Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

History of Air Pollution in the UK

History of Air Pollution in the UK

Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal ...


Energy & Renewables

Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2015 Edition

Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2015 Edition

This joint report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is the eighth in a series of studies on electricity generating costs. As policy makers work to ensure that the power supply is reliable, secure ...


Environmental Management

`Adapting to a changing climate` - The Adaptation Forum video documentary

`Adapting to a changing climate` - The Adaptation Forum video documentary

The documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world. It is translated into nine languages, including the six UN languages (Arabic, ...


Health & Safety

If the fire doesn’t kill you, the CO2 might – carbon dioxide and fire suppression

If the fire doesn’t kill you, the CO2 might – carbon dioxide and fire suppression

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for more than a hundred years. In high concentrations it dilutes oxygen, thus removing one of the three elements of the combustion triangle (the other ...


Monitoring & Testing

How do Memmert ovens and incubators ensure optimum temperature distribution?

How do Memmert ovens and incubators ensure optimum temperature distribution?

The German manufactured Memmert range of ovens and incubators are known for their high quality materials, state of the art technology and high accuracy. But did you know they also use their extensive knowledge and experience to ensure all ...


Soil & Groundwater

Water: At a Tipping Point

Water: At a Tipping Point

The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food ...


Waste & Recycling

Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

In Kentucky, a county board votes to shut down a landfill that had long been the source of odor complaints from nearby residents. In Hawaii, residents push a city council to expedite a delayed landfill closure. Outside Beirut, Lebanon, ...


Water & Wastewater

Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put ...


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