environmental impact News

  • Environmental impact of animal waste

    North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state’s gross farm receipts. The presence of so many large-scale pig farms leads to the problem of proper animal waste disposal.   The most common practice in the Carolinas is storing animal waste in ...

  • Environmental Impact of Nuisance Birds

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive investigative and sampling services to determine if nuisance birds are causing health risks for building occupants and damage to property. The unwanted presence of birds can lead to not only unpleasant things such as bird droppings, but they can also lead to unhealthy situations.  Nuisance birds, including ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Measuring the environmental impacts of nations

    A study released on January 22 suggests the environmental damage caused by rich nations on poor nations exceeds $1.8 trillion, while the impact of poor nations on their richer counterparts is less than one third of that amount. The study is the first-ever global accounting of the dollar costs of countries' ecological footprints. The study, led by former ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The environmental impact of gold production

    New research has assessed the environmental impact of gold production using life cycle assessment and estimated embodied energy and greenhouse gases, embodied water and solid waste burden that each tonne of gold produces. Gold is a highly valued metal, used not only in jewellery, but also electronics and other industrial applications, dentistry and for investment. Like other metal industries, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The environmental impacts of natural disasters

    When natural disasters collide with human affairs there are often immediate losses of human life and widespread devastation to the built environment to contend with. But when these disasters strike the longer term environmental impacts can exact an additional and sometimes lasting toll on the health and wellbeing of the people affected. Two hundred million people were affected by ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Reducing the environmental impact of our activities

    Do we really need to print everything? Could we replace travelling for meetings by video-conferencing? How could we increase energy efficiency in our offices? For the fourth consecutive year, the European Environment Agency has successfully passed an external audit, certifying its compliance with the rules of the Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS). 'Thinking about environmental improvement at a ...

  • Reducing the environmental impact of construction tunnelling

    The construction industry is among the top three drivers of resource use in the EU. This study investigated the environmental impacts of a common construction method, drill and blast tunnelling, using life cycle assessment. The researchers assessed 20 years of data on tunnelling in Norway to identify areas that could be targeted to reduce its environmental impact. They recommend reduced ...

  • Agreement on environmental impact assessment directive

    The Permanent Representatives Committee1 today (on December 20) approved a compromise agreed with the European Parliament on a draft directive amending directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. It thereby endorsed the agreement reached between the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and representatives ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • EPA to scrutinize environmental impact of Bisphenol A

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a number of actions to address the potential effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the manufacture of a wide range of consumer and industrial products. The BPA action plan released today focuses on the environmental impacts of BPA and will look to add BPA to EPA’s list of chemicals of concern and require testing related to ...

  • Corporate environmental impacts continue to grow

    The most comprehensive assessment of corporate sustainability activity to date shows that while companies around the world engage in a wide range of sustainability initiatives, the costs to the environment continue to grow. The sixth annual "State of Green Business" report (download free here), published by GreenBiz Group in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Discover Environmental Impacts and Innovative Solutions

    Environmental issues are top of mind for many companies and their stakeholders. With public awareness of environmental issues on the rise, companies have started to respond in meaningful ways through their investment decisions, environmental goals, and impact reduction. In the past few years, several major disruptive weather events have interrupted business as usual, underlining the need to ...

  • Siemens Introduces Environmental Impact Calculator

    Siemens Building Technologies announced today it has introduced the Environmental Impact Calculator, a new application now available free-of-charge through the Apple Store. Siemens’ new tool allows energy engineers, facility managers and others to estimate a building’s baseline carbon footprint from purchased electricity, natural gas and heating oil. ...

  • ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Interns Make Positive Environmental Impact

    Young professionals gain practical understanding of how environmental sustainability operates within a business environment. SOURCE: ARAMARK DESCRIPTION:(3BL Media) Philadelphia, PA - September 18, 2012 - ARAMARK, a global leader in professional services, hired 17 young ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Projects Now Simplified

    New legislation simplifying the rules for assessing the potential effects of projects on the environment enters into force today (May 15, 2014). The newly amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive will offer better protection for the environment while reducing administrative burdens stemming from EU law, in line with the European Commission's drive for ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Final environmental impact statement published in the US

    Four Federal agencies today released a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PEIS) proposing to designate more than 6,000 miles of energy transport corridors on Federal lands in 11 Western States.  The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and Defense (the Agencies) prepared the Final PEIS as part of their ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Assessing environmental health impacts in a complex world

    A recent study suggests that a more inclusive and integrated approach to assessing environmental health risks and policies is needed to deal with the increased complexity and systemic nature of the risks. Two EU-funded projects, INTARESE1 and HEIMTSA2, have developed new methods for integrated environmental health impact assessment. Integrated assessment takes into account the interconnected ...

  • AMG Lowers Environmental Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Apex Management Group, LLC (AMG), an oil field services management company, announced today its game-changing solution that dramatically reduces the cost and environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing. Working with ALCOR Energy Solutions, LLC (Alcor/AES), AMG has the exclusive technology to "treat" and recycle frac water flow back in an environmentally friendly way, thus eliminating the need to ...

  • Council Approves Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

    The Council today (April 14, 2014) adopted a directive amending directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (PE-CO S 15/14, 7927/14 ADD 1). The final adoption of the legislation by the Council follows an agreement reached at first reading with the European Parliament. The European Parliament voted at its plenary session of 12 ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • EU Directive: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

    The European Commission has brought together all existing EU legislation governing environmental impact assessments. The original Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and its three subsequent revisions have been combined to create a more compact, clearly translated and user-friendly ...


    By Lohmeyer GmbH & Co. KG

  • EPA encourages the use of chemicals with a smaller environmental impact

    EPA is issuing a final rule that encourages the use of solvents that don’t significantly contribute to ground-level ozone. Two chemicals used in solvents, propylene carbonate and dimethyl carbonate, no longer need to be regulated as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under the Clean Air Act.  Extensive scientific reviews indicate these chemicals have little or no effect on forming smog or ...

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