Environmental Management

India: Public Health and Environmental Contamination

Jul 31st, 2014 | By
India: Public Health and Environmental Contamination

A lot of progress has been made in India in the past decade in terms of improving the environment and associated impacts on human health, but a lot of work still needs to be done. In rural India, for example, obvious environmental problems with clear adverse health impacts are often allowed to exist without intervention. As the following photographs
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E-Waste: Health Impacts in Developing Countries

Jul 19th, 2014 | By
E-Waste: Health Impacts in Developing Countries

Electronic waste (E-Waste) has become a critical global environmental health issue due to the large and growing volume of E-Waste found in the market place and insufficient management policies in many countries (Ogunseitan et. al. 2009). This article reviews the public health impacts associated with E-Waste management in developing countries and outlines recommendations to further
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Improving the Quality of Phase I ESA Reports

Jun 7th, 2014 | By
Improving the Quality of Phase I ESA Reports

This article provides practical tips for improving Phase I environmental due diligence reports. Great advice for new and experienced practitioners.



Improve Training with Accelerative Learning

May 24th, 2014 | By
Improve Training with Accelerative Learning

Take a break and listen to this webinar from the Auditing Roundtable on adult learning and the power of Accelerative Learning. Michael Bittner and Amy McDonald from ERM are the guest speakers.   About Accelerative Learning Some of the world’s leading companies use Accelerative Learning (AL) techniques to improve training effectiveness.  Not only does training
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U.S. TRI Reporting for Oil & Gas Extraction

Apr 20th, 2014 | By
U.S. TRI Reporting for Oil & Gas Extraction

In January 2014, sixteen environmental advocacy and grassroots organizations filed a supplement to a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add the oil and gas extraction industry to the list of facilities required to report under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).  Historically, the oil and gas extraction industry was excluded from reporting
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Environmental Budgets Growing in 2014

Mar 9th, 2014 | By
Environmental Budgets Growing in 2014

More than 62% of corporations worldwide will increase spending on environmental management initiatives in 2014, and 31% will increase spending in the double-digits according to a new report released by independent analyst firm Verdantix. The survey of 250 heads of environment, health, and safety (EHS) in 13 major economies found that just 3% plan to
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Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

Jan 21st, 2014 | By
Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

People often make mistakes when shipping hazardous materials, and this article provides strategies for hazardous materials offerors in the United States to avoid four common shipping errors: failing to understand regulatory differences between modes of transportation; mistakenly assuming that common articles and substances are non-hazardous; failing to understand the regulatory implications of returned and self-transported
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The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Editor’s Note: This article, published in January 2014, provides information on company performance from 2012. For an updated list of the world’s largest environmental consulting companies, click here.   The value of the global environmental consulting (EC) market reached US$27.4 billion (£16.7 billion) in 2012, up 3.6% over the previous year, according to the latest report
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Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Dec 9th, 2013 | By
Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Rewilding is a method of restoring the increased functionality of ecosystems through the re-introduction of flora and fauna into areas where they may once have existed but are not currently present. The concept aims to work with natural processes to restore a more self-sustaining ecosystem that is less reliant on people for continued inputs or
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Costa Rica: New Soil Contamination and Remediation Decree

Nov 21st, 2013 | By
Costa Rica: New Soil Contamination and Remediation Decree

On July 10, 2013, Costa Rican authorities issued a Decree implementing rules on ground conservation and remediation based on the concentration levels of certain regulated substances (RS), such as arsenic, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls, in soil. Decree 37757-S will enter into force on January 10, 2014. It will affect people and corporations manufacturing, transporting, using,
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