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Innovative Project for Hydrocarbons Contamination

by Baioni Crushing Plants Spa  (Feb. 11, 2015)

Baioni Crushing Plants, leader in the aggregate crushing sector has been operating for 40 years, have recently developed equipment and methods for environmental control. Several plants have already been supplied to third parties, now Baioni have full know-how of the technology and can ensure correct conception of the line based on the ...

London Region Develops “Intelligent” Infrastructure for the HELP Clean Water Project

by Pure Technologies  (Jan. 29, 2015)

For progressive municipalities, forward thinking about infrastructure can pay huge dividends down the road. In London region, the HELP Clean Water Funding Initiative (Huron-Elgin-London Project Clean Water) was started to create sustainable water supply for a major population hub in Ontario. The project has been 11 years in the making, with ...

A gene to organism approach – assessing the impact of environmental pollution in eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) females and larvae

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Feb. 7, 2015)

A broad biomarker approach was applied to study the effects of marine pollution along the Swedish west coast using the teleost eelpout (Zoarces viviparus) as the sentinel species. Measurements were performed on different biological levels from molecular to organismal, including measurements of mRNA, proteins, cellular and tissue changes, as ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sovereignty of states, peaceful nuclear energy and principles of international environmental law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 1, 2014)

The sovereign right of states to peaceful nuclear energy is analysed on the basis of principles of international environmental law. The exercise of this right depends on the implementation of certain obligations under international law. The notion of sovereignty as independence and superiority does not serve the challenges of peaceful nuclear ...

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 ...

Development of electric vehicle: public perception and attitude, the Malaysian approach

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 2, 2015)

The rising energy demand has compounded with fuel subsidies and a volatility of oil prices has set the transport sector on an unsustainable course and posed a threat to national energy security in Malaysia. Moreover, it contributes significantly to the green house gas (GHG) emission and causes health as well as environmental damages. Green ...

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