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  • Asia`s booming cities must go green or risk disaster

    Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future. That was the key conclusion of a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released this month. But amid the alarming details of the growing environmental crisis in Asia's expanding mega-cities, there were signs of hope and opportunity. "Asia has seen unprecedented urban ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World Water Day: Shared 100-year vision needed for Great Lakes region

    It's an area as large as London to Marseille to Vienna to Warsaw. It holds more than 20 percent of the earth's surface fresh water, and sustains a population of 50 million. For millenniums, the Great Lakes have been a source of precious water but as World Water Day 2012 was marked on March 22, some organizations are pointing to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The hidden threats that could imperil the sustainable economy

    The world’s economies and people face hidden dangers to sustainability that demand immediate action, according to State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, the soon to be released edition of the annual series from the Worldwatch Institute. These threats, driven directly or indirectly by growing stress on the planet’s resources, have the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • BluForest Inc.: Obama Vetoes E.U. Levied Carbon Tax on US Airlines

    BluForest Inc. (OTCBB: BLUF) (OTCQB: BLUF) ("BluForest" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the field of Carbon Trading and Renewable Energy notes that President Obama is still committed to reducing carbon energy in light of his signing a recent bipartisan bill vetoing a European Union carbon tax levied on US Airlines flying to Europe. Charles Miller, Chief Executive Officer and Director ...


  • Putting environmental sustainability at the core of WASH Practice

    WASH (drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene) relies on and impacts water. Therefore, environmental sustainability needs to be at the core of WASH practice. Wetlands International featured our experiences reaching nature-based solutions and sought out additional partners to help transform the WASH sector at an event during Stockholm World Water Week. Speaking to an audience of more ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

    Following decades of pollutants entering its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most environmentally degraded regional seas in the world. Every year, about 350 cubic km of river water pours into the Black Sea, which has resulted in soaring pollution levels, threatening marine habitats and livelihoods. Areas along ...

  • The Provision of Safe and Adequate Water is a Fundamental Human Right

    Today, talks on water as a human right and the government’s responsibility to provide it took centre-stage at a High Level Event consisting of the Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment, local organisations, international NGOs and donors. “Water is life, as it is commonly said, and provision of safe and adequate drinking water is a fundamental human ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Water deserves higher priority on development agenda – UN official

    Water must be given higher priority on the development agenda, a top United Nations official told a global gathering that opened this week in Istanbul, stressing that the problems the world faces with regard to this precious resource are enormous. “Developing countries themselves need to increase investment in water, and systematically integrate water in poverty reduction strategies,” Koïchiro ...


    By United Nations

  • Remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on Green Economy at Lomonosov State University, Moscow

    UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP Achim Steiner addressed students of the Lomonosov Moscow State University today on the topic of Inclusive Green Economy. According to Mr. Steiner, the traditional approaches of resource use are no longer feasible with a global population of 7 billion and growing. Further, global resources are not consumed equally in the world. The current ...

  • Environmental Protection New Product of the Year 2016 – EOS ZVI

    EOS Remediation, LLC, the global leader for innovative in-situ remediation technologies, has received the Environmental Protection 2016 New Product of the Year Award for their newest product, EOS ZVI.  The Environmental Protection New Product of the Year Award is given each year to recognize industry manufacturers whose products help make the jobs of environmental professionals easier. EOS ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • PuroMill™ Polymeric Media for Clean Nanoparticle Creation is now available

    Purolite, a leading manufacturer of advanced resin technologies for the Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Industrial sectors, announced that PuroMill™ polymeric milling media is available for sale globally. In high-energy nanomilling applications, PuroMill™ reduces the particle size of pharmaceutical and chemical compounds to nano scale (< 100 nm) to enhance physical and chemical ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • REDD agreement sends glimmer of hope to private sector

    Governments last week pledged to provide $4 billion in finance for projects to protect forests through the intergovernmental REDD+ Partnership - which also acknowledges the role of the private sector in scaling up finance for the sector. The funds, which are to be made available over 2010-12, are to be used to support capacity-building and knowledge transfer - among other things - for projects ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • InfoWater and CapPlan water for advanced GIS-Centric capital planning

    Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan Water District (SJWD), South Carolina, USA, has selected the ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) InfoWater and CapPlan Water for advanced water system modelling and rehabilitation planning. SJWD is the latest utility to turn to the CapPlan product line for comprehensive decision support and optimised rehabilitation and renewal spending. Created in 1956, ...


  • Fact sheet on NCAR simulations

    The simulations released today show the potential for oil to reach the Atlantic at some point in the future, but don"t project when, where or whether any of it would make landfall or at what concentrations.  Because of the effect of dispersants, mixing, and a range of other biological and physical factors, any oil that reaches the Atlantic would be at a much lower concentration.  ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Webinar: Real-Time Monitoring Drives Polymerization Success

    Real-time, in situ monitoring provides invaluable data that can be used to control polymerization, leading to higher-weight, performance-optimized polymers. A new, free, on-demand webinar from METTLER TOLEDO offers an expert review of real-world experiments in which in situ monitoring helped lay the groundwork for exciting innovations in this rapidly-evolving synthesis arena. METTLER TOLEDO has ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • ORNL nano technologies big winners in DOE call

    Eight Oak Ridge National Laboratory nanomanufacturing technologies have won $8.4 million in funding from the Department of Energy's Industrial Technologies Program. The awards, which will bring $6.8 million to the lab and $1.6 million to partners, are the result of a peer-reviewed competitive bid process from a DOE nanomanufacturing call. The awards are for the following projects: ...

  • U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations. According to the complaint, from October 2004 to October 2010, the city’s wastewater treatment plant reported more than 4,800 violations ...

  • Polish Zlotys for the sea. An interview with Mrs. Danuta Grodzicka-Kozak, the President of WFOSiGW in Gdansk (Regional Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdansk)

    Untitled Document The Program of Water Protection in the Gulfs of Puck and Gdansk, which has been being implemented ...


  • Study Finds Ingeo™ Biopolymer Stable in Landfills with No Statistically Significant Quantity of Methane Released

    A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo™ biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of landfill ...


    By OWS

  • European Commission funds € 3 million project to eliminate rodenticide use

    The European Commission has decided to fund the laser fencing project against unwanted animals “LIFE Laser Fence”. Within the timespan of three years and a budget just over €3 million the aim is to eliminate rodenticide use, decrease crop losses by half and create awareness for the negative effects of chemicals and their impacts on the environment in Europe. The project is a ...


    By Bird Control Group

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