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Air & Climate

Study: Stem Cells and Air Quality

Study: Stem Cells and Air Quality

A recent study conducted by researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the University of ...


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

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals

On August 4, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of a final guidance document entitled “Guidance for Industry: Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals.” The Guidance is intended to ...


Health & Safety

Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals can be found in soil and rock formations in many regions of the Western United States. The term naturally ...


Monitoring & Testing

NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive ...


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

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

Reducing Ruptured Reputations – Assessment Tools Reduce Risk of Failure on Sewer Force Mains

Reducing Ruptured Reputations – Assessment Tools Reduce Risk of Failure on Sewer Force Mains

A ruptured sewer pipe can attract a lot of unwanted attention, even when it happens on private property. Last year, hours before celebrities were to arrive at the Golden Globes Awards show at the Beverley Hills Hotel, a reputed sewer pipe ...


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