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Air & Climate

European Union emission inventory report 1990–2013 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

European Union emission inventory report 1990–2013 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

This document is the annual European Union (EU) emission inventory report to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) (UNECE, 1979). The report and its ...


Energy & Renewables

The Economics of Grid defection

The Economics of Grid defection

Distributed electricity generation, especially solar PV, is rapidly spreading and getting much cheaper. Distributed electricity storage is doing the same, thanks largely to mass production of batteries for electric vehicles. Solar power is ...


Environmental Management

UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda

UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda

The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said Wednesday. Figueres is deep into ...


Health & Safety

MSHA: What’s the Real Impact of Fines on Mine Safety?

MSHA: What’s the Real Impact of Fines on Mine Safety?

Late in 2014, MSHA made headlines when an investigation revealed that nearly $70 million in health and safety penalties had yet to be paid by mining company owners. The joint investigation by news agency NPR and Mine Safety and Health News ...


Monitoring & Testing

Clean your test sieves to maintain accurate results

Clean your test sieves to maintain accurate results

A standard process in analytical laboratories is sieve analysis, the practice of accessing the particle size distribution of a granular material. The trouble is, sieves prove quite the challenge to clean thoroughly enough to get all ...


Soil & Groundwater

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the ...


Waste & Recycling

Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste

Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste

Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste By investing in and using inventive waste technologies, landfill owners will mitigate the liability, demonstrate good community social responsibility, and most importantly, add ...


Water & Wastewater

New brief on urban sanitation

New brief on urban sanitation

"Key sanitation issues: commitments, coverage, choice, context, co-production, costs, capital, city-wide coverage" is a 6-page brief that draws on the editorial in the recently published issue of Environment and Urbanization. This issue is ...


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