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    The CoGDEM Guide to Gas Detection

    Industrial gas detectors form an important part of safety systems designed to protect users from the harmful effects of flammable, toxic or asphyxiant gases. These gases can cause explosions, damage health or deplete the oxygen content of the air. Consequently, accurate gas detection is vital for protecting human life as well as process plant and ...

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    Field Detection Technologies for Explosives

    Explosives are historically the weapons that have been most frequently used against civilians by terrorist organisations. In the past few years, the use of explosives by terrorist groups has cost the lives of more people than the combination of all other attacks, including the use of weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological and nuclear ...

  • Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming

    The most important fact about climate science, often overlooked, is that scientists disagree about the environmental impacts of the combustion of fossil fuels on the global climate. There is no survey or study showing “consensus” on the most important scientific issues, despite frequent claims by advocates to the ...

  • Evaluation of GHG Emissions from Septic Systems

    The emission rates of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from individual onsite septic systems used for the management of domestic wastewater were determined in this study. A static flux chamber method was used to determine the emission rates of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide gases from eight septic tanks and two soil dispersal systems. A ...

  • Endangered Species Deskbook: Second Edition

    The Endangered Species Deskbook is a comprehensive reference to one of the most complex and heavily litigated environmental statutes ever enacted by the U.S. Congress. The Endangered Species Act, passed in 1973, requires all federal departments and agencies to conserve endangered and threatened species by utilizing their authorities in furtherance ...

  • 15th Asia Oil Week 2010

    Our 15th Annual Asia Oil Week 2010 will take place in April 2010 and will have an intensive high-level Program of Asia's and the world's leading Speakers, and is the key upstream management event in and on the Asia and Australasian, with senior executives attending annually. The Conference focuses on upstream Asian oil, gas-LNG and the region's ...

  • Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, 4th Edition

    John Houghton’s market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for ...

  • State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World

    What must we do in the 21st century—especially in 2009 and the years just following—to head off the kind of climate catastrophe that many scientists now see as likely?State of the World 2009 is intended to inject new inspiration and energy into national and international climate negotiations by conveying the profound, long-term ...

  • Trade and Climate Change WTO-UNEP Report

    This Report provides an overview of the key linkages between trade and climate change based on a review of available literature and a survey of relevant national policies.The Report begins with a summary of the current state of scientific knowledge on existing and projected climate change; on the impacts associated with climate change; and on the ...

  • Climate in Peril : a popular guide to the latest IPCC reports

    Warming of the climate system is beyond argument, as shown by observations of increases in average air and ocean temperatures, the widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea levels. But as the messages from scientists become increasingly explicit, the gap between the need for action they project and the climate policy the world ...

  • A Sectoral Approach: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in the Cement Industry

    This economic and policy modeling project is designed to improve understanding of the impacts of different carbon policies on emissions reductions, global trade and regional market shares in the cement sector. The results of the study show that cement production is likely to more than double by 2030, based on current demand ...

  • ASTM Standards for Whole Building Functionality and Serviceability: 3rd Edition

    Get 32 of the latest ASTM standards for defining the functional requirements and rating the capabilities of a building or facility.Six sections cover:Demand for and supply of serviceability of an office facilityBuilding floor area measurement for facility managementSeismic risk assessment of buildings, and probable maximum lossSingle family ...

  • UNEP 2008 Annual Report

    This summary of UNEP's activities in 2008 provides an overview of the organization’s contribution to the fight against climate change in a year in which unequivocal evidence established that global warming is the defining challenge of our era. The report also looks at the broad range of other activities carried out by UNEP as it follows its ...

  • Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa`s Oil Prize

    Crude Continent is a path-breaking insight on this key global frontier for world players, and the first African historiography of oil in both Sub-Saharan and Maghreb oil states and all frontiers. It provides new interpretations on the oil game, the internal struggles over oil resources, the role of Great Powers, and the long and continuing ...

  • From Headwaters to the Ocean: Hydrological Change and Water Management - Hydrochange 2008, 1-3 October 2008, Kyoto, Japan

    The vulnerability of water resources due to climate change and human activities is globally increasing. The phenomenon of hydrological change is complicated because of the combinations and interactions between natural climate fluctuation, global warming and human activities including changes in land utilization. The impact areas of hydrological ...

  • Managing Indoor Air Quality, Fourth Edition

    A Cross-Profession, Structured Approach for Effectively Treating Indoor Air Problems: More than ever, health, economic, and legal matters associated with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) seem destined to remain a dominant problem for developers, owners, and managers of commercial and institutional properties. Indoor air problems have definitely made the ...

  • Up in Smoke? Asia and the Pacific

    The human drama of climate change will largely be played out in Asia, where over 60 per cent of the world's population, around four billion people, live. This, the fifth report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development, asks will global warming send Asia and the Pacific 'Up in ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Arabic)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

  • Principles of Geospatial Surveying

    Although sophisticated turnkey systems have virtually replaced hands-on work in the field, geospatial surveyors still have to plan and organize the work as well as remain responsible to clients and defend the work if necessary. Therefore, basic geometric principles, proper instrumental calibration, the analysis of data, and the presentation of ...

  • The UNEP Yearbook 2008 (Chinese)

    The UNEP Year Book 2008 (formerly the GEO Year Book) is the fifth annual report on the changing environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with many world environmental experts. The UNEP Year Book 2008 highlights the increasing complexity and interconnections of climate change, ecosystem integrity, human ...

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