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Air & Climate

Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU between 1990 and 2012?

Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU between 1990 and 2012?

Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased substantially since 1990, reaching their lowest level in 2012. The EU emitted 4,544 million tonnes of CO2 eq. in 2012, accounting for less than 10% of global GHG emissions1. Figure ...


Energy & Renewables

Solar PV System in Tsakilero - Case Study

Solar PV System in Tsakilero - Case Study

Our Results The Problem Mrs Diomidous, a Designer Engineer from Larnaca, was aware that Photovoltaic systems can be utilized to eliminate sky-high electric bills. All she needed was a thorough guidance from solar consultant experts to ...


Environmental Management

ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it ...


Health & Safety

China in Talks to Join the OECD System for the Mutual Acceptance of Data in Assessment of Chemicals

China in Talks to Join the OECD System for the Mutual Acceptance of Data in Assessment of Chemicals

It has recently been reported that China is in discussions with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to become a provisional adherent to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system. This would require China to ...


Monitoring & Testing

Long Lasting Safety with PureAire Monitoring Systems’ 10+ year sensors

Long Lasting Safety with PureAire Monitoring Systems’ 10+ year sensors

When it comes to oxygen deficiency monitors, PureAire makes the longest lasting units on the market. They believe your safety should not be taken lightly, and have created a reliable and affordable monitor that will outlast all of their ...


Soil & Groundwater

Using the Pencil-Paper Method with a Tablet Computer to Increase Borehole / Well Logging Efficiency

Using the Pencil-Paper Method with a Tablet Computer to Increase Borehole / Well Logging Efficiency

Traditionally, geologists use pencil and paper when logging soil descriptions, drilling tests, and well diagrams in the field.  We wanted to see if we could speed up this process using a field computer.  We tested a fully ...


Waste & Recycling

Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two ...


Water & Wastewater

Surveillance of human and swine adenovirus, human norovirus and swine circovirus in water samples in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Surveillance of human and swine adenovirus, human norovirus and swine circovirus in water samples in Santa Catarina, Brazil

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the contamination of different water sources (drinking, surface and groud waters) used for human and animal consumption by PCV2, PAdV, HAdV and NoV GI and GII, in in the city of ...


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