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  • Rehabilitating nature-based assets generates jobs, wealth and restoration of multi-trillion dollar services

    Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems-from forests and freshwaters to mangroves and wetlands-can trigger multi-million dollar returns, generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Launched on the eve of World Environment Day (WED), the report draws on thousands of ecosystem restoration projects world-wide and showcases over 30 ...

  • BC releases climate action plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right. "The plan ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Eurocontrol Technics Inc.,has entered into a letter agreement with Xenemetrix Ltd.

    TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2010) Eurocontrol Technics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EUO) ("Eurocontol" or the "Company"), a Canadian public company specializing in the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative energy security, authentication and verification technologies, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter agreement to acquire all of the issued and ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • EcoHealth Alliance Launches PetWatch Program

    EcoHealth Alliance, now in its 40th year of operation, today announced the launch of a new program called PetWatch. Developed from scientific research on global wildlife trade into the U.S., the PetWatch program evaluates imported wildlife species slated for the commercial pet trade and encourages responsible exotic pet choices and ownership. Pet ownership ...


    By EcoHealth Alliance

  • Watts Water Technologies announces departure of Chief Executive Officer

    Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) today announced that David J. Coghlan has resigned from his positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company and that the Board of Directors has named Dean P. Freeman, currently the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Coghlan is ...


    By Watts Water Technologies

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Chemical Safety Improvement Act

    On November 13, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA), which was introduced in May 2013 by the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Earlier this year, the House Subcommittee held hearings to provide an overview of Title I of the Toxic Substances ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Recent federal developments

    EPA Announces Listening Session On IRIS Draft Toxicological Review Of Methanol: On April 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period and listening session on May 26, 2011, for the external review draft human health assessment entitled "Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary Information on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA Jim Jones Designated As Acting Assistant Administrator For OCSPP: On November 22, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that Jim Jones, the current Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, will be designated to serve as the new Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office ...


    By Acta Group

  • Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

    Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

    If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because I’m not going to ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Dow Solar Supports Sustainable Design Innovations through Sponsorships at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

    Dow Solar, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced its sponsorship of the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in support of driving ...


    By The Dow Chemical Company

  • Virtuous Circles

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Green Week 2014. Change is not easy. I don’t usually follow very closely the political principles of Niccolo Machiavelli, but he was amazingly perceptive when he stated that “there is nothing more difficult (…) than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well ...

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • US Recycled Plastics Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Recycled Plastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01050292/US-Recycled-Plastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic US demand to rise ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Recent Federal Developments - August 2011

    FEDERAL ISSUES   TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Announces Chemical Data Reporting Rule: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to publish in the Federal Register this month a final Toxic ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    Synopsis Of The 2010 Congressional Mid-Term Elections: The 2010 Congressional mid-term elections will have a profound impact on policy and legislative developments of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), particularly as to the regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission`s proposal for effort sharing

    1. What is the Commission proposing? On 10 January 2007 the Commission adopted an energy and climate change package, calling on the Council and European Parliament to approve: an independent EU commitment to achieve a reduction of at least 20% in the emission of greenhouse gases by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and the objective of a 30% reduction by 2020, subject to the conclusion ...

  • Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • The economics of climate change: Speech by Chris Huhne

    THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE by Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP (29 June 2011 to the Corporate Leaders’ Group, London) Thanks very much. I’m particularly delighted to be here among a group of people so responsible for seeing and delivering our future prosperity.   Today, I want to set out three key arguments about the economics of climate change that I believe must be crucial to our ...

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