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  • Communicating biodiversity to farmers: developing the right tools

    Two metrics for informing farmers about the biodiversity on their land are presented in a recent Swiss study: average species richness and farm uniqueness’. These are both easy to understand and comparable between farms, the researchers say. Dialogue between farmers and scientists has been shown to be a promising way of improving farmland biodiversity. This study, partly conducted under the ...

  • AER and HSB to Develop Tech Tool to Forecast Blackouts

    Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) and The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) announced today a strategic alliance that will provide a technology and services solution to comprehensively understand and assess blackout risk in the United States. The technology will be used by insurers and reinsurers, commercial and industrial firms, and other businesses. ...

  • Development of tools for the promotion of the sustainable urban wastewater treatment and reuse

    Decision-making in environmental projects can be complex due mainly to the existence of trade-offs between socio-political, environmental and economic factors. This is why the 'Medaware' project, which is an EU Meda Water Project, has focused its aims on the development of a software tool capable of applying a scoring system for existing wastewater facilities based on the potential safe reuse of ...


  • Doing well in tough times

    The first item on the agenda for delegates to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Ministerial Environment Forum last week was Global Crises: National Chaos, a reflection of the fact their meeting was taking place at a time of unprecedented international conditions, where nothing less than the future of the earth is at stake. The working paper for this discussion outlined a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New tool developed to highlight and help prevent declines in freshwater biodiversity

    Biodiversity is declining in freshwater ecosystems across the globe, a new study has shown. The researchers created a mathematical model, called GLOBIOaquatic, which builds a picture of the threats to the biodiversity of rivers, lakes and wetlands that are posed by a variety of human activities. The most crucial of these are land-use changes, nutrient and chemical pollution, and disturbances to ...

  • Consortium to conduct landmark study on youth savings as a development tool

    The MasterCard Foundation today announced a partnership with a consortium of four organizations to conduct a landmark, global research initiative that will test how to sustainably deliver savings services to low-income youth in the developing world. The initiative - YouthSave - is based on emerging evidence that suggests linking youth to savings may improve their economic, educational and ...

  • Change in leadership at orbitalum tools

    After the successful merger in 2009, of Orbimatic and Orbitalum Tools into the new Orbitalum Tools GmbH with locations in Buseck and Singen, we would like to inform you about changes in the leadership of the company: Achim Schneider was promoted to Vice President ITW Welding Northern Europe in December 2009 and is now responsible for a group of other ITW companies in Europe as well. As a result, ...


    By Orbitalum Tools GmbH

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...


  • Regulatory Developments

    On August 28, 2013, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC or Department) Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Regulations). The Regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013. The Regulations are the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. DTSC's implementing regulations ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Vermeer launches productivity tools package

    InSite™ Productivity Tools from Vermeer help a horizontal directional drill (HDD) contractor streamline and simplify the entire job process from planning to invoicing, allowing the contractor to more easily document project work.  By combining documentation, bore planning, data collection and remote monitoring components, InSite Productivity Tools can help a contractor better ...


    By Vermeer

  • ISO 14001:2015 Tool Box

    2017 is the year to upgrade to ISO 14001:2015 – let us help!! The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has finalized a significant revision to the ISO 14001 standard (ISO 14001:2015) on September 14, 2015 and your existing ISO 14001:2004 certificate will expire on September 14, 2018. Don’t wait until the last minute. ...

  • GEMI Releases New Solution Tools,

     Today, the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) released two new solution tools, GEMI Local Water Tool™ (LWT) and the GEMI LWT™ for Oil and Gas. "GEMI is very pleased to announce the release of its new tools, GEMI Local Water Tool™ (LWT) and the GEMI LWT™ for Oil and Gas," said GEMI's Chair, Bill Gill, Assistant Vice President, ...

  • Are Toxic Chemicals in Your Gardening Tools?

    Testing shows that many common gardening tools—including hoses, gloves, kneeling pads, shovels, and trowels—are contaminated with harmful chemicals, claims the nonprofit environmental group Ecology Center. CNN reports that the organization analyzed 200 popular gardening products and found that two-thirds of them contained significant levels of phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and lead. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Wyden: FracFocus a `constructive` tool on drilling

    A website partially funded by the oil and gas industry could be a "constructive" tool for federal regulators as they consider requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Senate Energy Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said Thursday. Wyden, D-Ore., stopped short of endorsing the website, FracFocus.org, but said it could be helpful as lawmakers and federal agencies ...


    By Associated Press

  • Existing and newly developed tools to assess groundwater shared at NGWA Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater Conference

    The NGWA Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater Conference was co-located with the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) March 20-21 in Denver, Colorado, where presentations shared the enhancements to existing tools and methods used to locate and assess groundwater resources as well as newly developed techniques. Several presentations focused ...

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GEMI Releases New Interactive Sustainable Development Web Tool, GEMI SD Planner™ Gateway

    Washington, DC – Today, the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) released a new interactive version of its sustainable development tool, the GEMI SD Planner™, as well as a new tool, the GEMI SD Planner™ Gateway. “GEMI’s mission is to develop tools and information that can be used by business to help them operate in a more sustainable way around the world,” said GEMI’s Chair, ...

  • PureReport: first sustainable development reporting SaaS solution completing the GRI certified software and tools program

    S2D2 is proud to announce the successful completion of the certification process of the PureReport solutions by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Software and Tools program. The PureReport platform is the first SaaS (Software As A Service) solution to have completed successfully the entire certification process lead by the GRI Certified Software and Tools Program teams, which assures the ...

  • DTD Pioneers New Horizontal Blind Well Technology

    DTD has pioneered the development of a new technology for completing blind wells of extended lengths, even in adverse drilling conditions. The technology retains all the benefits of real-time directional drilling while virtually guaranteeing that well screens and casing can be installed, even in wells several hundred feet long. Until now, single-ended, or "blind" well installations required that ...

  • ISA EXPO 2007 Planning Well Underway

    Research Triangle Park, NC – Building on the success of the ISA EXPO 2006 technical conference, the ISA EXPO 2007 program committee held a summit meeting earlier this month to identify key topics of importance to automation and control professionals. “Focused technical content is one of the strengths of ISA EXPO, and we’re committed to developing a program that addresses the issues that are ...

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