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  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • New Radio Regulations protect vital meteorological radio frequencies

    Radio frequencies which are vital for weather forecasts, disaster warnings and climate monitoring will remain available to the meteorological community and protected from interference from other applications thanks to decisions taken by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today welcomed the outcome of WRC-15, which revised and updated ...

  • Governments to take decisive action for climate adaptation at World Climate Conference - 3

    The international community has an unprecedented opportunity to take action for adapting to current and future climate at World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), from 31 August to 4 September 2009. Some 1 500 policy-makers and decision-makers from more than 150 countries will interact with scientific experts to take practical steps to adapt to climate variability and change. To date, some 20 Heads of ...

  • Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

    Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review decision that reflects current and still evolving ...


    By Acta Group

  • Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

    Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review decision that reflects current and still evolving ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UN seeks to restore Haiti’s weather services to prevent further disasters

    With the rainy season and its flood risks due in April and hurricanes shortly after, Haiti urgently needs operational meteorological services to forestall further disasters after last month’s devastating earthquake, the United Nations weather agency reported today. “In order to prevent potential disasters related to the natural hazards, which the country is prone to, the capacity of Haiti to ...


    By United Nations

  • Climate and Disaster Resilience key to Sustainable Development

    Climate and disaster resilience building is critical in eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development, according to United Nations special envoy Ms. Amina J. Mohammed. In a special video address to the World Meteorological Congress, she welcomed the contribution of WMO and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services in building a solid post-2015 agenda. “Fostering ...

  • Climate data-sharing `will be long, expensive process`

    Persuading nations to release data for an international climate database will take years and millions of dollars, meteorologists admitted this week at a meeting aiming to explore how to move such an enterprise forwards. For nations to understand the effects that climate change will have on their locality, it is essential to gather local data into an internationally coordinated database, the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Barrick adopts EQuIS for environmental data management

    EarthSoft today announced it has been awarded a contract from Barrick Gold Corporation to implement EQuIS software at all Barrick mines worldwide.The Barrick contract consists of EQuIS software in SQL Server, an unlimited Distribution License of the EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) for Barrick’s environmental labs, and an unlimited use license of the web-based Enterprise EDP. In addition to these ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Barrick adopts EQuIS for environmental data management

    October 16 - EarthSoft today announced it has been awarded a contract from Barrick Gold Corporation to implement EQuIS software at all Barrick mines worldwide.The Barrick contract consists of EQuIS software in SQL Server, an unlimited Distribution License of the EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) for Barrick’s environmental labs, and an unlimited use license of the web-based Enterprise EDP. In addition ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • UN weather agency calls for improved climate observations

    The UN weather agency marked World Meteorlogical Day by calling for improvements to climate observation technologies to help people and economies adapt to climate change, climate variability and extreme weather. The Day – observed in Geneva – commemorated the entry into force on 23 March 1950 of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Convention, and the following year WMO was designated ...


    By United Nations

  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • Hatfield provides a Senior Water Governance Expert for Asian Development Bank’s Water Resource Management Project in Cambodia

    Hatfield has been awarded a contract from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide aSenior Water & Environment Governance Advisorfor ADB’s Water Resource Management Sector Development Program (SDP) in Cambodia. The project is designed to support the Cambodian government’s National Strategic Development Plan (2006-2010) by helping to reduce poverty in selected rural areas ...


    By Hatfield Consultants Ltd.

  • Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and the University of South Florida Among Recipients of $9 Million to Examine Extreme Weather

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water quality. The recipients include the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University and the University of South Florida. The grants are part ...

  • Open data gives water apps

    Apps and web services for forecasting and decision support in the event of flooding, water contamination, irrigation and dam control. This is the aim of a European research project coordinated by SMHI. “This is a pilot project that can make European water data more accessible to the general public and water management more mobile. In the future, we will see support systems closer to the ...

  • Sutron Corporation Agrees to Acquire IPS Meteostar, Inc.

    Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software and services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the commercial and operating assets of IPS Meteostar ("IPSM") for a cash purchase price of $4,175,000 and the assumption of certain liabilities of up to ...


    By Sutron Corporation

  • Farmers and scientists to bridge the climate info gap

    Farmers from different communities in Senegal will meet climate scientists at a major meeting in Dakar, the country's capital, later in the year to improve communication between them and help boost local disaster preparedness. Arame Tall, a policy fellow at the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • AUS$6m to help manage Murray-Darling basin water resources

    The Rudd Government is providing AUS$6 million to the eWater Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for a new hydrologicalmodelling toolto help manage the surface water and groundwater of the Murray-Darling Basin. The project will accelerate development of and trial a new computer model, known as RiverManager, to help make water allocation and use over coming decades more sustainable.Minister for ...


    By Australian Government

  • GREENHOUSE 09: new Australian climate change challenges

    More than 500 delegates representing science, government, industry and the community will share knowledge across key themes from future climate, oceans, greenhouse gases, managing climate and water, energy, agriculture and seasonal climate variability. Presentations at the conference will help to forge new directions in strategies to mitigate carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate. ...

  • Increased investment needed to predict climate change, says WMO

    Climate change is already having negative impact on our planet, a reality that requires more investment in climate predictions, monitoring and scientific research for developing adaptation measures to respond to the natural and economic risks associated with climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Decision-makers must not only invest in programmes that mitigate ...

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