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Anti-fungal compounds: emerging environmental contaminants

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 23, 2016)

Azole fungicides are active ingredients in a range of pharmaceutical and personal care products, and are also used in agriculture. This study reviewed the sources, presence and risks of these compounds in the environment, finding evidence of toxic effects on aquatic organisms. The researchers provide directions for future research and warn caution ...

Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 23, 2016)

Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. ...

Synopsis Available for 2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 9, 2016)

The synopsis is available for the June 6-7, 2016, U.S.-European Union (EU) Nano Environmental and Health Safety (NanoEHS) Research Efforts joint workshop. According to the synopsis, the first day of the workshop was devoted to an interactive nanoEHS scrimmage in which the groups collectively ...

The Mobile Advantage: How Technology is Changing EHSQ Management

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Sep. 24, 2016)

There was a time when handling a mobile device in the workplace was deliberately avoided – it may even have resulted in some stern words from your boss. Not too long ago the very idea of swiping a smartphone on the job, in the field, or on the plant floor would have been unthinkable. Times have changed. Very quickly, mobile has ...

Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 9, 2016)

On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the ...

Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 13, 2016)

America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ensure they continue to effectively protect human health and environment into the future. These regulations were ...

How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 30, 2016)

I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only 6 years old, but in terms of technology and capability it already feels like an antique. One observation that stands out ...

Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

by Oxford Journals  (Aug. 27, 2016)

Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on ...

Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Sep. 7, 2016)

The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard ...

Organics Recycling In North Carolina

by BioCycle Magazine  (Sep. 1, 2016)

A recent study by state agency analyzed organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. Findings show substantial organics recycling capacity. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) released a study in June 2016 analyzing the organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

ESdat Environmental Data Management for Site Holders

by Esdat Environmental Data Software  (Feb. 17, 2012)

Many site-holders engage a variety of consultants, laboratories, and in-house staff to collect, manage and report their environmental data. Unfortunately this often results in data being trapped in various pdf reports, GIS layers, emails, excel workbooks, or even in hard copy. This data becomes increasingly difficult and time consuming to manage ...

Environmental data management support for a site requiring remediation

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

Client: EDSR Ltd Location: Portugal Services: Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Data Management and Reporting Services Issues: Support required for the setting up of an environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided support to EDSR Ltd in setting up an environmental data ...

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