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  • BLOBEL launches website for HDS Flood Barrier System

    Blobel’s new patented HDS Flood Barriers www.floodbarriers.eu are fully flexible and can be designed to suit your needs. In developing this flood mitigation range, special attention has been given to inconspicuousness and protection from vandalism. The systems can also be completely demounted, making a safe, durable and invisible flood protection system. A unique sealing and pressure design ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • UK first self closing flood barriers unveiled to protect tourist town devastated in Cumbrian floods

    A well known tourist destination in the Lake District, devastated by flooding in 2009, is set to benefit from innovative new self-closing flood barriers. Cockermouth’s £4.4 million flood scheme, officially opening on Tuesday, uses automatic barriers to better protect the town. It is the first time the technology has been used to protect a community from flood. The defences were ...

  • New transparent offering for flood defences

     Drawing on the experience and the design of our already widely used glass flood defence system, the new sleeker product incorporates a slimmer frame design that maximises the view through the glass panels and provides flood protection up to 800mm in height and where the load criteria consideration is hydrostatic water head. This system has already been installed in mainland Europe and in ...


    By IBS Engineered Products Ltd

  • Report: Fourth of NYC could be flood zone by 2050s

    By the 2050s, more than 800,000 New York City residents could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city's land and New Yorkers could sweat out as many 90-degree days as is now normal for Birmingham, Ala., as effects of global warming take hold, a scientists' group convened by the city says. With local waters a foot to 2½ feet higher than they are today, 8 percent of ...


    By Associated Press

  • New flood alert as warming raises sea levels threat

    Europe could face a higher marine invasion than anybody anticipated. As polar ice melts, tides could be as much as 1.5 metres higher around the coasts of Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and England, according to a new study. This is considerably higher than the average sea level rise – driven by global warming as a consequence of burning fossil fuels ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Levees, removable walls in plan to protect NYC

    Removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan, a 15-to-20-foot levee would guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees would protect a Brooklyn creek as part of a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to transform how New York City girds itself for storms and global warming. Bloomberg's proposals also include building dunes in Staten ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK Climate Change Minister launches one-stop shop for adapting to climate impacts

    Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock today called on organisations across the public and private sector to develop imaginative and innovative approaches to deal with the  impact of a changing climate. Launching a new information hub that will help businesses, planners, and others to adapt to climate change, Ms Ruddock said that as the climate changed, there would be more extreme weather, ...

  • Making effective decisions in a changing climate

    A third of Thailand is under water. Epic floods have taken people’s lives, destroyed businesses and crops, and are now sweeping into Bangkok. As the capital braces itself, some people are beginning to point fingers at various culprits: the unusually heavy rains possibly linked to climate change, ineffective communications within government, and poor infrastructure decisions. It will ...

  • New York Mayor Bloomberg unveils $20 billion plan to fortify the city against future climate events

    In the presence of elected officials, business and community leaders and leading climate experts, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg yesterday presented "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," a visionary plan to protect neighbourhoods and infrastructure from future climate events. The 430-page report analyzes the city's climate risks and outlines more than 250 specific recommendations to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • Getting it Right Down Under

    Fire fighters in Australia’s devastated state of Victoria are bracing for a new bush fire threat as conditions similar to the Black Saturday blazes which killed 210 people and left 7,000 homeless return. 'The very worst conditions that we’ve had in our state in the last 100 years' said Victoria premier John Brumby. A few hundred kilometers to the east, parts of New South Wales have been declared ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Building on the Green Economy of New York

    The State of New York has launched a major initiative to attract jobs and economic growth by building on the core elements of the green economy and addressing climate related vulnerabilities made painfully evident during Hurricane Sandy. State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlined the plan in his 2013 State of the State Address last week. "New York is on its way, coming back stronger than ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Reliable information and better communication needed to guide U.S. climate change policy

    A comprehensive national response to climate change should be informed by reliable data coordinated through climate services and a greenhouse gas monitoring and management system to provide timely information tailored to decision makers at all levels, says a report by the National Research Council. The report recommends several mechanisms for improving communication about climate science and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IPCC report more certain about global warming

    Development experts and scientists have reacted cautiously to leaked versions of the first part of the fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC), which deals with the physical science of climate change and will be released in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday (30 September). ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 176% Rise in Metal Prices, 260% Rise in Energy Prices Marks Era of Soaring Costs as Resources Decline

    Rapidly rising prices - metal up by 176 per cent, rubber by 350 per cent, and energy by 260 per cent since 2000 - signal a potentially crippling trend of increasing costs as current consumption patterns rapidly deplete the world's non-renewable resources, according to a new report released today. Decoupling 2: Technologies, Opportunities and Policy Options, produced by the United Nations ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • WMO: 2015 likely to be Warmest on Record, 2011-2015 Warmest Five Year Period

    Climate Change Breaches Symbolic Thresholds, Fuels Extreme Weather Geneva 25 November 2015 (WMO) The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, according to the ...

  • EU Environment Ministers meet to accelerate transition to a energy efficient society

    More than doubling annual improvements in energy efficiency could play a key role in averting catastrophic climate change, a report to environment ministers says.  Over recent years advances and investments in energy savings in areas from transport and power generation to industry and households has been reducing the intensity of energy used by one to one and-a-half per cent a year.  'If the rate ...

  • Chris Huhne: `The Geopolitics of climate change`

    Introduction Thank you all for coming along today, to listen the second in a series of three speeches. Last week, I talked about the economics of climate change. Next week, I will look the science of climate change, and the international negotiations. Today, I want to focus on the geopolitics. Not what causes climate change, or how we might stop it; but what it ...

  • Third Africa environment outlook addresses key environmental risks for human health and draws pathways for sustainable future

    Africa's leaders should put implementing environment and health issues at the top of their national and continent-wide policies if growing challenges such as air pollution, vector-borne diseases and chemical exposure are to be addressed, according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released today. African Environment Outlook-3 (AEO-3), commissioned by the African ...

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