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  • US drinking water and watersheds widely contaminated by hormone disrupting pesticide, Atrazine

    A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned by the European Union, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. waters and is a known endocrine disruptor, which ...

  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road transport ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Masdar to pursue carbon reduction projects in Nigeria

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) today reached agreement to identify and develop carbon emissions reduction projects in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 'This strategic partnership reflects our commitment ...


    By MASDAR

  • UNSG Message for the International Day for Disaster Reduction

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued the following message to mark this year's observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrated on 13 octrober and this year dedicated to the power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge. "In March ...

  • Tesco cuts packaging weight reduction target

    Retail giant Tesco has cut its packaging weight reduction target from 25 per cent by 2010 to 15 per cent by 2010. The supermarket chain has recently released its corporate responsibility report 2009. The report states: “Since we started working with our suppliers and the wider industry to reduce packaging it has become clear that this is a complex issue and that weight alone may not be the most ...

  • Carbon emission reduction through hybrid technology

    - Toyota to demonstrate added value of cutting-edge drive technologies at CARBON EXPO 2006 The upcoming CARBON EXPO 2006 - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference, the world's most important trade fair and conference for the emissions trading and carbon market, will feature hybrid technologies for the first time when it is held in Cologne from 10th to 12th May 2006. Toyota will be presenting ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • New plans announced to govern oil sands tailings ponds and water use

    The Government of Alberta has introduced new steps to reduce tailings ponds and to regulate the use of water from the Athabasca River for oil sands development activities. Emissions reducing investments generate employment and economic growth ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Timberland achieves industry-leading emissions reduction

    The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), an outdoor footwear and apparel company and environmental steward, today announced that it has achieved an industry-leading 38 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as of the end of 2010. In 2006, Timberland established a five-year, 50 percent reduction ...

  • Advancing a Waste Prevention and Reduction Agenda in Canada

    The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), in collaboration with Metro Vancouver and GLOBE 2014, invites you to a Special Session at the Globe 2014 International Forum on Business and the Environment in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • PEL Waste Reduction Equipment Review 2013

    2013 has been a good year for PEL and we would like to thank you for all your support. Sales have seen high growth and we have continued to invest in research and development and improve our existing products. PEL has increased our product options to meet our customers’ demands. All PEL balers are now available with an optional automatic cycle.  ...

  • Chesapeake Bay innovative nutrient and sediment reduction

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/05/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click ...

  • Bion to be Panelist on US EPA`s Inaugural Water Quality Trading Workshop and Webinar

     Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) today announced it has been invited to be a panelist on the upcoming Water Quality Trading Workshop and Webinar, v1.0, hosted by the US EPA. The national webinar will be conducted from Washington, DC, on Wednesday, November 28th, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time. The webinar is to provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss the ...

  • EPA, USDA and State Partners to Discuss Priority Water Pollution Reduction Issues April 18 and 19 in Louisville, Kentucky

    On April 18-19, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), other federal agencies and states in the Mississippi River basin will meet in Louisville, Ky. to discuss strategies and innovative approaches for reducing nutrient pollution in the basin and the Gulf of Mexico. Nutrient pollution is one of America's most widespread, ...

  • Milestone in hazard reduction as liquid metal is destroyed at Dounreay

    A clean-up team has safely destroyed the first of the major hazards from the experimental fast reactor programme at Dounreay, Scotland. They took more than 1500 tonnes of radioactive liquid metal from the Prototype Fast Reactor and turned it into harmless salt water. It is a milestone in the site clean-up, representing the first of the major hazards to be cleared since the decision was taken a ...

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises sets the standard for carbon reduction

    CocaCola Enterprises (CCE) has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard with the highest score for carbon performance in the carbon reduction assessment's history, demonstrating outstanding results from the company's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. CCE is also the first major soft drinks manufacturer to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, which recognises the achievements of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • UK supermarkets and suppliers focus on waste reduction & recycling

    Latest research published by WRAP’s Product Sustainability Forum (PSF) has led to supermarkets within the UK concentrate efforts on ways of improving the environmental performance of some of their products. The Co-operative Group and Sainsbury’s as well as food industry giants Nestle are exploring ways to improve their waste reduction and recycling efforts. PSF are supported ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Recession cut US emissions, not falling coal use

    Between 2007 and 2013 emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels burnt in the US fell significantly − by about 11% − and many analysts credited this to a change from coal to natural gas in electricity production. But new research says it was, in fact, the economic recession that explains most of the decline, and more extensive use of natural gas may not do much to slow ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The European Investment Bank supporting emissions reduction in Russia

    The loan is the first to be extended by the EIB in Russian roubles and it be used to finance the installation of three new combined heat and power gas turbine units, which will increase electricity and heat production and bring environmental and energy efficiency performance into line with best practice. This loan reflects the European Unions prioritisation and commitment to climate change ...


    By Climate Action

  • Save energy. Dissolved oxygen monitor for energy reduction

    Energy prices are going through the roof. The costs of running aeration plants used to be around 50-60% of the costs of running a waste water treatment plant. It is now closer to 75-80%. Crucial to reducing energy is reliable dissolved oxygen measurement. Moving from manual or flow based control systems to dissolved oxygen based systems has been shown to result in energy savings of up to 25%. ...

  • Axion Polymers wins Environmental Award for carbon reduction

    Axion Polymers has won the coveted Chemicals Northwest Environmental Technology for the Chemical Industry Award for commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment and providing sustainable recycled high quality plastics products with a long-term future. The award recognises efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing through ...


    By Axion Group

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