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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Environmental Regulation and Its Impact on the Economy

    On October 6, 2011, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on "Chemical Risk Assessment: What Works for Jobs and the Economy?" According to the background memorandum, the hearing was intended to explore the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), and the relationship between IRIS and EPA's regulatory ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Committee MEPs back beefed-up environmental impact assessment directive

    A proposed update of EU law to make environmental impact assessments clearer, build in biodiversity and climate change, and involve the public, was backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday (Feb. 12,2014). This update, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, includes beefed up rules to ensure that decisions to authorize development projects are not influenced by conflicts ...


    By European Parliament

  • Carbon Trust to measure environmental impact of Tour de France

    The opening stage of this year’s Tour de France will have its environmental impact measured thanks to the Carbon Trust and Leeds City Council. The 2014 Grand Départ will be the first time that cycling’s most prestigious race has come to Yorkshire. The Carbon Trust will measure the environmental impacts of the Tour de France’s Grand Départ from Leeds, looking at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Despite Growing Engagement, Corporate Environmental Impacts Continue To Grow, Says Study

    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 at greenbiz.com/stateofgreenbusiness), published ...

  • Singapore and US institutes collaborate in environmentally impactful sustainable manufacturing technologies

    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), USA, to collaborate in joint research projects, facilitate graduate students exchanges and organise joint academic meetings, symposia and other academic partnerships to advance the ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

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