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Simple Tool Helps Companies Address Water Risks

by WWF UK  (Mar. 28, 2012)

A global online tool launched today by WWF and German development finance institution DEG (Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH) enables companies and investors to address their water-related risks. WWF and DEG have created a practical online questionnaire that not only identifies water risk in supply chains and investment ...

ChemRisk merges with Cardno---adds international platform for cutting-edge risk assessment consulting services

by Cardno Limited  (Dec. 10, 2012)

ChemRisk LLC, an internationally recognized risk assessment consulting firm, has merged with Cardno, a professional infrastructure and environmental services company with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Dennis Paustenbach, President of ...

ECHA Report Includes Recommendations for Exposure Assessment and Risk Characterization of Nanomaterials under REACH

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Mar. 28, 2014)

On March 26, 2014, SAFENANO announced that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a report entitled Human health and environmental exposure assessment and risk characterisation of nanomaterials: Best practice for REACH registrants. The report summarizes the outcomes of the third (and last) meeting of the Group Assessing Already Registered ...

Research and Markets: Analysis and Risk of Nanomaterials in Environmental and Food Samples, Vol 59. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry

by Research and Markets  (Sep. 25, 2012)

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9fsmsn/analysis_and_risk) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Analysis and Risk of Nanomaterials in Environmental and Food Samples, Vol 59. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry" to their ...

ECHA Planning Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Apr. 16, 2014)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will hold a topical scientific workshop on October 23-24, 2014,  on regulatory challenges in the risk assessment of nanomaterials. The workshop will bring together experts in the field of risk assessment of ...

GM mosquito risk assessments `deficient`, says review

by SciDev.Net  (Feb. 14, 2012)

Decisions to release genetically modified (GM) insects into the wild should be made more openly and based on better science, according to a review. The authors say that, so far, the environmental impact assessments for such releases have been "scientifically deficient", and that without timely, publically available risk assessments the public may ...

Ecological risk assessment has evolving role in environmental decisions

by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)  (Jul. 11, 2008)

As concerns about the environment and a push for “green living” continue to grow, the scientific community is taking a broad look at the use of ecological risk assessment, also known as ERA. ERA is the topic of four articles in the July 2008 issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, published by the Society of Environmental ...

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

by Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)  (Sep. 10, 2012)

In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and ...

Shale gas in Europe – being consistent with a low carbon economy, managing health and environmental risks

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 14, 2013)

Mr Chair, Distinguished guests, Since the first industrial revolution, our economies have grown and expanded on the basis of abundant and cheap energy. With a fairly low hourly wage in Belgium, we can today buy enough gasoline to run a car for 100 km. Had we not the engine and the petrol, we would need days to transport ourselves on that distance. ...

ICF International Awarded $12 Million Contract with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

by ICF International, Inc.  (Jul. 3, 2012)

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a re-compete contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical support for program initiatives under the Clean Air Act. The contract has ...

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