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  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • KNPC moves far beyond compliance with essential suite™

    State-owned refinery proves its commitment to social responsibility and best practices in implementing Kuwait's first automated enterprise-level information management system Not long ago, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) found itself in the dubious position of being accused of environmental sins the company was not responsible for committing, but having no way of proving its innocence. ...


    By IHS

  • Wind-driven SVE system extracts VOCs from landfill

    An innovative soil vapor extraction (SVE) system has operated at the former Ferdula Landfill site in Frankfort, NY, for the past 10 years. The system relies on wind-driven vacuum processes rather than electrically powered air blowers to extract volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the landfill. After a two-year trial beginning in 1998, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ...

  • Solvent Recovery System Keeps Presses Rolling at World`s Largest Gravure Printing Plant

    When QUAD/GRAPHICS Inc. entered the publication gravure printing market, it followed the axiom of Daniel Burnham, the 19th century architect and urban planner, to 'make no small plans.' In 1985, the Pewaukee, Wis.-based printing company purchased two 96-inch web, eight-color, high-speed presses and installed them at its new printing plant in Lomira, Wis., near Milwaukee. Conventional wisdom at ...


    By AMCEC Inc.

  • Environmental Situation in Africa

    Abstract Africa The economic and social needs of Africa depends more on its environmental resources but these natural resources are seriously declining and that is really effecting the entire region. Sustainable development in this rapidly changing region has become an imperative, and must take place in the complex context of a diverse and changing ecosystem, political transition and evolution ...

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


  • New Environment Action Programme to 2020 – questions and answers

    Why do we need a new EAP? Global trends and challenges such as population dynamics and rising consumption in other parts of the world are making some environmental issues more pressing than ever - from resource and land use, to climate change. This makes it ever more important to address environmental problems at EU and at global level. The European Environment Agency's 2010 report on the ...

  • How the recession is affecting environmental careers

    “This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.” President Barrack Obama spoke with concern about the future of our planet calling for immediate action to be taken to secure a sustainable future for the next generation. This article ...


  • Wasting energy through steam loss

    The European Union Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings, which relates to all member nations of the European Union, are obliged to set limits on greenhouse gas emissions, particularly from buildings. Typically steam is used for a wide range of applications within larger establishments including, humidification, hot water, space heating and air heating.  Primary energy losses in ...

  • Selected publications by IVU Umwelt staff in English

    Diegmann, V.: Modeling PM2.5 hot-spot concentrations in practical applications from a consultant's view. Workshop "Measurements and Modelling of PM2.5 in Europe", 23.-24.4.2009 in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Organizers: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). 2009.Diegmann, V.; Gäßler, G.: Air Quality Management - From Traffic Management to Environmental Traffic Management. Abstracts ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances

    Untitled Document EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 1997 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council decided that immediate international action ...


  • Energy Conservation: Westpac Banking Corporation

    The concerted effort of employees was the key to the success of Westpac’s energy conservation program which, in 1994, reduced electricity bills by $2.54 million, more than recouping the initial outlay of $1.8 million in only the first year. In 1995, the bank outlayed another $1.1 million but saved an additional $1.5 million, increasing recurrent annual savings to $4 million. The program revolved ...


  • DNAPL Source Zone Green & Sustainable Remediation Optics Manufacturing Facility Lebanon, New Hampshire case study

    Project Highlights ERDENHANCED Remediated >99% cVOC source zone [TCE] 100,000 to < 1 μg/L ERDENHANCED Realized Complete Biotransformation with no evidence of rebound ERDENHANCED Provides Multi- Year Sustainability after single deployment event. ERDENHANCED Minimizes Site, Monitoring, and Overall Remediation Costs, saving Client dollars. ...

  • H.B. Fuller `Counts` on ESS software for global regulatory and EH&S

    As an early adopter of standardized Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies and practices, H.B. Fuller Company, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemical products, is now working to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance worldwide while operating under requirements that are often tighter than what the laws require. Fuller formed an EH&S group in 1991, to ensure that ...


    By IHS

  • Introduction to the BioCar Nature Based Transportation Systems

    The people of the world are rapidly growing aware of the full impact of current transport systems upon their safety, economy, health and environment. This has not been lost on the major auto companies who have spent millions of man-hours and billions of dollars over the last decade in pursuit of the Next Generation Vehicle. But they have little to show for their efforts having been increasingly ...


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

    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 petroleum and natural gas extraction, distribution ...


    By ASTM International

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

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