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  • New satellites to spur earth observation

    New satellites will soon reinforce the performance of the GMES earth observation system (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), further to an agreement signed in Brussels last Friday by the European Space Agency (ESA) Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain and Heinz Zourek, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry Policy. ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Corporate support swells for Earth Hour

    Thousands of offices of some of the world’s leading corporations will be supporting this year’s Earth Hour “lights out” initiative for effective climate change action. Many of the companies will also be encouraging staff to individually join the expected hundreds of millions of others from every continent who will turn lights off for one hour from 8.30 pm on Saturday, March 27. The ever-growing ...


    By WWF UK

  • Google earth zooms in on dangerous climate change

    A new interactive Google Earth map showing the impacts of a 4 °C warmer world was launched today by the Government, in partnership with the Met Office. Pushing the barriers with Google Earth technology, the multi platform, interactive map highlights some of the changes that may occur if the global average temperature rises by 4 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ESA launches programme in support of Earth observation science

    Since the advent of Earth observation from space, satellite missions have become central to monitoring and learning about how the Earth works, resulting in significant progress in a broad range of scientific areas. In the mid-1990s, ESA set up its Living Planet Programme and established a new approach to satellite observations for Earth science by working in close cooperation with the scientific ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Google earth zooms in on dangerous climate change

    A new interactive Google Earth map showing the impacts of a 4°C world was launched today by the Government. Pushing the barriers with Google Earth technology, the multi platform, interactive map highlights some of the changes that may occur if the global average temperature rises by 4°C above the pre-industrial climate average. The Google Earth layer lends a human face to climate science ...

  • National Grid Makes Community Connection For Earth Day 2013

     More than 600 National Grid employees will join forces with local communities to beautify parks and clean-up areas in need of attention all across the company's U.S. service area as part of Earth Day 2013.  The company and its employee volunteers will take part in a dozen local projects and events across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island ...


    By National Grid PLC

  • New High Performance Soil Reinforcement for Roads, Bridges and Slopes Endorsed by BBA Certification

    Tensar International’s newly developed RE500 series of uniaxial geogrids have been awarded British Board of Agrément Certification* for roads, bridge abutments, retaining walls, slopes and embankments in UK highway construction. RE500 uniaxial geogrids show significant long term strength improvements to create potentially lower cost structures for clients.“Independent BBA endorsement of our RE500 ...


    By Tensar International

  • White House and department of energy officials to address the USC green symposium during earth week

    Energy, transportation, developer, and construction industry innovators will descend upon Los Angeles April 24th to lead the USC Green Symposium. In addition to addressing energy and transportation issues, the 18th Annual University of Southern California Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Symposium provides scholarships to students entering sustainability-centric careers in ...

  • GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA Donates Renewable Energy Certificates to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Honor of Earth Day

    GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the country's largest competitive retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial and institutional customers, announced that it will donate Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to the Houston Museum of Natural ...


    By ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ)

  • Natural appearance and sustainable construction of steep slopes with Tensartech systems

    Vegetated embankments and steep slopes are favoured methods of construction for infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and railways. Tensar International’s Tensartech NaturalGreen and GreenSlope Systems, for reinforced earth retaining slopes up to 45º and 70º respectively, offer rapid and low cost construction, proven performance, and high sustainability with excellent vegetated ...


    By Tensar International

  • Soil nailing is ideal for tight spaces or areas

    According to OSHA, excavation is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The greatest risk for worker fatalities is from cave-ins. But excavation is a necessary part of many construction projects. There are several different options for earth retention during excavation. The decision is typically made by the Project Team based on project logistics – how deep ...


    By sinorock

  • Tensar temporary sacrifice helps complete missing link

    Along the Dishforth to Leeming section of the North Yorkshire A1 upgrade, new carriageways are being built adjacent to the in-use existing highway. By using a Tensartech TR2 Wall solution to create a temporary structure while raising a below grade section, the Carillion/ Morgan Sindall joint venture contractors are saving extensive time and helping to minimise traffic disruption. The existing 150 ...


    By Tensar International

  • GEOVARIANCES showcases 2009 development and communication strategies at ISATIS 15th anniversary party organized during GEOSTATS 2008

    GEOVARIANCES the leading provider of advanced geostatistics solutions, unveiled its development and communication strategies at its successful ISATIS 15th birthday party organized in Santiago de Chile during the GEOSTATS 2008 Conference. “GEOVARIANCES strategic vision is to be the world leader in Geostatistics”, Sales and Marketing Manager, Jean-Paul Roux, said. “To achieve this ambitious ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • P&G announces two signature partnerships for future friendly to help `make conservation second nature`

    Partnership with Earth Day Network Will Further Help Consumers Reduce Energy, Water and Waste at Home To support the launch of P&G Future Friendly and its conservation education platform, the brand today announced two separate, signature partnerships with leading organizations in the environmental landscape - National Geographic and Earth Day Network. By supporting interactive conservation ...

  • Geogrid rail embankment solution model

    By developing a cost-effective, rapid and highly sustainable solution for the Brigg Line embankment in Lincolnshire, Arup and Network Rail, with Tensar International and support services and construction company Carillion, have demonstrated a reinforced soil retaining wall approach using geogrids cast into in-situ reinforced concrete wall facing units that can be used to solve similar challenging ...


    By Tensar International

  • MIT creates Environmental Research Council

    MIT has announced the launch of the Environmental Research Council to elevate and expand the Institute's leadership in this critical area of study. MIT President Susan Hockfield told the community at the recent State of the Institute Forum that the council will draw together the significant environmental work already under way in many different labs and departments to enhance their combined ...

  • CIESIN Demographer awarded grant from Argentina to continue research linking climate change and human displacement

    Susana Adamo, associate research scientist with the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, was recently awarded a grant for collaborative studies in Argentina following the release of a pioneering report she co-authored that links climate change with forced human migration. Born and raised in Argentina, Adamo recently ...

  • Better flow of satellite data for better management of environmental and security crises

    Natural and manmade catastrophes in Europe, America, Asia and Africa, coupled with increased security needs, have further reinforced the need for earth observation systems. The GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) ensures that crisis situations like floods, forest fires or earthquakes can be better anticipated and managed through monitoring the state of our environment. To supply ...

  • GEOVARIANCES 2009 development and communication strategies

    GEOVARIANCES exposed its 2009 development and communication strategies at its ISATIS 15th anniversary party organized during the GEOSTATS 2008 Conference. GEOVARIANCES the leading provider of advanced geostatistics solutions, unveiled its development and communication strategies at its successful ISATIS 15th birthday party organized in Santiago de Chile during the GEOSTATS 2008 Conference. ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Coming Together After Rio+20

    It’s been two months since the Rio+20 global summit on Sustainable Development took place in Brazil. The bleak political outcome of the summit that reinforced the public’s low expectations has filtered through the news. This has left many to tighten their hold on the tools of the past and re-trench rather than look for alternative approaches to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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