ecological survey News

  • EQuIS Alive – Ecological Survey Data Management Video June 2014

    EQuIS Alive manages and optimizes ecological, taxonomical, and biological survey data. Alive end users can create surveys forms for export to EDGE, import EQuIS Alive data in EQuIS via EDP, and report EQuIS Alive data from EQuIS ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...


  • 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

  • Coordinating cross-border ecological networks

    Establishing ecological networks across national boundaries is recognised as essential to supporting biodiversity. New research in Germany has indicated that these networks could be improved through greater exchange of knowledge and better links with land planning. An ecological network is a set of ecosystems that are linked into large enough areas to host high levels of wildlife. These networks ...

  • Micro wind turbines and wildlife: integrating plaplanning with ecology

    The ecological impacts of micro wind turbines (up to 50 kW) are treated in a diverse way by different local authorities in the UK during the planning approval process, research suggests. The study calls for ecologists, policymakers, planners and industry representatives to improve the integration of ecological information within planning, and for greater guidance for local authorities on the ...

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • Mobile GIS for coastal ecology and Wetland investigation

    SuperGeo Technologies develops a mobile GIS application for investigating the ecological environment in Hsiang-Shan Wetland, Taiwan. Using the collected data, analysts can effectively predict the impacts on the environment from economical development and meanwhile monitor the carrying capacity of development. Hsiang-Shan Wetland is ...


  • 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

  • Wind of change: youth survey thumbs up for renewables

    Research published today shows huge support for renewable energy among young people with 94 per cent of those questioned saying that offshore wind was the ‘fairest’ energy technology, 81 per cent saying onshore wind, and 94 per cent supporting solar energy. This is compared to 2.2 per cent for coal energy. These figures are part of a report being presented by DECC’s pioneering ...

  • Experts are concerned about ecological thresholds related to coastal areas

    Society's lack of capability in dealing with imminent and sudden changes of coastal areas is worrying experts. This opinion of experts and other stakeholders was expressed in an international survey conducted by the Finnish Environmental Institute. According to the results of the survey, there are special risks connected to climate change that clearly passes society's capability to respond. The ...

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc. awarded US$40m navy contract

    Ecology and Environment, Inc., (NASDAQ: EEI) has announced that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $40 Million  for environmental planning and engineering services by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Atlantic. The work to be assigned will include National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation in support of proposed ...

  • Nationwide sea-floor ecology study starts off WA

    The study is being conducted by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship and The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute (UWA OI) – as a collaboration through the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) – to increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems. "A focus of the study will be on how ...

  • 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 ...


  • Raising the Bar on Corporate Sustainability Reporting to Meet Ecological Challenges Globally

    Companies are failing to accurately reflect the scale and extent of their environmental impacts, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found. In the case of greenhouse gas emissions, only 9 out of 108 (8 per cent) surveyed companies have established reduction targets in accordance with the science-based target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius - the ...

  • Ecological risk assessment has evolving role in environmental decisions

    As concerns about the environment and a push for “green living” continue to grow, the scientific community is taking a broad look at the use of ecological risk assessment, also known as ERA. ERA is the topic of four articles in the July 2008 issue of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, published by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. ERA is a combination of risk ...

  • U.S. must commit to sustainability to overcome mounting economic and ecological strains

    Entire sets of assumptions, beliefs, and practices will need to be overturned if the United States is to build a sustainable economy in the decades ahead, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, Creating Sustainable Prosperity in the United States: The Need for Innovation and Leadership. The report assesses the country’s environmental record and calls for a broad range of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Survey Shows PEFC Label Provides Proof Against Greenwashing

    80% of German citizens believe that companies advertising as sustainable and ecological must be able to provide proof of their commitment, according to a survey carried out by theAssociation for Consumer Research (GfK) on behalf of PEFC Germany. Furthermore, four and of five German citizens believe that independent ...


    By PEFC International

  • Siemens to launch global sustainability survey at APEC CEO Summit 2009

    Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, reinforces its leadership and commitment to sustainable development through the launch of a worldwide poll of international sustainability experts. This landmark survey by global research firm GlobeScan Incorporated will examine the policy issues surrounding sustainability in the context of the global economic crisis. The ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Ecologix Environmental Systems Hydraulic Fracturing Survey Highlights Importance of Water Treatment

    Results from a recent survey conducted by Atlanta-based Ecologix Environmental Systems indicate that water treatment can play an important role in industry perceptions of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Ecologix, a leading manufacturer of wastewater treatment technologies that can be used to treat frac water, surveyed wastewater and energy ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

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