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  • Water law attorney sees exempt well issues on the rise

    Issues with water quantity and land use will become more common throughout the United States, possibly impacting the construction of new water wells, according to a veteran water law attorney. Most exempt well cases are limited to western states, but Jesse Richardson Jr., lead land use attorney at the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic and associate professor of law at the West ...

  • Commission and EEA sign agreement to provide detailed information on land cover in Europe

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission (EC) have signed an agreement to provide information on land cover in Europe, compiling data from land, air, sea and space. The agreement was signed on May 25, during a Green Week event in Brussels. Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA, and Mr Heinz Zourek, Director General for the EC Directorate-General for ...

  • Solvis Lands Solar Funding

    Renewable energy specialist, Solvis Energy Solutions, has secured funding for the installation of solar panels on homes in the North West at no cost to the homeowners. Solvis has named MCS accredited installation company, Solar Choice, as the installer to fit the panels in the North West. Eric Hargreaves, Director at Solvis, is delighted with the funding, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Designing with damaged land

    A citizens’ guide to reclaiming abandoned mine sites ecologically Written by Scott R Campbell. You can read the original story in MIT News A new website will be launched in September at waste2place.com that ...

  • US EPA publishes online information about chemical releases to air, water and land

    Information on the 2006 reporting year is now available as part of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) database. This marks the earliest release of the data in the 20-year history of the program. Improvements in electronic reporting and data processing have made this possible. Nationwide chemical releases into the environment are down by two percent from 2005. “Citizens have information about ...

  • Microlise Lands Goldstar Heathrow Contract

    Goldstar Heathrow has deployed a transport management solution from Microlise, comprising the Fleet Performance product with Safety, 3G Cameras, Trailer Tracking and Temperature Monitoring modules included. The deployment, which is already underway, will see 100 trucks, 16 vans and 54 trailers ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Ametek Land Launches Latest Generation

    AMETEK Land, the leading industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement specialist, has developed an innovative new pyrometer that provides high accuracy and a three-in-one capability specifically for aluminium applications, including extrusion press exit, extrusion press quench zone, and aluminium strip mills. The SPOT AL ...


    By AMETEK

  • Space radar techniques for land mapping

    Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft. The radar can monitor structures such as dams, harbours, canals and buildings, leading to maps for urban planning, territory surveillance and cadastral ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 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

  • Geodiversity information enhances biodiversity conservation

    Geodiversity describes the diversity of the non-biological parts of the natural world such as rocks, soils, landforms and the processes which shape them over time. New research on how geodiversity information has been used to examine or inform conservation policy has been explored through eight different case studies. The research shows the variety and utility of geodiversity information to ...

  • Transport and land use planning: integrating shared strategies

    Incorporating land use and transport planning in the early stages of a development project can lead to improved strategies for urban planners. A recent study suggests that a mediated process is successful in supporting shared decisions about land use and transport. Greater integration of land use and transport planning will lead to more sustainable transport systems and reduce ecological impact. ...

  • Golden opportunity to contribute towards contaminated land guidance

    Defra's consultation on proposals to revise its contaminated land guidance will provide a golden opportunity to ensure the guidance is effective and fit for purpose, says Environmental Protection UK (EPUK). The consultation is seeking views on proposals for updating and revising the Statutory Guidance which underpins the contaminated land regime under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • An early warning system for land use planners

    Before making large changes to land use, such as new transport networks, it is important to assess what the environmental impact will be. Ideally, the assessment should be conducted as early as possible and to be useful, must be fast and simple with clear recommendations. Researchers have developed a new environmental impact assessment method for changes to large geographic areas, which they ...

  • Land use can affect fresh water supplies

    New research has shown that supplies of fresh water provided by rivers depend not only on rainfall, but also on the land use within the river catchment. In the Spanish Basque Country, grasslands were found to supply the greatest amount of river water, followed by native woodlands, with exotic woodland plantations providing the least. The researchers also call for more comprehensive analyses of ...

  • Hatfield Provides Land Cover Mapping for the Government of Botswana

    As part of the National Development Plan 10, the Government of Botswana embarked on the production of a national land cover/land use mapping for the entire country at scale 1:50 000. Hatfield Consultants is supporting the Botswana Department of Surveys and Mapping (DSM) to produce the land cover/land use data for Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Districts – these two districts alone cover an area of ...


    By Hatfield Consultants Ltd.

  • Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

    Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said Thursday. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production. The new draft rule ...


    By Associated Press

  • New tools aid arid-land water management

    New tools developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are improving water management in arid regions. In areas where water is scarce, land managers irrigate with water that travels via intricate canal systems. At the ARS U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz., director Bert Clemmens and his colleagues are developing computer software to automatically ...

  • Coordinating global action to combat desertification and land degradation

    An informative video outlining the PRAIS initiative has been launched. Unique amongst the Rio Convention, PRAIS utilises an interactive online portal to collate information from 192 countries on quantifiable actions towards the UNCCD's 10 Year Strategy for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. Desertification, land degradation and drought affect over one and a half billion people in ...

  • Study: Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land

    New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows that while ice sheets and glaciers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • USSI Lands Global Meat & Poultry Corporation

    Colorado Springs, CO (July 17, 2006) – Unique Software Solutions, Inc. (USSI) has recently signed a large meat and poultry corporation as one of its Occupational Health Manager® (OHM) customers. The client has opted to license the OHM/ASP™ version of the OHM software system. They chose the OHM/ASP™ version due to its initial cost and outlay. With the ASP (Application Service Provider) version, ...

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