Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

History of Air Pollution in the UK

History of Air Pollution in the UK

Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal ...


Energy & Renewables

Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2015 Edition

Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2015 Edition

This joint report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is the eighth in a series of studies on electricity generating costs. As policy makers work to ensure that the power supply is reliable, secure ...


Environmental Management

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a ...


Health & Safety

Companies Appeal ECHA’s Decision on Silicon Dioxide

Companies Appeal ECHA’s Decision on Silicon Dioxide

On August 19, 2015, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced appeals of its March 11, 2015, decision on substance evaluation for silicon dioxide.  Case A-015-2015 was filed by Evonik Degussa GmbH and 34 others, while Case ...


Monitoring & Testing

Detecting Mercury in Water

Detecting Mercury in Water

Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all ...


Soil & Groundwater

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

When a site is contaminated with petroleum products, there are many questions. How did it happen? When did it happen? And, most importantly, who is responsible for paying to clean it up? This ...


Waste & Recycling

Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

In Kentucky, a county board votes to shut down a landfill that had long been the source of odor complaints from nearby residents. In Hawaii, residents push a city council to expedite a delayed landfill closure. Outside Beirut, Lebanon, ...


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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