Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

ETS reform: everything you need to know in a nutshell

ETS reform: everything you need to know in a nutshell

The EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) was set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, but it is not working as efficiently as it could. On 24 February MEPs approved draft legislation to tackle the imbalances of supply and ...


Energy & Renewables

Burning Man Work Ranch Solar Installation - Case Study

Burning Man Work Ranch Solar Installation - Case Study

Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group worked with Pure Power Solutions to design a ballasted ground mount array while accommodating a pre-existing concrete high-way lock blocks as the form of ballast, per customer request. Patriot Solar ...


Environmental Management

Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that's supposed to be adopted in ...


Health & Safety

Electric Utilities & Safety Culture in an Aging Workforce

Electric Utilities & Safety Culture in an Aging Workforce

Electrical power-line installers and repairers regularly appear on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of the top ten most dangerous jobs. According to the Fallen Linemen Organization an average of 45 linemen a year ...


Monitoring & Testing

Levelogger Edge Data Verified in Harsh Conditions of Antarctic Tidal Study

Levelogger Edge Data Verified in Harsh Conditions of Antarctic Tidal Study

From April 2013, through December 2013, a Levelogger Edge was used in an Antarctic Tidal Study to monitor sea level fluctuations in the Davis Sea, Antarctica. A unique monitoring setup was implemented for the successful installation of the ...


Soil & Groundwater

Answers to questions about oil waste in California aquifers

Answers to questions about oil waste in California aquifers

California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, has improperly given oil companies more than 2,500 permits to inject production fluids and oilfield waste into underground water supplies that are used for drinking water or ...


Waste & Recycling

Superabsorbent derived from cassava waste pulp

Superabsorbent derived from cassava waste pulp

Background Cassava waste pulp from the tapioca industry is abundant in Indonesia. However, there have been few Indonesian or international papers describing research on the possible use of cassava waste pulp as a superabsorbent after ...


Water & Wastewater

Green Water Infrastructure

Green Water Infrastructure

Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on roofs, streets, and parking lots, the water cannot soak into the ground. In most urban areas, stormwater is drained through engineered collection ...


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