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NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Next Generation (NextGen) Geospatial Information System (GIS) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cold War legacy sites environmental records—spanning nearly 40 years—in the Environmental Database, are managed by the DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM). As key LM assets, these records must be managed and maintained efficiently and ...

DHL analytical - Case Study

by Poplar Solutions, LLC  (Jan. 15, 2015)

Quantum Leap in productivity According to John Dupont, General Manager of Operations, “DHL Analytical, Inc. has been on the leading edge of laboratory innovation for many years. Our vision was to move towards a paperless laboratory, with the realization that the current generation of electronic documents can be produced at almost all points ...

Why does the market need a new Phosgene indicator badge?

by Compur Monitors GmbH & Co. KG  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Usage of Phosgene Phosgene (COCl2) is a non combustible but very toxic gas. It is a raw material for plastics like Polycarbonates (i. e. Macrolon) or Polyurethanes. Monitoring of Phosgene Plants using or manufacturing Phosgene of course underlay strict safety regulations. Therefore they are equipped with portable and fixed gas detectors for ...

Global megatrend update 9: Increasingly severe consequences of climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 12, 2015)

In 2010, the EEA produced its first assessment of global megatrends as part of its five-yearly assessment of the European environment’s state, trend and prospects (SOER 2010). In preparation for SOER 2015, the EEA is updating each of the megatrends, providing a more detailed analysis based on the latest data. This publication is one of the ...

The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you

by Ensia  (Jan. 13, 2015)

What’s the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution If you guessed “C,” you got it. Exposures to polluted soil, water and air (both household and ambient) killed 8.4 million people in these countries in ...

Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

by ASTM International  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most ...

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 ...

Maturing Conflict Minerals Programs in Year 2

by 3E Company  (Dec. 23, 2014)

Let’s be honest: The first year of compliance with the Conflict Minerals Rule was pretty much a disaster. Confusion reigned. Costs soared. Sure, tech giants like Motorola, Intel, and Apple succeeded by building upon initiatives they already had in place; other mere mortals in Corporate America struggled with the new Securities and Exchange ...

Energy efficiency and environmental considerations for green data centres

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 1, 2014)

The advancement in information and communication technology based businesses and social practices in last few decades have transformed many, if not most, economies into e–economy and businesses into e–businesses. Technology has the potential to create sustainable business and society both in grim and green economic times. Data centres are found ...

Visualizing the stories data can tell

by Ensia  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Scientists and technologists are turning numbers about everything from condors to ocean-floor contours into visual representations of environmental issues. We’re living in an era of Big Data, but too often it’s nothing more than a fire hose of numbers and data sets that most would have difficulty understanding. Increasingly, though, ...

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