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  • PuroMill™ Polymeric Media for Clean Nanoparticle Creation is now available

    Purolite, a leading manufacturer of advanced resin technologies for the Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Industrial sectors, announced that PuroMill™ polymeric milling media is available for sale globally. In high-energy nanomilling applications, PuroMill™ reduces the particle size of pharmaceutical and chemical compounds to nano scale (< 100 nm) to enhance physical and chemical ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Single artificial wetland successfully treats different types of wastewater

    The world’s first full-scale artificial wetland designed to treat both sewage effluent and mine wastewater has been found to continuously remove high levels of pollutants, a recent study concludes. Treating both types of wastewater at the same time proved to be highly beneficial because they contain pollutants which are more easily removed when mixed together. Wetlands contain plants and ...

  • FTIR gas analyser supports carbon capture research

    The development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies relies on the accurate measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to a wide array of other gases because it is vitally important that the process does not impact upon the emissions of other greenhouse gases and potential pollutants. An advanced FTIR multiparameter gas analyser from Gasmet Technologies is therefore being ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Department of energy announces $67 million investment for carbon capture development

    The US Department of Energy announced today the selection of ten projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal combustion. The projects, valued at up to $67 million over three years, focus on reducing the energy and efficiency penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to existing and new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Avon Hello Green Tomorrow Fundraising Tops $2 Million in 2012; Program Total Reaches $5.5 million since 2010

    Avon Products, Inc. [NYSE: AVP] has announced that the Avon Hello Green Tomorrow project, a global fundraising and mobilization program, has topped $5.5 million since its 2010 launch, including $2 million raised in 2012 alone. Avon has contributed the funds to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to tackle deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia, which are recognized as two of ...

  • DOE, USDA, and NSF launch joint climate change prediction research program

    The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that -- significantly more powerful than ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Developing countries increasingly threatened by climate change – UN official

    Climate change is among a host of new challenges that is making it increasingly difficult for the world’s poorest people to escape from poverty and hunger, the head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said today. Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas of developing countries and depend on agriculture to survive. In addition, millions of small-scale ...


    By United Nations

  • U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations. According to the complaint, from October 2004 to October 2010, the city’s wastewater treatment plant reported more than 4,800 violations ...

  • Environmental protection vital to reducing natural disaster impact

    Environmental degradation is a key factor turning extreme weather events into natural disasters, a new WWF report has found. Natural Security: Protected Areas and Hazard Mitigation, prepared with environmental research group Equilibrium, examines in detail the impacts of floods in Bangladesh (2000), Mozambique (2000 and 2001) and Europe (2006), heat waves and forest fires in Portugal (2003), an ...

  • Fifth of corals dead: only emission cuts can save the rest, says IUCN

    The world has lost 19 percent of its coral reefs, according to the 2008 global update of the world’s reef status. The report, released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, of which IUCN is a member, shows if current trends in carbon dioxide emissions continue, many of the remaining reefs may be lost over the next 20 to 40 years. This will have alarming consequences for some 500 million ...

  • Asia`s booming cities must go green or risk disaster

    Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future. That was the key conclusion of a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released this month. But amid the alarming details of the growing environmental crisis in Asia's expanding mega-cities, there were signs of hope and opportunity. "Asia has seen unprecedented urban ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Aker Solutions Starts Pioneering CO2-Capture Project in Norway

    The project is the first of its kind globally for a waste-to-energy plant and comes after Aker Solutions in December signed a contract with the city government. The project is funded by Gassnova, the state enterprise that supports the development and demonstration of technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2). "This is pioneering work with significant potential as the world focuses on ...


    By Aker Solutions ASA

  • Ecosystem-based approaches key to tackling challenge of African Food Security Amidst Changing Climate

    As Africa faces food security challenges worsening in the face of climate change, almost 800 delegates from across the continent backed Ecosystems-Based Adaptation Approaches as a key tool in ensuring adequate food for all at the end of a two-day meeting at the UN Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi. The first meeting on African Food Security and Adaptation came against the backdrop of ...

  • Study Finds Ingeo™ Biopolymer Stable in Landfills with No Statistically Significant Quantity of Methane Released

    A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo™ biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of landfill ...


    By OWS

  • United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies

    Droughts cause the deaths and displacement of more people than cyclones, floods and earthquakes combined, making them the world’s most destructive natural hazard. Yet while droughts are expected to increase in frequency, area and intensity due to climate change, effective drought management policies are missing in most parts of the world. Three United Nations institutions have now joined ...

  • Bachelor of Science Thesis - Life cycle assessment and environmental benefits of the composting machine Big Hanna.

    This spring two students, Marcus Sohlberg and Henrik Svensson from Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Product- and production development, Division of Production System made their Bachelor of Science Thesis 'Life cycle assessment and environmental benefits of the composting machine Big Hanna'.  ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Water deserves higher priority on development agenda – UN official

    Water must be given higher priority on the development agenda, a top United Nations official told a global gathering that opened this week in Istanbul, stressing that the problems the world faces with regard to this precious resource are enormous. “Developing countries themselves need to increase investment in water, and systematically integrate water in poverty reduction strategies,” Koïchiro ...


    By United Nations

  • Remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on Green Economy at Lomonosov State University, Moscow

    UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP Achim Steiner addressed students of the Lomonosov Moscow State University today on the topic of Inclusive Green Economy. According to Mr. Steiner, the traditional approaches of resource use are no longer feasible with a global population of 7 billion and growing. Further, global resources are not consumed equally in the world. The current ...

  • UNEP yearbook 2008

    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 well-being, and economic development. It examines the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • UNEP launches Campaign to keep South Sudan green

    Approximately 500,000 trees have been planted around the city of Juba, in South Sudan, as part of the Keep Juba Green Campaign, launched by the South Sudan Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and the Environment in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Supported by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and the Government of Italy, the campaign aims ...

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