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Air & Climate

Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming. In fact, they ...


Energy & Renewables

Website offers global view of small hydroelectric projects

Website offers global view of small hydroelectric projects

It is now easier to access reliable data on small hydropower projects globally following the launch of a website designed to promote this technology, says a UN body. The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International ...


Environmental Management

Cultivating the next generation of sustainability leaders

Cultivating the next generation of sustainability leaders

International corporate volunteerism gives future leaders real-life experience facing challenges in emerging markets and could create self-perpetuating sustainable businesses ntroduced by John Elkington two decades ago, the “triple ...


Health & Safety

Health and safety at work: companies shift their attitude

Health and safety at work: companies shift their attitude

From reaction to incidents to the development of a corporate culture: the approach to occupational health and safety is changing all over the world; managing health & safety at work is crucial to North Americans to preserve the ...


Monitoring & Testing

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying biological wastewater treatment system

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying  biological wastewater treatment system

ABSTRACT Many wastewater treatment plants use more than 50% of their total energy budget in the aeration basin and, when nutrient removal is included in the activated sludge process, it is very common that the majority of oxygen uptake ...


Soil & Groundwater

The Future For Fracking

The Future For Fracking

Summary Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. The future of ...


Waste & Recycling

Europe’s objective: recycle more waste and send less to landfills

Europe’s objective: recycle more waste and send less to landfills

Is waste a problem or a resource? Waste is both, depending on what we do with it. It is a problem because it can affect people’s health and the environment. For example, landfills are an important source of methane emissions, which ...


Water & Wastewater

Mogden thames water case study

Mogden thames water case study

Plant inputs : 90,000 Tonnes dry solids/annum 5,466m3 combined sludges/day Primary sludge 60% Secondary sludge 40% Digestion plant : 16 x 4,250m3 Mesophilic digesters (68,000m3 loial capacily) Complete refurbishment technology package 16 ...


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