Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions ...


Energy & Renewables

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive ...


Environmental Management

Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

5 Signs that you are ready for COI risk assessment Conflict of interest (COI) disclosure operates on a trust system. New hire orientation training and occasional refresher training sessions bring up the issue and request the submission of ...


Health & Safety

EPA Announces Availability of OCSPP Final Test Guidelines

EPA Announces Availability of OCSPP Final Test Guidelines

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in a Federal Register notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of three Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) final test guidelines to its 890 Series, ...


Monitoring & Testing

Air monitoring in the Bosnian valley of the pyramids – part 2

Air monitoring in the Bosnian valley of the pyramids – part 2

In the first part of this series, ‘Air monitoring in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids—Part 1’, I recounted my trip to Visoko in March 2015. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating country and well worth going ...


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

Improved Waste Service Management at St Georges Tower

Improved Waste Service Management at St Georges Tower

Client: Sodexo Location: St Georges Tower, Leicester Date: October 2015 Sector: Education About the Project: Sodexo manages the International Study Centres facilities at St Georges Tower, which is comprised of 164 student ...


Water & Wastewater

Short Showers Replace Deep Baths: Drought Conditions Changing the Way Society Thinks About Water Infrastructure

Short Showers Replace Deep Baths: Drought Conditions Changing the Way Society Thinks About Water Infrastructure

While proactive water conservation is a smart way for consumers to react to climate change, the crisis puts increased pressure on water utilities to better manage their resources and pipeline networks. Change is in the air. One only needs ...


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