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  • Major overhaul for pollution regulations

    A major review of the way British authorities protect the environment is in the pipeline. Environment Minister Elliot Morley announced the planned review at a conference on environmental justice in Sunderland this week. At this stage Defra, which is leading the review, has only sketched an outline of what might be involved, but has suggested it could lead to a far-reaching overhaul of the ...

  • AQE 2017 air quality event partners with IAPSC

    AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions show (Telford, UK, 24th & 25th May) has partnered with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference) to deliver the conference on the second day of the AQE event. Administrative services for IAPSC are provided by Ricardo Energy & Environment. Their Alison ...

  • Noise pollution: separate regulations needed for construction

    In a new study, Spanish researchers describe a method specifically designed for measuring and characterising noise from building sites. They claim the method could help shape future policy related to noise pollution caused by the construction industry and provide important information to help reduce construction noise. Several EU directives are concerned with noise pollution and focus on reducing ...

  • Nitrate pollution prevention regulations: Help available for farmers to prepare for regulations

    A national package of advice and support for farmers preparing for the new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations has been launched by Defra. The regulations come into force on 1 January 2009 and update the UK’s implementation of the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive. Around 60 per cent of nitrate pollution in water is caused by agriculture, and it is vital that this is tackled to protect and sustain ...

  • Canada to Impose New Air Pollutant Regulations

    The Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, has announced that for the first time the Government of Canada will regulate industrial air pollutant emissions through requirements in the proposed Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations. It is estimated that these new regulations will contribute significantly to lowering smog levels and improve air quality overall for Canadians. An estimated ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Report: China`s ports fail to regulate pollution

    China's busy ports fail to regulate heavy emissions of sulfur oxide and other pollutants mostly from cargo ships although they're the biggest source of air pollution in port cities such as Hong Kong, according to a new report. The U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council found that maritime activity accounts for half of all sulfur oxide emitted in Hong Kong and about a third of all nitrogen ...


    By Associated Press

  • Stronger regulation needed to improve corporate pollution record in China

    The recent criticism of several foreign-owned companies by China’s top environmental authority has turned up the heat on multinational corporations (MNC) operating in the country. Earlier this month, the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) followed up with 130 MNCs caught polluting since 2004 and exposed three persistent polluters, according to China Business News. SEPA’s ...

  • Nantucket Company Faces Penalty for Violations of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations

    Harbor Fuel Oil Corp., a fuel storage and distribution company on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts faces penalties of potentially up to $177,500 for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. EPA recently filed a complaint against the company for failing to properly prepare for possible oil spills at its Nantucket facility in violation of federal Facility Response Plan ...

  • Air pollution regulations drive deployment of flexible abatement solutions

    To address the growing complexity of air pollution regulations, which have to address a multi-tiered array of local authority, national and international requirements, AirProtekt of Cambridge is offering a total package air pollution service that embraces process assessment, project design, supply of the air pollution equipment, installation and commissioning. Modern Air pollution regulations ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • North Carolina regulators shielded Duke`s coal ash pollution

    Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied - by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural ...


    By Associated Press

  • ET Marine Anticipates Sales Boost Following New Air Pollution Regulations

    Untitled Document ET Marine, which was set up just two months ago, has reported massive interest in its newly launched Seanox ship air ...

  • Maine Company Faces Penalty for Violations of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations

    A Maine company that provides motor vehicle services and fuel oil sales is facing a fine of up to $177,500 for violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA recently filed a complaint against the J&S Oil Co., Inc. for failing to maintain and fully implement an oil spill prevention plan, which contributed to the release of approximately 1,500 gallons of used motor oil from a tanker truck at the ...

  • Emissions from shipping to be regulated

    Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. The MEPC will continue to consider a number of proposals for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Hampshire School Bus Company pays penalty for violating oil pollution prevention regulations

    A New Hampshire school bus company has agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations for having failed to fully implement Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure plans (commonly called “SPCC” plans) at two of its facilities located in Auburn and Weare, N.H. In addition to paying the penalty, the Goffstown Truck Center, Inc. and its affiliated companies ...

  • Health Care Without Harm Calls Passage of Bill to Delay EPA Regulations Limiting Pollution from Cement Plants

     Health Care Without Harm strongly opposed the passage in the House today of one a bill intended to weaken the EPA's ability to protect the nation's air supply under the Clean Air Act.  H.R. 2681, passed today by the House, would delay new EPA emissions restrictions on air pollutants from cement plants. The bill blocks regulations that would reduce significantly the amount of mercury ...


  • Hot gas filtration questions replace regulations as the most important air pollution control subjects

    Regulations are normally the most important factors changing the world’s air pollution control decisions. However, advances in the ability to treat hot gases make technology questions the most important subjects for air pollution control purchasers in China, the U.S. and the rest of the world. The regulations leave no doubt that existing precipitators on coal-fired boilers, kilns and ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Pollution makes Europeans unhappy

    Researchers in Canada have found a correlation between air pollution and people’s happiness. Their deep analysis, reported in the latest issue of the International Journal of Green Economics, suggests that air pollution may lead to unhappiness while the converse is also true, the unhappier the citizens of a country the more air pollution. Economists at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Should industry pay to pollute?

    How should emission credits be distributed under a climate change cap-and-trade program? President Obama's budget would require companies to buy federal permits in order to continue emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Hardest hit would be coal-fired power plants, which produce electricity for half of the U.S. population. But industry groups oppose Obama's proposal to auction off ...

  • Canadian regulator approves pipeline to Pacific

    The National Energy Board in Canada has recommended the government approve a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast. This will make it possible for oil produced in Canada to be shipped to the Asia-Pacific region, the Associated Press reports. According to the findings of the three-person review panel, the opening of this potential for export will play a vital role in the development of Canada's ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • The polluting problem of fireworks

    Spare a thought for the environment when you’re letting off fireworks during the forthcoming celebrations. Research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution suggests that smoke from fireworks can raise levels of notorious “PM10″ particles significantly. Darko Popović and colleagues at environmental consultancy MEIS in Šmarje-Sap, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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