Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One ...


Energy & Renewables

Boom-or-doom riddle for nuclear industry

Boom-or-doom riddle for nuclear industry

The headline figures for 2014 from the nuclear industry describe a worldwide boom in progress, with 73 reactors presently being built and another 481 new ones either planned or approved. The World Nuclear Association (WNA) official ...


Environmental Management

Green Construction Board Multi-stakeholder engagement - Case Study

Green Construction Board Multi-stakeholder engagement - Case Study

The client The Green Construction Board (GCB), formed in summer 2011, is a joint government and industry group formed to provide a platform for growth in green construction. It will implement and take forward the Low Carbon Construction ...


Health & Safety

Think health as well as safety

Think health as well as safety

Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new ...


Monitoring & Testing

Plant area monitoring at Krško

Plant area monitoring at Krško

Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering ...


Soil & Groundwater

Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights - Case Study

Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights - Case Study

For years, the geosynthetics Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) industry has struggled to find a cost-effective, accurate, and sustainable solution to data collection, validation and review. Since the inception of geosynthetics CQA, the ...


Waste & Recycling

One Billion Devices

One Billion Devices

Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are being deployed in developing nations. But what happens when these hot new devices are no ...


Water & Wastewater

Ultrafiltration reclaims oily process water; reducing operating costs and environmental impact

Ultrafiltration reclaims oily process water; reducing operating costs and environmental impact

Challenge An industry-leading manufacturer of industrial-grade fastening systems discovers a better way to recycle  washwater - reducing fresh water consumption by 130,000 gallons annually and reclaim machining oil by using ...


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