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

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study The Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Operational report 2015 shows there has been a gradual increase in the load factor for the UK fleet since 2004 on the back of ...


Environmental Management

As we prepare for the Paris Climate Summit, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen

As we prepare for the Paris Climate Summit, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen

This year will mark the most important negotiations on climate change since the 15th gathering of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks in Copenhagen in 2009, COP 15. Those talks ...


Health & Safety

Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

Identifying Naturally Occurring Asbestos Hazards at Worksites

Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals can be found in soil and rock formations in many regions of the Western United States. The term naturally ...


Monitoring & Testing

Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed Case Study

Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed Case Study

Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise have designed and delivered a complete tidal monitoring system, including tide gauges, telemetry equipment, servers, databases, system control, data management and display software, to the Port of ...


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

Reducing Ruptured Reputations – Assessment Tools Reduce Risk of Failure on Sewer Force Mains

Reducing Ruptured Reputations – Assessment Tools Reduce Risk of Failure on Sewer Force Mains

A ruptured sewer pipe can attract a lot of unwanted attention, even when it happens on private property. Last year, hours before celebrities were to arrive at the Golden Globes Awards show at the Beverley Hills Hotel, a reputed sewer pipe ...


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