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  • Environmental Baseline Survey in Qatar

    WKC Group completes an Environmental Baseline Survey and Baseline Noise Measurements in Qatar WKC recently undertook an environmental baseline survey within the Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) on the North Eastern coast of the State of Qatar. Ras Laffan lies on the North Field, the ...


    By WKC Group

  • The Environmental Risk Assessment and the Law on Environmental Liability

    Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage has been transposed in the Spanish legal order by means of Law 26/2007 of 23 October on Environmental Liability. The purpose of Law 26/2007 is to establish aframework of environmental liability based on the ...

  • Strategic environmental assessments - saving money and the environment

    In a recent report, the BC Auditor General stated "major projects such as mines or power plants must be reviewed not only to gauge their potential environmental impacts, but also their potential economic, social, heritage and health effects as well". Based on a review of the province's Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), the Auditor General concluded that "Adequate monitoring and enforcement ...


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  • EPA releases first-ever baseline study of US lakes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its most comprehensive study of the nation’s lakes to date. The draft study, which rated the condition of 56 percent of the lakes in the United States as good and the remainder as fair or poor, marked the first time EPA and its partners used a nationally consistent approach to survey the ecological and water quality of lakes. A total of ...

  • BC Hydro`s site C project to undergo joint environmental assessment

    A draft agreement has been inked by B.C. and Ottawa for a joint, harmonized review panel for the proposed Site C dam. The project consists of a dam and 1,100-megawatt generating station on the Peace River in northeastern B.C. Site C would be the third dam on the Peace. B.C. Hydro said the eco-assessment for Site C ...


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  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Environmental noise in colour

    Casella CEL, the UK's specialist provider of environmental monitoring solutions has developed an all-new model in its CEL-600 Series of digital sound level meters. The Casella CEL-621 represents the smallest 1/3rd octave-band noise analyser in the world and includes statistical (Ln%) values making it the perfect tool for short-term, hand-held, environmental noise assessments.  Casella CEL is ...


    By Casella

  • 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 ...

  • Hands-On ASTM International Class on Property Condition Assessments

    “Property Condition Assessments (PCAs),” a two-day hands-on class from ASTM International, gives an overview of the ASTM Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process (E2018), and explains why the standard was developed. The course also guides attendees on how to use the standard to conduct a baseline property condition assessment and how to ...


    By ASTM International

  • CDC issues mixed assessment of US vitamin intake

    According to the Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US population has good levels of vitamins A and D and folate in the body, but some groups still need to increase their levels of vitamin D and iron. The report offered a limited but generally favorable review of the nation's nutrition ...


    By BIO-CAT

  • Thailand: Implementing The New Soil & Groundwater Contamination Assessment Regulation

    The Ministry of Industry, Thailand, enacted the “Ministerial Regulation on Soil and Groundwater Contamination Control in the Factory Area” in April 2016. Under the Regulation certain factories and industrial operations (prescribed operations) are required to conduct soil and groundwater contamination surveys at their facilities on a regular basis and submit a report of the findings in ...

  • Register by 15 November for London symposium on mining and impact assessment

    What are the emerging issues and challenges in applying impact assessment (IA) in the mining sector? And how can these issues be tackled?  Join leading practitioners in London on 4-5 December for a special symposium on this topic organized by the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). The event, ...

  • EPA announces environmental justice showcase communities

    U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced a national initiative to address environmental justice challenges in 10 communities. EPA has committed $1 million to this effort over the next two years. “These 10 communities will serve as models for the EPA’s committed environmental justice efforts, and help highlight the disproportionate environmental burdens ...

  • A world of environmental monitoring under one roof

    According to the World Health Organisation 4.2 million people die every year from exposure to outdoor air pollution, and a further 3.8 million die from indoor pollution - 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.   Clearly, concerted international action is necessary to reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants and ...

  • How will global climate change influence the way we assess and manage chemicals in the environment?

    A series of papers, the first on this subject, will publish the findings from a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) international workshop titled “The Influence of Global Climate Change on the Scientific Foundations and Applications of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry” in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. ...

  • Delta institute helps standard register with environmental reporting

    Ohio-based Standard Register (NYSE: SR), a recognized leader in management and execution of critical communications, knew it was a pretty "green" company, but didn’t know how green until it measured and reported its greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) at the request of one of its biggest customers, one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. "Although ...

  • Honda Issues 2011 North American Environmental Report

    Honda today released its seventh annual report on the environmental impact of the company’s operations in the North American region, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. The 2011 North American ...


    By Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • PM Environmental Part of New Detroit Pistons Facility Development

    The Henry Ford Health Systems and the Detroit Pistons broke ground on what is to be the Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center.  The ceremony took place on Oct. 23 and kicks off the development of a 100,000 square-foot facility that will serve as the Detroit Piston’s practice facility and corporate headquarters, and is slated for completion in June 2019. This joint venture ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Australian environmental monitoring `lagging behind` US & UK standards

    Australia is largely in the dark about the state of its own environment, according to a trio of leading scientists. Dr Andrew Campbell, Professor Hugh Possingham, director of the Ecology Centre in Brisbane, and Professor Will Steffen, of the Australian National University, delivered the damning verdict in an interview with ECOS magazine. They said environmental monitoring in Australia is lagging ...

  • Award Winners for Environmental Excellence and Community Engagement Announced

    For their innovative projects that raise the bar for corporate responsibility in the Canadian mining sector, Vale, Dominion Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. were recognized with the 2015 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Awards yesterday at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala in Montreal. Dominion Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mine ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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