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  • 1,4-Dioxane Bioremediation in Groundwater Update

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in late 2016 that 1,4-dioxane was included on the list of the first 10 chemicals slated to receive safety reviews under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform. Making the TSCA “Top 10” highlights concerns over 1,4-dioxane, a probable carcinogen commonly detected in groundwater due to its widespread use as a solvent and solvent ...


    By SIREM

  • Business must adapt to realities of Earth’s ecosystems

    Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications, published today, warns that companies must transform business models and operations if they are to avoid major economic losses caused by the current degradation of ecosystems and the vital services they provide. The publication produced by Earthwatch Institute, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the World Business Council for Sustainable ...


    By Earthwatch International

  • Partnership makes strides in promoting sustainable land management in Africa

    Improved land management strategies and technologies being used across sub-Saharan Africa are helping protect the environment, boost agricultural productivity, strengthen livelihoods and enhance food security, according to a new study. The document - published by the New Partnership ...

  • The coming revolution - world economic and social situation 2011

    Nothing short of a technological revolution on the scale of the first industrial revolution will be required to meet the challenge of sustainable development.  That's the conclusion of latest annual - World Economic and Social Survey released this week by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). While many reports and studies by various United Nations bodies have called ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • FAO targets land tenure

    FAO has begun widespread consultations over the first ever international guidelines on governance of tenure to land and other natural resources such as water supplies, fisheries and forests. The consultations and negotiations, responding to requests from the international community and from governments, will take more than a year to complete. They will involve governments, the private sector, ...

  • Conserving the critically endangered European eel

    A number of policies have been developed to protect the critically endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Italian researchers have developed a model of the long-term population trends of the eel to assess the effectiveness of these measures and prevent further decline of this ecologically and economically important species. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...

  • Financing climate change action and boosting technology change

    Public and private financing for climate action will need to be scaled up significantly in the coming years, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Indeed, the Cancun Agreements call on developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate actions USD $30 billion over 2010-2012 and a longer term goal of $100 billion per year by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Financing climate change action and boosting technology change

    Public and private financing for climate action will need to be scaled up significantly in the coming years, according to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Indeed, the Cancun Agreements call on developed countries to provide new and additional resources for climate actions USD $30 billion over 2010-2012 and a longer term goal of $100 billion per year by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EOS selected as bioremediation product for massive Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    Past use of tricholoroethene (TCE) at a manufacturing facility in Indiana created a contaminated plume of groundwater approximately 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 feet long, and up to 75 feet deep.  The plume has impacted a regionally significant unconfined aquifer.  EOS 598B42 emulsified oil product was the selected electron donor for the bioaugmentation pilot test that was completed at the ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Rehabilitating nature-based assets generates jobs, wealth and restoration of multi-trillion dollar services

    Restoring lost and damaged ecosystems-from forests and freshwaters to mangroves and wetlands-can trigger multi-million dollar returns, generate jobs and combat poverty according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Launched on the eve of World Environment Day (WED), the report draws on thousands of ecosystem restoration projects world-wide and showcases over 30 ...

  • Wetlands International commits to reduce water scarcity by restoring wetlands during Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2015

    From Saturday 26 till Tuesday 29 September the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting is taking place in New York. On Monday, September 28 Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International, a CGI member, spoke about one of the central themes ‘Water Scarcity’. With 20 percent of the world’s GDP and 36 percent of the global population located in severely water stressed ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Cities occupy 0.5 per cent of the world`s total land

    A new global map of urban areas1 is available for use which shows that cities occupy less than 0.5 per cent of the world's total land area. Growing populations and increased rural-to-urban migration in developing countries mean that over 50 per cent of the global population now live in urban areas. Locally, cities have a considerable impact on the environment: they create microclimates (such as ...

  • System XFR 15-50

    - A Canadian Engineering Triumph   IPEX is pleased to introduce the World’s first uncoated PVC DWV piping system that is fully ...


    By IPEX

  • Major environmental recovery programme marks New Year in Haiti

    An ambitious environmental recovery and sustainable development initiative for southwest Haiti was launched yesterday in Port-Salut by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and a consortium of partners including the Government of Haiti, the Government of Norway, Catholic Relief services, the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a host of local non-governmental organizations. The ...

  • Innovations help economy, may save the planet

    California’s ambitious energy conservation legislation has created an unusual challenge for the state’s utility companies: to get customers to consume less of their product. Laws that reward utilities for meeting energy reduction targets and punish them for missing the goals have led to unusual business tactics. “It’s a strange business,” Roland Risser, the head of customer energy efficiency for ...

  • Smart investments needed to tackle drinking water crisis in DR congo

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) possesses over half of Africa's water reserves, yet 74 percent of its population - or approximately 51 million people - lack access to safe drinking water, according to a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The country's troubled legacy of conflict, environmental degradation, rapid urbanization and under-investment in water ...

  • COP16: Climate talks set the way forward

    Two-week long negotiations on a global climate deal ended with a balanced and substantive package of decisions adopted on 11 December, known as the Cancún Agreement. The European Union welcomed the positive outcome of the COP16 conference and stressed that it is willing to do its fair share of the global effort. The Cancún Agreement builds on the decisions taken a year ago in ...

  • Halting biodiversity loss – the EU no net loss initiative

    The European Commission has published an on-line consultation to seek the public's views on a future EU initiative to halt Biodiversity loss. Biodiversity – the natural world that surrounds us – is in decline around the world, often as a result of human activities. Even when efforts are made to ...

  • Dutch Royal interest for the launch of PWN technologies company in Singapore

    Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Chair of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation held a key note speech in the Water Leaders' Summit at the conference and took time to meet some of the participating organisations, including PWN Technologies. PWN, the water supply utility for North Holland, launched a new international company called PWN Technologies on June ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Smart investments needed to tackle drinking water crisis in DR Congo

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) possesses over half of Africa's water reserves, yet 74 percent of its population - or approximately 51 million people - lack access to safe drinking water, according to a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The country's troubled legacy of conflict, environmental degradation, rapid urbanization and under-investment in water ...

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