Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions ...


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

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

EPA Announces Availability of OCSPP Final Test Guidelines

EPA Announces Availability of OCSPP Final Test Guidelines

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in a Federal Register notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of three Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) final test guidelines to its 890 Series, ...


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

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less ...


Waste & Recycling

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

Executive Summary - Summer 2015 Overview of the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Committee The Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), North America’s largest alliance of plastics reclaimers, represents companies ...


Water & Wastewater

Drinking Water Analysis Guide

Drinking Water Analysis Guide

Public Water Systems (PWS), regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), provide drinking water to 90% of Americans. Water systems and laboratories testing drinking water for Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) ...


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