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  • Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day

    From Australia to Afghanistan, New Research Spotlights Low-Cost Actions for Delivering Major Benefits for Development, Environment and Livelihoods One out of every four calories produced by the global agricultural system is being lost or wasted, according to new analysis. This poses a serious challenge to the planet's ability to reduce hunger and meet the food needs of a rapidly-expanding global ...

  • Marshall Islands accedes to five UN treaties on safety and marine pollution

    The Marshall Islands, one of the world’s major shipping nations, has acceded to five important International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions that aim to discourage environmental pollution and promote safety on the high seas, the United Nations agency announced today. The Pacific island nation has acceded to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on ...


    By United Nations

  • EC welcomes Council conclusions on the EU position for the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

    European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas today welcomed the Council conclusions on the EU position for the COP 15 conference to be held in Copenhagen this December. The Conclusions advance the EU position, which will now be finalised by the European Council at the end of October. Discussions focused on the scale of the long-term (2050) emission reduction objective for the EU, ...

  • Environment Council: EU position for the copenhagen climate change conference

    European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas welcomed the Council conclusions on the EU position for the COP 15 conference to be held in Copenhagen this December. The Conclusions advance the EU position, which will now be finalised by the European Council at the end of October. Discussions focused on the scale of the long-term (2050) emission reduction objective for the EU, targets to ...


  • Dave matthews band caravan signs with ups to offset carbon footprint of its tour

    The Dave Matthews Band, a longtime leader in "greening" initiatives, is working with UPS (NYSE:UPS) to help create a more sustainable concert tour this summer. "We're joining the band to move the music in a sustainable way," said Ron Rogowski, UPS vice president, sponsorship & events. "We will demonstrate to the live music industry that speed, efficiency and reliability need not be sacrificed ...

  • Preparation Environment Council, 14 October 2013

    The first formal Environment Council under the Lithuanian Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 14 October. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will represent the European Commission. The Council will deal with environment-related points before moving on to climate issues, which form the bulk of the day's agenda. The main ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • USP Technologies Completes First North American Bulk Delivery of Peracetic Acid for Wastewater Disinfection

    USP Technologies completed North America’s first bulk delivery of peracetic acid (PAA) on July 29th, 2015 to Metro Vancouver’s Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Vancouver, BC. Prior to delivery, USP Technologies worked closely with Metro Vancouver and the product manufacturer, Solvay Chemicals, Inc., to complete a comprehensive safety review to verify the entire ...

  • Eaton Helps Heavy Industrial and Continuous Process Customers Achieve New Level of Energy Awareness, Safety and Diagnostics

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the Power Xpert C445 intelligent motor management and protection relay. Designed for global heavy industrial and continuous process customers, the Eaton engineered electronic overload is designed to help improve energy awareness over traditional control methods, improve operator safety, and support reliable operations through enhanced ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • China Not Ready to Limit Climate Emissions says US

    At the half-way point of the UN climate change conference in Bali, delegates from the world's biggest polluters, the United States and China, are declining to commit to the steep cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases scientists say are necessary to avert the worst impacts of global warming. The senior U.S. negotiator said Washington would draft its own plan to cut emissions gases by mid-2008, ...

  • Sionix Corporation Reports Successful Testing Results

    Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX) ("Sionix"), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems, today reported successful independent third-party testing results for its Mobile Water Treatment System (MWTS). The Sionix MWTS removed contaminants of the same, or substantially similar, atomic weight and structure as the radioactive isotopes of those same elements currently ...


    By Sionix Corporation

  • Frost & Sullivan Applauds Sprint for their Eco Pioneering and Aggressive Environmental Actions in the Mobile & Wireless Market

    Based on its recent analysis of the mobile and wireless market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sprint with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Green Excellence. Sprint, currently the third-largest mobile operator in the United States, has implemented more green initiatives than any competing mobile operator in the country. Sprint manages and monitors environmental performance ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Sionix Announces Memorandum of Understanding With Superklean Environmental Engineers Pvt. Ltd. to Establish a Joint Venture in India

    Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX), designer of innovative and patented advanced mobile water treatment systems (MWTS), announced today that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Superklean Environmental Engineers Pvt. Ltd. (SEEPL), a Mumbai, India-based water and wastewater treatment company, for the establishment of Sionix SK India Pvt. Ltd. (Sionix SK), a joint venture (JV) ...


    By Sionix Corporation

  • DP World selects Greenstone for online Carbon Management Tool

    In line with its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint significantly across its 50 marine terminals across the world,  DP World has become the first global port operator to roll out Greenstone Carbon Management and The CarbonNeutral Company’s carbon management and reduction solution newly developed for the ports and marine sector. The move comes as part of the global ...


    By Greenstone

  • Saving the Great White South

    He's been described as the most inspiring person you've never heard of.  Robert Swan was the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles - unassisted.  Yet few of us have heard of him or his almost unbelievable exploits. On January 11, 1986, after walking 900 miles (1,400 km) in 70 days without the aid of any radio communications or back-up support, Swan and his ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A mixed finish for 2008 environmental bills in California, says NRDC

    With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made 2008 another banner year for global warming legislation in California. However, he vetoed a badly needed bill to reduce ports pollution, which means that some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens will continue to breathe unhealthy air, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The good news: the governor signed SB 375 ...

  • British Columbia to Trim Greenhouse Gases, Go Carbon Neutral

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada (ENS) - The Liberal government of British Columbia is turning green. In an overarching strategy revealed Tuesday, the government pledged to combat global warming by cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions from industry, government buildings, cars and homes. In the speech from the throne that introduces each new legislative session, the ...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UNEP discusses breaking down barriers to a green economy in new year book

    An emerging Green Economy is glimpsed in the latest United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Year Book as growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors pump hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies.  Climate change, as documented in the Year Book, is increasingly changing the global environment from the melting of permafrost and ...


    By Oy Ekotuotanto AB

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA's Inspector Claims EPA Needs To Clarify Testing Authority For Endocrine Disruptors: On January 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) stated that EPA needs to clarify the regulatory authority it will use to implement its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and the number of chemicals that may be evaluated under the Program. On December 13, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

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