Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Not there yet! Emissions reduction pledges fall short of 2 degree centigrade goal

Not there yet! Emissions reduction pledges fall short of 2 degree centigrade goal

According to an analysis published (PDF) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. there is a gap between current ambitions and the actions that need to be taken to limit a rise in global ...


Energy & Renewables

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

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

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 ...


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

Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed Case Study

Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed Case Study

Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise have designed and delivered a complete tidal monitoring system, including tide gauges, telemetry equipment, servers, databases, system control, data management and display software, to the Port of ...


Soil & Groundwater

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less ...


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

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 ...


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