:: WorstPolluted.org : Reports Using data collected over the past three years from thousands of toxic hotspots, the The World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems 2011 Report identifies the top ten toxic pollution threats, and for the first time, calculates their health impacts. Released by the Blacksmith Institute in collaboration with Green Cross Switzerland , the report reveals the most targeted picture of pollution’s toll to date. Research and documentation of this scale has never been done before, and the crucial information gathered in the report will help to prioritize life-saving cleanup efforts. The key to the report is that it calculates the impact of pollution in terms of years of life lost and years spent in poor health, whereas much of the current research in environmental health focuses only on deaths.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. Pollution
Helping EPR A1 Operators improve their resource efficiency Issue The UK’s economy and businesses depend on global trade and resources. However, factors like climate change and a growing world population mean there’s more pressure on energy, natural resources and the wider environment. We need to make our economy and businesses more sustainable, so we can grow the economy and also reduce our environmental impact.
Overview The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme is a UK government scheme. It’s designed to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in private and public sector organisations that are high energy users. The Environment Agency administers the scheme for the UK and regulates the scheme in England. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales regulate the scheme in their own countries. Energy already covered under climate change agreements and the EU Emissions Trading System is not included in CRC. CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
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You must monitor your emissions once you get an environmental permit - either continuously or periodically, depending on the conditions of your permit. Read more about the Environment Agency’s monitoring scheme to find out how you can meet monitoring requirements. Reporting your pollution Pollution Inventory
National Pollutant Release Inventory - Air Pollutant Emission Summaries and Trends
Through the National Pollutant Release Inventory, Environment Canada tracks pollutant releases, disposals and transfers for recycling of over 300 pollutants from industrial and other facilities. For 17 of these pollutants, Environment Canada also compiles air emission estimates for non-industrial sources such as motor vehicles, residential heating and agriculture. Combined, this information provides a complete picture for air emission sources of these key air pollutants. The key air pollutants are the main pollutants that contribute to smog, acid rain and poor air quality, or are of particular concern to human health and the environment due to their persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity. Information for these pollutants is also required to fulfill international reporting obligations. Pollution and Waste - Glossary
There are a number of factors to keep in mind when using and interpreting National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data. For example, changes to the list of reported substances over time are important to understand when conducting trend analysis. Please review the Considerations when using NPRI data. Pollution and Waste - NPRI Datasets
Pollution and Waste - Pollution Data Library Pollution Data and Reports Tools and resources for accessing, analyzing and interpreting National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data on pollutant releases and transfers in Canada. Features Data Resources Guide for Using and Interpreting NPRI DataNPRI Reports and Analysis - NPRI reports and information on using and analyzing NPRI data.NPRI Online Data Search Facility-reported Data: Search detailed facility-reported information on pollutant releases and transfers.Air Pollutant Emissions Data: Search air pollutant emission summaries and trends for industrial and non-industrial sources.Downloadable NPRI and Air Pollutant Emissions Datasets - Facility-reported information for each reporting year since 1993, and air pollutant emission summaries and trends for industrial and non-industrial sources.NPRI Mapping - NPRI map layers for use with Google Earth™, air pollutant emission density maps, and the NPRI facility location table (including latitude and longitude coordinates) NPRI Data Search
Pollution and Waste - Tracking Pollution in Canada The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada's legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling. It is a key resource for: identifying pollution prevention priorities;supporting the assessment and risk management of chemicals, and air quality modelling;helping develop targeted regulations for reducing releases of toxic substances and air pollutants;encouraging actions to reduce the release of pollutants into the environment; andimproving public understanding. Pollution Data and Reports Resources for accessing, analyzing and interpreting information on pollutant releases and transfers in Canada.
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Home > Construction Waste Management by Tom Napier, Research ArchitectU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center / Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Last updated: 03-06-2012 Introduction Responsible management of waste is an essential aspect of sustainable building. Construction Waste Management