Spill & Safety News

Putting Oil In Its Place

Oil comes in so many varieties, it's a wonder anyone can go a day without it. From salad dressing to cosmetics, home heating to bath additives, dif...

Blowin' in the Wind

We're pretty sure Bob Dylan wasn't anticipating the development of XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent when he penned the lyrics, "The answer, my f...

October: A Month of Iconic Radio, TV, and Amusement

This month might seem like a prelude to the time of year when people gather and dine with relatives — or, sometimes, aim to get as far away from th...

How to Neutralize Trouble

In these often-incendiary times, knowing how to neutralize conflict is a valued skill. Being able to see all sides of a situation with equanimity m...

Please Don't "Litter" — It's Bad for Business!

You know tossing trash in the street is tacky, and bad for the environment. But there's a more serious reason not to "litter" — that is, to use cat...

"I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing"

Years ago, a humorous television commercial showed a man glumly groaning, "I can't believe I ate that whole thing!" The commercial was for an antac...

When the Planet Experiences Hot Flashes

With the weather we've been having this past summer, many people have experienced hot flashes, regardless of gender: feeling so hot under the colla...

Spill Clean Up By Any Other Name

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose,by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ William Shakespeare   The Bay Area has long been k...

Are You Ready for December? Stock Up Now!

For many people worldwide, December is a time of celebration. If you work in the pharmaceutical industry, however, the month carries a more serious...

Summer in the City

"Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty," sang the Lovin' Spoonful. And that was before climate change heated things...

Quaking in Our Boots

If you live in southern California, you know what happened on the 4th of July. Mother Nature set off a fireworks display that had people scrambling...

What Sustainable Really Means

Everybody's on board the eco train these days, trumpeting their recycled plastic packaging and reusable canvas bags that save trees. This is all go...