Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Not there yet! Emissions reduction pledges fall short of 2 degree centigrade goal

Not there yet! Emissions reduction pledges fall short of 2 degree centigrade goal

According to an analysis published (PDF) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. there is a gap between current ambitions and the actions that need to be taken to limit a rise in global ...


Energy & Renewables

5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan

This article was co-authored by Kristin Meek and was republished with permission from the World Resources Institute, a global research organization which seeks to create equity and prosperity through sustainable natural ...


Environmental Management

The Awareness and Perception of Climate Change Around The World

The Awareness and Perception of Climate Change Around The World

A new study published on Monday 27th July in the journal Nature Climate Change, provides a more inclusive look at awareness and attitudes towards climate change, giving scientists greater insight into what factors are most likely to make ...


Health & Safety

If the fire doesn’t kill you, the CO2 might – carbon dioxide and fire suppression

If the fire doesn’t kill you, the CO2 might – carbon dioxide and fire suppression

Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been used in fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for more than a hundred years. In high concentrations it dilutes oxygen, thus removing one of the three elements of the combustion triangle (the other ...


Monitoring & Testing

The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to ...


Soil & Groundwater

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less ...


Waste & Recycling

The search for sustainable plastics

The search for sustainable plastics

As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel ...


Water & Wastewater

Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

Tall oil is a viscous oily liquid and considered one of the most important by-products of wood pulp manufacturing. Through a fractioning process crude tall oil can be turned into valuable fatty and resin acids. Vacuums play a key role in ...


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