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  • Morbark Introduces Redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper

    Morbark, Inc., is excited to announce its redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper. Building on the success of the redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper, Morbark takes these innovations to the smaller, transport-friendly 30/36 model. “The improvements we’ve made to the 30/36 drum chipper are focused on the moderate-sized contractor,” said John Foote, Morbark VP of Sales and ...


  • European force on forest fires

    Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for Environment and Civil Protection welcomed the idea of former Commissioner Michel Barnier on a rapid reaction force on forest fires. Mr Barnier is the author of a report on a European civil protection force, where he proposes the creation of a European force that could immediately react in emergencies like the recent forest fires. This idea becomes timelier ...


  • Equitable origin pioneers new frontier in sustainability

    The first stakeholder-based certification system for the oil and gas industry has been launched by Equitable Origin (www.equitableorigin.com), to promote higher environmental and social standards, greater transparency and more accountability within the industry. “Whether you think oil is society’s lifeblood or should be immediately ...

  • New Speed Sensor on Eaton’s Char-Lynn® HP30 Motor Enhances Speed Sensing Capabilities, Integrated to Shield from Harsh Environments

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the new speed sensor for the company’s Char-Lynn® HP30 motor. This additional feature offers customers the ability to measure pulses per revolution of the HP30 motor. The HP30 provides high starting torque efficiency, best in class no-load pressure drop and series circuit capability for general motor applications in the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Climate tech transfer policy moves ahead

    Environment ministers and officials have worked out a framework to facilitate technology transfer related to climate change activities, which they will present at the international climate change meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in December. But they say that the contentious issue of intellectual property rights remains unresolved. At a two-day meeting that concluded in Delhi today, representatives ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Meet 533 companies and organisations

    World Bioenergy will, once again, be the meeting point for everyone who wants to meet bioenergy professionals from all corners of the world. As of today 533 companies and organizations from 52 countries have registered one or more persons to attend the event in Jönköping, Sweden 29-31 May. Welcome to take part in trade fair, conference, matchmaking, study visits and side events on ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Arcadia Biosciences Takes Next Step to Enable Farmers to Receive Carbon Credits for Reduced Nitrogen Fertilizer Use

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, today announced that the company has submitted a carbon credit methodology to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The methodology would allow ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Putting a price on nature can benefit the poor if done right

    You don’t have to go far in Bolivia to find treasure. It’s everywhere: in the vast Amazonian forests; in Lake Titicaca, which lies nearly four kilometres above sea level in the Andes; in the peaks and rain-gathering waterways of the Andes mountains; or in Bolivia’s 2,000 animal species. And to call all this treasure is hardly romantic — ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bridgestone Americas Breaking Ground on New Biorubber Process Research Center

     Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSA) today announced the groundbreaking of its Biorubber Process Research Center, a research and development project in Mesa, Ariz., to investigate the use of the Guayule plant as an alternative natural rubber source. The invitation-only groundbreaking ceremony will take place on ...

  • African Development Bank to fund $814m Congo forest conservation

    The African Development Bank Group is planning to invest US$814 million in biodiversity conservation and natural resources management in Central Africa's Congo Basin, the group's president announced today.  Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka made the pledge at a two day conference on financing mechanisms for the sustainable management of Congo Basin forest ecosystems that opened Thursday in ...

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • CAP Reform – an explanation of the main elements

    The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council and the EP as a 1streading Agreement. Most elements were agreed in trilogue on June 26, and the last remaining issues (linked to the Multi-Annual Financial framework package) were finalised on September 24. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber Products Finances Criminal and Militia Groups, Threatening Security and Sustainable Development

    Global environmental crime, worth up to US$213 billion each year, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL. The Environmental Crime Crisis, a rapid response assessment, was released during the first ...

  • Questions and answers on the new proposal for a regulation on preventing and managing invasive alien species

    What are invasive alien species (IAS)? Alien species are plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms that have been transported across ecological barriers such as mountain ranges, or oceans as a result of human intervention, and have become established in an area outside their natural range. About a quarter of these species are brought into Europe intentionally, for their beauty, ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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