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  • A Resource for Environmental Guidelines and Standards

    ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, and imported directly into ESdat. Users can also compile their own using these as a guide. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, ...

  • EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment plants a blueprint for dealing with the type of algae-borne toxin that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city, a federal official said Wednesday. A new health advisory is on target to be finalized sometime next spring, said Peter Grevatt, director of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Corporate water disclosure guidelines launched by UN

    "Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste." Those words by Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA (NESN), the world's biggest food company, at a World Water Week seminar in Stockholm this week, reflect growing corporate awareness of the importance of water to business survival. "If something isn't given a value, people tend to waste it," Bulcke said ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • Guidelines help water well owners address water quality problems

    The keys to addressing well water quality problems are to determine what the problem is, whether it is preventable, and, if not, how to treat it effectively, the National Ground Water Association said today. NGWA Public Awareness Director Cliff Treyens said there are basic steps well owners can follow to take the mystery out of solving water quality issues. “The answer to water quality ...

  • On the Water Front - Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines and Measure What Matters

    There have been several important recent initiatives to address water reporting and management - Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines and Measure What Matters. The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative has released the finalized Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines – a common approach for ...


    By Global Reporting Initiative

  • New research to develop menstrual hygiene guidelines for practitioners

    Menstrual hygiene is a much neglected issue within the water and sanitation sector and there are critical gaps in the body of evidence on menstrual hygiene, including a lack of systematic studies analyzing best practices in Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). To address this gap, WaterAid is currently developing MHM guidelines for practitioners from the WASH sector, and other related sectors such ...

  • EPA announces new cleanup guidelines for meth laboratories

    The production and use of methamphetamines has plagued virtually every corner of the United States. In response, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the release of the Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup. The new guidelines, dated August 2009, provide technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for the cleanup of clandestine ...


  • EPA announces new guidelines for Energy Star Homes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing new, more rigorous guidelines for new homes that earn the Energy Star label. Compared to the current Energy Star guidelines, the new requirements will make qualified new homes at least 20 percent more efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – slashing utility bills for qualified homes by 15 ...

  • Guidelines for eco-efficient and socially inclusive cities

    City infrastructure planning is vital for the health of the climate, because it locks in consumption and production patterns. This is a key message from a new report, Guidelines for Developing Eco-Efficient and Socially Inclusive Infrastructure, which is written by several United Nations departments, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Whole foods implements new sustainable packaging guidelines

    Whole Foods Market today announced it has implemented new responsible packaging guidelines for all of its more than 2,100 body care and supplement suppliers companywide and, to spearhead the change, has switched to post-consumer recycled (PCR) content bottles for several of its store-brand supplements and body care products. "We're thrilled by how responsive our vendors have been in making ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Guidelines for combating soil erosion and desertification with plants

    A set of guidelines has been developed to reduce soil erosion by planting vegetation in desertification hotspots.Farmers and policymakers can use the guidelines to identify the most suitable places to plant vegetation in the channels where water and sediment move through the landscape. Land degradation through desertification typically occurs in vulnerable, semi-dry areas. As a result of ...

  • EU guidelines on better life cycle assessment produced

    The EU Joint Research Centre has produced a new part of the handbook that provides guidelines for developing and using Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), which evaluate the environmental impacts of products, focusing specifically on life cycle impact assessment (LCIA). It recommends that assessments should be comprehensive, accessible and easy to apply in order to make LCA a more mainstream concept in ...

  • EPA Announces Availability of OCSPP Final Test Guidelines

    On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in a Federal Register notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of three Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) final test guidelines ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WHO ISSUES REVISED DRINKING WATER GUIDELINES TO HELP PREVENT WATER-RELATED OUTBREAKS AND DISEASE

    Untitled Document Marrakech/Geneva - Ensuring drinking water is safe is a challenge in every part of the world, from water piped into people's homes, to rural wells and water provided to refugee camps in an ...

  • Urban river renewal guidelines to help clean Cape Town’s waterways

    The South African Water Research Commission (WRC) launched new guidelines for urban river renewal at the annual Peninsula Paddle community event on Sunday 8 June 2014 in Cape Town. Aurecon was appointed to determine procedures for enforced rehabilitation activities on urban river reaches in Cape Town. The project was led by Aurecon Associate Water Scientist Sam Braid who used it a basis for her ...

  • Analysis of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to Comply with New Department of Health Guidelines

    Following the latest guidelines from the Department of Health, an increased focus is to be placed on the analysis and monitoring for the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at hospitals that provide augmented care. The focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been highlighted due to the high risks associated with water systems whereby the water can come into direct contact with the patients, ...


  • Waste management guidelines for UK construction firms working near watercourses

    Construction and maintenance companies who work in or near watercourses have been reminded that pollution incidents are avoidable by careful planning. The call comes as new pollution prevention guidelines are published by the Environment Agency. Steve Wenham, Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency, said: “In 2006 the construction and demolition industry was responsible for 271 pollution ...

  • TODAY: EPA Media Call on Final Steam Electric Effluent Limitation Guidelines

    WHAT: EPA Media Call on the Agency’s final Steam Electric Effluent Guidelines WHO: Ken Kopocis, EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water HOW: Ref: Steam Electric Press Call Operator Assisted Conference ID 52100730 Participants will be asked for the conference ID and their name, affiliation and email address Participant ...

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