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Messing with the monsoon: Study: Manmade aerosols can alter rainfall in the world’s most populous region

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Sep. 30, 2015)

Original story at MIT  On the Indian subcontinent, the widespread burning of firewood, coal, agricultural waste, and biomass for energy disperses black carbon particulates into the atmosphere. These manmade aerosols not only pollute the air, but also form an “atmospheric brown cloud” that’s disrupting the local ...

Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full ...

The Value of Sustainability Software

by EHS Insight  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Sustainability software offers you the ability to link your environmental compliance data into one platform. Through sustainability reporting, your organization is empowered to make responsible, data-driven decisions in ...

La Via on the car emissions scandal: `We want a real assessment of emission`

by European Parliament  (Sep. 25, 2015)

Volkswagen, the German car manufacturer, has acknowledged that many millions of its cars sold worldwide have been specially equipped to trick emission tests, so as to appear less polluting. In the European Parliament, the Environment committee deals with emissions legislation. Committee chair, Italian EPP MEP Giovanni La Via, told us in an ...

Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

by Geotech - a subsidiary of LANDTEC  (Sep. 25, 2015)

With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental ...

Energizing our green future

by The World Bank  (Sep. 22, 2015)

As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for Climate Week in New York City and the Pope brings his message to the United Nations, a shared vision of ...

4 Ways that EHS Can Help Redefine the Role of IT

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Sep. 22, 2015)

Aaron Levie, CEO of has said that “Enterprise software used to be about making existing work more efficient. Now the opportunity for software is to transform the work itself” While business transformation led by technology is impacting all of us, there is no department feeling this more than the Information Technology (IT) ...

Support for fossil fuels remains high but the time is ripe for change

by OECD - The Environment Directorate  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Government support to fossil fuel consumption and production in OECD countries and key emerging economies remains high, at USD 160-200 billion annually, according to a new OECD report. This support is hampering global efforts to curb emissions and combat climate change. The ...

Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey ...

3 Tips on Creating a Safe Workplace

by EHS Insight  (Sep. 17, 2015)

Regardless of whether you own a small business or a large corporation, it takes everyone to make sure the workplace is safe. After all, you don't want your employees getting injured for something that could have been prevented, right? When you take that responsibility seriously, the number of injuries and illnesses in the workplace are ...

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