conservation professional Articles

  • A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

    This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. Wetlands International was part ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Soil conservation and protection in Europe - the way ahead

    This book introduces the reader to the current soil protection and conservation debate in Europe. It is written for the informed person with a background in for example environmental science, agriculture, forestry, geography or law. The focus of this book is not on the scientific analysis of the problem but rather on the actions that can be taken to improve and protect European soils. We have ...


    By European Commission

  • Gaining Ground: Increasing conservation easements in the U.S. South

    A “conservation easement” is a voluntary, legally enforceable land preservation agreement between two parties wherein a landowner sells or donates the development rights to a tract of land to a qualified holding organization, such as a land trust, effectively preventing forest conversion or other stipulated activities, usually in perpetuity. Conservation easements are attractive to ...

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Dan Theobald-WaterExpertDan talks Water Conservation Live on WDAF-TV FOX4 KC

    Entire Interview: Interviewer: So thank you! Well, with current water restrictions across California, Earth Day is a perfect time to talk about conserving water. This morning, we got WaterExpert, Dan Theobald, here with saving H2O. Dan, Water Man! WaterExpert Dan: Thank you, thank you. ...

  • Chapters Corner: Nordic

    SCB Nordic Chapter aims to be a regional forum for conservation biologists and a leading voice for conservation biology issues in the Nordic countries. It is a place where researchers and practitioners in conservation biology can meet, communicate and work together on conservation issues.  Following a meeting by participants at ICCB-ECCB 2015 in Montpellier, France, a first ...

  • Nonaqueous Phase Liquids Compatibility with Materials Used in Well Construction, Sampling, and Remediation

    The EPA Regional Ground Water Forum is a group of EPA professionals representing Regional Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Offices (RCRA), committed to the identification and resolution of ground-water issues impacting the remediation of Superfund and RCRA sites. The Forum is supported by and advises the Superfund Technical Support Project. The compatibility of remediation, ...

  • Briefing paper: accelerating action to Save Peat for Less Heat!

    Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) amount to almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation1, even when skyrocketing emissions from peat fires are not included. This briefing paper shows where the most urgent action is needed and presents a roadmap and policy recommendations for accelerating action. Peatlands cover only 3% of the global land surface. Some 15% ...


    By Wetlands International

  • “Wastewater Wise” Articles by Dan Theobald, Greenville, SC resident - Editorial Team Member of Grand View Media’s Water Technology!

    Thanks for this opportunity to share resources promoting a healthy Environment; free to access below: As an Editorial Team Member (http://www.esdlt.com/articles-authored-by-dan-theobald-published-on-wastewater-processing/) with Grand View Media, monthly repeat acknowledgements are published for educating professionals and the general public promoting a healthy Environment. Also, Water Today ...

  • Need for national soil policies for developing countries - some facts

    As a soil scientist working for more than 25 years, I am very much concerned with soil protection and conservation. In this process, I started collecting information related to national soil policies of different countries. To my surprise I could not get a well defined national soil policy for any one of the developing country? A developing country can be defined as , that country which has a ...

  • Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t

    Artificial intelligence, testosterone and ship tracking technology probably aren’t on many conservation organizations’ “top things to think about” lists right now. But they should be, suggests a new report in the scientific journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution. ...


    By Ensia

  • Who Says Charity has to Cost Money?

    It is a rare and delightful occurrence when altruistic motives and the quest for profit coincide in such a way that following one begets the other.  The reuse and recycling of waste water is just such a project, especially in industrial applications replacing municipal potable drinking water supplies.  When one considers the fact that more than a billion people in the world are without ...

  • Start Preparing for Winter With Our Winterizing Checklist

    We’re a little over halfway through October, which means winter is near and frigid temperatures are just around the corner. Whether you’re a property manager, building owner, or maintenance professional, you can never be too prepared for what the winter has in store. Preparation is the name of the game. As subzero winter temperatures roll in, even the ...


    By WaterSignal

  • How Ontario’s Bill 51 Launched a Quiet Revolution in Planning

    When Ontario brought in its first planning act some 60 years ago, the goal was to instill some order into post-war growth. This groundbreaking legislation not only set out basic ground rules and responsibilities for directing changes in land use, but was instrumental in launching planning as a professional discipline in the province. As the volume and pace of development increased, however, it ...


    By Actual Media

  • Green existing buildings is easier (and cheaper) than you think

    Commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings are the most significant users of energy in the United States. Almost 70% of all generated electricity and about 12% of available potable water goes to support use and occupancy of buildings. Buildings play a major role in the quality of life for the 307 million people who go in and out of them every day and have a significant ...

  • Fuel spills near Norton Reservoir

    Fire and state officials are investigating the possible environmental impact of a kerosene spill near the Norton Reservoir that leaked an estimated 250 gallons of the heating fuel into the snow and ground on Saturday afternoon. Fire Capt. Kent Campbell said he was called to investigate a spill at an outside storage tank at a mobile home park on Mansfield Avenue (Route 140), when a homeowner ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • The Perfect Pressure Washers for Your Mobile Car Detailing Business

    Mobile car detailing businesses are performing quite well in many parts of the world. This successful business model involves car washing professionals traveling to their customers� locations (often at home or work), maintaining the customers� car and then continuing to the next stop. In addition to cars, these car cleaning experts also help maintain 4x4s, RVs, fleets of large trucks, and boats. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Migratory birds - Connecting Wetlands and People

    Management of migratory species succeeds where critically important sites are well managed along flyways. Migratory waterbirds depend on a range of secure sites from their breeding grounds to staging and nonbreeding sites that they use during their annual migrations. These birds depend on a range of natural and man-made wetland habitats - many are managed as nationally protected areas, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • About TecH2O

    Who is cleaning your cooling tower? With warmer weather on the way, it will soon be time to put cooling towers back into service.  According to legislation passed by New York State effective 11/15/2015, “All owners shall ensure that all cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected when shut down for more than five days” and “any person who performs cleaning and ...


    By TecH2O

  • How Portable Car Wash Machines Score Over Other Ways Of Vehicle Detailing

    These days, there are specialized and advanced cleaning machines available for almost all kinds of cleaning applications. All these machines have been designed to offer the best results for specific cleaning applications. For instance, floor steamers guarantee unmatched cleaning results for hard surface floors. However, these machines are not necessarily suitable for use on carpets. If you need ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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