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How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

by Challenger Handling Limited  (Jul. 8, 2015)

We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household ...

Why international aid for water, sanitation and hygiene is still a critical source of finance for many countries

by DelAgua Group  (Jul. 13, 2015)

This new WaterAid report, based on analysis by Development Initiatives, shows that for many low-income, Least Developed Countries and fragile states, ...

Water resources

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 21, 2011)

Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful to humans. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, ...

Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

by Baioni Crushing Plants Spa  (Jul. 17, 2015)

The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, ...

Waste to Energy Analysis

by UNTHA Shredding Technology GmbH  (Jul. 8, 2015)

The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter Streinik, Head of Business Unit Waste at UNTHA. There can be no disputing that alternative fuel production is being ...

EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 30, 2015)

Our climate is changing. Scientific evidence shows that the global average temperature is rising, and rainfall patterns are shifting. It also shows that glaciers, Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet are melting. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change′s Fifth Assessment Report shows that the warming since the mid-20th century is ...

Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Jul. 6, 2015)

Quarry Battery is developer of the £160 million ($249.2 million) Glyn Rhonwy pumped hydro facility in Wales which will be the UK’s first grid-scale electricity storage facility for decades. The facility will produce nearly 50 MW of electricity using pumped hydro technology. As more fossil fuel-fired generation is taken offline and ...

Achieving a cleaner, more sustainable and healthier future

by DelAgua Group  (Jun. 29, 2015)

In 2009, as countries prepared to negotiate a global climate treaty in Copenhagen, Denmark, the front cover of the first Lancet Commission on health and climate change issued a stark warning: “Climate change is the greatest health threat of the 21st Century”. This warning was not heeded: the overall agreement fell short of ...

Water Resources: An Evolving Landscape

by International Water Resources Association (IWRA)  (Jul. 14, 2014)

This chapter presents the history of thinking on water resources and how it has evolved over time. It analyzes paradigms proposed by the international community during the last half century in light of their decisive influence on the content (though not the implementation) of water policies in virtually all developed and developing countries. ...

Water: Allocating a Scarce Resource

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Sep. 1, 1985)

The author of this article addresses shortcomings of the riparian doctrine of water rights as well as the prior appropriation doctrine in view of the increasing pressure on water supplies. To solve the problem of shortages that will inevitably occur, market pricing, in lieu of costly water development projects, is advocated as a means of ...

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