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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 8, 2014)

New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single ...

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

by DESMI A/S  (Sep. 29, 2014)

A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter ...

`This Changes Everything` tackles global warming

by Associated Press  (Sep. 30, 2014)

"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi Klein Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein argues that those fuels aren't the root problem - capitalism is. ...

Envlva wood pellet emissions - Case Study

by A. H. LUNDBERG ASSOCIATES, INC.  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Lundberg Provides Geoenergy" E-Tube" WET ESP Systems For Environmental Compliance At Multiple Pellet Mills A leading North American producer of industrial wood pellets was in need of a cost-effective and reliable solution to reduce their particulate matter and visible emissions from wood dryer systems at their new state-of-the-art pellet mills. ...

Do You Know the Various Types of Indoor Air Pollutants?

Indoor air pollutants can always add to an assortment of health problems. Only due to indoor pollution, asthma and other respiratory diseases deteriorate further. If an asthmatic person sleeps in a couch where there are plenty of dust mites, that person may suffer from frequent asthmatic attacks during the night. Biological contaminants and dust ...

China may be ready to kick coal habit

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 5, 2014)

There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit. China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Coal, the most polluting of all energy sources, has powered the growth of China’s flyaway economy. But as ...

Effects of air pollution on European ecosystems - Past and future exposure of European freshwater and terrestrial habitats to acidifying and eutrophying air pollutants

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 30, 2014)

Poor air quality not only harms human health; it also impacts the structure and function of ecosystems, often far away from the emission sources. This report focuses on the deposition of airborne sulphur (S) and nitrogen (N) compounds and their negative effects on ecosystems. N- and S-containing air pollutants are released to the atmosphere by ...

Air quality Monitors Track Pollution Hot-Spots

by Air Monitors Ltd.  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Situated in the south west of Wales, in a largely rural area bordering the Brecon Beacons, Carmarthenshire’s air quality is predominantly good. However, there are areas of concern where major roads pass through some of the County’s larger towns, including Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandeilo, where air quality is dominated by the effects ...

Maximize Floor Space and Productivity with Downdraft Benches

by ProVent, LLC  (Sep. 18, 2014)

All types of manufacturing environments require improved air quality. The advantage improved air quality has, not only maintains your workers’ health and safety, but also conforms to the federal and state commands that demand it. The majority of clean air products require a lot of space, as well as extensive work in order to be installed. ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

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