environmental information News

  • Modeling the unequal benefits of U.S. environmental policy

    Original story at MIT News One of the two top air pollutants in the U.S., ground-level ozone is harmful not only to your health but also to your bank balance. Long-term exposure to high concentrations of ozone can lead to respiratory and lung disease such as asthma, conditions that drive up medical expenses ...

  • Sustainability in the Beverage Industry 2025: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Toolkit for Future Planning

    In an effort to provide informed future planning guidance, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has launched the Future Scenarios Toolkit. With this toolkit, companies have a clear and robust framework to analyze potential future scenarios regarding impacts (social, environmental, governmental, etc.) to their business, their supply chain, and their production, as well as ...

  • Conference to Examine Latest Advances in Grid Modernization

    Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Opening the window on Alberta’s environmental information

    A new page has turned in Alberta with greater public access to real-time and historic data on the conditions of Alberta’s environment. The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) has launched a newly redesigned website, aemera.org, marking a new phase of AEMERA’s digital business presence, and taking an important step ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EEA and Microsoft will bring environmental information to your fingertips

    Millions of people across Europe will have easy access to environmental information through mobile and online technology as a result of the partnership between the European Environment Agency and Microsoft. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA, and Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation, signed a partnership agreement, aimed at creating an environmental ...

  • Environmental Information For Passengers As Ferry Operators Go Green

    The new Chelsea AquaLine FerryBox is a generic, robust environmental monitoring system for ships of opportunity such as ferries, cargo vessels, cruise liners as well as inland waterway vessels. Already proven internationally it provides real-time information for operators, passengers and managers on the environmental state of the surface waters through which the vessel passes. The AquaLine ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Sharing environmental information across Europe to improve policies

    Public authorities across Europe collect a vast range of environmental data but different practices of classification and reporting make it difficult to access them and use them for cross-border analyses. The shared environmental information system (SEIS) aims to fulfill this gap by interconnecting existing databases, promoting the use of standards and making data accessible to all. The European ...

  • EPD standard EN 15804 - Comparable environmental information

    With the publication of EN 15804 now exists a standard providing the core rules for the creation of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for building products and materials. This new standard will ensure that comparable environmental information is generated wherever a product is manufactured or used and it is hoped that this core information can be transferred from scheme to scheme ...


    By thinkstep

  • Environmental Information Association Releases a New Educational Video

    The IAQ Video Network produces a new branding and membership video for the EIA.  The Environmental Information Association, also known as the EIA, was established in 1983. The EIA collects, generates and disseminates information concerning environmental hazards to occupants of buildings, industrial sites and facilities.   It is a private, non-profit group providing unbiased and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Making information systems useful for environmental management

    Computer-based information systems (IS) are tools for recording, storing, processing and disseminating information which have the potential to inform environmental management and policy. A recent study identifies factors that influence their use and usefulness. IS within the environmental field include integrated assessment models, geographic information systems and decision support systems. This ...

  • Influencing environmental behaviour through nudging and information

    One of the greatest challenges facing environmental policymakers is encouraging people to behave more sustainably. A recent study explores how ‘nudging’ people to make environmentally friendly choices, together with providing information, can be a successful combination for achieving behavioural change. Policymakers have a number of options available to them to encourage sustainable ...

  • EPA Requires Health & Environmental Information on 19 Chemicals

    EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to chemical manufacturers to help them comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. Cinnaminson, NJ, January 6th, 2011 High production volume (HPV) chemicals are those chemicals produced in, or imported to, the United States in quantities of 1 million pounds or more each year.  Several years ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New global initiative to connect environmental information networks

    The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) welcomed over fifty environmental information and data experts from around the world at the first Global Environmental Information Networking (EIN) Meeting which was held in Abu Dhabi from 27 to 29 April 2009. The 3-day meeting consisted of formal presentations on networking and environmental data ...

  • Water quality information in Hawaii

    New information about water quality is now available to people living, working, and playing near Hawaii. U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) partners located within the Pacific Islands region recently installed new nutrient sensors on two water quality buoys located at Kilo Nalu and near the Ala Wai outflow. These new sensors will provide early warning of storm runoff or other poor ...

  • A Mine of (Noise) Information

    Managing environmental impact, whilst growing operations and keeping down costs, is one of the mining industry's key concerns. As public perception of exceeded noise levels can lead to complaints,  Bruel & Kjaer has created its Noise Sentinel Mining system, which enables mine operators to meet the challenge of expanding their projects, but keep within acceptable noise limits - often ...

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • NYSDEC announces the implementation of an Environmental Information Management System (EIMS)

    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has implemented an Environmental Information Management System (EIMS) to facilitate the submission of environmental data in an electronic form and to create a centralized database that includes GIS information. The EIMS uses the database software application EQuISTM from EarthSoft Inc. These products were selected in accordance with NYS ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Environment: European Commission takes Estonia to Court over access to environmental information

    The European Commission is taking Estonia to Court over shortcomings in its legislation on access to information regarding the environment. Under EU legislation, Member States have to ensure that citizens have easy access to information on the environment held by public authorities. After assessing Estonia's legislation in this area, the Commission concluded that it contained shortcomings, and ...

  • Environmental information network extends across Europe, Central Asia and Russian Federation

    Government ministers and delegates from 53 countries agreed to extend the European network for sharing environmental information across the pan-European region. The commitment was made at the seventh Ministerial Environment for Europe summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, which concluded today. Ministers agreed to extend the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) as part of the ministerial ...

  • UN Launches Open Access Information Portal on Concepts and Frameworks of Environmental Law

    A United Nations initiative is set to improve access for policy makers, journalists, researchers and the general public to environmental treaties. The Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) portal seeks to provide an overview of concepts, definitions and synonyms in conventions as well as the relationship between different Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). LEO draws from the information ...

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