Seeks to Solve Batangas Fish Kill Mystery

LIPA CITY, Philippines (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A multi-national coalition of researchers has been formed to study and treat a massive fish kill of over 800 metric tonnes which started on May 27 in Taal Lake, in the Philippine province of Batangas. Sponsored by the World Mind Network, it will involve on-site as well as online cooperation between biology students in the U.S. and the Philippines, as well as volunteers from Batangas State University and local schools.

Help Track Turtles With Your Cell Phone

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) wants your turtle pictures. ‘With so many people able to send an image right from their cell phone, we can quickly tell them which of Connecticut’s nine turtle species they have encountered,’ said TCP’s Chuck Landrey.

All Green Electronics Recycling Expands on Both Coasts and Celebrates Grand Opening

TUSTIN, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — All Green Electronics Recycling announces its new national headquarters’ grand opening on January 13, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – a Green Carpet Event – followed by a free, three-day electronics recycling event aimed at giving back to the local community in Orange County. Both are open to the public and are located at: 15561 Del Amo Ave. in Tustin.

UN Launches 2011 Ocean Healing Strategy with Aztecs on New Years Dawn

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘This New Year’s Dawn, 7-8 a.m., January 1st, Mexico’s renowned Aztecas, Mayans and Huichols, on behalf of the United Nations, will dance humanity back into our ancient earth-honoring way of being in 2011, at Puerto Vallarta’s Los Muertos Pier,’ said Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick Chaffee, co-chair of Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF).

New Fumigation Emissions Control Facility

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Value Recovery, Inc. announced today that Guadalupe Cooling of Nipomo, CA has obtained a license to use Value Recovery’s methyl bromide emissions control technology for its new Quarantine and Pre-shipment fumigation operation. The facility will be constructed by Controlled Environments Construction of Tustin, CA.

Alameda Sixth Grade Scientists Help Save the Bay

ALAMEDA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sixth grade science students at the Alameda Community Learning Center will take on the roles of real-life environmental scientists this school year, thanks to a collaboration with Save the Bay and grant support from Bio-Rad. Using the Pasco SPARK system of dataloggers to enable remote collection of pH, salinity, and ORP data, learners will conduct a geochemical and microbiological survey of two native plant restoration areas in the SF Bay.

Indigenous Peruvians Win Appeal in Federal Human Rights and Environmental Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum for Contaminating Amazon Rainforest, Poisoning Communities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown, EarthRights International announced today.

Energy Optimizers, USA Announces ENERGY STAR Partnership

TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, a company dedicated to increasing the energy efficiency and sustainability of K-12 school districts, today announced that it is partnering with ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary program that offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions to help save money while protecting the environment for future generations.

Ferret Lovers to Meet in Concord as New Ferret Research is Released from Sacramento State University

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A press conference has been announced for Noon on Saturday, Sept. 25th by LegalizeFerrets, calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to lift the ferret ban before he leaves office and asking (again) the respective Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman campaigns to address the issue.

J and S Recycling Rallies to Support San Bruno, California Fire Victims

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 9, 2010 at least four people were killed and many more injured when a Pacific Gas & Electric gas pipeline allegedly exploded and started a fire that destroyed a San Bruno, California neighborhood. As a result, regional businesses such as J&S Recycling are jumping into action and sponsoring a rally for San Bruno on September 25.

Environmental Regulations Workshop Covers New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules – Coming to Western States

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For those managers and supervisors who need an in-depth overview of today’s environmental regulations, Lion Technology Inc., the nation’s leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management.

Lion Technology Environmental Health and Safety Training Helps Facilities Avoid Fines and Penalties

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fines and penalties are on the rise for facilities that fail to comply with Federal and State hazardous waste rules. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 cited an Illinois recycling facility for the improper management of hazardous waste and proposed a penalty for non-compliance with the EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations in excess of $700,000.

Battizer’s Revolutionary Battery Charger Saves Money and the Environment

SINGAPORE (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reduce battery waste and save the environment? That’s Battizer’s goal. And now its most recent product launch, a full-charge capacity alkaline battery charger, is turning heads. It’s the first in the world to claim maximum 100 percent full charge capacity and may even exceed the original capacity of a new battery.

Stylish Eco-Retailer bambeco Celebrates One Year Anniversary During Earth Day’s 40th Year Celebration

BALTIMORE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stylish and innovative eco-retailer bambeco, which launched on Earth Day 2009, is celebrating a banner first year. The company has become recognized for its retail innovations, and for presenting a complete collection of beautiful and affordable green home furnishings and decor that meet stringent eco-friendly standards. This commitment has created a retail destination that consumers trust.

New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules Discussed at Environmental Training Program

CINCINNATI, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For those managers and supervisors who need an in-depth overview of today’s environmental regulations, Lion Technology Inc., the nation’s leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management. Students will learn how to comply with new requirements, including new reporting responsibilities under the 261-page greenhouse gas rule.

Lion Technology Helps Environmental Health and Safety Professionals Avoid Costly Compliance Fines and Penalties

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Annual training is mandatory for employees who generate, manage, or dispose of a RCRA hazardous waste. Training must be job-specific and cover waste management procedures such as waste classification, proper container and tank storage, manifesting, emergency response, and disposal. Failure to comply with the RCRA hazardous waste rules can result in penalties up to $37,500 per day/per violation. Effective training is the best line of defense to assure regulatory compliance.

Frigid Fluid Co. Launches First Bottle Recycling Program for Funeral Industry

NORTHLAKE, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frigid Fluid Co., a leading manufacturer of mortuary products, announced this week that it is launching a customer recycling program. In an industry that generates an estimated 2.8 million bottles annually that’s a lot of bottles that may ultimately end up in landfills. In the past few years, the green movement has certainly touched the death care industry and there is an ever-increasing public sentiment that greener methods should be available and introduced.

Lion Technology Helps Environmental Health and Safety Professionals to Reduce Compliance Liability and Fines

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Annual training is mandatory for employees who generate, manage, or dispose of a RCRA hazardous waste. Training must be job-specific and cover waste management procedures such as waste classification, proper container and tank storage, manifesting, emergency response, and disposal. Failure to comply with the RCRA hazardous waste rules can result in penalties up to $37,500 per day/per violation. Effective training is the best line of defense to assure regulatory compliance.

Environmental Training Program Discusses New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Mandate

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For those managers and supervisors who need an in-depth overview of today’s environmental regulations, Lion Technology Inc., the nation’s leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management. Students will learn how to comply with new requirements, including their new reporting responsibilities under the 261-page greenhouse gas rule.

Environmental Training Program Discusses New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Mandate

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The latest round of U.S. EPA regulatory initiatives includes the new mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule issued on October 30, 2009. Under the new rule, the EPA will, for the first time, require large emitters of greenhouse gases to monitor and report their emissions. Lion Technology Inc., the nation’s leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area.

Cutting Environmental Training in a Down Economy May Be Costly

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many employees have been forced to wear more than one hat because of corporate downsizing and restructuring. Sound familiar? As a result of this widespread trend, companies have assigned environmental compliance responsibilities to untrained people who are often overwhelmed and unprepared to handle their additional role. Lion Technology Director of Corporate Training, Scott Dunsmore, an acclaimed expert on environmental regulations, understands the dilemma.

California Universal Waste Rules Continue to Change

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day Hazardous Waste in California Workshops during the month of September. This course is designed for industries that must assure compliance with California’s hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on September 14-15; Los Angeles on September 17-18; Bakersfield on September 21-22; and Oakland on September 24-25, 2009.

Trance Fury Releases Music CD to Promote Environmental Awareness

RALEIGH, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Trance Fury, a TFR Records artist, recently released ‘Mother Earth and Father Time.’ The CD has gained national attention and the Weather Channel is currently featuring the track, ‘Carolina Shore,’ on its Local on the 8s from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. All tracks evoke a sense of time and place. This new age-style music, often associated with environmentalism, is intended to create inspiration, encourage relaxation and to promote positive feelings.

Environmentally Minded Developer Appointed to Oversight Board of Controversial Landfill

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles business leader and environmental sustainability advocate David S. Honda has been appointed to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Local Enforcement Agency (SCL-LEA). SCL-LEA is a recently created joint powers authority (JPA) formed in part to adjudicate operating issues surrounding the controversial urban landfill at Sunshine Canyon as they arise.

Episcopal Diocese Considers Selling Camp – Preservation Group Alarmed

APPLETON, Wis., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a preservation group called PreserveCW, the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, unless convinced otherwise, may sell an ecologically diverse camp property in Waushara County to commercial developers. Consideration of a sale has begun just five months after ceasing operation of Camp Webb at the Wautoma, Wisconsin property. Camp Webb had been a religiously-based camping program there since 1961.

Visionsoft Improves Carbon Footprint and Saves Businesses Money

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soaring gas prices, a looming recession, and higher energy bills all add more pressure to businesses to effectively make money. However, Visionsoft is doing their part to help these businesses to save energy while positively affecting their bottom line.

F and M Tool and Plastics Announces Opening of Smartware Products Division

FRESNO, Calif., March 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — F & M Tool and Plastics Inc., in Leominster Mass., a molding firm specializing in manufacturing eco friendly products, has announced the opening of Smartware Products, a division of F & M Tool and Plastics, a sales and distribution center in the Central Valley of California.

SolarReserve Announces Appointment of Top Power Plant Development Expert

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal company that has recently commercialized an innovative heat storage technology that provides utility-scale solar power on demand, today announced that Kevin Smith has been hired to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Development.

Local Jewelry Manufacturer Recognized for being Environmentally Conscious

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Relios Jewelry, a company nationally recognized for its customer focus, merchandising teamwork, innovation, and operational excellence, now has more accolades to boast – this time in the arena of ‘Good Environmental Practices.’ The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Department’s Pollution Prevention Staff has awarded America’s largest manufacturer of authentic American-made jewelry with not one but two prestigious honors.

The Green Scene’s Merchants of Venice – The New Eco-preneurs

VENICE, Calif. – Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — So, what’s the buzz about the ‘Al Gore-ified’ products and services that have been popping up on the Los Angeles business scene? Java Juice(R), Inc., a Venice-based coffee extract company, talks about the green scene and the upcoming Eco Gift Expo being held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, December 15-16.

Drought: Think Before You Flush! Says BioLet USA

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio – Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — There are many ways to conserve your valuable water supplies. Now could be the time to take a closer look at your toilet system, says BioLet USA, Inc. With the extreme low levels of rainfall and the already low water tables, many homeowners and residents of drought affected states are concerned with the growing drought conditions and the effects it will have on their daily lives.

Sedona Citizens Fight to Save Starry Skies

SEDONA, Ariz. – Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over two hundred Sedona citizens overflowed City Hall Chambers on August 15, to plead with City Council members and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to preserve their renowned dark and starry skies. Led by Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. residents enlightened their leaders ‘on alternatives to putting up 76 sodium light poles that would add to global warming and cancer, while turning this magnificent town into a Las Vegas strip,’ according to Native Voices Foundation co-chair, Suzy Chaffee.

Native American Olympic Sponsor Wins World Clean Energy Oscar(R)

BASIL, Switzerland – July 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘At the first World Clean Energy Awards in Basel’s Congress Center, Intertribal COUP’s NativeEnergy, a partnership of 12 Great Plains Tribes, was honored as ‘one of the world’s premier projects promoting large-scale use of renewable energies,” according to Native Voices Foundation’s Tex Hall, former President of the National Congress of American Indians.

Celebrities Endorse ‘Refunds for Good’ Web Site to Recycle Phone Tax Refunds to Help Stop Global Warming

WOODBRIDGE, Conn. – Mar. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Global warming, air pollution, over-population – these are daunting challenges that we all face – but there is a solution. Here’s your chance to make a difference,’ says Ed Begley, Jr. on the new Refunds for Good website: refundsforgood.org. Thirteen Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, such as the Dali Lama and Bishop Tutu also support this campaign.

Emission Control Technology Destroys 91-percent of Methyl Bromide in Commercial Demonstrations

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. – Oct 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Value Recovery Inc., an environmental technology company, announced the results of its most recent emissions control demonstration for instantaneously destroying Methyl Bromide. Value Recovery proved the destruction of 91% of methyl bromide emissions from fumigation operations using its new breakthrough technology that employs a non-hazardous, water-based scrubbing system.