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Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - March 2016


Lakes Environmental e-Newsletter

Emissions Inventory - Atmospheric Science - IT Solutions


In this issue:

  • News & Events
  • Upcoming Courses
  • Video Modeling Tip: Removing Plant Receptors in AERMOD View
  • Articles
  • Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows

News & Events

Exclusive Upgrade Promotions for AERMOD View and CALPUFF View Ending Soon!

Lakes Environmental's recently announced exclusive upgrade pricing for AERMOD View and CALPUFF View will be expiring soon!

If your software license has been out of maintenance for over six months and you did not receive our campaign e-mail, contact us today!

Check out our website to view our latest release notes for AERMOD View and CALPUFF View.

Exclusive pricing offered is only available until April 1, 2016 for CALPUFF View and April 15, 2016 for AERMOD View.


AERMOD & CALPUFF Courses in Las Vegas - Early Registration Discount Extended!

Lakes Environmental will be hosting a full week of AERMOD and CALPUFF training in Las Vegas from May 2 to 6, 2016.

Early registration discount extended to April 2, 2016!

Register now to guarantee your spot!

Course: AERMOD (May 2-3, 2016)
Course: CALPUFF (May 4-6, 2016)
Location: Las Vegas
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental Closed for Good Friday Holiday

Lakes Environmental's offices will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016 to observe the Good Friday Holiday. If you have any needs during that time, please e-mail us at and we will contact you on Monday, March 28, 2016 when our offices reopen.

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Upcoming Courses





May 2-3, 2016
May 4-6, 2016


Las Vegas, NV

Register Now

Jun 20, 2016


A&WMA Conference
New Orleans, LA

Register Now

Sep 26-27, 2016


Toronto, ON

Coming Soon

Nov 7-10, 2016


São Paulo, Brazil

Coming Soon

Nov 17-18, 2016


Orlando, FL

Coming Soon

For more information on the above courses, including registration information, location, and course outlines, please visit our web site:

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Modeling Tip

Removing Plant Receptors in AERMOD View

When modeling with AERMOD, it's common to remove receptors that fall within the boundary of the facility's property so as to only calculate concentrations that fall in the ambient environment.

Lakes Environmental’s AERMOD View application contains a special tool which makes simple the process of removing on-property, or plant, receptors. Watch the video below for a demonstration.

Submit Your Modeling Tips Today!

We are currently accepting submissions for the Monthly Modeling Tip section that appears in our newsletters. If you have a modeling tip that may benefit our readers, please send it to us at Your name and the name of your organization will appear below the tip providing you with an opportunity for increased exposure.

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Supreme Court Will Not Block Mercury Air Pollution Rule

March 04, 2016 - WASHINGTON - March 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental Protection Agency rule to curb emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants.

The action came about a month after the high court put on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy to combat climate change.

Chief Justice John Roberts denied a petition made last week by the states, led by Michigan, to put the rule on hold after a federal appeals court decided in December to leave it intact while the EPA reassessed costs of implementing the regulation.

Read Full Article Here

Law Firm in New Legal Threat Over UK Air Pollution

March 1, 2016 - The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action.

In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

The government said it was committed to cleaning the air and had delivered its plans accordingly.

But environmental law firm ClientEarth, which took the original case, said the plans still do not protect health.

Read Full Article Here

2016 Environmental Performance Rankings Show Progress and Failure

February 26, 2016 - Yale University and Columbia University, together with the World Economic Forum, have released the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), which tracks how well countries protect human health and ecosystems. According to their analysis, "nearly every country" has improved their "environmental performance" on 20 different indicators over the past decade, while land and marine ecosystems only continue to decline.

Read Full Article Here

EPA Announces National Enforcement Initiatives for Coming Years

February 18, 2016 - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its seven National Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019, which focus on national pollution challenges where EPA’s enforcement efforts will protect public health. For the next cycle starting on October 1, 2016, EPA will retain four of its current National Enforcement Initiatives, add two new initiatives, and expand one to include a new area of focus.

Read Full Article Here

NASA Partners on Air Quality Study in East Asia

February 24, 2016 - WASHINGTON - Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Republic of Korea are developing plans for a cooperative field study of air quality in May and June to advance the ability to monitor air pollution accurately from space.

The Korea U.S.-Air Quality study (KORUS-AQ) will assess air quality across urban, rural and coastal areas of South Korea using the combined observations of aircraft, ground sites, ships and satellites. Findings will play a critical role in the development of observing systems of ground and space-based sensors and computer models to provide improved air quality assessments for decision makers.

Read Full Article Here

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Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows




Mar 20-25, 2016

40th Stationary Source Sampling & Analysis for Air Pollutants Conference 2016
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Point Clear, AL, USA

Apr 25-27, 2016

More Info

Toronto, ON, Canada

May 17-18, 2016

Emissions 2016
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Troy, MI, USA

May 24-26, 2016

21st International Transport and Air Pollution Conference (TAP 2016)
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Lyon, France

May 25-27, 2016

Carbon Expo 2016
More Info

Cologne, Germany

Jun 06-10, 2016

Asia Clean Energy Forum
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Manila, Philippines

Jun 20-23, 2016

A&WMA 109th Annual Conference & Exhibition
More Info
Lakes Environmental will be at booth #331

New Orleans, LA, USA

Aug 18-19, 2016

6th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation (ICEPR 2016)
More Info

Budapest, Hungary

Aug 22-24, 2016

ICCE 2016: 5th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy
More Info

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2016

More Info

Busan, South Korea

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About this Newsletter

This newsletter contains information gleaned from various sources on the web, with complete links to the sources cited. Organizations cited are in no way affiliated with Lakes Environmental Software.

Lakes Environmental Software is a leading environmental IT company that offers a complete line of air dispersion modeling, risk assessment, emissions inventory, and emergency release software as well as training and custom software services. With satisfied users located around the globe, Lakes Environmental Software will continue to revolutionize the environmental software field.

For more information please visit our web site at:  You may also contact us by phone at (519) 746-5995 or by fax at (519)746-0793.

All comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can e-mail us at:

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