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Pollution

by Dnasoft  (Jul. 26, 2010)

Pollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground where we grow our food, and even the increasing noise we hear every day--all contribute to health problems and a lower quality of life. Find out about the environment ...

Sustainable desalination: environmental approaches

by IDE Technologies  (Jun. 24, 2015)

Abstract The environmental issues of possible concern during construction and operation of desalination plants (mainly large-scale facilities) include impacts that are common to many coastal development projects (e.g. land use and aesthetic impacts), as well as specific impacts associated with the elements of the desalination system and auxiliary ...

4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 30, 2015)

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 of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ...

How Pain Keeps us from Acting on Climate Change

by DelAgua Group  (Jul. 31, 2015)

In my daily work, I read a lot of online articles about climate change—both the science and the politics—and out of curiosity I’m invariably drawn to the comments section at the end of the page (first rule of the internet—never read the comments!). What I’ve observed is that these comments tend more often than not to ...

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

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 31, 2015)

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 resource ...

Detecting Mercury in Water

by Arizona Instrument LLC  (Aug. 11, 2015)

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 known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish. [2] ...

Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

by Ensia  (Jul. 15, 2015)

A Dutch court recently ruled that greenhouse gas reduction is a state obligation. Here’s what that could mean for the rest of the world. On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been ...

Questions and answers on the proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 15, 2015)

1. Why has the Commission proposed today a revision of EU ETS? The European Commission has presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework agreed by the EU leaders in October 2014. The proposal is an integral part of the work on achieving a resilient Energy ...

Air pollution from ships

by European Environmental Bureau  (Nov. 1, 2004)

Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. There are however technical means by which these pollutants could be cut by as much as 80-90 per cent, and very cost-effectively compared with what would have to be done to achieve similar results by taking further measures ...

Transboundary air pollution research

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Mar. 6, 2001)

No other research institution in Norway has been paid off so well in EU's fifth framework programme as the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). 'Norway is of no importance to the Europeans', this is the opinion of Director Øystein Hov. 'It's no use promoting Norwegian special points of view in the ...

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