environmental impact Articles

  • Erosion Protection of Steep Cut Slopes - Case Study

    In May of 1995, 70,000 sf of large-cell (GW40V) GEOWEB® slope protection system was utilized on Phase II of the Cyprus Miami Open-Pit Mine to stabilize the cut slopes upon completion of copper extraction at the site. Aggregate available on site was used to infill the GEOWEB 3D structure and provide erosion resistance and slope-surface stability on slopes with 70-ft. slope lengths, and as ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Corporate sustainability: A guide to measuring and improving energy efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Life Among The Heavy Metals

    Authors in scientific and applied works interpret the meaning of the concept "heavy metals" in different ways. Today, they include more than 40 chemical elements with an atomic mass of more than 50 atomic units. An important role in the determination of heavy metals is played by the following conditions: their high toxicity in relatively low concentrations, and the ability to bioaccumulation. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Food Recovery Innovators

    A YEAR ago, ReFED: Rethink Food Waste released its groundbreaking report, “A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste by 20 Percent” (Roadmap). Integral to the Roadmapare 27 solutions, categorized into Prevention, Recovery and Recycling. ReFED applied four screening criteria to identify the highest priority solutions for its report, including: “Is the solution limited to specific ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • UV LEDs making waves with clean water

    Oxford Instruments systems now facilitate water purification technology With World Earth Day last week I’ve decided to make this weeks blog about how new technology is being used to enhance people’s lives in a fundamental way. The UN recognises that clean drinking water is a global issue with over ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • The Impact of Environmental Litigation

    Let’s explore the history of toxic substances in our environment from the time we knew that the toxic substances were harmful and lethal to our health. Let us start with asbestos — the most litigated of the hazardous, toxic materials. The Greeks, the earliest users of asbestos 3,000 years ago, considered the value of asbestos almost equal to the value of gold. Chrysotile, the most ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • The Performance Impact of an Environmental Screen

    In the past, environmental screens have been viewed as unprofitable by investors and portfolio managers, primarily due to the belief that they underperform the market. The results of this backtest refute these misconceptions by indicating that environmentally responsible companies do not trail the averages, and will in fact become increasingly attractive investments the importance of ...


  • Environmental impacts of electronic invoicing

    Climate change threatens ecosystems and health and may cause severe economic impacts. All sectors of society need to act. New solutions based on information and communication technology (ICT) have been proposed to enable action. One possible conversion is from paper invoices to electronic invoices. The aim of this article is to increase current knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact in 3 numbers

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the environmental impact of a molecule could be summed up in a few numbers? Such a dream is, of course, impossible, but there is one approach that goes a long way towards this dream. It’s not a new approach, and it is in wide use across a large range of chemical applications, but only recently have the tools become available for it to be applied routinely to a large ...

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • The Environmental Impact of Dairy Production in the EU: Practical Options for the Improvement of the Environmental Impact

    The purpose of the studies is to explore the relationship generally between agricultural sectors and practices and the environment. The sectoral studies describe the environmental relationship, the practical possibilities to improve that relationship and the various options (with agri-environmental measures) to establish environmental gains. They should contribute to an informal debate and ...

  • A contextual approach to environmental impact assessment

    This paper presents an environmental impact assessment method implemented in a computational tool for the environmental evaluation of building designs. The method is an extension of a traditional material-focused life cycle analysis (LCA), and is based on a spatial allocation for emissions and resource usage. The implementation described here uses a model of an evaluative environment, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact and design of an OTEC plant

    This paper presents a critical examination of the environmental impact and design optimisation of a potential OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) power plant on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Specific power of a finite-time thermodynamic heat engine is chosen to be the objective function in the design of the OTEC. ICAI (Intelligent Computer Aided Instruction) computer ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impact assessment of bathroom products

    It has been recognised worldwide that previous patterns of industrial production have been causing resource depletion and waste accumulation. To address the issue, not only the selection of materials, but also the cycle of stages in the life of a product, are subject to scrutiny. These stages may include resource extraction, manufacturing, packaging and shipping, use and refurbishment. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of robots on socio-environmental fields

    Robots – machines with artificial intelligence, physical movement, and environmental awareness – are increasing in sophistication and areas of use. Robots entered society in substantial numbers only 40 years ago as factory labour. They now occupy homes, hospitals, farms, and battlefields as an unpaid caste in a split-labour market. Their capacity for autonomous behaviour and experiential learning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact - a survey on environmental due diligence

    Untitled Document Environmental due diligence (EDD) has become an important feature of an increasing number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Interestingly, however, it is not automatically ...


    By KPMG International

  • Mining Companies That Manage Their Environmental Impact

    There are significant environmental challenges associated with the mining and mineral exploration industry, regardless of the material. From diamonds and stone to ore and other metalliferous materials, the most critical environmental impacts are energy use, land disturbance, carbon emissions, and pollution from mining activity and subsequent ...


    By Alaska Structures

  • The Environmental Impacts of Irrigation in the European Union

    1.Agriculture is a significant user of water resources in Europe, accounting for around 30 per cent of total water use. The scale and importance of irrigation is significantly greater in the southern Member States but far from negligible in most northern Member States. In the south, irrigation accounts for over 60 per cent of water use in most countries, while in northern Member States it varies ...


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