environmental impact factor News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Identifying factors in Atrazine’s reduced weed control

    Invasive broadleaf weeds can destroy corn crops and fallow fields. Farmers use the chemical atrazine in herbicides to protect their plants. Despite atrazine’s controversial environmental impacts, it can provide long term residual control of many weed species. However, the loss of atrazine’s effectiveness has been a challenge for farmers in northeastern Colorado. In a collaborative ...

  • Factors affecting farmers’ adoption of Integrated Pest Management

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to reduce pesticide use and risks of adverse effects on human health and the environment. However, its adoption by European farmers cannot be based only on mandatory regulation by the European Union, a new study suggests. The research identified four key factors driving IPM adoption; including market forces, policy instruments and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Shaw Successfully Mitigating Environmental Impacts at Nuclear Site in Japan

    The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced that support services contracted by its subsidiary, Shaw Global Services, LLC, are performing as designed to help recovery at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. After a tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in March, the Toshiba Corp. led Shaw, Babcock & Wilcox, Westinghouse and Exelon Nuclear ...


  • 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.

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