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Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 24, 2015)

There seems to be no end to press releases announcing good things to deal with climate change and equally no end to criticism for alleged failings in this regard. All three levels of government share in the plaudits and criticisms for achievements or failures related to climate change, which is understandable given the lack of clarity as to who ...

Second Five-Year Plan to Address Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation

by EarthSoft, Inc  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Federal agencies recently completed a second Five-Year Plan to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation, which follows a progress report on the first plan that was initiated in January 2007. Contributing agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory ...

Hydro Nano Gas could be the Answer for Neutralizing Carbon Fuel Emissions

by HydroInfra Technologies (HIT)  (Mar. 13, 2015)

Hydro Infra Technologies (HIT), a Swedish clean tech company based in Stockholm, has developed an innovative patent pending approach for neutralizing carbon fuel emissions by generating a novel gas called Hydro Nano Gas (HNG). In spite of all the advancement happening in the energy sector, globa economies are ...

Petro-Chemical Processor meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants case study

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Oct. 27, 2014)

A multitude of chemical and petroleum processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. A facility must be a major source of HAP emissions Process units that: Produce organic chemicals ...

3 Questions: Amanda Giang on controlling mercury pollution in India and China

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Apr. 17, 2015)

MIT graduate student studies how a new U.N. treaty could affect mercury emissions from coal power plants in Asia. The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty adopted by the United Nations in 2013, aims to reduce worldwide mercury pollution by setting limits on specific pollution sources and prohibiting new mercury mining. Certain aspects ...

Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

An Interview with Fred Walas, P.E., Fuels Technology Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his company’s refineries and the crucial role of standards in fuel production and quality control. As the energy spectrum shifts in the United ...

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

by Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.  (Nov. 1, 2014)

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement ...

Q&A: Patrick Wagnon on glaciers and climate change

by SciDev.Net  (Apr. 17, 2015)

Patrick Wagnon is a glaciologist at the Institute of Research for Development in France, and a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a global ‘glacier chaser’, he has summited some of the highest mountains in the world, including the 8,516 metre Lhotse in the ...

Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

by ASTM International  (Sep. 18, 2014)

To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of ...

Designing National Commitments to Drive Measurable Emissions Reductions After 2020

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 1, 2013)

In November 2013, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Warsaw, Poland to continue negotiations on the new international 2015 climate change agreement. A critical component of this new agreement will be the design of national mitigation commitments that outline countries’ emissions ...

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