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  • Planning & the Environment – Seminar on the ‘Show Stopping’ Issues

    The most recent STATS seminar entitled ‘Planning and the Environment – Managing Risks and Maximising Potential’ was one of the most popular ever, with almost all speakers emphasising the importance of expert involvement at an early stage. STATS chairman Adrian Marsh welcomed delegates to the packed Conference room in Hertfordshire University’s Fielder Centre, commenting that environmental ...


    By STATS Limited

  • Canada`s new environmental assessment and aboriginal consultation

    The federal government has proposed a complete overhaul of federal environmental assessment in Canada as part of the federal budget. The repeal and re-enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act ("CEAA") and amendments to other federal environmental legislation amounts to the most ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New Joint Venture Scoops Prestigious Castletownbere Harbour Contract

    EDI, a joint venture between dredging experts DEC NV of Belgium and remediation experts Land and Water Remediation Ltd of the UK is carrying out a €9.5m dredging and contaminated sediment removal contract for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. The development, at Castletownbere on the southern end of Bantry Bay, will involve extending and upgrading Dinish Wharf and ...

  • Newfoundland and Labrador growing opportunities through climate change leadership

    As communities along the Atlantic seaboard pick up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, many are questioning what was the underlying cause of this monster storm. While elements of random weather phenomenon certainly played a part, many are pointing to climate change as the underlying driver of this record-breaking storm. And many are now calling for more aggressive measures to limit the impacts of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • SEAMOR Marine Helps Recover Sunken Local Tugboat

    When two tugboats collided off the coast of Nanaimo in late May 2016, SEAMOR Marine Ltd. was quick on the scene to offer help. The accident occurred the evening of May 24, 2016 in the south of Nanaimo between Duke Point and Gabriola Island. Two tug boats were running alongside one another, when one ship, the C.T. Titan, swerved and crashed into the smaller Albern tug. Two crew members were safely ...


    By Seamor Marine Ltd

  • AECOM Cultural Resources Expert Dr. Alan Garfinkel-Gold Receives California Historic Preservation Award

    Dr. Alan Garfinkel-Gold, AECOM senior cultural resources expert, has received the California Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2011 for the Kawaiisu Project. The Kawaiisu peoples have lived in the southern Sierra Nevada and western Mojave Desert of California for millennia. Gold and co-recipient Harold Williams, a prominent Kawaiisu Elder, ...


    By AECOM

  • Life-cycle studies: condoms

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Traditional knowledge meets R&D in French Polynesia

    A "unique living laboratory" that combines conventional science and traditional knowledge in the Pacific has delivered valuable development leads, but may now be under threat, a meeting held by France's Institute of Research for Development (IRD) has heard. The benefits of such research informed by local knowledge in French Polynesia include the development of drugs for a foodborne illness that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pacific island ecosystem to be captured in online model

    The entire ecosystem of Mo’orea, a volcanic island in French Polynesia, will be captured in a computer model that seeks to understand how climate change and human activities affect the local ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The story of Lake Chilika

    Imagine a lagoon on the eastern coast of India. From the side of the mainland sweet water of a river flows into the lagoon. From the seaside at the Gulf of Bengal salt water and fish move in. In the lagoon fisheries thrive. Then the river gets sandy and brings sediments to the lagoon. As a result, the opening at the seaside gets choked-up. The amount of fish in the lagoon which is now fully ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Remarks by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director UN Environment Programme (UNEP) at the World Environment Day 2013 National Forum on Green Development

    Elbegdorj Tsahia, President of Mongolia and a UNEP 2012 Champion of the Earth, Ryutaro Yatsu, Vice-Minister of Environment, Japan, Alistair Clark, Managing Director of Environment and Sustainability, European Bank for reconstruction and Development, Honourable Ministers and distinguished guests, Members of the scientific community including Sander can der Leeuw of the University of ...

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Heritage conservation provides AUS$13.7m boost for NSW jobs

    Federal Environment and Heritage Minister Peter Garrett today announced $13.7 million in Australian Government funding for 63 conservation projects expected to create up to 918 jobs across New South Wales. The renowned beauty and culture of NSW heritage sites will be further enhanced through as part of the Australian Government's $650 million Jobs Fund. 'I am pleased to announce that for example, ...


    By Australian Government

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