Environmental Planning Articles

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Identification of Emergency Situations

by Bryan & Armstrong Ltd  (Jul. 17, 2015)

With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it ...

Brownfield and Contaminated Land Development - Case Studies

by EN Rx  (Jun. 11, 2015)

Whether it is an old industrial site in the center of a city, the corner gas station, or a former agricultural site that used pesticides for decades, contaminated property can be found anywhere. These sites can be considered CERCLA, RCRA, state regulated, Brownfield or any other designation. Helping to clean up properties like these, is ...

Multi-objective optimization of the Three Gorges cascaded reservoirs operation with emphasis on electricity generation and ecological requirements

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 24, 2015)

The operations of reservoirs produce enormous economic and social benefits but also impact species composition and habitat distribution of the riverine ecosystem. Hence, the realization of conservation and restoration of the ecosystem calls for reservoir reoperation. It is a widespread consensus that providing suitable ecological flow (SEF) for ...

Environmental Engineering case study

by Mercuri & Associates, Inc.  (Jul. 17, 2015)

USX Corporation, Fairless Hill, Bucks County Evaluated hydraulics of water distribution system and its capability to meet very high fire flow requirements for Industrial Park. Assisted with presentation and discussion with Falls Township. Upper Makefield Township, The Arbors Reviewed and approved design of water supply ...

Ecological risk assessment of herbicides in Japan: Integrating spatiotemporal variation in exposure and effects by using a multimedia model and algal density dynamics models

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jul. 16, 2015)

Application of herbicides to paddy fields in Japan has strong seasonality, and their environmental concentrations exhibit clear spatiotemporal variation. We developed an approach that combines a multimedia environmental exposure model (Grid‐Catchment Integrated Modeling System) and density dynamics models for algae. This approach enabled us to ...

Disentangling the multiple stressors acting on stream ecosystems to support restoration priorities

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 16, 2015)

Stream ecosystems may suffer from the effects of multiple stressors. Planning restoration actions without knowing the relative weight of each stressor might lead to disproportionately costly or ecologically meaningless measures. This is particularly relevant under the EU Water Framework Directive where economic considerations play a role in ...

Reframing the game: the transition to a new sustainable economy – book review

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 30, 2015)

In Reframing the Game: The Transition to a New Sustainable Economy, Mike Townsend, Founder and CEO Earthshine, has set out on a difficult – dare I say – near impossible mission – writing from the future. Difficult because the future never unfolds as we think it might. ...

Environmental restoration is big business

by Ensia  (Jun. 25, 2015)

Think environmental protection hurts business? You just might want to think again. In a study published last week at PLOS ONE, University of North Carolina land use and environmental planning faculty member Todd BenDor and colleagues calculated the dollars-and-cents impact of ...

Annual report 2014 and EMAS environmental statement 2014

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 15, 2015)

The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public. The EEA undertakes a comprehensive range of integrated environmental and thematic assessments to ...

Hidden heroes power green ambitions

by Grundfos Pumps Corporation  (Jun. 12, 2015)

A unique way of thinking sustainability into every part of society has drawn attention to the Danish island of Samsø from all over the world. Innovation and energy optimisation are key elements in achieving the ambitious goal of becoming completely independent from fossil fuels. When you say “Samsø”, the whole world ...

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