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  • Cleaning up ships’ emissions

    The cargo vessels that carry 80% of the world’s trade and the cruise ships that take thousands of passengers to pristine tourist attractions use the world’s dirtiest fuel. With 60% of the world’s ports already voluntarily excluding the worst-polluting ships, owners are in a desperate hunt to find ways to clean up their act – and a giant steel sponge could be the answer. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The search for clean coal

    Many countries and companies are pursuing with vigour the concept of ‘clean coal’, where toxic emissions of are reduced by over 90% and sulphur and greenhouse gas emissions are rendered virtually non-existent. Research is underway in Europe, North America and Asia on how to make use of the world’s most abundant fossil fuel in ways that are environmentally and socially more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Saskatchewan approves $1.24 billion carbon capture project

    The Government of Saskatchewan has approved construction of the Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project - among the first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage facilities in the world. The $1.24 billion project will transform an aging coal-fired generating unit at Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan into a producer of reliable, clean electricity while ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental Spending by Businesses in Canada on the Rise

    Businesses operating in Canada spent $9.5 billion in 2010 to protect the environment, up 9% from 2008 according to the latest Statistics Canada report on Environmental Spending by businesses. Pollution abatement and control processes and waste management and sewerage services were the two dominant expenditure categories, accounting for just over half of the total amount spent on environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Wärtsilä completes unique conversion of vessel to LNG operation

    Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical Press release, 23 November 2011 The product tanker 'Bit Viking' was the first vessel ever to undergo a conversion by Wärtsilä from heavy fuel oil to liquefied natural gas (LNG) operation. The conversion enables the 'Bit Viking' to qualify for lower nitrogen oxide (NO ...


  • China: environment protection sector profile - Guangdong

    The Pearl River Delta and its surrounding provinces in South China are growing economically at a rate faster than any other region in the world. Guangdong Province is South China's economic powerhouse with more than 60,000 foreign enterprises doing business in the region since 1979. Guangdong is nationally number one in GDP, urban population income, retail sales, exports and imports. Without a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oilsands producers must adopt better practices

    According to a report released by the Pembina Institute and World Wildlife Fund, some Alberta oil sands producers should demonstrate greater corporate responsibility and adopt universal best management practices across the sector with respect to their mining operations. The two environmental groups ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • What might Red Sea mining bring to Saudi Arabia and Sudan?

    Deep-sea mining in the Red Sea may bring in jobs for scientists. But how will any benefits be shared and what will it do to biodiversity? Paula Park investigates. A Canadian company expects to complete a study, within a year, to gauge the feasibility of extracting metals from hydro-thermal basins some 2,000 metres deep in the Red Sea, which could boost Saudi Arabia and Sudan's access to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Zhaikmunai LP - 1st Quarter Results

    Zhaikmunai L.P. (the "Partnership") Q1 2011: CONTINUED STRONG REVENUE AND EBITDA Zhaikmunai LP (LSE: ZKM), the oil and gas exploration and production enterprise based in north-western Kazakhstan, today provides an operational update on its Gas Treatment Facility (GTF) as well as a specific review for the period from 1 January to 31 March 2011. GAS TREATMENT FACILITY (GTF) UPDATE: * ...


    By Marketwire

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) "Canadian Natural reached a milestone in 2010 as we achieved an overall record yearly production level of over 632,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent. In addition, we increased our total proved plus probable company gross reserves by 9% to 6.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, replacing 341% of our 2010 production and providing us ...


    By Marketwire

  • How Canada Performs - New report rates Canada`s innovation capacity

    Despite a decade or so of innovation agendas and prosperity reports, Canada remains near the bottom of its peer group on innovation, ranking 13th among the 16 peer countries according to The Conference Board of Canada's ranking of innovation among the world's leading economies. Canada ranks second-to-last among its peers in venture capital investment and business R&D spending, and the rest of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

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