developing countries Articles

  • Environment Canada to publish summaries of risk assessments for new chemicals

    OTTAWA--Environment Canada this fall will begin publishing summaries of risk assessments it conducts on certain chemical substances when they are first proposed for domestic use. The initiative by the department's New Substances Program has the support of industry and nongovernmental organizations, but industry remains concerned about the potential release of confidential business information ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Enhancement of Terrestrial Carbon Sink Potential: A Possible Contribution to Mitigating Global Warming

    Introduction Climate researcher Klaus Hasselmann, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) for Meteorology in Hamburg and a project co-ordinator of EC’s Environment and Climate Programme, was one of the first scientists to warn that recently observed global warming trends have a discernible human related forcing component. Climate model calculations show, that global warming is closely related ...


  • Interview: Joseph Keefe, Sustainable Investment

    As president and CEO of Pax World Management and the Pax World Funds sustainable investment platform, Joseph Keefe provides an opportunity for thousands of investors to put their money where their values are, to the tune of more than $3 billion globally. Keefe recently spoke with Ensia ...


    By Ensia

  • Wood products company weathers the economic storm

    Working harder on improving systems, packaging efficiencies and product diversification, company carves out a path to broaden operations. AMID the economic slowdown, Rivard Companies in East Bethel, Minnesota has chosen to view these times not so much as problematic but rather as a time to rethink strategies. This has meant broadening the scope of their operation through new products and new ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Gas detector communication technology for offshore oil and gas platforms

    In few applications is safety as important as on offshore oil and gas platforms. Explosive hazards from hydrocarbon gases and vapours are an ever-present risk, whilst toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and depleted oxygen environments can pose significant risks to personnel. Gas detectors are therefore essential to provide dependable early warning of gas hazards. Gas detectors are permanently installed ...

  • Effects of dioxins

    Introduction   The chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins are a class of compounds that are loosely referred to as dioxins. There are 75 possible dioxins. The one with four chlorine atoms at positions 2, 3, 7 and 8 of the ...


  • Bigger is Better

    Paul Banfield, Sales Director of Wallingford Software, argues that, for the first time in the history of hydraulic modelling, modellers can now reap the elusive benefits of larger hydraulic models, in turn enhancing the quality of operational and investment decision-making. Introduction A desire for increased accuracy, simplicity and completeness is the primary reason why modellers ...


    By Innovyze

  • Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe

    The EU Birds Directive and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement provide an adequate legal framework for sustainable management of migratory waterbird populations. The main shortcoming of both instruments is that it leaves harvest decisions of a shared resource to individual Member States and Contracting Parties without providing a shared information base and mechanism to assess the impact of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Combining Raman microscopy with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to study inorganic and mineral samples at the Geological Institute of Romania, Bucharest

    The Geological Institute of Romania, located in Bucharest, was founded in 1906. It is famous for its museum which hosts a collection of more than 80,000 samples of rocks, fossils and minerals from all over Romania. ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • New laser-based dust emission monitoring system

    Abstract A new generation of continuous particulate matter concentration monitoring instruments is presented, covering a measuring range of 0 to 1000 mg/m3. The laser-based scattered light instrument gives an improved stability as well as excellent resolution in the low range. This enables high concentration measurement as well as especially low emission monitoring down to 0.01 mg/m3 with a ...


    By SIGRIST - PHOTOMETER AG

  • Transforming waste into profit: Bioconversion soultions

    BioConversion Solutions, LLC (BCS) has the systems and solutions to transform dealing with biomass from an expense into profit for cities and companies worldwide. Instead of sludge requiring treatment and disposal, BCS has developed sophisticated technologies that allow customers to design, build and operate biological conversion plants. Using the proven proprietary Advanced ...

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Types of bioremediation and their modes of action

    An Urgent Call for Change in U.S. Oil Spill Response With Bioremediation Agent Type EA* bearing out as a workable first response alternative to the use of chemical dispersants, contrasting evidence has become even clearer that dispersant use has been a huge failure. Dispersants have proven to be an inadequate response method with more and more studies showing an ...

  • 63 Percent Diversion and Rising

    Untitled Document The City and County of San Francisco is making great strides towards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • 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

  • Different emission estimates produced by EU bodies/institutions

    EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The legal basis for the compilation of the ...

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


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