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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

  • WKC Group completes an Environmental Baseline Survey 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 largest gas field in the world with more than 900 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves. As part of an upcoming development of the on-shore elements of the North ...


    By WKC Group

  • 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 ...

  • DOE Announces Webinars on the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study, EPA’s Clean Power Plan and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 17: Live Webinar on ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Onset Data Loggers Gather Baseline Water Quality Data in Potential Natural Gas Fracking Site

    Hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting water and chemicals into shale to release natural gas, holds promise for addressing both energy and employment challenges in the United States. Experts estimate that the Marcellus Shale in New York and Pennsylvania alone could satisfy as much as 14 years of U.S. natural gas consumption and create nearly a quarter ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Unconventional shale gas and oil: overview of ecological impacts

    Research findings on the wildlife and habitat impacts of unconventional shale gas and oil developments in the US have been collated in a new review. Its authors stress the importance of collecting data on local ecosystems before such developments begin, to allow changes in nature be tracked and aid on-going improvements to management. Unconventional shale oil and gas are already important sources ...

  • Washington Department of Ecology leads on reducing toxics joining EPA’s Partnership

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomed Washington’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) into the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP). This is a voluntary program that encourages public and private organizations to reduce the use or release of 31 priority toxic chemicals beyond what is required by environmental regulations. Under Washington's Mercury Chemical ...

  • Stantec to conduct landmark ecological study for offshore wind siting

    Environmental consulting and engineering firm Stantec has announced its plans to launch a significant pilot study focused on evaluating bat and bird movements off the coast of Maine. The project, the first phase of which will run from late July through October this year, will collect data on migration patterns of bats and birds in the Gulf of Maine and represents the first such study of its kind ...


  • The co-benefits of co-ordinated climate change policy

    Globally co-ordinated climate change policy to limit warming to 2¢XC could provide additional health, ecological and economic benefits. Using established methods, researchers estimated that the implementation of climate policy would also reduce global expenditures on air pollution control in 2050 by £á250 billion. Climate change mitigation is essential but expensive. However, ...

  • Pulp and Paper Mills to Track Environmental Footprints

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - How does a pulp and paper mill measure its impact on the surrounding community? And with a commitment to sustainable practices, can it improve its environmental, economic and social footprint over time? These are the questions the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor Paper, GHP, will explore under a new partnership ...

  • Endangered Species Conservation

    In late 2015, WKC was engaged to provide expert advice related to the conservation of Persian Wonder Gecko at a proposed development site in Dubai, UAE. Within Arabia, Persian Wonder Gecko (Teratoscincus scincus keyserlingii) are restricted to the UAE and are significantly threatened by habitat loss due to urban development and over-grazing. These reptiles are currently listed as ...


    By WKC Group

  • WSP launches new online green product design tool

    The way we design, make and unmake products is a major contributor to environmental impacts and issues. Over 80% of product-related environmental impacts are typically locked-in during the design phase of a product. Waste, toxics, global warming and water scarcity impacts can be significantly minimised through intelligent design, lifecycle thinking and eco-innovation. Product designers, their ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • 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. ...

  • Scientists measure Elwha River conditions now to help measure 2012 dam removal success

    When the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in Washington State are torn down in 2012, scientists will be able to see — as never before — how the removal of large dams affects the restoration of ecosystems, plants, fisheries and other animals. Experts hope that removing the dams will restore more than 70 miles of spawning and rearing habitat for endangered salmon and steelhead, as well as other native ...

  • EPA Announces Public Comment Period for TVA Phase 3 Clean-up Plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the public comment period today for the Phase 3 removal action at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fly Ash Release Site. The River System Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis, or EE/CA, is the next step in the ongoing TVA Kingston Ash Recovery Project. A public meeting to discuss the various alternatives will take place August 21 ...

  • Myanmar (Burma): Environmental Assessment, Resource & Management Services

    SLP Environmental is pleased to announce that we now offer a comprehensive range of environmental assessment and management services throughout the fourteen states and regions that constitute the Union of Myanmar (Burma). After 50 years of isolation Myanmar is now opening up to foreign direct investment and SLP can provide specialist environmental and socio-economic services to support our ...

  • 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 ...

  • Making the most of Africa´s scarce groundwater resources

    Understanding the impact of climate change and development on groundwater resources in Africa is the theme of a conference opening this week in Kampala, Uganda. In a continent already facing water scarcity, phenomena such as climate change and rapid population growth are expected to force local populations to increase their reliance on groundwater resources to meet domestic, agricultural and ...

  • Scientists map penguins from space

    Penguin poo (guano) stains, visible from space, have helped British scientists locate emperor penguin breeding colonies in Antarctica. Knowing their location provides a baseline for monitoring their response to environmental change. In a new study, published this week in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, scientists from British Antarctic Survey, (BAS) describe how they used satellite ...

  • EPA to Examine Condition of Nation`s Lakes

    Contacts: (Media only) Dale Kemery, (202) 564-4355 / kemery.dale@epa.gov (Other inquiries) Susan Holdsworth, (202) 566-1187 / holdsworth.susan@epa.gov (Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is embarking on a three-year study to determine the state of America's lakes. The 'Survey of the Nation's ...

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