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The Evolution and New Directions in Environmental Auditing and Compliance Management

Environmental auditing started in the late 1970s in response to the wave of high-impact environmental legislation enacted by Congress during that decade.The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other laws spawned complex federal and state regulatory requirements carrying civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day of violation plus criminal penalties and jail time for knowing noncompliance...

Green Nanotechnology: Straddling Promise and Uncertainty

Nanotechnology has been called the second Industrial Revolution. Its seemingly limitless potential will continue to inspire innovations in a dizzying array of beneficial applications and briskly transform society. Despite the hope and promise nanotechnology brings, engineered nanoparticles, the tiny engines driving thisnew transformative technology, also generate a palpable apprehension due to their largely unknown implications on human health and the environment...

The Past, Present, and Future of Green Building

In today’s volatile and unstable economy, people across all industries are looking for a way to stimulate the economy or find the next lucrative opportunity. One way to distinguish your law firm or practice, your business or brand, or yourself, is to tap into the benefits of green building. Green building quickly became the wave of the future and is no longer an abstract theory or idea, but a realization that is becoming common throughout the United States and much of the world...

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