Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Ozone-depleting substances 2013

Ozone-depleting substances 2013

Aggregated data reported by companies on the import, export, production, destruction and feedstock and process agent use of ozone-depleting substances in the European Union Background The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the ...


Energy & Renewables

China may be ready to kick coal habit

China may be ready to kick coal habit

There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit. China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. ...


Environmental Management

Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the ...


Health & Safety

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) ...


Monitoring & Testing

Search the ASTM Website

Search the ASTM Website

A search at the ASTM website for a specific ASTM standard by designation number will return a link for its current version, with additional links for historical versions. This is straightforward, and often just what you need. But, if ...


Soil & Groundwater

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are ...


Waste & Recycling

Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

Canada has a poor record on waste management according to a Conference Board of Canada report – ranking 17 out of 17 in an international ranking of OECD countries. But although there are serious challenges for waste management in ...


Water & Wastewater

Nuclear power reactor Unterweser in Lower Saxony, DE - Case Study

Nuclear power reactor Unterweser in Lower Saxony, DE - Case Study

On 29th of September 1978 the pressurised water reactor Unterweser went on stream and was the most powerful reactor in the world. The Nuclear power reactor Unterweser (KKU - Kernkraftwerk] had an electrical output of 1410 MW. In the course ...


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