States differ in their approaches to unsafe levels of the degreasing solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE, that are emerging from groundwater and into indoor air through vapor intrusion. Dangerous levels of the chemical -- which tends to appear at dry cleaners, gas stations and industrial sites -- has prompted evacuations of some sites in Michigan.
Carbon emissions in the UK are down to 420 million tons annually, or about what the country emitted more than 120 years ago, according to a report from Carbon Brief. A 52% decrease in coal consumption during 2016 fueled an overall decline in carbon emissions of 5.8% for the year.
A new federal rule allows former Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune troops exposed to contaminated water there to apply for veterans disability benefits. As many as 900,000 veterans may be affected by the rule, which could cost more than $2 billion over five years.
California legislators are seeking public feedback on a proposal requiring producers to be responsible for recyclable packaging as part of its extended producer responsibility. The state Department of Resources Recovery and Recycling is developing a policy model regarding extended producer responsibility, bans on recyclable materials in landfills and requirements for recycled content.
Satellite images from Google's Project Sunroof revealed that Houston has the most solar energy potential of any US city. According to the project data, Houston could produce up to 18,940 gigawatt-hours worth of energy from solar rooftop panels.
Please join the Aon Risk Pooling Practice for the 20th Risk Pooling Symposium, happening July 23 to 26, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, just outside Albuquerque, N.M. We will be delivering timely information and entertaining sessions on topics important to your pool. Topics will include changing public perceptions about law enforcement, new technologies affecting government risks, cyberexposures, active shooters and potential fallout from Brexit. Register.
Political risk is top of mind for firms interested in pursuing a public-private partnership, or P3, in the United States and Canada. Panelists will discuss the effects of the regulatory and political environment at the state and provincial level while reviewing Aon's P3-Pro, a diagnostic tool that helps identify states and provinces that are most likely to support a successful P3 procurement. Join experts at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 29, as they discuss political and related risks associated with pursuing P3 projects. Register.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
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