As reported in the New Scientist, a new kind of polarising camera is available that can detect otherwise invisible oil sheens. Like many oil imagers, the Pyxis camera sees the infrared radiation emitted by all objects. That is important because there is often a temperature difference between oil and water. However, if there isn’t one, […]
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About John Nicholson
Cleantech and environmental professional with over 25 years of experience in cleantech start-ups, environmental consulting, environmental law, and government.
John has been the editor of Hazmat Management Magazine (www.hazmatmag.com) since early 2016, having served as the business and technology columnist for the previous 12 years. Hazmat Management Magazine, founded in 1989, is one of the first environmental business trade publications in Canada and has a currently readership of over 12,000 environmental professionals in North America.
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Revitalization News recently assembled a catalog of 38 undergrad, graduate and certificate courses in urban revitalization, brownfield redevelopment, and environmental restoration worldwide. The courses are from institutions from all over the world, including the United States and Canada. The catalog has something for almost anyone ranging from an online course on Landscape Restoration for Sustainable […]
PF Résolu Canada Inc., a North American company in the forest products industry, was recently fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to violating subsection 36(3) of the Canadian Fisheries Act. The investigation, led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, revealed that PF Résolu Canada Inc. had committed a violation to the Act, namely the deposit of a […]
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) doctrine. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. In April and May 2016, FEMA […]
Christophe Potvin-Doucet has joined the Montreal team as a Project Manager
Altech Group, based out of Toronto, Ontario, has a 12-month contract position for a project consultant.
Sherritt International Corporation (Sherritt) recently pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to three counts of contravening the Canadian Fisheries Act. Sherritt was sentenced to pay $1,050,000. As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry. The Coal Valley Mine, which was owned by Sherritt, from […]
As reported in the Winnipeg Free Press, abandoned mine sites at Lynn Lake and near Leaf Rapids, Manitoba will need to have their wastewater treatment plants operating for the next 24 years to clean up the contamination. The estimated cost of the running the plants is $62 million over the time frame. These assertions can […]
Teck Coal Limited recently pleaded guilty to three counts of contravening the Canadian Fisheries Act in the Provincial Court of British Columbia. The court ordered the company to pay a penalty of $1,425,000, which will be directed to the federal Environmental Damages Fund, and used for purposes related to the conservation and protection of fish […]
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently prepared on Fact Sheet on how phytoforensics can be used to screen for contamination prior to traditional sampling methods. Phytoforensics is a low cost, rapid sampling method that collects tree-core samples from the tree trunk to map the extent of contamination below the ground. By utilizing phytoforensics, environmental […]
- Canada’s draft 2019–2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy: Impacts on Clean Technology and Brownfield DevelopmentJanuary 4, 2019 - 4:10 pm
- Technology Simultaneously Measures 71 Elements in WaterDecember 27, 2018 - 1:05 pm
- United States: Successor Liability for Environmental LiabilitiesDecember 12, 2018 - 9:55 am
- Environmental Convictions & Contaminated Property: Ontario Summary for 2018November 21, 2018 - 5:18 pm
- Financing Soil Remediation: Exploring the use of financing instruments to blend public and private capitalNovember 21, 2018 - 2:44 pm
- Market Report on VOC DetectorsNovember 21, 2018 - 12:52 pm