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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, ...


  • 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 ...

  • FAO Soil and Land Legacy Maps

    FAO Land and Water Division (NRL) has made an effort to make Soil Legacy data and information available for their users. In that regard, FAO has just finished uploading 1228 soil and land legacy maps (mainly soil maps and also land use, geological and land cover legacy maps). FAO will ...

  • 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

  • Land degradation on the rise, according to FAO

    Land degradation is intensifying in many parts of the world, according to a study using data taken over a 20-year period, FAO announced this week. Defined as a long-term decline in ecosystem function and productivity, land degradation is increasing in severity and extent in many parts of the world, with more than 20 percent of all cultivated areas, 30 percent of forests and 10 percent of ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...


  • 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 ...

  • 7T Lands TERMIS Order for the Whole of Estonia

    Untitled Document The Estonian utility company Tallinna Küte / Era Küte has placed an order for TERMIS Real-Time for operational management of their district heating systems in Estonia. The software ...


  • Land use change influences European weather systems

    The reduction in summer storms in the western Mediterranean could be partly caused by land use change on coasts and mountain slopes, a new study reports. This lack of storms causes water vapour to build up above the region and may lead to heavy rainfall and flooding in central Europe.  There have been many reports of fewer summer storms around the Western Mediterranean ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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