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Is Green (Tech) the new Black(berry)?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 17, 2014)

What will it take to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy? There are likely many answers to that question, but one is certain: innovation. It is a key factor of success in the world’s most competitive economies. This is a challenge for Canada. We currently fall near the bottom of the stack of competing ...

Frankfort Electric and Water Plant Board Verifies Distress on Ductile Iron Pipe Using Electromagnetics

by Pure Technologies  (Dec. 17, 2014)

Commercial introduction of ductile iron pipe (DIP) began in the mid-1950s and was established as the most frequently selected material of choice for ferrous pressure pipe by the early 1970s. Due to the widespread use of DIP during a large expansion of pipeline infrastructure in the 1970s, there are many thousands of miles of pressurized DIP in ...

How quickly do CO2 emissions start to cause harm?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 3, 2014)

It’s well known that carbon dioxide emissions cause the Earth to warm, but no previous study has focused on examining how long it takes to reach maximum warming following a particular CO2 emission. It is a widely held misconception that the main effects of a CO2 emission will not be felt for several decades. Some studies have estimated a 40 ...

Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities – an updated assessment

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 25, 2014)

In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in ...

Environmental contaminants and chromosomal damage associated with beak deformities in a resident North American passerine

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 6, 2014)

A large cluster of beak abnormalities among black‐capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) in Alaska raised concern about underlying environmental factors in this region. We analyzed metals and trace elements, organochlorine (OC) pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and polychlorinated dibenzo‐dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans ...

Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Background of Water and Mold Damage In recent years, many insurance policies have instituted limits or caps on the amount that will be paid for “mold or microbial damage.” Often, what constitutes microbial damage is defined poorly, if at all, in the policy. Meanwhile, the funds available for water damage restoration are generally not ...

The Challenge: Perspectives and reflections on the public reaction to recent Fukushima‐related radionuclide studies, and a call for enhanced training in environmental radioactivity

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Dec. 18, 2014)

In Response: An academic perspective Recent scientific publications addressing the release of radionuclides into the Pacific Ocean from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan, and in particular their bioaccumulation in marine fish (including some that have migrated to the west coast of United States), have received remarkable public ...

Effects of benzo[a]pyrene on growth, the anti‐oxidant system and DNA damage in earthworms (Eisenia fetida) in two different soil types under laboratory conditions

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 20, 2014)

The aims of the present study were to compare the toxic effects of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and to screen for rapid and sensitive biomarkers that can be used to assess the environmental risks of benzo[a]pyrene in earthworms in different natural soil types. We exposed Eisenia fetida to two types of soil (red soil and fluvo‐aquic soil) spiked with ...

Assessing the damage and restoring the land at Vergelegen Wine Estate - case study

by NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd  (Jun. 4, 2014)

NCC was contracted to provide 24 hour fire fighting services for the 29 days that the Vergelegen estate was under threat. With the support of NCC’s thorough reporting and professional guidance, the insurer awarded the costs of re-setting the Alien Vegetation Clearing Plan. From February through March 2009 devastating fires swept through ...

Environmental protection with Bentofix case study

by NAUE GmbH & Co.KG  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The project had been discussed for more than 40 years before the three-laned road (width 11.50m) was finally constructed in 2002. The required water protection measurement was performed in four working steps according to the planning of the designing office Misera in Freiburg: A 10cm thick sand layer was installed over the prepared subgrade A ...

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