land management News

  • 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 ...

  • Managing Land for Mining and Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    With significant areas of overlapping high biodiversity resources and mineral wealth, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces increasing pressure from competing uses of land widely considered incompatible. This policy paper reviews the rise of commercial mining and the mining concessions afforded ostensibly at the expense of conservation efforts where protected areas and mining permits ...

  • Federal land management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

    EPA has issued final guidance which is intended to allow the federal government to lead the way in protecting the Bay and its watershed with the most effective tools and practices available. Covered areas include: agricultural lands, urban and suburban areas, forestry, riparian areas, septic systems, and hydromodification. An Executive Order directs federal agencies with ten or more acres within ...

  • View on Poverty: The blunt tool of eco-land management

    Last month, SciDev.Net reported on a study that found the ecosystem benefits arising from creating conservation areas such as national parks contributed less to poverty reduction than revenue from tourism in Bolivia, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Careful land management protects Mississippi watersheds

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the National Sedimentation Laboratory (NSL) in Oxford, Miss., are studying how farming practices and conservation strategies can improve water quality in the Yazoo River Delta and beyond. As part of this effort, research leader Martin Locke and his colleagues have been tracking changes in the Beasley Lake watershed for more than a decade. During ...

  • FAO targets land tenure

    FAO has begun widespread consultations over the first ever international guidelines on governance of tenure to land and other natural resources such as water supplies, fisheries and forests. The consultations and negotiations, responding to requests from the international community and from governments, will take more than a year to complete. They will involve governments, the private sector, ...

  • CHP Lands at Scarborough Hospital

    Scarborough Hospital has moved one step closer to achieving huge energy savings after the delivery of the new 776kWe Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine which will power the hospital’s new low carbon energy system. When finished, the system will deliver over £500,000 in energy savings each year as well as reducing CO₂ by over 2,100 tonnes per year.  Vital Energi, who ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 01dB is landing in Phuket

    With 9.5 million passengers a year, Phuket International Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in Thailand. To face a growing activity, Airports of Thailand (AoT) had undergone important expansion and renovation works. 01dB and his partner AM Acoustics have been selected to monitor the induced aircraft noise impact. Six DUO smart noise monitors will be in place within a year to manage noise and ...


    By ACOEM

  • World Bank loans Turkey US$203m to modernise land management

    The World Bank has approved a loan equivalent to US$203 million to the Government of Turkey for the Land Registry and Cadastre Modernization Project. The Project will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the land registry and cadastre services. 'The Project constitutes a next generation of Bank operations in the area of land management and cadastre, where the country already has a well ...


    By The World Bank

  • Rudd Government helping more land managers adapt to climate change

    The Rudd Government continues its support of Australia’s primary producers as they adapt to a changing climate, announcing $3 million in funding under the second round of the FarmReady Industry Grants. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke said the funding would help producers across Australia increase their self-reliance and preparedness for climate variability. Primary ...


    By Australian Government

  • Partnership makes strides in promoting sustainable land management in Africa

    Improved land management strategies and technologies being used across sub-Saharan Africa are helping protect the environment, boost agricultural productivity, strengthen livelihoods and enhance food security, according to a new study. The document - published by the New Partnership ...

  • Interior Department Adopts a More Balanced Approach toward Land Management

    The Interior Department today unveiled a new, more balanced approach toward managing our public lands, a policy shift that will give equal weight to the protection of our natural resources. The announcement details how the Interior Department, which oversees hundreds of millions of acres of the nation’s public lands and waters, can best conserve these landscapes in the face of climate ...

  • GEOVARIANCES involved in the elaboration of the French policy on contaminated land management

    More than 400 participants attended the 3rd Technical Day organized by the MEEDDAT (French Ministry for Ecology and Sustainable Development) on the 19 of September 2008. A 2-hour presentation by GEOVARIANCES and BRGM showed the added value geostatistics is since the beginning of the investigation program. See GEOVARIANCES presentation on ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • `They ain`t making it any more`: managing our land sustainably`

    Ladies and gentlemen, In the early Seventies, Joni Mitchell protested in her hit song 'Big Yellow Taxi' that we were "paving paradise to put up a parking lot". If the lyrics were fitting forty years ago, they are even more so today. They’re also a fitting introduction to this conference. That’s because today we will be ...

  • Belize gets $2.5 million IDB financing to improve land management

    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $2.5 million loan to Belize to assist the government establish a more dynamic and efficient land market by improving country-wide access to land management services, their quality and efficiency. The resources will finance the expansion of a parcel-based land information system and the improvement of urban land information as well as support the ...

  • Intensive land management leaves Europe without carbon sinks

    Of all global carbon dioxide emissions, less than half accumulate in the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming. The remainder is hidden away in oceans and terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, grasslands and peat-lands. Stimulating this 'free service' of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems is considered one of the main, immediately available ways of reducing climate change. However, ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Land Developers Link to the Environmental Community

    Envirobidnet.com, the leading resource for obtaining government bid opportunities in the environmental field, announced today the launching of their new free service enabling Land Developers to contact and solicit hundreds of state and federally certified environmental specialists. Mr. John Falcone, founder and president of Envirobidnet.com stated “It isn’t very often there is not a need for ...


    By ENVIROBIDNET.com

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • 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

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