environmental impact factor News

  • Celebrate with us the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy’s first impact factor: 3.645

    Ranked 7th out of 245 in the category of Economics (and 2nd out of 66 in the category or Environmental Studies), Review of Environmental Economics and Policy is the perfect place for the latest thinking on environmental economics and related policy. What would you like to see covered in future issues of ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Zoology, ecology and botany 2008 impact factors

    Oceanography and Marine Biology retained top position in Oceanography and is second ranked in Marine & Freshwater Biology. Biofouling, following a 36% increase to 3.707, occupies 3rd place in the same category. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences rises to 7/155 in Plant Sciences with an Impact Factor of 6.206.Other T&F journals saw robust improvement in the latest Journal Citation ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Call for the French Cancer Plan to recognise environmental factors

    In February, the Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Mouvement pour les Droits et le respect des Générations Futures (MDRGF) coordinated a petition to call for the inclusion of environmental factors, such as pesticides exposure within the new French Cancer Plan something that was overlooked in the previous plan. This cyber action was organized in the framework of HEAL and MDRGF 'Sick ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Seattle Green Factor Becomes Law

    SEATTLE, Washington, (ENS) - On December 21, 2006, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels signed legislation that will increase landscaping requirements in the city, in part to reduce runoff. It incorporates the new Seattle Green Factor which promotes tree planting, garden walls and green roofs. Created by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, the Green Factor applies to new ...

  • Future proofed decision making - Integrating environmental and social factors into business decisions

    The Prince of Wales has called on the accounting and finance professions to help "future proof" the economy by designing a system that reflects the true economic reality of the way organisations generate value. In his annual address to the Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) forum at St James's Palace in London last week he said "we have been pursuing economic growth as if it was ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental Health Impact Workshop, September 14 in Oslo

    18 Aug 2010  As recent environmental catastrophes such as the fires in Russia demonstrate, environment and health are directly tied to each other. Many environmental pollutants have been associated with health impacts such as cancer, asthma, allergies or cardiovascular effects. Not every pollutant bears the same risk of causing a severe disease; many factors such as dose or ...

  • Give your opinion on reducing the environmental impact of buildings

    The European Commission is gathering views on how to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings. Buildings use a large amount of resources when they are designed, built, used and demolished, and their impact on the environment, energy consumption and climate change is significant. Improving construction techniques is therefore important to help Europe become a more sustainable economy. The ...

  • New metric will impact environmental, energy and health decisions

    Quality Enhanced Life Days (QELD) would seem to have little to do with greenhouse gas decisions, but it actually will be a tool for much more rational decision-making relative to environmental, energy, health, and, in fact, every political decision. Bob McIlvaine of the McIlvaine Company explains that QELD is just a label for a tool that human beings intuitively use to make any choice.  ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Environmental protection vital to reducing natural disaster impact

    Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found. Natural Security: Protected Areas and Hazard Mitigation, prepared with environmental research group Equilibrium, examines in detail the impacts of floods in Bangladesh (2000), Mozambique (2000 and 2001) and Europe (2006), heat waves and forest fires in Portugal (2003), an ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Sustainability at Iggesund: A key factor in all decisions

    Many small steps add up to large ones. That’s a simple way to sum up Iggesund Paperboard’s environmental work. It is easy to give examples of Iggesund’s multi-million euro investments and their importance. But the company also makes many smaller investment decisions which have important environmental aspects. One of these is the wooden bridge that links the mill at Iggesund with ...


    By Iggesund Forest AB

  • Black carbon a significant factor in melting of Himalayan glaciers

    The fact that glaciers in the Himalayan mountains are thinning is not disputed. However, few researchers have attempted to rigorously examine and quantify the causes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Surabi Menon set out to isolate the impacts of the most commonly blamed culprit—greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide—from other particles in the air that may be causing the ...

  • Socio-economic factors affect risk of alien species invasion

    Omitting socio-economic factors from invasive alien species (IAS) risk assessments could result in serious underestimations of the area at risk, new research suggests. Including factors such as population density and proximity to ports in risk assessments was found in this UK study to increase the size of the area predicted as suitable for invasion by up to six times. Species distribution models ...

  • Two key factors control phosphorus movement from soil to groundwater

    New insights into how phosphorus leaches into groundwater could help reduce its potential impact on water and the environment, a UF/IFAS scientist says. Phosphorus poses an environmental threat when it travels from soils to open water bodies, including lakes, streams and rivers. When too much phosphorus is applied to soils, the ground cannot hold all of the chemical, said Gurpal Toor, an ...

  • UMED Holdings, Inc. Improves Environmental Impact in Three Segments of Energy Business

    UMED Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UMED), a Texas Corporation, through its unique breakthrough in portable Gas-To-Liquids-Fuel (GTLF) technology, opens new markets in the energy business. The cleanliness of the process, along with purity and energy density of the output product, will exceed all other Fischer-Tropsch (FT) processes known in operation today. UMED's technology will influence the ...


  • MEPs back beefed-up environmental impact assessment directive

    A proposed update of EU law to make environmental impact assessments clearer, ensure they take account of biodiversity and climate change and involve the public, was backed by the European Parliament on Wednesday. This update, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, also aims to ensure that development project authorisations are not influenced by conflicts of interest. ...


    By European Parliament

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