Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy

The one thing we still need in order to get to a low-carbon economy

Pension funds, insurance companies and other investors who manage trillions of dollars have an enormous opportunity to change the future by investing in clean energy. The global clean energy industry has plenty of reasons to feel good ...


Energy & Renewables

Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions

Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions

Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. Researchers ...


Environmental Management

The Art and Science of Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting

The Art and Science of Corporate Sustainability Goal Setting

Corporate sustainability goals can be something of a mystery. I am sometimes asked: why do companies set the sustainability goals that they do? I often answer that as a science company, DuPont focuses on developing science-based solutions ...


Health & Safety

RIDDOR Accident Reporting

RIDDOR Accident Reporting

In 2014-2015, about 27.3 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illnesses and workplace injuries. Employers located in the UK are required by law to report all workplace accidents under RIDDOR regulations. For ...


Monitoring & Testing

Case study - Spindle utilities module

Case study - Spindle utilities module

Business Situation The existing method of tracking utility usage at these industrial laundries was highly manual, unreliable, and time consuming. Total utility consumption from bills was entered into large spreadsheets and analyzed over ...


Soil & Groundwater

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment Whitepaper - Analytical and Measuring Instruments

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment Whitepaper  - Analytical and Measuring Instruments

The recovery of natural gas and oil from untraditional wells is necessary for the economic stability of the United States. Shale gas deposits are deep below the earth’s surface and recovery of gas is expensive and requires millions ...


Waste & Recycling

Circular economy in Europe — Developing the knowledge base

Circular economy in Europe — Developing the knowledge base

Europe is bound to the rest of the world through multiple systems that enable two-way flows of materials, financial resources, ideas and innovation. As a result, Europe's economic, ecological and societal resilience is and will continue to ...


Water & Wastewater

How Thames Water reinvented its fast sand filters

How Thames Water reinvented its fast sand filters

World best filter material for purification of drinking When algal blooms put the sand filters under pressure, Thames Water started its own in-house research into new filter materials. Not only did the effort cure ...


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