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New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

by Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)  (Aug. 24, 2015)

Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589.33 million metric tons, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) finds in an analysis released today. ...

Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

by Alpha Cure (UK)  (Aug. 21, 2015)

The mercury ban debate has been rife with speculation, confusion, strong accusations and well, a little bit of misleading information. So, together with Brendan Perring of Print Monthly I have been getting to the bottom of this tangled web of information. We have been in contact with the National Measurement and Regulations Office (NMRO) to seek ...

Detecting Mercury in Water

by Arizona Instrument LLC  (Aug. 11, 2015)

Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] ...

Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

by SciDev.Net  (Aug. 6, 2015)

The cardboard box is covered with a layer of dust so thick it must have been tucked away in this Kenyan basement for decades. The researcher wipes off the dust and rummages through the papers stored inside by someone long since retired. Sheet after sheet of neatly typed paper emerges, the faded rows of numbers detailing rainfall, temperature and ...

Air monitoring in the Bosnian valley of the pyramids – part 2

by Analox Sensor Technology  (Aug. 4, 2015)

In the first part of this series, ‘Air monitoring in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids—Part 1’, I recounted my trip to Visoko in March 2015. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating country and well worth going to—not only to experience Tunnel Ravne and the nearby ...

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Aug. 4, 2015)

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study The Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Operational report 2015 shows there has been a gradual increase in the load factor for the UK fleet since 2004 on the back of more productive wind turbines, wind farms being built at windier sites and improved plant availability. The ...

Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

by PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc  (Aug. 3, 2015)

In many industries, including aerospace, autoclaves play an important role in the manufacturing process. Key components of aerospace systems need to be put under an intense pressure and temperature during their formation; at present, an autoclave offers the best and safest way to do this. However, the manufacturing process usually uses nitrogen to ...

5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 31, 2015)

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek and was republished with permission from the World Resources Institute, a global research organization which seeks to create equity and prosperity through sustainable natural resource ...

How Pain Keeps us from Acting on Climate Change

by DelAgua Group  (Jul. 31, 2015)

In my daily work, I read a lot of online articles about climate change—both the science and the politics—and out of curiosity I’m invariably drawn to the comments section at the end of the page (first rule of the internet—never read the comments!). What I’ve observed is that these comments tend more often than not to ...

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 30, 2015)

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ...

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