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Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: EPA Regulations & Data Collection

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 12, 2016)

U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to very specific targets in the oil and gas sector. Their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. This target was reaffirmed ...

3 Ways to Optimize Your EHS Data

by Antea Group - USA  (Jul. 18, 2016)

See What You've Been Missing As consultants, we’re always looking to find the most efficient ways to understand our project site data and maximize our understanding of the conditions and processes in the subsurface. Understanding data begins with quality data management, but it's important to have a streamlined process for providing data in ...

How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 8, 2016)

Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, ...

Walmart uses UL The Wercs to analyze products and drive sustainability - Case Study

by UL - The Wercs  (Jun. 6, 2016)

Founded in 1962, Walmart has become one of the largest providers of general merchandise and groceries in the world. With fiscal sales over $400 billion annually, Walmart employs over 2 million employees in 28 countries. One of Walmart’s goals as a company is to sell products that sustain people and the environment. ...

Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 1, 2016)

Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular ...

The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?

by Ensia  (Jun. 22, 2016)

Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of the world. But research is pointing to a better approach. In today’s globalized world, it is not inconceivable that one might drink coffee from Colombia in the morning, munch cashews from Vietnam for lunch and gobble grains from Ethiopia for ...

Map Algal Blooms with Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

by LG Sonic  (Jun. 27, 2016)

The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue ...

Resource use and pollutant emissions due to ship recycling in India

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jun. 30, 2016)

The Alang shipbreaking yards in India recycle almost half of all end-oflife ships worldwide. The major activity at the yards is plate-cutting, used to recover steel from ships. This process consumes nearly 29 kg of oxygen and 7 kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and emits almost 22 kg of CO2 per 1 km-long cut with a 1 mm depth. This study reveals ...

Landfill environmental data management

by ESI Ltd - Environment Specialists  (Oct. 7, 2011)

Client: Syngenta Limited Location: Bradley Park, UK Services: Landfill monitoring support service, environmental data management and reporting services Issues: Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). Control and trigger level compliance. Summary: ESI receives site monitoring data from the ...

The eReefs data brokering layer for hydrological and environmental data

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 28, 2015)

The environmental sciences are witnessing a data revolution as large amounts of data are being made available at an increasing rate. Many datasets are being published through operational monitoring programs, research activities and global earth observation virtual laboratories. An important aspect is the ability to query relevant metadata ...

Texas environmental data system (TEDS)

by EarthSoft, Inc  (May 19, 2009)

TEDS is a data management system that captures technical data (geologic data, analytical data, and spatial data) in an automated fashion and interfaces with other applications, such as ArcGIS, to enable viewing, evaluation, and modeling of the ...

Data collection for environmental indicators in Germany

by Federal Environment Ministry  (Dec. 1, 2007)

Why do we publish environmental data and environmental indicators? In order to inform the public about the state of our environment, for political decisionmakers, to help them in the planning and implementation of environmental policies, and for the media, to draw attention to national and global environmental problems. Current, comprehensive and ...

Conception of an environmental technology data bank

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 18, 2009)

For documentation, analysis and application of the state of the art and its development in environmental technologies, an information system should be conceived by using modern information and communication techniques. Within this project the pilot phase is being carried out, in which in co-operation with the established working party (industry, ...

Using environmental data for business value

It’s the beginning of the calendar year, a time when many environmental professionals begin to gather their 2011 environmental data to generate reports that your regulatory agencies require. How much fuel did your stationary combustion sources burn in the past year? How many times was a certain condition exceeded in the past quarter? Were ...

Testing against “normal” with environmental data

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 4, 2016)

Normal ranges are some fraction of a reference distribution deemed to represent an expected condition (typically 95%). They are frequently used as the basis for generic criteria for monitoring programs designed to test whether a sample is outside of “normal”, as in reference condition approach studies. Normal ranges are also the basis for ...

Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

by Esdat Environmental Data Software  (Sep. 13, 2011)

ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. ...

Environmental data management support for a chemical site

by ESI Ltd - Environment Specialists  (Oct. 7, 2011)

Client: Ford Consulting Ltd Location: Lancashire, UK Services: Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical Information Systems Issue: Support for data migration and environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided data migration and environmental data management solutions ...

Environmental data management support for a site requiring

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Oct. 30, 2013)

Project: Environmental data management support for a site requiring remediation Client: EDSR Ltd Location: Portugal Services: Geographical Information Systems, environmental data management and reporting services Summary: ESI provided support to EDSR Ltd in setting up an environmental data ...

Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Oct. 30, 2013)

Project: Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site Client: Ford Consulting Ltd Location: Lancashire, UK Services: Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical Information Systems - Support for data migration and environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided data migration ...

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