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Air & Climate

Dispersion Notes: U.S. EPA Proposes Changes to AERMOD and CALPUFF

Dispersion Notes: U.S. EPA Proposes Changes to AERMOD and CALPUFF

Last week, BREEZE staff made the trip to U.S. EPA’s offices in North Carolina for their 11th Modeling Conference to get the latest updates on upcoming changes to the AERMOD system, CALPUFF, and other issues.  The highlights ...


Energy & Renewables

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive ...


Environmental Management

Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

5 Signs that you are ready for COI risk assessment Conflict of interest (COI) disclosure operates on a trust system. New hire orientation training and occasional refresher training sessions bring up the issue and request the submission of ...


Health & Safety

Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

To comply with the European Union’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, member states are required to create updated noise maps for large urban areas and major transportation sources every five years. The English government ...


Monitoring & Testing

Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

The cardboard box is covered with a layer of dust so thick it must have been tucked away in this Kenyan basement for decades. The researcher wipes off the dust and rummages through the papers stored inside by someone long since retired. ...


Soil & Groundwater

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 ...


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

Short Showers Replace Deep Baths: Drought Conditions Changing the Way Society Thinks About Water Infrastructure

Short Showers Replace Deep Baths: Drought Conditions Changing the Way Society Thinks About Water Infrastructure

While proactive water conservation is a smart way for consumers to react to climate change, the crisis puts increased pressure on water utilities to better manage their resources and pipeline networks. Change is in the air. One only needs ...


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