Official: Health care facilities must do more to stop Legionnaires' disease | Ocean Jenga brings cleanup front and center | Calif. recycling problems are hurting small glass recyclers
June 14, 2017
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Official: Health care facilities must do more to stop Legionnaires' disease
Data connecting Legionnaires' disease with hospital and long-term-care facilities highlight the need for water-management programs to prevent the spread of the disease, writes Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Doctors and other employees can do more to protect patients against Legionnaires' disease and to report cases of the disease to health officials, Schuchat writes.
CNN (6/6) 
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Ocean Jenga brings cleanup front and center
Ocean Jenga brings clean-up front and center
Pokonobe Associates is recycling commercial plastic fishing nets to make the lightweight, stackable blocks for a new version of its Jenga game. The company's Ocean Jenga also will educate consumers about ending ocean pollution, about 10% of which is caused by discarded or lost fishing nets.
TriplePundit (6/5) 
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Calif. recycling problems are hurting small glass recyclers
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is forecasting a funding shortage for the state's recycling program over the next two years, which is already hurting small glass recyclers, which are receiving lower volumes of glass to process from the state. "We are getting less material, and the material we are getting is more contaminated," said Paul Faherty of Strategic Materials, which manages 19 glass-processing facilities in the Western US.
Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.) (5/27) 
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Laws and Regulations
Clean-energy businesses upbeat despite Trump's stance on Paris accord
Some entrepreneurs whose businesses deliver clean-energy solutions don't expect to take a big hit from President Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord. Customers are driven by economic considerations and concern about the environment, they say.
The Associated Press (6/7) 
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EPA suspends rule limiting methane emissions from oil, gas industry
The Environmental Protection Agency has placed a 90-day suspension on an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations while it conducts a review. The EPA is also halting regulations setting equipment and employee certification standards.
The Hill (5/31) 
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Green Construction
Green roofs spreading across US
Green roofs spreading across US
(Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
More cities are implementing the use of green roofs with products like Xero Flor, a green roof mat, making the process easy and cost-effective. Although they cost more to install, green roofs help minimize storm water runoff and reduce energy consumption due to lower roof temperatures.
Forbes (5/31) 
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Aon News
Webinar: Campus Shooter, Expanding Your Coverage
As violent events continue to occur on campuses, potential liability compels colleges and universities to mitigate the damage. A key component of a mitigation plan is a responsive insurance policy. The Beazley Group has created an Active Shooter Protection Package to assist colleges and universities in preventing, responding to and recovering from attacks involving deadly weapons. Join experts from Aon and The Beazley Group at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, June 21, for a discussion on increased exposures and a deep dive into the protection plan offerings. Register.
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The Bangladesh bank heist: Lessons in cybervulnerability
How do you steal a billion dollars? It takes time, planning, manpower -- and capitalizing on your target's vulnerabilities. Over the weekend of February 5, 2016, a group of still-unidentified hackers attempted to pull off one of the biggest bank heists of all time. The success of the thieves came mostly down to the weaknesses of the institutions they robbed. Understanding exactly what went wrong in the BCB hack can provide businesses with invaluable lessons in how to improve their security strategies. Read more.
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