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SCA Issues Annual Report and Sustainability Report
March 20, 2014 — SCA has released its 2013 annual report and its 2013 sustainability report. The annual report details SCA’s performance in 2013 in terms of the company’s strategic priorities: growth,... (rest of article)

University of Colorado Develops Solar-Powered Toilet
March 19, 2014 — A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a solar-powered toilet. The self-contained, waterless toilet was designed and built using a US$ 1.7 million grant from... (rest of article)

Report: Quail, Chickens Caused Bird Flu Outbreak in China
March 18, 2014 — Quail and chickens are the likely sources of the H7N9 strain of avian influenza (bird flu) in China, according to a report published in The Journal of Virology. Researchers at the U.S. Department... (rest of article)

Bird Flu Outbreak Hits South Korea
March 14, 2014 — Health officials in South Korea have ordered the culling of 10.16 million birds over the past two months in order to prevent the spread of the H5N8 (bird flu) virus, which was first reported in... (rest of article)

Cintas Facility Earns OSHA Safety Certification
March 12, 2014 — Cintas Corp.’s Mason, GA, distribution center has achieved Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP Star... (rest of article)

Study to Investigate Green Building Fire Risks
March 12, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a US$1 million grant to fire protection engineering researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA. WPI researchers will... (rest of article)

Norovirus Strikes Oregon VA Facility
March 11, 2014 — Health officials have confirmed more than 100 cases of norovirus at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Center in White City, OR. VA officials have reported that 125 veterans and 25 staff... (rest of article)

Additional Salmonella Cases Linked to California Poultry Producer
March 10, 2014 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked 51 additional cases of salmonella to a California poultry producer Foster Farms. Last October, health officials confirmed a... (rest of article)

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shuts Down Massachusetts Police HQ
March 10, 2014 — Health officials ordered the temporary closure of the Dartmouth, MA, Police Department headquarters after traces of the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease were detected in the... (rest of article)

Study: Cleanliness Top Factor in Long-Term Care Facility Selection
March 6, 2014 — Overall cleanliness is a top factor in the selection of a long-term care facility, according to a recent survey by Clorox Professional Products Co. Clorox surveyed 1,091 adults with a friend or... (rest of article)

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