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  • Rehab Prospects Good After Korea`s Worst Oil Spill

    SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to 'quick and effective action' by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The team said in its initial report that emergency assistance was not required for cleanup operations after the ...

  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the Marine Strategy Directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote on the directive to protect the marine environment which confirms the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The objective of the agreement is to achieve the good environmental status for the European Union's marine waters of by 2020. It confirms the strong commitment of all ...

  • Good News From The Bad Drought: Gulf `Dead Zone` Smallest In Years, Says Texas A&M Expert

     The worst drought to hit the United States in at least 50 years does have one benefit: it has created the smallest "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico in years, says a Texas A&M University researcher who has just returned from gulf waters. Oceanography professor ...

  • Environmental Resource Center Offers In-Depth Training on Regulations for Marine and Air Transportation of Hazardous Materials

     Businesses that are involved in the sea or air transportation of hazardous materials can help their workers keep up with recent changes in new regulations that will impact their shipments through four seminars and webcasts from transportation consulting firm Environmental Resource Center. Each seminar and webcast meets both initial and recurrent training requirements of the International ...

  • Plastic found in stomachs of over 1 in 6 large pelagic fish sampled in Mediterranean Sea

    Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing problem. This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the central Mediterranean Sea, found that over 18% of fish had ingested plastics. Marine litter, defined by the European Commission as any persistent manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine ...

  • Transportation Safety Board reviews actions since Lac-Mégantic derailment

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its assessment of Transport Canada’s response to recommendations made on 23 January 2014 in the wake of the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. “There are risks to carrying more and more oil by rail and the Board’s recommendations are aimed at bringing those risks down,” said Wendy Tadros, Chair of the TSB. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Swedish coastguard chooses Crowcon Gas Detector for Hovercraft

    The Swedish Coastguard service has selected a Crowcon gas detector for one of its newly constructed hovercraft. The flameproof (Exd) infra-red Nimbus fixed gas detector and Gasmaster control panel were installed on the craft by Griffon Hoverwork of Southampton. The hovercraft will carry two Ski-Doo snowmobiles in the cargo bay, which will be used for emergency rescue services during the winter ...

  • Swedish Coastguard chooses Crowcon gas detector for hovercraft

    The Swedish Coastguard service has selected a Crowcon gas detector for one of its newly constructed hovercraft. The flameproof (Exd) infra-red Nimbus fixed gas detector and Gasmaster control panel were installed on the craft by Griffon Hoverwork of Southampton. The hovercraft will carry two Ski-Doo snowmobiles in the cargo bay, which will be used for emergency rescue services during the winter ...

  • New chairman for naval ship classification association

    The Naval Ship Classification Association (NSCA) has elected Lorenz Petersen, Germanischer Lloyd's Business Segment Manager for Navy Vessels, as Chairman of the Association, at their annual general meeting in Rome. The NSCA is the naval counterpart of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). It represents the classification societies to NATO and at the International ...


  • £3m joint industry programme to accelerate the deployment of the UK offshore wind programme

    Offshore wind has tremendous potential to deliver considerable clean, renewable electricity for the UK. The Carbon Trust’s offshore wind accelerator (OWA) has been commissioned by the leading offshore wind developers in the UK, The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Sediment pollution should be included in water quality assessments

    The quality of surface water is best assessed using the status of both the water and underlying sediment. A recent study concluded that water bodies risk being misclassified if sediment assessment is not included, which can lead to unnecessary recovery costs. Under the Water Framework Directive1 (WFD), Member States are required to achieve at least 'good water status' for surface water (inland, ...

  • Cyclone Power Technologies Performs Combustion Tests of Gulf Crude Oil

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla - Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW) has successfully performed combustion acceptability tests of crude oil recovered from the Gulf of Mexico with its award-winning, heat-regenerative external combustion engine. During the tests, Cyclone ignited a small amount of crude oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon accident through its combustion chamber fuel ...

  • Slow death by rubber duck

    'We're all marinating in chemicals every day,' write Toronto environmental activists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. They go on to soak in a potent, home-made marinade for a week. They do so not by camping out next to a smoke-belching factory but by confining themselves to Lourie's condo -- where canned food is nuked in plastic containers and the carpet and couch have been sprayed with a fresh coat ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Implementation update of global harmonized systems for the classification and labelling of chemicals

    This memorandum provides an update on recent events pertinent to the adoption of the third version of the United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonized System (GHS) guidance document, commonly referred to as the “Purple Book.” Further, this memorandum offers an update on GHS implementation efforts by country and/or region. Background on GHS Implementation The third revision of the UN GHS Purple Book ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Canada`s long-term quality of life at risk

    Soaring greenhouse gasses, increasing waste generation and energy use, declining stocks of large fish species, and shrinking water supplies in parts of the country - are offsetting gains like reduced air pollution emission levels, good water quality, and healthy forest bird populations, said a new Environment Report released today by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). "Canada isn't in a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada`s long-term quality of life at risk

    Soaring greenhouse gasses, increasing waste generation and energy use, declining stocks of large fish species, and shrinking water supplies in parts of the country - are offsetting gains like reduced air pollution emission levels, good water quality, and healthy forest bird populations, said a new Environment Report released today by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). "Canada isn't in a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • India backs exploration of rare earths in deep sea

    With China controlling most of valuable rare-earth mineral supplies, India makes a strategic move to back exploration off its own coast, writes Paula Park. India has joined the race to explore and develop deep-sea mining for rare earth elements — further complicating the geopolitics surrounding untapped sources of valuable minerals beneath the oceans. The country is building ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • TDG Amendment 6

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    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Climate change and the integrity of science

    We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything. When someone says that society should wait until scientists are absolutely certain ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Speech to the RenewableUK Conference

    Introduction It’s a pleasure to be with you here in Birmingham today. Since 1978, RenewableUK, and its predecessors in the wind and marine sectors, have been making the case for a clean, green, sustainable way of powering our society. And I think it’s fair to say that in that time there have been ups and downs for renewable energy in the UK. But I would ...

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