Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more ...


Energy & Renewables

Power station planned outages - Case Study

Power station planned outages - Case Study

Luminant is a Texas-based electric utility. Luminant's operations include electricity generation and wholesaling, mining, construction, and development. Luminant wished to find a method that would optimize the maintenance and upgrade ...


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

Canada’s National Exhibition (CNE) Food Safety: Post-Cronut Burger

Canada’s National Exhibition (CNE) Food Safety: Post-Cronut Burger

It’s that time of year again – summer is rolling to an end, the office is deserted, and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is open for business. Established more than 135 years ago, the CNE annual fair is known for its ...


Monitoring & Testing

Search the ASTM Website

Search the ASTM Website

A search at the ASTM website for a specific ASTM standard by designation number will return a link for its current version, with additional links for historical versions. This is straightforward, and often just what you need. But, if ...


Soil & Groundwater

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its ...


Waste & Recycling

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In ...


Water & Wastewater

Why Closing a Power Plant Could Be Part of Austin`s Water Solution

Why Closing a Power Plant Could Be Part of Austin`s Water Solution

The funny thing about Walter E. Long Lake is that most people don't know it exists. The lake, tucked into a rural-feeling part of Northeast Austin is big, by Austin standards. It can hold more water than Austin's two central city lakes -- ...


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