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Low Oil Prices Create Opportunity for Forward-Thinking Upstream Companies

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (May 21, 2015)

The oil industry has seen many booms and busts in its history, and it’s common in times of low oil prices for companies to face significant pressure to cut spending. This can lead to production slowdowns, decommissioned rigs, layoffs and other cuts with similar far-reaching consequences. It can even lead to unsafe working conditions if the ...

Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 12, 2015)

When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building.  Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the case, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department to share ...

What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

by Associated Press  (May 14, 2015)

Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a ...

Using Geosynthetics in Slope Stability

by Agru America, Inc.  (May 12, 2015)

The majority of slope failures within the geosynthetics industry can often be avoided with proper engineering and material selection. However, the factors that affect slope stability can be difficult to discern and measure. Soil thickness, seepage forces, seismic forces, gas uplift, geomembrane texturing, engineering and provision of reinforcing ...

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 ...

Smart Monitoring Solutions for a Hassle Free Project

by Soldata Ltd  (May 20, 2015)

Geotechnical monitoring is very much responsible for the successful completion of any project. This monitoring is done with the help of the geotechnical systems. There are different companies that provide the customized solutions for the geotechnical monitoring. Such solutions include comprehensive programming like designing the systems, ...

A holistic decision-making framework for selecting domestic piping materials

by IWA Publishing  (May 11, 2015)

A life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) was carried out for three types of materials commonly used in domestic plumbing systems, copper, cross-linked polyethylene (PEX), and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), to examine the efficiencies and tradeoffs involved in the material selection process. The LCIA results revealed that for all midpoint ...

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 ...

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 ...

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