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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map new and improved

    Just released, the latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast shows the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas. The National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2011) is made available to the public by the U.S. Geological Survey and ...

  • First standardised map of global land cover released

    The first map of detailed information on worldwide land cover collected using uniform international standards, the Global Land Cover-SHARE database, was released in March by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Experts say it will help to improve research into natural resources and monitor global environmental changes. “It is more precise and accurate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • B.C. launches consultations on land-based spill capabilities

    The Government of British Columbia has launched a major consultative initiative to gauge the province's capabilities to respond to large scale, land-based oil pipeline spills. Building on five previously announced conditions for the approval of heavy-oil pipelines - most notably the proposed Embridge Northern Gateway pipeline to bring heavy oil from Alberta to tidewater in Kitimat, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • China’s coal market not the “Promised Land” for international suppliers

    Chinese coal imports will peak before the end of the decade and enter a prolonged period of decline, challenging assumptions that the country’s demand for internationally-traded steam coal could continue to rise inexorably, according to a major new IHS study. A moderation of demand combined with a rise in domestic supply and improved transportation will bring international producers into ...


    By IHS

  • Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air

    We are in the decade of the hybrid electric vehicle despite the fact that most off road and underwater vehicles are pure electric. That includes most forklifts, golf cars and mobility vehicles for the disabled plus Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and personal submarines. Indeed, most electric aircraft are pure electric as well. The reason is that these are mainly small as are electric ...


  • Conservatory Land Introduce New Eco Conservatory

    MANSFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/04/10 -- DIY conservatory manufacturer ConservatoryLand, has introduced what they call the eco-conservatory which they claim to be one of the most energy efficient conservatories on the market today. The company states that these are suped-up versions of their standard conservatory models and incorporate ...


    By Marketwire

  • Forest Communities map their Land using Data Loggers

    Simple data logging devices can help forest communities map their land and monitor environmental change, according to researchers running a trial. An ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists struggling to put land degradation into SDGs

    Lack of data and poor communication by scientists may be keeping land degradation and desertification off the sustainable development agenda, experts warned the UN Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCD) 2nd Scientific Conference last week (9–12 April). The fear is that these challenges could cause land ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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. ...

  • New Holland Wins Gerdau's Best of the Land Award

    The CR9060 Takes the Silver Trophy in the Novelty Category, Maintaining the Brand's Winning Tradition With This "Gaucho" AwardSAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/10 -- The CR9060 combine manufactured by New Holland Brazil was awarded Gerdau's Best of the Land Award Silver Trophy in the Novelty category for 2010. This prize makes New Holland the most awarded brand in this competition, ...


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