HAZ-MATTERS Emergency Management Inc. recently announced a newly established strategic alliance with Haztech Group in Saskatchewan for the ongoing provision of specialty hazardous materials training. Haztech is a vertically integrated, full-service occupational focused Medical, Health, Safety, Security, and Training service provider, with the prime focus being Safety and Service Delivery. The company claims to have […]
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About John Nicholson
Cleantech and environmental professional with over 25 years of experience in cleantech start-ups, environmental consulting, environmental law, and government.
John has been the editor of Hazmat Management Magazine (www.hazmatmag.com) since early 2016, having served as the business and technology columnist for the previous 12 years. Hazmat Management Magazine, founded in 1989, is one of the first environmental business trade publications in Canada and has a currently readership of over 12,000 environmental professionals in North America.
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In a commentary recently published in Environmental Health Review, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) joined the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the Canadian Child Care Federation, public officials, and radon experts in calling for mandatory action on radon in child care settings. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive soil gas that can build […]
Ontario Environment Industry Association annual event to take place on December 12th 2017
CHAR Technologies Ltd. (“CHAR”) (TSX VENTURE:YES) recently announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) to acquire the Altech Group (“Altech”), which is comprised of Altech Environmental Consulting Ltd. and Altech Technologies Systems Inc.
Two U.S. senators recently introduced a Bill in Congress, called the Renewable Chemicals Act 2017 (S. 1080) which aims to establish a short-term tax credit for the production of renewable chemicals and for investment in renewable chemical production facilities. If enacted, the legislation would allow chemical manufacturers to claim a production credit equal to $0.15 […]
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) recently published an updated the Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health: Methanol. Canadian environmental quality guidelines are numerical concentrations or narrative statements recommended to provide a healthy, functioning ecosystem capable of sustaining the existing and likely future uses of the […]
As reported in the New Scientist, a new kind of polarising camera is available that can detect otherwise invisible oil sheens. Like many oil imagers, the Pyxis camera sees the infrared radiation emitted by all objects. That is important because there is often a temperature difference between oil and water. However, if there isn’t one, […]
Revitalization News recently assembled a catalog of 38 undergrad, graduate and certificate courses in urban revitalization, brownfield redevelopment, and environmental restoration worldwide. The courses are from institutions from all over the world, including the United States and Canada. The catalog has something for almost anyone ranging from an online course on Landscape Restoration for Sustainable […]
PF Résolu Canada Inc., a North American company in the forest products industry, was recently fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to violating subsection 36(3) of the Canadian Fisheries Act. The investigation, led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, revealed that PF Résolu Canada Inc. had committed a violation to the Act, namely the deposit of a […]
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. In April and May 2016, FEMA […]
- Ontario Environment Industry Day – December 12th 2017November 29, 2017 - 3:13 pm
- No Canadian Federal funds for Clean-up of Abandoned Oil WellsJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
- ICAO’s New Rules on Lithium BatteriesJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
- New Flammable Liquid Emergency Response Training ToolJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
- Fill ‘er up: The problem of abandoned service station sitesJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:13 pm
- New Tool for Selecting Bioremediation Approaches at Chlorinated Solvent SitesJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:13 pm