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Invictus noise monitor on the right track- Case Study

by Cirrus Environmental  (Nov. 12, 2014)

An international acoustic consultancy was engaged by contractor Balfour Beatty on behalf of the end client Network Rail in this landmark project that is revolutionising transport across London. The Project: The new rail link will help cut journey times to the heart of the capital by two thirds in some cases, passing through 37 stations and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

CSP faces new California siting limits in DRECP

by CSP Today - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Nov. 5, 2014)

The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California. DRECP would close approximately 20 million acres of a 22 million acre area of California desert lands to large-scale renewable energy ...

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

by Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.  (Nov. 1, 2014)

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement ...

Catching air - Jimmy Gasore is working on Africa’s first high-frequency climate observatory in his native Rwanda.

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Oct. 30, 2014)

Original story at MIT News All around the planet, high-frequency climate observatories are collecting atmospheric data around the clock as part of the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), a 35-year-old project to study emissions and climate change. But there’s one problem: Despite a network of ...

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 ...

Sustainability measures - five essentials for effective data collection

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Globalization, unprecedented financial failures and. unsettling predictions about the future have many. contemplating what changes are necessary for society’s. core institutions to grow, prosper and flourish over the. long term. Some would argue that part of the solution is. to rethink and redefine “value,” integrating both. ...

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