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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 ...

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 ...

Integral Consulting Opens New England Office Specializing in Risk Assessment and Litigation Support Services

by Integral Consulting Inc.  (Mar. 17, 2010)

Integral Consulting Inc. announces the opening of a new office in Portland, Maine, expanding its environmental and health services to the New England region of the United States. The new office is located at 45 Exchange Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04101. Noted toxicologist Dr. Russell Keenan recently joined Integral to launch the new ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

BREEZE software available for human health & ecological risk assessment

by BREEZE Software and Data / Trinity Consultants  (Oct. 16, 2009)

BREEZE® Software introduces BREEZE Risk Analyst, human health and ecological risk assessment software. BREEZE Risk Analyst can be used to conduct GIS-based analyses of multi-pathway human health risk assessments or food-web based ecological risk assessment modeling. The application provides the framework for conducting risk assessment modeling for ...

GAO designates toxic chemicals as new high-risk area, say Bergeson & Campbell

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 27, 2009)

On January 22, 2008, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report entitled High-Risk Series: An Update, which is intended “to bring focus to specific areas needing added attention.” The GAO began preparing the biennial reports on high-risk areas in 1990. The GAO identifies areas as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to ...

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