Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

COP 20 in Lima: key step on the way to a global climate agreement in Paris

Ministers are in Lima this week to negotiate a text to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which should then be finalised at a conference in Paris in 2015. The Parliament has sent a delegation of 12 MEPs to support representatives from the ...


Energy & Renewables

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian ...


Environmental Management

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide ...


Health & Safety

Three Steps to Removing Cognitive Bias from Safety Decisions

Three Steps to Removing Cognitive Bias from Safety Decisions

Why do good leaders sometimes make bad decisions? The answer has to do with the remarkably complex human brain. Every day, the typical person makes somewhere between 2,000 and 10,000 decisions. Unable to cope with all the detail of each ...


Monitoring & Testing

How can I test the accuracy of my volumetric glassware?

How can I test the accuracy of my volumetric glassware?

A huge range of tests in the laboratory require the use of volumetric glassware such as bulb or volumetric pipettes, volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders and burettes, to accurately measure larger volumes of liquid. As this volume ...


Soil & Groundwater

Progress Soil Sampling Results Collected from Phase 1 at SRSNE Superfund Site in Southington, Connecticut

Progress Soil Sampling Results Collected from Phase 1 at SRSNE Superfund Site in Southington, Connecticut

TerraTherm has recently completed its final progress soil sampling effort of Phase 1 at the Solvents Recovery Service of New England, Inc. (SRSNE) Superfund site in Southington, Connecticut. The site's total target treatment zone covers an ...


Waste & Recycling

Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

Already recognized as being a non-abrasive cleaning process, dry ice cleaning is gaining notoriety for its delicate cleaning properties. It is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry for cleaning surgical devices and catheter tips. ...


Water & Wastewater

Water for Cooling Thermoelectric Power Plants in the Great Lakes Basin is an Undervalued Resource

Water for Cooling Thermoelectric Power Plants in the Great Lakes Basin is an Undervalued Resource

Water availability is critical to power generation: Without access to adequate amounts of water for cooling, power plants that rely on heat energy to generate electricity cannot operate. In the U.S., population growth and increasing ...


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