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PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency released a new version of IMAGE - IMAGE 3.0

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Jul. 7, 2014)

One of the world’s leading integrated assessments modelling frameworks, IMAGE has been improved to strengthen its relevance in assessing long-term environmental and sustainability problems and identifying possible answers. The new model version comes with fully updated documentation, both in print and as a webpage. ...

Chemicals Produced by Body Pose Challenge In Gauging Exposure Risks, EPA Advisers Say

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 22, 2014)

A scientifically appropriate way the Environmental Protection Agency could base safe lifetime exposure decisions about a chemical using data from human studies that found no adverse effects is just one of the questions a scientific advisory panel is wrestling with as it develops advice on a draft agency analysis of ammonia. How the agency can ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

NNI Publishes Progress Review of 2011 EHS Research Strategy

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jun. 30, 2014)

On June 25, 2014, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) posted Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, which provides an overview of progress on the implementation and coordination of the 2011 NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety ...

Registration Open for SRA Nano Risk Analysis (II) Workshop

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Registration is now open for Nano Risk Analysis (II), a workshop to explore how a multiple models approach can advance risk analysis of nanoscale materials. The workshop, which is being organized by the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group (ENMSG) of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) and ...

Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (May 22, 2014)

A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to ...

Conducting Wipe Sampling After Lead Abatement

by ASTM International  (Jul. 10, 2014)

Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. Lead-based paint abatement techniques will be aided by two new ASTM International standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2014)

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy ...

New Web Tool Provides Easy Access to SEC Climate Change Disclosure from 3,000 Public Companies

by Ceres  (Jun. 30, 2014)

Ceres and CookESG Research today launched a free, easy to use web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, which issued formal climate disclosure guidance in 2010. Available at www.ceres.org/secsearchtool, the tool allows users to filter and customize company 10-K ...

UNEA Provides New Momentum to Financing the Green Economy

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 27, 2014)

An international symposium on Financing the Green Economy convened world environment leaders, policy-makers and financial experts this week at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to identify smart policies and instruments that can be mobilized to finance the green economy transition. The symposium's green economy financing theme is ...

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