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  • California’s Drought Returns

    After taking a short break, mandatory conservation measures are being considered ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other?

    In sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs are exploring whether sanitation could solve a growing fuel crisis — and vice versa Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from, and often epitomizes, many of the environmental challenges faced by the developing world. Two challenges — safe sanitation and sustainable fuel — are receiving increasing attention, with both included among the ...


    By Ensia

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Mixers at BNR plant in Borås, Sweden

    Borås Treatment Plant, the Gässlösaverket, is situated at the river Viskan which is also the recipient. The plant is the largest single discharge to the Viskan, and since the water does not pass any lakes on its way to the sea, the reduction of nitrogen is small. Due to requirements with regard to the reduction of nitrogen discharge set out by the Swedish environmental authorities, the Borås ...


    By Landia a/s

  • Energy efficient waste disposal solution - Case Study

    Piled higher It’s 6.20 metres high, weighs 40 tonnes and has a pressing power of 1,200 kilonewton (kN): the fully automated VK 12018 R channel baling press from HSM in Frickingen for pressing paper, cardboard and cardboard boxes has been in use by the disposal company SITA in Hochheim for around three months. There are fewer bales thanks to the enormous pressing pressure and the large ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • International Day for Biological Diversity - A retrospective on 2012’s wettest summer

    International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) is fast approaching, and this year falls on Sunday, May 22nd. The global campaign was designed by the UN General Assembly to increase awareness and understanding of some of the world’s most important biodiversity issues. In honour of this, we wanted to look back at what was one of the wettest summers on record in 2012 – and one of the ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight need for regulating developments

    There’s a lingering image of the American Frontier where a calm breeze blows through endless prairies of tall grass, and “the skies are not cloudy all day.” ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Five myths about extreme weather

    This story originally appeared in the Washington Post. It’s too darn hot. From Maine to Hawaii, the mercury has been rising relentlessly. The oven-like conditions in the United States are just the latest in a series of extreme weather events over ...

  • The end and beginning of the Arctic

    At the top of the world, it’s time to get ready for a new future. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers’ fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...


    By Ensia

  • Keeping with Tradition - Soil Sampling Manufacturer Celebrates 75 Years of Business

    In the tiny town of American Falls, Idaho, nestled on the equivalent of a small city block, sits the headquarters of AMS Inc. Rick Vollvveiler, owner of the company, says, believe it or not, the vast majority of the residents have no idea what the business does. Little do they know, the environmental and geotechnical sampling and monitoring equipment manufacturer is celebrating 75 years of ...

  • Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

    When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. The president recently said that one of his personal passions is “leaving a planet that is as spectacular as the one we inherited from our parents and our grandparents.” The next two years will determine if his administration can meet this standard. Seven months have ...

  • Wood shavings become coveted heating material / RUF Briquetting Press - Case Study

    RUF briquetting press saves carpenters from having a large shavings bunker and brings additional revenues. Master Carpenter Hermann Schreder knows problems with troublesome wood shavings first-hand. He has ended it three years ago and introduced an ideal solution within the scope of a business extension: With the RUF briquetting system, he compresses wood shavings to compact wood briquettes, ...

  • Controlling Odors at Composting Facilities

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    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nature and humans, together again

    Humans have been “framed out of the picture” when it comes to documenting nature, says Conservation International executive vice president and senior scientist M. Sanjayan in the opening of a new series, “EARTH A New Wild,” which premiers Feb. 4 on PBS. Sanjayan and producer David Allen — “probably the finest natural history filmmaker out there today,” ...


    By Ensia

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Green Urban Infrastructure: Assessing Potential Ecosystem Services in Urban Cities

    Cities all over the world are currently experiencing climate change caused by rapidly increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). Fortunately, cities may mitigate GHG concentrations by incorporating vegetation into green urban infrastructure (GUI) to develop parks, green roofs, waterways, and other structures. For example, plants sequester carbon (C) by removing atmospheric ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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

    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 actually is responsible for climate change related ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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