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  • Water Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot Spots

    Energy runs on water. In fact, among industries, the global energy sector is the world’s largest water user. Almost all forms of energy production and power generation depend upon water for their operations. This tension causes stress in both the energy and water worlds. Three-quarters of energy respondents to a ...

  • Air quality in Europe — 2015 report

    Air pollution is both an environmental and a social problem, as it leads to a multitude of adverse effects on human health, ecosystems, the built environment and the climate. Air pollution poses the single largest environmental health risk in Europe today. Air pollutants are emitted from anthropogenic and natural sources; they may be transported or formed over long distances; and they may affect ...

  • 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

  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Brazil Needs Better Weather Data to Feed the World

    Brazil is the largest exporter of coffee, sugarcane, beef and crop-based ethanol biofuel, and the second largest producer of soybeans. Farming and agricultural products combine with food processing to comprise approximately 30% of the GDP. In 2017, Brazil’s agricultural sector grew by 13%, while the rest of the economy grew about one percent. Over the past thirty years, Brazil has seen a ...


    By Arable

  • Case study: Why it`s Time to Revisit your EH&S System

    Introduction: We know what you’re going to say. Trust us. We’re experienced professionals; we’ve been doing it this way for the past 15 years. Why fix what isn’t broken? We just don’t have the money right now. We don’t have time to train everyone on a new system. We’ve heard all the ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • The Clean Development Mechanism: Kyoto Comes Home to Roost

    The Clean Development Mechanism - a cornerstone of the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialised nations to invest in emission reduction projects in the developing world - is inching towards reality. This summer, the European Commission unveiled plans to let companies buy CDM credits to help meet their targets under the EU emissions trading scheme. But long-running controversies over the CDM's ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR Enhances Global Aviation Safety - Case Study

    Monitoring Volcanic Ash provides early warnings of Hazardous Atmospheric Conditions Volcanic ash is a recurring impediment to normal air-traffic operations in Europe, Asia and South America due to potential jet engine damage caused by the razor-sharp particles in dense ash plumes. A notable example is the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland that shut-down air ...

  • Companies face hurdles to address climate risks

    A growing number of major global companies are assessing the risks posed by climate change, but many still struggle to translate climate data into actions to improve resilience, according to a new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). “Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience,” released today at Climate Week NYC, examines how companies ...

  • Sustainable food production: Facts and Figures

    Farming must feed more people more sustainably. Zareen Bharucha looks at scientific approaches past and present. Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more ...


    By Innovyze

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Sharing outcomes to support global expansion of Sanitation Services

    At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainable provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. And we’re extra excited that we’re not the only ones doing this. SOIL is a member of the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), a group formed in 2017 to help address the ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Western gateway storage company first to save with Evapcold - Case Study

    The best solution for freezer and cooler applications Western Gateway Project Specifications Equipment: (2) LCR-060P-L20-2H-W Evapcold Units (2) ATWB 9-7K12 Fluid Coolers Capacity: 70 TR per LCR Unit x (2) = 140 TR max capacity Charge: 290 lbs. NH3 per LCR Unit x (2) = 580 lbs. NH3 vs. 3500 lbs. NH3 ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Environment at a Glance

    Since 2000, progress is visible in emissions of traditional air pollutants, transport fuel efficiency, energy intensity, renewable energy, water use, sewage treatment, and biodiversity protection. This is partly explained by the slowdown in economic activity following the economic crisis, but also by increased uptake by OECD countries of instruments to address environmental pressures, including ...

  • Multi-sensor inspection robot shows benefits of pipe penetrating radar - Case Study

    Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), the in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) is one of the most promising quantitative pipe condition assessment technologies to emerge in recent years. With most of the underground pipe infrastructure reaching the end of their design life there is a need to provide measurable data in order to establish the extent of rehabilitation required or the timing ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Boggabri Erosion Control Flumes, New South Wales - Case Study

    Background During the past ten to fifteen years, the resources sector has seen phenomenal growth however in the areas of coal, gas and petroleum the expansion has been unprecedented. In NSW, coal mining in the Hunter Valley near Singleton and Muswellbrook has always been the focus of attention for coal mining and growth, however despite expectations that deposits will be available for some ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Major wastewater treatment plant works to serve urban metropolis - Stonecutters Island, Hong Kong - Case Study

    Project type Wastewater Area served Urban; densely populated Population served 5,000,000 Status Complete (2017) The large-scale wastewater treatment plant on Stonecutters Island was upgraded and extended to handle wastewater treatment for over five million Hong Kong residents as part of ...


    By Biwater

  • Shining a light on sulphate reducing bacteria - Case Study

    Chemical free UV disinfection for both seawater and produced water re-injection is a highly effective method to prevent SRB growth. Paul Hennessey, Oil & Gas Business Manager at atg UV Technology discusses with Process and Control the benefits of UV disinfection for both seawater and produced water for re-injection. As ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • HomeBiogas Biodigesters and Toilets Community Project in Guatemala

    Last week, HomeBiogas installed twelve backyard biogas systems and two HomeBiogas Toilets in a small town of Guatemala called Jalpatagua. The project was in cooperation with the Guatemalan-Israel Fund for Investment and Development in Guatemala and the ...


    By HomeBiogas Inc

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