Environment Reports

Climate Service Center

National Assessment on Climate Change in Germany recently published

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), together with the international publisher Springer, recently published a new scientific assessment comprising the first ever collection and...
Labrador Institute of Memorial University

Implementing a community-driven environment and health surveillance program with Inuit in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut

For Inuit across the Canadian North, notions of good wellbeing are multi-faceted – including physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions – and are...
UQTR

Biobased electrospun nanofibers for recovery of precious metals from e-waste liquid streams

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) also known as “e-waste” is actually one of the fastest growing waste streams all around the world. This...
global climate

Staking a Carbon Claim

Carbon sequestration is a concept that has been pervasive in discussions of climate change research and policy. The idea is simple enough. Any process,...
water

Addressing the world’s water shortage

Acute shortage of drinking water reserves across the globe is one of the biggest problems these days. According to the study conducted by NASA...
global climate

Drought, Food, and Trees

As we consider the challenges that global climate change poses for food security, it is insightful to look at past episodes of food insecurity...
UQTR

A new bio-based sorbent for water and wastewater treatment applications

Water is essential to life and there is no substitute to it. It is one of the most important natural resources on Earth contributing...

Low Cost Production of Nematodes for Biological Control of Insect Pests

J.A. Morales-Ramos1, M. G. Rojas1 and D. I. Shapiro-Ilan2 1USDA ARS SEA Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, Stoneville, MS 2USDA ARS SEA SE Fruit and...
Saint Gobain

How To Boost Education Through Building Design

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the sustainable habitat and construction markets, has identified five key elements that contribute to our comfort levels indoors; thermal...
Saint Gobain

Saint-Gobain Puts Comfort First

We spend roughly 90% of our time indoors or in vehicles, so it’s fair to say that the buildings we live, work and play...

Earth’s Energy out of balance

Months and years pass by, yet there remains a pervasive silence among people with political influence on what must be done to limit and...

CDM2015: Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015

Are we ready? On 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version...
University Groningen

Estimating the likelihood of extremes

Extreme weather events cause severe damage. Typical examples are hurricane Sandy and the floods in southern England. Insurance companies need to reserve a sufficient...
domestic

Taking a Stand

Following significant concessions on carbon emission targets in the Approved Documents L to the Building Regulations in both England and Wales, there were serious...
domestic

Think Modern

For many years, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been the product of choice where thermal performance and construction predictability are an absolute priority. The...
domestic

Flying the Flag

At long last, the Approved Documents L to the Building Regulations for Wales (ADL 2014) have come into force. Much like the English Approved...
weather

Weather extremes

Extreme weather events may cause severe damage to our society. Examples include hurricane Sandy in 2012 (the second-costliest hurricane in United States history), European...
carbon

A cleaner, greener future

Judith Shapiro, Policy and Communications Manager at the Carbon Capture & Storage Association explains the crucial role CCS will play in reaching climate change targets. One...

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