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  • Vegetation changes in water bodies may be rapid and dramatic

    The aquatic vegetation in water bodies around the world may change rapidly and dramatically due to climate change and other human influences. New invasive species may form massive stands and smother everything else, but even native species may spread quickly in the changed conditions, e.g. due to eutrophication or water level regulation. 'In Finland, one of the problems is that we have not ...

  • Flood Control at IFAT 2008: Controlling Bodies of Water

    Farsighted flood control and shore protection are environmental protection tasks with optimum priority, not the least due to the climate change. How can we support natural retention basins of water reservoirs and what protection do technical solutions provide? As the leading international trade fair of the environmental protection industry, IFAT 2008 has included ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Foreign Bodies in Food – Magnetic Separation

    With the increasing pressure to ensure that food standards comply with government guidelines and producers provide consumers with optimum quality products, the Magnetic Separation process plays a vital role in removing ferromagnetic and paramagnetic particles ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Cadmus Continues Support for Protecting and Restoring U.S. Watersheds and Water Bodies

    The Cadmus Group, Inc., recently won its third consecutive five-year contract to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW). Cadmus provides support to OWOW in advancing the protection and restoration of the nation’s watersheds and water bodies. Under this contract, Cadmus will work with OWOW to monitor water quality, manage ...


    By The Cadmus Group, Inc.

  • ASTM F625 / F625M - 94(2011)e1 standard practice for classifying water bodies for spill control systems

    This practice is to be used as a guide to classify water bodies for spill control systems. These classifications may be used in formulating standards for design, performance, evaluation, contingency and response planning, contingency and response plan evaluation, and standard practice for spill control systems. Relatively few parameters of broad range ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA approves New Jersey’s List of polluted water bodies; sewage pollution continues to be a major problem in New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the 2010 list of waters in New Jersey that are considered either impaired or threatened by pollutants. An impaired water body is one that does not meet federal water quality standards even after pollution controls have been put in place. A threatened water body is one that is expected to be impaired within two years. The list helps establish ...

  • ASTM F625 / F625M - 94(2011)e2 standard practice for classifying water bodies for spill control systems

    This practice is to be used as a guide to classify water bodies for spill control systems. These classifications may be used in formulating standards for design, performance, evaluation, contingency and response planning, contingency and response plan evaluation, and standard practice for spill control ...


    By ASTM International

  • Suspend 10% biofuels target, says EEA`s scientific advisory body

    The EEA Scientific Committee has made public an opinion on the environmental impacts of biofuel use in Europe. The Scientific Committee recommends a new, comprehensive scientific study on the environmental risks and benefits of biofuels, and that the EU target to increase the share of biofuels used in transport to 10 % by 2020 should therefore be suspended.  The Scientific Committee assists ...

  • EnviroChemie plans and builds a wastewater treatment plant for a manufacturer of body care products

    EnviroChemie is planning and building an EnviModul modular wastewater treatment plant for a body care product manufacturer based in southern Germany. The water used for rinsing during the production of naturopathic bath additives and shower gels contains remnants of natural ingredients, such as essential oils or organic fatty acids. The new wastewater treatment plant will treat this rinsing water ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Gore, UN Climate Body Share 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

    OSLO, Norway, October 12, 2007 (ENS) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Albert Arnold Gore Jr. 'for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.' By awarding ...

  • Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts

    The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners. But now, the era of deep seabed mining appears to be dawning fueled by technological advances in robotics and dwindling land-based deposits. Rising demand for copper, ...


    By Associated Press

  • WRAP Cymru and Carbon Trust to deliver free resource efficiency support for Welsh businesses and public sector bodies

    Organisations form powerful new consortium to win £1 million resource efficiency work First time the Carbon Trust and WRAP Cymru have worked together in this way Contracts are among the first to be awarded under Welsh Government’s new resource efficiency framework The Carbon Trust and WRAP Cymru announce today that they are to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Chemicals Produced by Body Pose Challenge In Gauging Exposure Risks, EPA Advisers Say

    A scientifically appropriate way the Environmental Protection Agency could base safe lifetime exposure decisions about a chemical using data from human studies that found no adverse effects is just one of the questions a scientific advisory panel is wrestling with as it develops advice on a draft agency analysis of ammonia. How the agency can determine whether a chemical harms the body when the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Breakthrough in international year of biodiversity as governments give green light to new gold standard science policy body

    History was made today in the South Korean port city of Busan, when governments gave the green light to an Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The independent platform will in many ways mirror the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which has assisted in catalyzing world-wide understanding and governmental action on global ...

  • The right to water

    The problem is real. The United Nations forecasts that by 2030, nearly half of the world’s population will be living in areas of 'high water stress, and climate change is compounding the problem according to a UN report released to coincide with the Istanbul conference.  Global warming is causing droughts in some areas and floods in others. In Africa alone, between 75 million and 250 million ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Budapest Water Summit 2016: Water Connects

    The Budapest Water Summit 2016 is organized by the Government of Hungary, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary, in cooperation with the World Water Council. The Summit aims to promote water as source of cooperation, peace and development for all countries committed to sustainable development. From 28 to 30 November, participants will lay down their proposed ...


    By World Water Council

  • The importance and protection of subterranean water

    In Poland, the Polish Geological Institute (PSH) plays a leading role in the hydrogeological work connected with the implementation of the Framework Water Directive into Polish Law, by taking on the functions of the state hydrogeological service. The results of PSH's work are used by public bodies, as well as for the preparation of reports for the European Commission as a result of the laws. An ...


  • The Water’s Great at Little America

    Untitled Document Many times it is the large drinking water ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • On-line water analysis by Chemscan®

    Untitled Document AppliTek, specialist provider of on-line analyzers and systems integration, is pleased to present its new range of ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Water restoration funding available

    Scotland's environment watchdog is encouraging organisations with a project they feel would benefit their local water environment, community and economy to apply for funding from Scotland's Water Environment Restoration Fund as soon as possible: over GBP1 million in project funding is available. The fund, which has contributed to work at both a local and national level, has provided over ...


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