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Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 28, 2014)

Introduction Peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. The drainage of peatlands, for forestry and agriculture, leads to the oxidation of this carbon and increases their vulnerability to peat fires, leading to huge emissions of greenhouse gases. Hotspots ...

Progress Soil Sampling Results Collected from Phase 1 at SRSNE Superfund Site in Southington, Connecticut

by TerraTherm, Inc.  (Nov. 27, 2014)

TerraTherm has recently completed its final progress soil sampling effort of Phase 1 at the Solvents Recovery Service of New England, Inc. (SRSNE) Superfund site in Southington, Connecticut. The site's total target treatment zone covers an area of approximately 74,195 square feet and an approximate volume of 47,298 cubic yards; with Phase 1 and ...

The Sustainability Maturity Curve

by PE International AG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

For businesses, sustainability is not a destination, but a continuous journey. To help companies and managers to understand the topic and why they should be interested in it, PE International uses the concept of the sustainability maturity curve. It’s a concept that emerged through discussions at our Product Sustainability Round Table back ...

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 13, 2014)

We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide behavioural-change communications to help limit growth and manage the difficulties. Specific communication issues ...

Mid-term evaluation report on INSPIRE implementation

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 10, 2014)

The implementation of the INSPIRE Directive across the European Union (EU) has reached the halfway stage with generally positive outcomes. This mid‑term evaluation report looks at the implementation of the directive and its relevance, and discusses any fine-tuning necessary to fully meet its initial objective of creating an infrastructure to ...

Nutrition Labels for Products

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as more sustainable. Here’s how to get it done. You know your product is environmentally friendly. It’s more sustainable because your company has reduced resource use and improved the product’s recyclability. There’s a way to ...

Keeping it confidential

by 3E Company  (Sep. 1, 2014)

Navigating the intricacies of the EPA’s CBI requirements for PMNs Claiming chemical identity as confidential is becoming increasingly difficult, especially in this global market. In the EU, the rules are very stringent and require that all hazardous substances be declared on the safety data sheet (SDS), making it nearly impossible to keep ...

Visualizing the stories data can tell

by Ensia  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Scientists and technologists are turning numbers about everything from condors to ocean-floor contours into visual representations of environmental issues. We’re living in an era of Big Data, but too often it’s nothing more than a fire hose of numbers and data sets that most would have difficulty understanding. Increasingly, though, ...

Vapo - comparable and reliable data for sustainability reporting and authorities’ registers case study

by Tofuture Oy  (Nov. 28, 2014)

Vapo is the leading supplier of local and renewable fuels, bioelectricity and bioheat, and environmental business solutions in the Baltic Sea region. Vapo’s focus on sustainability agenda is on environmental management, particularly on the climate change. Vapo implemented Tofuture´s leading Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) ...

Outokumpu - leadership in sustainability is based on reliable data case study

by Tofuture Oy  (Nov. 28, 2014)

Outokumpu decided to replace its existing data solution for environmental data collection in desire for integrated, efficient, accurate and transparent corporate-wide environmental performance management. In addition to reporting, system was designed to follow groups KPI’s such as carbon footprint, energy and material efficiency. ...

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