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Toxins Found in E-Waste

by Electronic Recyclers International, Inc (ERI)  (Jan. 5, 2015)

One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic devices, it seems that toxins and electronics go hand in hand. Though many manufacturers of electronic devices are ...

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 ...

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 ...

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