Environmental Impacts News

  • Free webinar offered on health considerations in impact assessment

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is offering a free one-hour webinar on 25 April on "Health considerations in impact assessment." The presentation will be made by IAIA member Francesca Viliani who was recently awarded IAIA's 2017 Individual Award for her sustained and significant contributions to the field of health impact assessment (HIA). Health factors should be an ...

  • Upcoming workshop presenter previews findings on baseline sampling of water wells in areas of shale gas development

    Stephen D. Richardson, Ph.D., PE, of GSI Environmental Inc. in Austin, Texas, and his team are presenting research results on baseline sampling of water wells in areas of shale gas development at the NGWA Groundwater Quality and Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Current Understanding and Science Needs ...

  • Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move

    How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers. The studies, published in the leading journals Nature Communications, Science and Global Change Biology, were co-authored by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). ...

  • Tidy Planet Winners In Cummins Environmental Gateway

    Heat capturing equipment, food composting and algae tiles have been named amongst the innovations that could deliver costs savings of more than £640,000 while reducing key climate impacts for engine manufacturers Cummins. Figures released by Cummins suggest that the innovations have the potential to deliver the aforementioned cost savings alongside a two million kilowatt-hour reduction in ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

    China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs that are replenished more slowly than they are drained. And in the same decade, 2000 to 2010, global use of this non-renewable water resource for irrigation increased by a quarter, according to a  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify Indoor Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, 5.9% of residents in New York had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a health care professional.  That year, the percentage equated to over 1.15 million residents of the state being afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • World Water Day 2017

    World Water Day 2017 is on March 22 and is about to draw attention to the critical issue of water. This year´s topic focuses on how to contribute to reduce waste water. The Kurita Group pursues environmental improvement activities in three aspects: technological innovation, customer needs and internal change. It is our target to engage in environmental improvement activities under the ...


    By Kurita

  • MPs’ damning review of proposals to mitigate Heathrow environmental impacts

    The Government has so far failed to prove that Heathrow expansion can be delivered within environmental limits, a committee of MPs has concluded. In a highly critical report, the Environmental Audit Committee said that its earlier warnings had not resulted in the necessary ‘step change’ in approach ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Tidy Planet Cummins Finalist

    Tidy Planet Ltd submitted their ingenious idea after Cummins, the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world, called on innovators of all sizes to come forward with sustainable innovations to help Cummins achieve their Environmental targets in the UK. The Cummins Environmental Gateway, launched in partnership with Marcela Navarro, CEO of Business Cubed (formerly ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Sustainability in the Beverage Industry 2025: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Toolkit for Future Planning

    In an effort to provide informed future planning guidance, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has launched the Future Scenarios Toolkit. With this toolkit, companies have a clear and robust framework to analyze potential future scenarios regarding impacts (social, environmental, governmental, etc.) to their business, their supply chain, and their production, as well as ...

  • New Approach Assesses Land Recovery Following Oil and Gas Drilling

    A new scientific approach can now provide regional assessments of land recovery following oil and gas drilling activities, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment. When developing oil and gas well pads, the vegetation and soil are ...

  • Biodiesel Backers aim to build upon the successes of 2016 to fuel the future of 2017 and beyond

    The closing session of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year while also taking a peek at how America’s Advanced Biofuel will fuel the country’s future in 2017 and beyond. “There were a number of milestones reached in 2016 that will have a significant and very positive impact on the biodiesel ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • 2017 Award winners

    IAIA is pleased to announce these 2017 award winners! Photos and descriptions will be posted on the IAIA Awards page in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, check out a few of this year’s award winners below. They will be formally recognized at IAIA17 in Montreal, Canada. The World Bank was chosen to receive the IAIA Global Award for its new Environmental and Social Framework, which ...

  • Impact of the Trump Administration on the U.S. Cartridge Markets

    The market for cartridges in the U.S. is likely to be greater over the next few years with Trump as president than it would have been had Clinton been elected. In the weeks since the election, the stock markets are up and corporations are more optimistic about the near-term business outlook. The longer-term outlook is less certain as is the impact on world markets. The impact on the U.S. power ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Emerging ecological risk trends you should keep in mind in 2017

    In late 2016, the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry hosted one of the world’s most comprehensive conferences dedicated to environmental risk management. It’s the leading forum for scientists, industry and institutions engaged in the study of environmental contamination, management, ecological risk and research and development related to natural resources. Technical ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Thinkstep Delivers First EPDs for Paint in Australia for Dulux

    Leading sustainability consulting firm thinkstep worked with Dulux to deliver three EPDs encompassing Wall Paints, Ceiling Paints and Preparation Paints, providing comprehensive data on selected products within each paint range. The EPDs were prepared in accordance with international standards and independently verified. The EPDs are available on the Australasian and International Environmental ...


    By thinkstep

  • Free Webinar - Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications

    Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implications With the changes to the environmental systems management standard ISO14001, companies must now consider how the environment is affected by their products across their complete life cycle. Product regulatory compliance is key. This means that for many companies, ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • How collaborative funding builds new economic opportunities in Detroit

    The city of Detroit, Michigan, is interested in converting unused open space into a haven for residents, with new recreation opportunities, urban farms, sustainable stormwater infrastructure and natural reserves. CH2M Senior Economist and Planner Mike Matichich and Water Resources Engineer Mark Mittag elaborate on how collaborative funding can lead to economic opportunities. Open ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • NRC approves environmental review of Turkey Point project

    Federal regulators have finished a seven-year environmental impact study of Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point expansion project in Florida, although a safety and legal challenge remain. In the 1,200-page review, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) say the plan to build two reactors at the Turkey Point site, located about 25 miles south of Miami, would not do ...

  • Vital Commitment to Less Landfill Waste

    Vital Energi have been successful in their ambition to divert 95% of all site waste away from landfill, with many sites exceeding their initial target. By adopting a strong environmental focus, reducing cross contamination and employing best practice for on-site waste segregation, Vital Energi have seen, on ...


    By Vital Energi

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