First Review of New Google Earth

Read the full story in the Google Earth Blog. Google has released a new version of Google Earth today that has been re-designed for a new generation of 3D mapping applications. This first release is not a program you have to download and install on desktop OSes (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook). It is a web …

Dollar General Fails to Train Staff in Hazardous Waste Disposal, Settles Lawsuit for $1.12M

Read the full story from Environmental Leader. Inadequate employee training has led Dollar General parent company to pay $1.125 million as a settlement in a lawsuit filed by Kern County, CA; the lawsuit alleged that Dollar General retail stores throughout the state illegally disposed of hazardous waste over a five-year period. Undercover inspections of waste bins …

The ultrasonic dryer can take clothes from wet to ready to wear in 20 minutes

Read the full story at Digital Trends. As dryers have become more energy efficient, dry times have gotten longer. In response, scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found a way to have the best of both worlds: an ultrasonic dryer that is five times as efficient and also dries a medium-size load in about 20 minutes. …

Job opening: Hazardous Waste and Pollution Prevention Specialist, Las Vegas, NV

The Nevada Business Environmental Program (BEP), part of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC), based in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is seeking a Hazardous Waste Pollution Prevention Specialist. The Specialist will provide hazardous waste regulatory compliance and pollution prevention technical assistance to Nevada small and medium sized …

EPA Announces Public Regulatory Reform Meetings on TSCA, TRI and Lead Exposure Reduction — May 1, 2017

Received via e-mail. Please tell them what y0u think about a regulatory rollback in these areas. Consistent with Executive Order 13777, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) is hosting two meetings on May 1, 2017, to solicit input on regulations promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) …