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  • CVPS Honored for Storm Response

    The Edison Electric Institute today honored Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for outstanding power restoration efforts in the wake of a massive two-part weather event in February 2010. This is the third time CVPS has earned this honor. The award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign companies that face untoward circumstances caused ...


    By Marketwire

  • Perfect Storm for Air Monitors

    Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement, the new Government will have to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution and to instigate monitoring regimes that are able to demonstrate success or failure of the new measures. This has happened at an ideal time for Air Monitors, who have recently launched technology that is able to do so at a fraction of the cost of traditional monitors. ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Calm before the storm?

    The first few days in Doha at the Climate Conference have been relatively quiet. After a full day of opening ceremonies, delegates sat down for real business on Tuesday and Wednesday. Discussions focused on organisation of work and future ways forward but now that the first half of the first week has passed, one can definitely feel a change in pace. As delegates hurry from meeting to ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Venice to suffer fewer storm surges

    Venice – the City of Dreams – may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 per cent by 2100. A team of international scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Alberto Troccoli studied atmospheric circulation in the Mediterranean region to assess climate impacts through ...

  • Paul O’Gorman: Extreme storm tracker

    Original story at MIT News Several winters back, while shoveling out his driveway after a particularly heavy snowstorm, Paul O’Gorman couldn’t help but wonder: How is climate change affecting the Boston region’s biggest snow events? The question wasn’t an idle one for O’Gorman: For the past ...

  • Energy - the perfect storm - guest commentary

    A perfect storm is a situation where, by the confluence of specific events, what might have been a minor issue ends up being magnified to proportions that are out of control. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature, so that even a slight change in any one event contributing to the perfect storm would lessen its overall impact. The following article, prepared by Christopher ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Visual Records Releases Storm Tracker, Version 4

    Visual Records has released Storm Tracker, Version 4. The debris and storm clean up ticket tracking software, which handled tickets for vegetative hauling, stumps, leaners and hangers, now includes four new ticket types: Construction & Demolition (C&D), Mulch Hauling, Push and Grinding. As a result of feedback from customers and industry experts, Storm Tracker, Version 4, was designed with ...


  • UNTHA UK takes RWM exhibition by storm

    Twelve months of preparation and hard work has paid off for UNTHA UK’s waste management specialists, who have just returned from another successful RWM with CIWM exhibition. Once again UNTHA’s pioneering shredding technology captured the interest of delegates who were looking to learn more about the benefits of modern shredding techniques and carefully designed machinery. The buzz ...


  • Investment falters as fossil fuels face ‘perfect storm’

    The world’s investors – both big and small – think primarily in terms of making good returns on their money. And, over the years, investing in the fossil fuel industry has been considered a safe bet. Yet maybe, just maybe, attitudes are changing – and fairly profoundly – as financial analysts warn that the industry faces “a perfect storm” as it enters ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Summer Storms & Mold - No Match for Prepared Contractors

    Only a few weeks into summer, powerful storms have already occurred across many regions of the country.  In just the last few weeks, torrential rains and powerful winds have caused damage and destruction in such heavily populated areas as Chicago and Minneapolis and the first hurricane of the Atlantic season has formed.   The summer season is known for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Federal Water Scientists Prepare to Weather the Big Storms

    Reston, Virginia - With the start of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, says it is better prepared than before to help the nation cope with the three to five major storms forecast for this year. The federal agency says it can offer improved monitoring of conditions on the ground from flooding and storm surge, enhanced ability to navigate in ...

  • UK is heading towards a perfect storm energy crisis

    The UK Government has grossly underestimated the financial and economic challenges posed by the drive to decarbonise the electricity sector by 2030, according to a new report from independent investment bank Liberum Capital. The report published last week by Liberum Utilities Analyst Peter Atherton, warned that £161bn of investment would be required to ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Weathering the Storm - Climate change as growing business risk

    Most major companies see extreme weather and other climate change impacts as current or near-term business risks, but lack the data and tools needed to effectively assess and manage these risks, according to a report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change, provides a detailed snapshot of the state of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Increase of extreme events in a warming world

    A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States examines extreme weather events and their connection to global warming. The study finds that extreme weather, both warm and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup

    A series of severe storms has been raging through parts of the Midwest, South and Eastern United States since Sunday. The violent weather stretched from Iowa and Oklahoma to states across the south, including deadly tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Due to ongoing heavy rain, flash flood watches have been issued from Northern Florida up to New England. As residents recover from ...

  • Managing extreme weather events and risks

    A comprehensive international report on managing the risks of extreme weather events has confirmed what scientific evidence has already concluded; that climate change is a leading cause of dramatic weather extremes and without adequate preparation, the econnomic and social consequences could be dire. The 592 page Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US Labor Department urges storm recovery workers and public to be vigilant and aware of hazards during storm cleanup

    A series of severe storms has been raging through parts of the Midwest, South and Eastern United States since Sunday. The violent weather devastated a number of communities in Arkansas and Oklahoma. As residents recover from these events, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges recovery workers, employers and the public to be ...

  • Coastal Storm Surges and Climate Change – Atlantic Canada at Risk

    The Canadian Climate Forum (CCF) has released a paper warning coastal planners and infrastructure designers to start preparations to prevent property damage and loss of life from extreme weather events in Atlantic Canada. It warns that by 2100, sea levels in Atlantic Canada are expected to be between 20 cm and one metre higher than today’s levels. The CCF paper  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cold, hot or dry: Persistent weather extremes associated with decreased storm activity

    A decrease in storm activity over large parts of the US, Europe, Russia, and China is found to influence weather extremes – cold ones in winter, hot or dry ones in summer. This is now shown in a study by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The observed changes in storm activity are likely related to changes in other atmospheric dynamics like the jet stream ...

  • World’s Largest Surge Barrier Achieves 100-Year-Level Storm Protection

    The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) announced today that its Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Surge Barrier project achieved its milestone of 100-year-level storm protection for the greater New Orleans area prior to the 2011 hurricane season, which begins June 1. After receiving the contract in 2008, Shaw has nearly completed construction on the largest design-build project ever awarded by the ...


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