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  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Energy efficiency: a key tool for boosting economic and social development

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called “hidden fuel”, the IEA shows how energy efficiency has the potential to support economic growth, enhance social development, advance environmental ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Making clean energy cities - a new set of tools for designers and developers

    Researchers at MIT, in collaboration with colleagues at China's Tsinghua University, have created a new set of tools that can evaluate the energy performance of real estate projects while they are still in the process of design. The tools are intended to help shape the process of urbanization at the scale at which cities are actually built - one neighborhood at a time - producing cleaner energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Unveils Calif. Mapping Tool for Developing Renewable Energy Sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, announced an online mapping tool that enables users to find contaminated and degraded properties in California ideal for renewable energy redevelopment. The Renewable Energy Siting Tool, funded by EPA, screens approximately 11,000 contaminated, degraded or ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Honeywell and Opower Develop Next-Generation Tools to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in Homes

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Opower today announced plans to jointly develop energy management tools to help consumers cut their energy use and expenses. The companies will combine Honeywell's expertise in residential automation and control systems with Opower's industry-leading energy data analytics and customer engagement techniques to create intuitive, reliable and cost-effective technology that ...


    By Honeywell

  • Hartford Steam Boiler and EnergySavvy Develop Tools to Help Customers Reduce Energy Costs

    How can a homeowner reduce energy consumption and lower costs? The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re, is working with EnergySavvy, a leading software provider of energy management technology, to develop tools that help customers make informed decisions about energy usage, Hartford Steam Boiler announced today. ...


    By Munich Re

  • 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 ...

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