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  • King Coal’s Climate Challenge

    Coal is emerging as a major topic of conversation at the United Nations climate-change negotiations currently taking place in Warsaw – and rightly so. Indeed, it is a discussion that the world needs to have. The latest findings of the ...

  • Gas detector communication technology for offshore oil and gas platforms

    In few applications is safety as important as on offshore oil and gas platforms. Explosive hazards from hydrocarbon gases and vapours are an ever-present risk, whilst toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and depleted oxygen environments can pose significant risks to personnel. Gas detectors are therefore essential to provide dependable early warning of gas hazards. Gas detectors are permanently installed ...

  • Lehigh Valley Environmental Conference - A Success Story

    On September 20th, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) along with Avogadro Environmental Corporation and the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) held the Lehigh Valley’s First Annual Environmental Innovations Conference. The idea started out small and quickly grew as more and more companies expressed interest in having a conference that was focused on local industries and ...

  • 5 Issues to Watch at COP 19, the “Construction COP”

    The stakes are high at this year’s international climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland (COP 19). The recently released Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that the world is on course to use up ...

  • Status of EMT Preparedness for Terrorist Attack

    New York University’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response released a report today titled Emer-gency Medical Services: The Forgotten First Responder, that highlights the deficiencies in funding, training, and equipment that could prohibit emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from responding to a major terrorist attack. EMS providers, such as fire departments and ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Water, water everywhere: But is there enough to drink?

    Original story at MIT News At MIT, experts address the challenges of supplying clean, safe water to a growing world population. The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher ...

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Loss and Damage: Elements for Successful Negotiations at COP 19 in Warsaw

    Imagine you inherit a one-of-a-kind china vase from your great-grandmother. It’s a priceless family treasure, and there’s none other like it in the world. You take your responsibility for this heirloom very seriously by building a protective display case for it in your home. You also install burglar and fire alarms, and take out an expensive insurance policy that will pay you $10 ...

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

  • If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data

    As we work to build our capacity to cope with global change, let’s make sure the tools we're using can roll with the punches, too. This Voices piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Toward a digital resilience,” a ...


    By Ensia

  • EEA Signals 2015 - Living in a changing climate

    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 predominantly due to an increase in ...

  • Farewell, 2012. You taught us much.

    This year has been one of those worst-of-years and best-of-years. In its failures, there are signs of hope. An unprecedented stream of extreme weather events worldwide tragically reminded us that we’re losing the fight against climate change. For the first ...

  • 7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2014

    Earlier this month, WRI launched its “Stories to Watch in 2014.” All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers: 1) The Year of Cities: How Will They Grow? ...

  • The business solution to the problem of climate change

    Business input is going to be very important to the success of the other climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, so I very much welcome this timely initiative to hold a World Business Summit. If you allow me, I'd like to take you back to Copenhagen in the 17 th century. From the beginning of recorded history, humans wondered why seashells and shark teeth could be found at the top of ...

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • Climate change mitigation’s best-kept secret

    Methane is a potent greenhouse gas — but there’s a lot we can do about it. At Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt., the black-and-white dairy cows are used to the routine. In what looks like a choreographed dance, 1,400 milk cows delicately step over the scrapers that run along the concrete floors and collect their ...


    By Ensia

  • G8 Gleneagles 2005: Climate change, clean energy and sustainable development

    Untitled Document The doubling of ...


  • Network Models in the Control Room the Fact and the Fiction

    In this article Dan Stevens, Senior Support Engineer for Water Distribution Software at Wallingford Software, discusses the potential for Network Models to be used in the control room, what is possible, and indeed what is a sensible level of integration of network modelling with other systems (such as telemetry and SCADA) for a more complete understanding of system operation and performance. For ...


    By Innovyze

  • Q&A with Jennifer Morgan: How Do We Secure a Strong, International Climate Agreement by 2015?

    As climate change impacts like heat waves, increased precipitation, and sea level rise continue to reverberate around the world, the need for action has never been clearer. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy will require a global effort. Many are looking to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

  • Q&A: How Do We Secure a Strong, International Climate Agreement by 2015?

    As climate change impacts like heat waves, increased precipitation, and sea level rise continue to reverberate around the world, the need for action has never been clearer. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy will require a global effort. Many are looking to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

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