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Air & Climate

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more ...


Energy & Renewables

A Biodiesel Filled Future For Your Car - case study

A Biodiesel Filled Future For Your Car - case study

Future vehicles require a level of robustness to the legislated future introduction of bio-diesel. This research aims to understand the future of biodiesels in world markets and the characteristics of these fuels. The Need In recognising ...


Environmental Management

The city blueprint: experiences with the implementation of 24 indicators to assess the sustainability of the urban water cycle

The city blueprint: experiences with the implementation of 24 indicators to assess the sustainability of the urban water cycle

A set of indicators, i.e. the city blueprint, has been developed to assess the sustainability of the water cycle (SWC). The city blueprint comprises a set of 24 dedicated indicators divided over eight categories, i.e. water security, water ...


Health & Safety

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United ...


Monitoring & Testing

Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will con tinually get the question "Does your equipment match the regulatory method?" Zj While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated, it can also be a challenging measurement. It ...


Soil & Groundwater

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its ...


Waste & Recycling

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In ...


Water & Wastewater

Why Closing a Power Plant Could Be Part of Austin`s Water Solution

Why Closing a Power Plant Could Be Part of Austin`s Water Solution

The funny thing about Walter E. Long Lake is that most people don't know it exists. The lake, tucked into a rural-feeling part of Northeast Austin is big, by Austin standards. It can hold more water than Austin's two central city lakes -- ...


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