Environmental Impacts News

  • Free IAIA webinar on psycho-social impact assessment

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is offering a free webinar on "Understanding Impacts on Vulnerable Populations through Psycho-Social Impact Assessment." The webinar will be presented by IAIA member Michael Edelstein on 19 July. Psycho-Social Impact Assessment (PSIA) is historically underutilized. Its absence partially explains why affected publics so often feel that ...

  • Kurita`s DReeM Polymer® wins environmental technology award

    Kurita Water Industries Ltd. won the Environmental Technology Award at the 49th JCIA Technology Award hosted by the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA). Kurita won the award for DReeM Polymer®, a multi-functional polymer that contributes to customer's energy saving by keeping boiler facilities continuously cleaned. The JCIA Technology Award is a program for commending business ...


    By Kurita

  • Ocean circulation can impact on the effectiveness of marine protected areas

    Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) studying the UK’s four largest Marine Protected Areas have found that, because of the ocean’s vigorous circulation, even remote, seemingly pristine habitats, are not isolated from human activities, and may be vulnerable to pollution and overfishing impacts. In recent years, a number of large Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been ...

  • Smarter products and services key to resource-efficient, circular economy

    Making products like mobile phones and other consumer goods last longer and easier to repair and reuse will be key to the shift towards a more resource-efficient circular economy. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today stresses that ‘circular’ business models cannot rely on smarter product design alone, but will also require the development of related support ...

  • Saudi Environmental Market Remains Strong Amid Low Oil Price

    Since our inception, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a significant source of revenue emerging from a range of sectors including oil, gas, petrochemical and mining. A distinguishing feature of many of the projects we have supported is their significant capital value.  In 2017, WKC Group completed a ...


    By WKC Group

  • Call for biodiversity training course proposals

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is accepting proposals for biodiversity-related training courses. These courses may be one- or two-day courses and will be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Washington, DC, USA. Two training courses will be selected to offer in conjunction with IAIA's special symposium held 14-15 November on the topic of "Mainstreaming the Mitigation ...

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Marine services: environmental protection & preservation

    We’re called Global Diving & Salvage but there’s much more to us than what’s in our name. Global offers expansive services beyond diving and salvage work, including environmental marine services. Our people, experience, and proven track record make us the top provider of marine services on the West Coast, with environmental crews based in Washington and California. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental challenges continue to ignite innovation and motivation

    Clean power developments are well underway in South Africa, with a prominent focus in the news this week.   Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), announced on Monday the commissioning of the Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces respectively.   ...

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