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Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 19, 2014)

Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental ...

Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

by CSP Today - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Nov. 11, 2014)

A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The Argentina-based architect impressed the jury in Copenhagen with his plan for a Solar Hourglass that ...

Sediment Spill Monitoring from Dredging, using the SediMeter

by Lindorm, Inc.  (Oct. 26, 2014)

Strategies for sediment spill monitoring and siltation measurements. The SediMeter allows a gradual increase in the equipment investment as conditions merit, from a single stand-alone logger, to a real-time monitoring network in which all previously purchased equipment can be included. Sediment spill causing siltation gives rise to two separate ...

Pulsar Top Tips to Safeguard Employees’ Hearing from Noise - Are you following the guidelines?

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Your employees' hearing is worth protecting According to the HSE, over a million of workers in the UK are exposed to levels of noise at work which put their hearing at risk. If asked, would you be able to prove that you are following the guidelines? Here is a useful reminder produced by Pulsar covering the main employers' responsibilities towards ...

Environmental indicator report 2014

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 20, 2014)

Across the world, there is growing recognition that the prevailing model of economic growth, grounded in ever-increasing resource use and pollutant emissions, cannot be sustained indefinitely. In the coming decades, with global population expected to increase to 9 billion people from 7.6 billion today, continued improvements in living standards ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition ...

El Niño/La Niña Update: Current Situation and outlook

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Despite warming of the Tropical Pacific Ocean up until June, the overlaying atmosphere largely failed to respond. As a result, ocean temperature anomalies along the equator have decreased over the past two months. Changes in the wind patterns in early-August brought some weak re-warming, but winds have now returned to near normal in the western ...

Digest of EEA indicators 2014

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 2, 2014)

Environmental indicators are essential tools for assessing environmental trends, tracking progress against objectives and targets, evaluating the effectiveness of policies and communicating complex phenomena to non-technical audiences. The last guide to European Environment Agency (EEA) indicators, published in 2005, focused on the Core Set of ...

Ecotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene assessed by soil microbial indicators

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jul. 9, 2014)

The ecotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) to soil microorganisms was evaluated using the following microbial indicators: soil microbial biomass, respiration, nitrification, and Shannon index. Two soil types, udic ferrosols and aquic cambisols, were amended with 0 mg/kg, 1 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg, 500 mg/kg, or 1000 mg/kg BaP; incubated at ...

Comparing TGA, FTIR and fixed filter infrared analyzers for measuring soot levels in in-service lubricants

by Wilks - A Spectro Scientific Company  (Apr. 22, 2014)

Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot isone of the key indicators for the condition of the oil, diesel engine maintenance programs performing regular soot checks can realize cost savings by extending drain periods and reducing used oil disposal. TGA ...

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