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Rugged Tablet helps with Data collection in tornado clean-up - Case Study

by Handheld UK and Ireland Ltd  (Mar. 4, 2015)

Challenge After a massive tornado wiped out much of the city of Joplin, Missouri, Asbell Excavating needed to find all of the downed transformers, note their location, then go back and clean up the spills before serious environmental damage could occur. Solution GPS points were imported first into an Excel spreadsheet then into Carlson Takeoff, ...

Streamlining Global SDS Management in Six Easy Steps - White Paper

by 3E Company  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Managing global environmental health and safety (EH&S) information is a tightrope walk between many factors. There are several obstacles to consider when developing or evaluating a global strategy for compliant and efficient safety data sheet (SDS) management, including: changing - and sometimes conflicting - regulations (or lack thereof), ...

PPCPs: Preparing for an uncertain regulatory future

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (Mar. 25, 2015)

A recent study published in Environmental Pollution* identified 56 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in effluent samples from 50 large wastewater treatment plants across the U.S. Among the products found in samples were commonly prescribed anti-psychotic and antihypertensive drugs. As more studies continue to fuel public concerns over risks ...

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

by Ensia  (Mar. 9, 2015)

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...

Productivity at the Commercial (or pay per test) Laboratory - White Paper

by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc  (Mar. 3, 2015)

Commercial environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the pollutants are there. The data collected may be used by the laboratory’s client to, among other reasons, satisfy a regulatory permit, or for routine ...

The European environment — state and outlook 2015 — synthesis report

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Mar. 2, 2015)

In 2015, Europe stands roughly halfway between the initiation of EU environmental policy in the early 1970s and the EU's 2050 vision of 'living well within the limits of the planet' (1). Underlying this vision is a recognition that Europe's economic prosperity and well-being is intrinsically linked to its natural environment — from fertile ...

China environmental monitoring specialized instrument manufacturing industry, 2015

by ReportsnReports  (Mar. 10, 2015)

China environmental monitoring specialized instrument manufacturing industry, 2015 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the environmental monitoring specialized instrument manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner ...

Prioritization of pharmaceuticals for potential environmental hazard through leveraging a large scale mammalian pharmacological dataset

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 13, 2015)

The potential for pharmaceuticals in the environment to cause adverse ecological effects is of increasing concern. Given the thousands of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) which can enter the aquatic environment through human and/or animal (e.g., livestock) waste, a current challenge in aquatic toxicology is identifying those that pose ...

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 ...

Aquatic environmental risk assessment for human use of the old antibiotic sulfamethoxazole in europe

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Sulfamethoxazole (SMX) is an old sulfonamide antibiotic that was launched first in combination with Trimethoprim in 1969 by F.Hoffmann‐La Roche Ltd. While sales figures for SMX have been declining over the past 20 years, it is still a widely used compound; moreover, there are many measured environmental concentrations (MECs) available from ...

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