Environmental Issues This section features news related to environmental issues and concerns. Topics may include international environmental concerns, industry trends, litigation, strategic development plans, problems and solutions.

Latest Environmental Issues

22 Jun, 2017, 18:53 BST ECMWF New Data Centre to be Located in Bologna, Italy by 2019

The announcement that ECMWF's new data centre will be located in Bologna comes at the end of a session of the Centre's Council, its governing...


20 Jun, 2017, 14:00 BST Exhibition of Nicholas Roerich Works Opens in Astana Within the EXPO 2017 Cultural Program

Exhibition of Nicholas Roerich Works Opens in Astana Within the EXPO 2017 Cultural Program June 20, 2017 - For the first time Nicholas...


20 Jun, 2017, 12:49 BST Wermuth Asset Management: Market Forces Will Drive Climate Change Efforts as US Exits Paris Agreement

- US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts - UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy...


20 Jun, 2017, 08:00 BST Global Cities Must Act "With or Without Government Backing" to Protect Urban Living, Urges WBCSD

- 70% of world's population - around 7 billion people - will live in cities by 2050 - Cities account for 75% of global resource...


20 Jun, 2017, 06:52 BST NASR Launches Emergency Number for Immediate Search and Rescue Assistance

The Indonesian National Agency of Search and Relief (NASR, formerly BASARNAS), announced today that its emergency number, 115, is already...


19 Jun, 2017, 16:44 BST Astana EXPO 2017 Forges Approaches to Sustainable Development of the Global Energy Sector

Recommendations and proposals for the transition to a sustainable energy system until 2030 have been developed at the Ministerial Conference and...


16 Jun, 2017, 20:41 BST Global Softwood Lumber Prices Rose in Early 2017 with Prices in North America Hitting a 13-year High and Chinese Prices Increasing 13% in 18 Months

Softwood lumber prices in the US jumped in early 2017 to hit a 13 year high in April. Prices for softwood lumber imported to the major markets in...


14 Jun, 2017, 14:00 BST World's most influential journals for 2017 unveiled in the Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics

JCR identifies journals with highest impact on climate change research Clarivate Analytics today released the 2017 Journal Citation Reports...


13 Jun, 2017, 16:42 BST Membrane Technology Energizes North American Mobile Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Market

Process water reuse and recycling create strong growth opportunities for mobile wastewater treatment, finds Frost & Sullivan's...


13 Jun, 2017, 13:29 BST Helsinki Airport Goes Solar Energy - Finavia Supports the International Climate Agreement Through its Climate Programme

Finavia, the operator of Helsinki Airport, has decided to speed up its ambitious climate programme. The aim of the programme is to reduce the...


12 Jun, 2017, 11:11 BST GABV Emphasises the Importance of Paris Agreement and Calls on its Members to Continue Working to Minimize Impact of Climate Change

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of the world's leading values-based banks, emphasises the importance of the Paris...


07 Jun, 2017, 16:30 BST HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Establishes Monaco Explorations: A Three-year Campaign of Scientific Explorations at Sea

The transoceanic exploration vessel, Yersin, will depart from Monaco July 2017 and return Summer 2020. The vessel will navigate during three...


06 Jun, 2017, 13:01 BST CH2M statement on recent Paris Climate Accord decision

Regarding the pending U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, CH2M Chairman and CEO Jacqueline Hinman released the following statement:...


05 Jun, 2017, 18:11 BST Emel Solar Introduces Wirsol to Rockfire Capital and Announces the Sale of a 105 MW Portfolio of Solar Projects in the UK

Emel Solar Limited, a leading renewable energy development and advisory boutique, announced the sale of Wirsol's 105 MW portfolio of solar...


05 Jun, 2017, 11:00 BST Environment Technologies that Help Extract Optimum Value from Wastewater Prove Hugely Successful

Lower CAPEX and OPEX are vital to ensure uptake of the technologies in high-potential developing countries, finds Frost & Sullivan's TechVision...


01 Jun, 2017, 01:00 BST Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Supports World Environment Day 2017

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services ("Bureau Veritas CPS") announces that it will again celebrate and support World Environment Day (WED)...


31 May, 2017, 20:20 BST Fusion Worldwide Receives ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification

Fusion Worldwide, the second largest independent electronic components distributor worldwide, has received its International Organization for...


31 May, 2017, 13:00 BST Intrexon's Head of Environment Sector Joins Brazil Investment Forum to Discuss Importance of Vector Control and Economic Impact of Vector-borne Diseases

Oxitec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), announced that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Tom Bostick, Ph.D., P.E., SVP, Head of...


28 May, 2017, 08:00 BST Transforming Kenyan Lives: 'Night Time Sun' Lights Up Hay Festival

- Jaguar Land Rover unveils unique Hay Festival art installation to celebrate 'Lighting up Lives' project in Kenya - 'Lighting up...


23 May, 2017, 16:45 BST A. O. Smith, The Water Council partner again to sponsor 2017 BREW Corporate technology challenge

Once again this year, A. O. Smith Corporation and The Water Council are partnering to identify and support entrepreneurs and start-ups developing...


18 May, 2017, 19:19 BST Capstone Mining Reports on 2016 Sustainability Performance

Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone") (TSX: CS) today published its third annual Sustainability Report. "Sustainability reporting is now a...


18 May, 2017, 04:30 BST PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner

PepsiCo has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a Core Partner, signaling the global food and beverage company's continued commitment to...


17 May, 2017, 09:53 BST ChemSec - New 'Dating Site' for Safer Chemistry

In recent years the corporate drive to substitute hazardous chemicals in products and supply chains has increased dramatically. Unfortunately the...


16 May, 2017, 08:30 BST Adecco Group: Employers' Basic Pay Growth Expectations Hit Three and a Half Year Low

Subdued pay projections of just 1% and rising inflation heighten fears of fall in living standards Workers face a squeeze on their earnings as...


11 May, 2017, 21:39 BST The Global Fashion Industry Joins Forces at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Key players from the fashion industry gathered in Copenhagen today for the world's leading annual event on sustainability, Copenhagen Fashion...