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February 6, 2013
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News for Environmental Engineers, Scientists, and Other Professionals

  Regulatory Update 
  • EPA: Power plants are predominant source of air emissions
    Nationally, power plants emitted 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2011, of a total of 3.3 billion tons, the Environmental Protection Agency reported. In Pennsylvania, shale natural gas accounted for about 4% of air pollution from industrial facilities in 2011, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. In-state drillers produced 16,542 tons of nitrogen oxide, compared with 142,749 tons from power plants, the report found. The Hill/E2 Wire blog (2/5) , SeattlePI.com/The Associated Press (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU ineffective at waste management, review says
    Europe's system for handling municipal waste has fallen short of expectations, with issues including untreated waste and funding shortfalls for end-of-life landfill care, according to the European Court of Auditors. "[T]he effectiveness of EU funding for municipal waste management infrastructures was limited due to the poor implementation of supporting measures," the report said. EurActiv.com (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

  Sustainability 
  • Unilever audits 1,600 products as part of waste-reduction plan
    Unilever is hoping to have a recycle-and-recovery rate of 15% in its 14 biggest markets by the end of the decade, and conducted life-cycle analysis on 1,600 products as part of that effort. "Our goal is to follow the waste hierarchy set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency," said Michael Hughes, a packaging executive at Unilever. "It is to reduce packaging, reuse packaging, and recycle packaging, and we have specific goals within each of those three targets." Packaging World online (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Focus 
  • How to make a good impression with a hiring manager
    As the job market improves, some ways to boost your chances of landing a position include having someone proofread your resume, omitting in an interview any "information about the drama of your personal life" and writing a follow-up thank-you note, Melissa Cohen writes. BostInno (Boston) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
--Maya Angelou,
American author and poet


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