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  • Nanotechnology, Boom or Bust

    A well-known consumer organization now believes that the government should provide more funds for risk research and regulation of nanotechnology, and should require manufacturers to report health problems linked with nano-ingredients. The explosion of nanotechnology-enabled products has caught the eye of the prominent Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, the widely read ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carbon cap and boom?

    If we try to reduce greenhouse gases, the economy will take a hit, according to conventional wisdom. The Energy Information Administration bolstered the notion this week by reporting that energy prices would rise for the average US family by $142 in 2020 and $583 in 2030 under the House cap and trade bill passed in late June. Steven Chu, US energy secretary, tried to soften the blow by saying ...

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Green Building Boom – What are the 4 new risks for Green Building Industry?

    New government mandates, long-term cost savings, and an enhanced sensitivity to partnering an environmental outline are the prime reasons for this exponential growth. In the year 2005, green building market was a meagre 2 percent of all non-residential construction initiations. However; this number grew by 28 - 35 percent by 2010 and approximately 40 to 48 percent by the year 2014, - comprising ...


  • Organics recovery expands in Wyoming`s tetons

    THE TOWN of Jackson, Wyoming is located in a glacial valley, originally referred to as Jackson's Hole by the fur trappers and game hunters who came down out of the mountains to rendezvous and sell their goods for shipment to markets back east. Today, elk and bison spend winter on the National Elk Refuge, its fence line abutting the town of Jackson, where they are fed and protected until they ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Cost justification strategies for an EMIS implementation: Part One

    PART ONE: USING THE NET PRESENT VALUE AS PART OF A BUSINESS CASE Even in a booming economy, justifying the budget required to implement an organization wide Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Management Information System (EMIS) can be a complicated task. Convincing senior management of the value of a system implementation becomes a case of dollars and cents. Budgets have been frozen ...


    By VelocityEHS

  • Demand for African energy hits all time high

    Demand for African Oil and gas has hit an all time high only days into the New Year. Asian buyers, led by Chinese refiners, have bought a record 1.9 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude from Angola, Nigeria and smaller West African producers in January, up from 1.58 million barrels per day in December.With increased demand the importance of building a strong and reliable infrastructure to ...


    By GDS International

  • Crane Operator Duties – 3 Different Jobs for 3 Different Cranes

    Crane operator duties involve more than just hoisting stuff from one place to another. To drive and maintain those iconic behemoths of industry requires training, experience and testing to get a certification that has to be renewed about every five years. There’s more: There are actually three separate categories of crane operations ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • Is green energy our new plastics industry?

    If The Graduate were written today, Mr. McGuire’s career tip to Benjamin probably would have been “green,” rather than “plastics.” But it’s likely Benjamin would have responded in the same quizzical way: “Just how do you mean that, sir?” It was difficult to envision the vast number of new products, businesses and careers that would emerge from the plastics industry following World War II. The ...

  • Things to know about the federal government`s nuke dump

    Valentine's Day 2014 was coming to a close. There were fewer than a dozen workers holding down the night shift at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. An alarm sounded inside the central monitoring room less than an hour before midnight. Somewhere in the underground salt caverns, radioactivity triggered the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shovel logging in the Carolina swamps

    Located in northeastern North Carolina, East Dismal Swamp - like its famous cousin a few miles to the north, Great Dismal Swamp - is a lowland marsh on the state's Coastal Plain, which is prone to flooding and almost always boggy. It is densely forested with several hardwood species such as oak and black gum, as well as softwood species like cypress and pine. The swamp is also inhabited by a ...


  • Crowder-Gulf Disaster Debris Management Responds to Hurricanes’ Havoc

    Untitled Document Bonnie...Charley...Frances...Ivan. If the state of Florida could be compared to a fictional prize fighter. It would ...


    By Diamond Z

  • The Pakistan Environmental Debacle

    These are prosperous times for Pakistan. After 60 years of independence, we as Pakistanis have achieved a lot: a burgeoning economy, a defense force to be reckoned with, a free liberal press, and superb institutions of higher education, we definitely deserve a pat on the back. But we have our shortcomings, what nation does not. Industrialization, urbanization and escalating buying power of the ...


  • Revive real estate and create green communities in one fell swoop

    I can remember years ago when I entered the green arena. In 2005, I was managing two real estate offices in Sarasota, Florida in the middle of the real estate boom. As the year progressed, I began to hear about green building and the challenges of our current built structure. When I began to understand that our homes and workspaces could be toxic, I was not happy. I began to inquire about ...


  • For China, sustainable urbanization has many benefits

    China’s recent history has been marked by tremendous economic growth and dynamism as it has progressed from a modest farming society to a thriving manufacturing success in less than three decades. As China’s economy continues to grow, it must now wrestle with a new emerging challenge: How will it handle the shift from a majority rural population to a majority urban one? This question ...

  • The Three Basic Parameters for How to Address Oil / Hydrocarbon Based Material Spills

    The most basic quesAon to ask in regards to oil spills is, why do you clean them up? Very few people get the reason why you clean up an oil spill. The reason you clean up an oil spill is to reduce the toxicity of the oil to the environment so that living organisms can survive/ live. If single celled organisms can live in the environment, then generally ...

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