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  • China to target polluters with tougher fines and penalties

    China's Supreme Court and environmental protection agencies have issued a new judicial explanations that will impose harsher punishments on polluters. The new rules, which take effect this week, are intended to streamline the process for investigating environmental pollution cases and in convicting polluters. With more precise criteria for convictions and sentencing, the new rules are expected to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Record pollution fine for McDonald`s supplier in China

    A french fry supplier to the McDonald's restaurant chain in China has been issued Beijing's biggest-ever pollution fine for releasing dirty wastewater, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said late Wednesday that Beijing environmental officials levied a record fine of 3.8 million yuan, or more than $650,000, against Beijing ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ambient Pollution Monitoring Stations For Smelter Plants

    Environnement S.A is pleased to announce a new order from NALCO India (National Aluminium Company Ltd) for the supply of 3 complete AQMS stations including analyzers such as AF22M (for SO2 monitoring) / AC32M (for NO, NO2, NOx) / CO12M (for CO and CO2 monitoring)  / MP101M particulate monitors (for PM10 / PM2.5)  for air pollution monitoring of a Smelter Plant located in Angul ...

  • A&WMA and WEF present odors and air pollutants conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the North Carolina Water Environment Association, will present “Odors and Air Pollutants 2010,” March 21-24, 2010, in Charlotte, NC. As communities grow in size and population, more municipal, industrial, and agricultural facilities are confronted with issues related to odors ...

  • EQuIS chosen by Minnesota pollution control agency

    EarthSoft announced today that it has received a large year-end purchase order from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for EQuIS software. The MPCA configuration includes EarthSoft’s Sample Planning Module (SPM) for organizing and preparing for sampling activities with electronic chain of custodies and a Completeness Checker. MPCA also ordered Unlimited Distribution Licenses of both ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EPA Funds Local Group to Fight Pollution in Manhattan

    NEW YORK, New York, September 26, 2007 (ENS) - WE ACT for Environmental Justice got a boost today as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, officials visited the group's northern Manhattan center to present the a check for $100,000 - a Community Action for a Renewed Environment, CARE, grant. WE ACT is a nonprofit, community-based, environmental justice organization that builds ...

  • Pesticides - Easier detection of pollution and impact in rivers

    The long-term effects of pesticides on living organisms in rivers and on water quality can now be assessed more easily. Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have developed a tool that can estimate the harmful effect of pesticides, such as those flushed into rivers and streams from agricultural land, within minutes. 'It used to be very difficult to detect which ...

  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geostatistics regains interest in the characterization of chemical soil pollutions

    To evaluate the pollution impact, such characterization is usually based on various data that should be interpreted and analyzed with an estimation of related uncertainties. Geostatistics has been suitably applied in this framework for about fifteen years. Several Ph.D. theses have been dedicated to the subject, both for chemical and radiological pollution (see for instance ...


    By Geovariances

  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Concentrations of air pollutants constant despite drop in emissions

    Concentrations of ozone and particulate matter, two harmful airborne pollutants, have not improved since 1997 despite substantial cuts in emissions of air pollutants across Europe, says a new EEA report, released today. Man-made emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially in the 32 EEA member countries the report says. This was mainly due to the effectiveness of EU policies limiting air ...

  • Landfill operator gets fined by the EA for polluting waterway

    A Wiltshire-based waste management company Hills Waste Solutions has been found guilty of polluting a local river, potentially endangering fish and invertebrates. Hills Waste Solutions, which operates the Chapel Farm landfill site, at Blunsdon, Swindon, was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £16,300 costs at Swindon Magistrates court, in a case brought by the Environment Agency. The court heard ...

  • Progress reducing emissions of some air pollutants

    Emissions of sulphur (SOx) have been reduced by almost 70 % since 1990, says a new report recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Annual European Community LRTAP Convention emission inventory report 1990–2005' also shows that levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx), as reported by the EU-27 Member States, are down by 35 %. ( ...

  • Particulate Matter Pollution and Health Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how exposure to particulate matter (PM) pollution can impact people’s health.   “Particulate matter pollution can be comprised of particles that can to be seen with the naked eye, but other ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Workshop on emerging pollutants in non-industrial indoor environments

    Exposure to semi volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in non-industrial indoor air and dust is an important exposure pathway for humans, since we spend a high proportion of our time in indoor environments – and the levels of some SVOCs are often higher indoors than outdoors. Despite this, there is still lack of knowledge on the occurrence and distribution of emerging SVOCs in non-industrial ...

  • Sailing Official Wants Rio Water Pollution Tests

    Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympics and the site of Rio's first test event in 2½ months. Any hope Brazil would be able to clean up the sewage-filled bay soon was quashed in a document obtained by The Associated Press over the weekend. In a May 7 letter to sports minister ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Hauled Into Court Over Ship Smokestack Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - Friends of the Earth is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, for failing to meet a deadline to regulate air pollution from large ships. The federal agency recently postponed indefinitely its commitment to set emissions standards for ship engines. On Wednesday, the environmental group sued the EPA in federal district court ...

  • GM’s Toledo Plant Recognized for Pollution Prevention

    General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant today received a national pollution prevention award for successful efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. The award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, received during an event marking Pollution Prevention Week, recognizes GM Toledo’s accomplishments in pollution ...


  • China demands more transparency from polluters

    China has changed its environment law for the first time in 25 years, instituting public oversight of companies and allowing unlimited fines against persistent polluters, a response to the country's environmental challenges and demands from the public for action. The amendments passed by China's legislature Thursday, which go into ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Urged to Limit Pollution From Diesel Trains

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Air pollution from diesel locomotives is linked to about 3,400 premature deaths and other serious health effects every year, according to a new report released Thursday by the nonprofit advocacy group Environmental Defense. The organization is using the report to pressure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to issue proposed national ...

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