April 30, 2009
I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Statesman (106 BC - 43 BC)
- CDC Information on the Swine Flu
- EPA Commits $600 million In New Cleanup Funding
- West Is Told to Expect Water Shortfalls
- Is the recession stalling carbon policy?
- AOL, MassMutual Among Green IT Award Winners
- Holdouts for Humble Bulb Defy a Government Phase-Out
- Job Opportunities
CDC Information on the Swine Flu
Bookmark this page to stay current on the latest CDC updates related to the swine flu. The page is being updated regularly with travel advisories, guidance reports and advice on how to prevent the spread of the disease.
EPA Commits $600 million In New Cleanup Funding
The EPA announced $600 million in new funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the cleanup of hazardous waste (Superfund) sites across the nation. In most cases, this recovery act funding will accelerate the hazardous waste cleanup already underway at the sites and fund new clean-up projects.
West Is Told to Expect Water Shortfalls
A study found that, with a 20 percent reduction in runoff, by 2050 nearly 9 of every 10 scheduled [water] deliveries would be missed. But the problem may be even worse, because the allotments were determined in the 20th century, when, according to tree-ring data, the region was wetter than normal. So if drier conditions persist, delivery shortfalls will be even greater.
Is The Recession Stalling Carbon Policy?
Despite the economic downturn, now is the time to enact strong policies to reduce carbon emissions. If we adopt policies that begin to immediately ratchet down emissions, the world is still likely experience a temperature rise of somewhere between 1 to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit in the coming decades. Even the lower rise in temperature would have significant adverse economic, social and ecological consequences. Every company should begin to prepare now for those impacts.
AOL, MassMutual Among Green IT Award Winners
AOL, MassMutual and eNation were among winners of the annual Green Enterprise IT Awards (GEIT), recognized for creating reliable, sustainable and energy-efficient data centers.
Holdouts for Humble Bulb Defy a Government Phase-Out
Britain’s request to retailers to stop selling 75 and 100 watt incandescent bulbs has been adhered to by most, but some small shops have become the front line in the battle against compact fluorescent bulbs.
Head of Carbon Trust Florida, Carbon Trust, Orlando, FL
This is an excellent opportunity to take ownership of a pioneering development for the Carbon Trust.
Based in Orlando or Miami, you’ll establish and run the first Carbon Trust office in the US. It is an all-encompassing role that will involve taking ownership of the business plan, delivering on all aspects of it and reporting back to the Board. In addition, you will need to build effective relationships with state officials and business leaders.
Manager, Energy Management, Kohler Company, Kohler, WI
Overall responsibilities include energy (natural gas, electricity) supply contracting primarily in the U.S., but occasionally outside of the U.S.; manufacturing site co-generation technical support, energy demand management (including site assessments, facility and equipment cost/efficiency technical support with respect to energy), key contributor to Kohler Co’s environmental sustainability program, U.S. utility invoice approval, and global utility spend tracking. Requires a B.S. degree from an accredited university in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (MBA preferred), and a minimum of 7 years experience with strong strategy development & deployment & project background is required.
Environment Health and Safety Advisor, AltaGas Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
AltaGas requires an enthusiastic, innovative and motivated individual to join our compliance team, reporting to the Director Compliance. Responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to the following: Assist with environmental, health and safety program development, implementation, and auditing. Conduct site environmental risk assessments. Monitor compliance with legislation, industry practices, and company policy. Act as a resource for other departments in environmental, health and safety matters.
Senior Environmental Specialist – Air, BP, Toledo, OH
The Senior Environmental Specialist - Air position reports to the Environmental Team Leader within BP Husky’s Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Department. The refinery is subject to extensive Federal and State air regulatory requirements in addition to other air emission requirements through a Consent Decree with US EPA. The Air Specialist is responsible for helping manage the existing air regulatory compliance program, including Title V Quarterly Reporting, Refinery Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs), and Permits to Install. The Air Specialist also provides strategic direction for meeting new compliance requirements, and, helps to optimize current compliance practices.
Hazardous Materials Coordinator, Ohio University, Athens, OH
The Hazardous Materials Coordinator keeps the University and its environs free from harm due to unsafe conditions and observes and interacts in University activities to insure compliance with various environmental regulations by developing, supervising and implementing developed programs. This position consults, advises and trains various individuals and groups at Ohio University on the proper means to comply with the various regulatory programs of environmental concern as required by the Ohio Administrative Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. The Hazardous Materials Coordinator also to assists in all areas of Environmental Health & Safety at Ohio University as needed when assigned by the Director.
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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