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Air & Climate

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

A study published today (Mar 25, 2015) in JAMA Psychology outlines the negative impacts of prenatal exposure to air pollutants on childhood brain development. Researchers at the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s ...


Energy & Renewables

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an ...


Environmental Management

Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

With 2014 now behind us, the ability to voluntarily opt out of conflict minerals reporting is also gone. After numerous companies declared themselves “DRC Conflict Undeterminable” in 2014 per federal allowance, ...


Health & Safety

BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, safety regulations at many nuclear plants have been considerably tightened, this has led to an increased demand for fire fighting pump systems. These systems must comply with extremely ...


Monitoring & Testing

Can I use two probes of the same type with a Hach HQ40D meter?

Can I use two probes of the same type with a Hach HQ40D meter?

Yes – two probes of the same type can be used with the Hach HQ40D. The Hach HQ40D is a multi meter with two channels – this means it can accept two probes and measure two parameters from pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen ...


Soil & Groundwater

Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

Project description for soil vapor extraction / steam injection remediation by GWS Environmental Contractors Inc. The use and implementation of steam injection remediation on No 2. heating oil. Project Location: 18 Institute Street ...


Waste & Recycling

Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine ...


Water & Wastewater

Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable ...


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