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  • Free IAIA webinar on psycho-social impact assessment

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is offering a free webinar on "Understanding Impacts on Vulnerable Populations through Psycho-Social Impact Assessment." The webinar will be presented by IAIA member Michael Edelstein on 19 July. Psycho-Social Impact Assessment (PSIA) is historically underutilized. Its absence partially explains why affected publics so often feel that ...

  • Block Island wind farm lauded for groundbreaking innovation

    The Block Island Wind Farm was honored this month with two awards recognizing the project for its innovation and groundbreaking achievement as America’s first offshore wind farm. The FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards by The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, last week honored the Block Island Wind Farm with one of ...


    By Deepwater Wind LLC

  • Environmental protection UK responds to planning policy review

    Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) has released its response to the invitation from Planning Minister Greg Clark to organisations and individuals to offer their suggestions on the review and consolidation of the National Planning Policy Framework. EPUK want to see a National Planning Policy Framework that ensures that sustainable development is central to local and national decision making, and ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Free online access: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

    Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Accepted for inclusion in ISI Journal Citation Index 1360-0559 (electronic) 0964-0568 (paper) Volume 52, 2009, 8 issues per yearFree Online Access: Top 5 Downloads of 2008*In order to celebrate Journal of Environmental Planning and Management’s increase from 6 to 8 issues per year, we at the Taylor & Francis team would like to give you free ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Integrated plan for oil sands environmental monitoring released

    Canada's Environment Ministry has released an integrated environmental monitoring plan for the Alberta oil sands and has initiated discussions with the Province of Alberta on its implementation. Development of the monitoring plan was carried out in collaboration with provincial, territorial and academic scientists and includes provisions for monitoring air quality, biodiversity, and the next ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mitsubishi Electric Launches Seventh Environmental Plan

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today it has launched as of this month its Seventh Environmental Plan, a three-year action plan ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bennett Environmental Inc. Update on Business and Strategic Plans

    Bennett Environmental Inc. (TSX: BEV) (the "Company" or "Bennett") today announced an update in its business and strategic plans. Soil inventory at the Company's Saint Ambroise, Quebec contaminated soil treatment plant continues to increase. The Company estimates that approximately 30,000 tonnes of untreated soil are currently at the plant. No current revenue related to this soil in inventory has ...


  • Mouchel strengthens environmental planning and sustainability team with Environmental Assessment Associate Director

    Denise Wright has joined Mouchel’s Environmental Planning and Sustainability division as Associate Director as part of the consulting and business services group’s plan to strengthen its environmental offering. Denise has worked on numerous projects, from feasibility studies to the process design of full-scale energy generation facilities treating a range of waste streams since the mid 1980s. ...


    By Mouchel Limited

  • EPA planning to release more chemical action plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is preparing action plans for nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylate (NP/NPE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), siloxanes, and diisocyanates. EPA is also preparing final action plans for the chemicals remaining on EPA's initial list -- bisphenol A and benzidine dyes. EPA chose the chemicals based on a range of criteria, including ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TVA Releases Draft Integrated Resource Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday issued a draft of its Integrated Resource Plan, a comprehensive study that will help guide efforts to meet regional electricity needs over the next 20 years. Titled "TVA's Environmental and Energy Future," the study analyzes potential combinations of economic and regulatory trends in the coming years and ...

  • Unilever Unveils Plan to Decouple Business Growth from Environmental Impact

    Global firm announces plans to: halve the environmental footprint of its products help 1 billion people improve their health and wellbeing source 100% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably NEW YORK - Global consumer goods company Unilever today announced plans to decouple future ...


  • China Accelerates Plans for Environmental Taxes, Moves to Cut Emissions From Coal

    China will speed up the development of environmental tax legislation that could penalize heavy polluters to help the central government pay for programs to address air, soil and water pollution, said a report from the State Council, China's top decision-making body.   Authorities from the State Administration of Taxation (SAT), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Peterborough EfW plans approved

    Peterborough City Council’s planning and environmental protection committee has approved plans to build an energy-from-waste facility but the Government Office for the East may still ‘call-in’ the application for review. The Government Office for the East covers areas in the east of England region such as Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk. It brings together into a single operation “the varied ...

  • Shale gas: independent planning is key to reducing environmental impacts of fracking

    Funding for scientists, planners and inspectors should be available before any shale gas development begins, a new review recommends. As revenue for such staff is often provided by the development itself, planning, which is vital to provide immediate environmental protection as well as monitoring long-term impacts, is neglected. The researchers also advocate the use of ‘adaptive ...

  • Health and Environmental Groups Defend Crucial Clean Power Plan in Court

    Nine leading public health and environmental organizations have stepped up to defend the landmark Clean Power Plan in the federal appeals court in Washington, saying the plan is a crucial step to curb the carbon pollution from power plants that drives dangerous climate change. The groups today intervened in lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate plan addressing new ...

  • EPA, national and environmental groups launch `Green Infrastructure` plan

    Today, EPA, with state and national partners, released a comprehensive plan to reduce runoff and increase environmental and economic benefits for communities. The strategy will help reduce stormwater runoff and sewer overflows by promoting “green infrastructure” approaches, such as green roofs, trees and tree boxes, rain gardens, and porous pavements. Green infrastructure techniques, ...

  • Chicago’s climate action plan

    In September 2008, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley unveiled a detailed strategy to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change. The Chicago Climate Action Plan, plan builds on the many efforts the City has already implemented that have earned it the title of 'the most environmentally friendly city in the nation.' 'We can continue to lead by example and the Chicago Climate Action ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Planning the war on carbon

    One of the basic elements of warfare planning is to gather together your best generals and the most up to date intelligence to forge a campaign strategy that strikes at the enemy’s weakest point while maximizing the impact of whatever is your strategic advantage. That is exactly what is going to take place later this month in Toronto, Canada, when a diverse group of thought leaders will ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • AKRF Celebrates 30 Years as Leaders in Environmental, Planning and Engineering Consulting

    AKRF, Inc. this month is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary as one of the Northeast’s leading environmental, engineering and planning consultants. ...


    By AKRF Inc.

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