Environmental, Health and Safety

HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • A US blueprint to achieve carbon neutral aviation emissions

    A government-wide strategy is outlined for scaling up new technologies to produce sustainable aviation fuels across the U.S. airline industry.

  • Tool helps retailers shift from high global warming refrigerants

    A free refrigerant transition hub is designed to help navigate regulatory changes implemented by the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020.

  • Peer inside a Category 4 hurricane

    On September 22, 2022, an unmanned surface vehicle sailed into the path of Hurricane Fiona south of Bermuda, capturing video of the Category 4 storm.

  • Hotspots of degraded urban air quality

    A detailed analysis of air pollution and global health impacts for more than 7,000 cities around the world focuses on fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.

  • Keeping cool sustainably with propane as refrigerant

    Switching to propane as a refrigerant could lessen the global temperature increase from space cooling.

  • Video: Carbon fiber recycling initiative underway in the UK

    The effort could reduce the volume of continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer material sent to landfills in the U.K. by 50%.

  • Industrial wastewater transforms into profitable byproduct

    The technique converts hazardous wastewater into potable water while retrieving valuable acids.

  • Nontraditional water resources and the distributed hydrogen economy

    A decentralized approach to hydrogen production and consumption, based on electrolysis of seawater, industrial wastewater, municipal effluents and other nontraditional water sources is proposed.

  • A boom for the nuclear waste management market

    This market is expected to reach a value of nearly $7 billion by 2027.

  • Recyclable wind turbine blades now spin in the circular economy

    The first recyclable blades engineered by Siemens Gamesa are spinning on a wind turbine at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in Germany.

  • Database details PFAS thermal treatment solutions

    The online tool provides referenced information on the use of different thermal treatment processes for the remediation of these persistent pollutants.

  • The 3 Ds of energy

    The 3 Ds — digitization, decarbonization and decentralization — are major trends reshaping the global energy environment.

  • Trimble’s new 3D scanning and imaging solutions

    The Trimble X12 gives users the ability to visualize, manage and evaluate projects throughout the workflow.

  • Fabric filter captures and converts CO2 emissions

    The filter removes CO2 from air and gas mixtures at promising rates.

  • Fan or blower? Three factors to consider

    Because fans and blowers are used as interchangeable terms, it's important to be clear about what is needed for specific applications.

  • Video: Surveying water resources from space

    The Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite mission is expected to improve water resources management through a better understanding of Earth’s water cycle.

  • Video: Anellotech demonstrates new direct route to light olefins and BTX from conversion of mixed plastic waste

    The thermal catalytic reactor system converts a range of mixed waste plastics into the same valuable chemical feedstocks used to make virgin plastics.

  • Upcycling route cuts polystyrene reuse costs

    The process improves the economic viability of polystyrene reuse and promises to keep more of this material out of landfills and oceans.

  • Beer may have a role in preventing lead contamination

    Waste yeast discarded after beer brewing can filter out even trace amounts of lead from water sources.

  • Scorecard ranks state support for affordable, decarbonized housing

    States are ranked in terms of actions to reduce pollution and housing costs for residents through energy efficiency, electrification and renewable energy investments.

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