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Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

by Ensia  (Oct. 6, 2014)

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud ...

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 ...

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 ...

An analysis of the damages of Chakoria Sundarban mangrove wetlands and consequences on community livelihoods in south east coast of Bangladesh

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 1, 2014)

Mangrove wetlands constitute a part of human natural and cultural heritage. They have importance for the country's economic, industrial, ecological, socio–economic and cultural aspects. The Chakoria Sundarban is the second largest mangrove wetland ecosystem in south eastern coastal region in Bangladesh. It covers 3.5% of the main Sundarban. The ...

Legal tools of environmental liability in Greece: application in the broader region of Asopos

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 30, 2014)

This paper seeks to examine the legal tools of environmental liability in the Greek legal order which are: 1) the subjective civil liability of the Greek Civil Code; 2) the objective civil liability of Law 1650/1986; 3) the penal liability of Law 1650/1986; 4) the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) in Greece. The aim is ...

Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

by WasteStrategies  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like ...

Technical Focus: Sludge Blanket

by Partech (Electronics) Ltd.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Regardless of treatment process, sludge blanket control is an important aspect of any wastewater treatment plant, and correct monitoring and treatment of sludge is paramount for efficiency and cost control. Manual monitoring of sludge blanket levels is an occasional and often rushed method of control and can lead to inaccuracies being compounded ...

The Impact of Environmental Litigation

by ABCOV Companies  (Jan. 29, 2014)

Let’s explore the history of toxic substances in our environment from the time we knew that the toxic substances were harmful and lethal to our health. Let us start with asbestos — the most litigated of the hazardous, toxic materials. The Greeks, the earliest users of asbestos 3,000 years ago, considered the value of asbestos almost ...

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