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New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 18, 2015)

Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International ...

Award Winners for Environmental Excellence and Community Engagement Announced

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2015)

For their innovative projects that raise the bar for corporate responsibility in the Canadian mining sector, Vale, Dominion Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. were recognized with the 2015 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards yesterday at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala in Montreal. ...

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 19, 2015)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The year's major success story came in September, when the ...

Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

by Bio4Energy  (May 7, 2015)

An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...

Next-Phase GHS 2015 Deadlines Loom: Time to Re-Author, Re-Label, and Refocus on Mixtures

by The Acta Group  (Jul. 10, 2014)

Within the next 12-18 months, companies are facing multiple deadlines for various country adaptations of the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS). These include major re-evaluations of how chemical mixtures and substances are classified, re-authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and ...

DOE Issues RFP for West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 2, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment (WVDP-PPA) procurement that will provide support to the DOE, West Valley Demonstration Project, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in performing a ...

Austin to Receive $400,000 from EPA to Assess Contaminated Properties; Funds Will Boost Local Economy, Protect Public Health and Environment

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 20, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Austin for receiving $400,000 in grants to assess up to 20 blighted properties and fuel redevelopment and revitalization. These properties, called brownfield sites, are abandoned or under-utilized properties where reusing the land potentially has been complicated by previous ...

EPA Releases Final Risk Assessments for Three TSCA Work Plan Chemicals

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 28, 2014, final risk assessments for three Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan chemicals -- methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB). The much anticipated ...

PE INTERNATIONAL and KieranTimberlake report wide adoption of the award-winning Tally™ tool for life cycle assessment in building design

by thinkstep  (Oct. 22, 2014)

PE INTERNATIONAL (booth #2520) and KT Innovations, an affiliate of KieranTimberlake, today announced that the Tally application for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will be featured at Greenbuild 2014. In its first year of commercial availability, the application, a plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®, has been broadly evaluated by hundreds of users ...

ASTM international training course on phase i and phase ii environmental site assessments

by ASTM International  (Nov. 16, 2009)

“Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments” is the title of a three-day ASTM International training course to be  held eleven times during 2010. Many companies offer training on these standards, but the ASTM course offers an opportunity to be trained by the  organization that developed the standards. The latest version of the ...

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