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  • A-Metrics restructures management team

    A-Metrics, LLC announced the appointment of W. Richard (Rick) Webster as the firm’s general manager and chief executive officer. Prior to being named CEO Webster served as Chief Financial Officer for the company. A-Metrics has also formed a new scientific advisory board to help enhance efforts to maximize commercial application of its innovative linear measurement device that operates as a ...


    By A-Metrics LLC

  • Launch of the GHG Management Institute

    We are happy to announce the launch of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. The Institute is a non-profit initiative offering e-learning courses on how to measure, account, report, and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The same experts who helped prepare the standards and established existing government programs develop and teach our courses. 'Our mission is to train and develop a ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • €1.1bn for environmental protection projects in northern Portugal

    The European Commission has approved a Regional Operational Programme for the region Norte in Portugal for the period 2007-2013. The Operational Programme falls within the Convergence Objective framework and has a total budget of around €4.3 billion. Community investment through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) amounts to some €2.7 billion, which represents approximately 12.3% of the ...

  • ERM expands its safety risk practice capabilities with the acquisition of IRC risk and safety, a Houston based consultancy

    ERM today announces the acquisition of IRC, a North American Risk consultancy. Its acquisition will strengthen the capabilities and reach of ERM’s Risk Practice and increase its business in the upstream Oil & Gas sector. IRC’s 27 strong staff will become part of ERM’s global Risk Practice. Based in Houston, IRC’s client base is mainly from the Oil & Gas sector in addition to EPC ...

  • BioteQ Provides Operations and Development Project Update

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has provided an interim update on plant operations and development projects, and revised its guidance for 2011. Plant Operations The Raglan plant in Quebec has treated over 674,000 cubic meters of water to the end of September, with revenues and operating costs in line with budget ...


    By BQE Water

  • Bechtel Project Receives National Safety Award

    Bechtel Corporation announced today the Waste Treatment Plant, also known as the "Vit Plant," received a 2012 Safe-in-Sound award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Hearing Conservation Association. The award honors companies that have demonstrated dedication to hearing loss prevention through workplace programs and practices. The Vit Plant -- ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • Turning Your Compliance Management

    It always a pleasure to work with proactive organizations that have their environmental programs clearly defined, materials organized for access, with goals and objectives clearly communicated. Such elements are indicative of effective compliance management programs. EHS stewards of such programs should be proud of their efforts, but often find they come up short when pursuing external ...

  • Carbon projects for smallholder farmers can `reduce poverty`

    Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on small-scale farms can help African farmers access carbon markets and reduce poverty, and should be scaled-up, according to a policy brief. Carbon projects that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane can earn farmers 'carbon credits' for sale in the global ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Soil management in China and the EU

    Following rapid urbanisation, management of contaminated soil has become a political priority in China. In this study, researchers reviewed the current system in China as compared to Europe and provide recommendations for the sustainable management of soil. China’s rapid economic growth, and the accompanied urbanisation, has come at a considerable cost to the environment. In the late 1990s, ...

  • New assessment shows risks of no action on climate change

    The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change has been published today, highlighting the effects the world could face if global temperature changes are not limited to two degrees. The assessment commissioned by Chris Huhne, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and lead by the Met Office Hadley Centre studied 24 different countries, from developed ...

  • TGS Comments on Wide Azimuth Project Interruption

    Houston (3 May 2010) - TGS states that the recent rig fire and subsequent spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Mississippi Canyon block 252 is located within the boundaries of the TGS Justice Wide Azimuth (WAZ) survey. The Justice WAZ survey began in January of 2010 and was anticipated to complete midyear 2010.  The acquisition was temporarily halted on 20 April ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Risky Business – The Economic Risks From Climate Change

    The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an independent ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • China urged to take technological risk more seriously

    Like many other countries, China is currently reviewing the safety of its nuclear power programme following the damage caused by Japan's tsunami to the Fukushima nuclear plant in March, promising that 'full safety checks' of existing reactors would be carried out. Although the government has also suspended approval of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Managing Nuclear Information in the Cloud

    The burden of data management for the nuclear power industry is second only to that of managing nuclear material itself. For utilities operating nuclear power plants, deploying a centralized environmental management system to the “Cloud,” and housing all of their data in it, is offering unprecedented opportunities for better monitoring, aggregating and reporting of data. Aggregating ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • Agra-Cycle Announces Carbon Sequestration Project

    Agra-Cycle announces carbon sequestration project likely to become the largest landfill reduction strategy in Tennessee State history composting a projected 10 million tons of organic waste by 2022. Using EPA computations this will eliminate approximately 7,000,000 million tons of greenhouse gases (methane) that would normally be produced if the waste were sent to a landfill to ...


    By AgraCycle.com

  • Kyrgyz clean water project under scrutiny

    A shortage of clean drinking water in Kyrgyzstan has been tackled with multimillion dollar funding in recent years, but critics say the results have at best been mixed. Much of the blame has been directed at the international donors who paid for a major program to expand and repair water networks in the countryside. But an expert working on the Clean Water program said that most of the ...

  • Fossil fuel firms fail to report climate risks

    Fossil fuel companies operating in the UK are accused by a financial monitoring group of a “staggering” disregard for their obligation to acknowledge the risks which climate change poses to them and their investors. An alliance of non-governmental organisations says the situation is so serious that there should be intervention by the UK Financial Reporting ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Food security in the Pacific at risk due to climate change

    Climate change is projected to impact heavily on agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the Pacific islands, leading to increased food insecurity and malnutrition, FAO warned today ahead of the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen. The agency urged governments and donors to immediately start implementing robust and action-oriented climate change adaptation plans for all Pacific ...

  • U.S. drought demonstrates complexity, severity of water risk

    As much of the United States continues to suffer through what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has called the country’s most extensive drought in more than 50 years, there is growing concern over how broad and severe the impacts may ...

  • Jamaica’s coastal capital at risk: report from the field

    A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further. Last week, I traveled to Jamaica with my colleagues Lauretta Burke and Benjamin Kushner to launch a new analysis called Coastal Capital: Jamaica – The Economic Contribution of Jamaica’s ...

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