Dec 20, 2013
This USGS video shows how space weather can have important consequences for our lives, such as interference with radio communication, GPS systems, electric power grids, the operation and orientation of satellites, oil and gas drilling, and even air travel as high altitude pilots and astronauts can be subjected to enhanced levels of radiation.
Dec 13, 2013
This AmericanWaterWorks video posted in October 2013 explains the phenomenon of backflow and steps to prevent it from contaminating drinking water systems.
Dec 03, 2013
Gamesa has made progress on its offshore strategy by developing the Gamesa 5.0 MW offshore platform. Based on the proven technology validated in recent years in Gamesa’s 4.5 MW platform and the operating know-how and experience built up, the 5.0 MW offshore platform combines high reliability and optimal cost of energy. In addition to its 5 MW offshore system, Gamesa plans to develop higher-capacity offshore turbines (7 MW-8 MW) in the medium to long term. The G128-5.0 MW Offshore prototype has been equipped with a 128-meter rotor diameter and a modular and redundant design that will ensure reliability and maximizing energy production.
Oct 30, 2013
This video describes a solution to the severe health risks caused by mercury emissions from small-scale gold processing. Small scale gold buying and refining facilities, or gold shops, located in more than 55 countries throughout the world, are an important part of the artisanal and small-scale gold production process and are a major cause of air pollution from mercury. EPA and Argonne National Laboratory worked together to design a low-cost mercury capture system that is simple to build and install, using locally available materials. The system reduces mercury emissions by at least 80 percent. For more information about the Mercury Capture System, go to www.epa.gov/international/toxics.
Sep 30, 2013
Manila is just one of the world's largest cities that are situated on the water's edge. For these cities the oceans provide jobs, food and opportunities for transportation and recreation. But as pollutants move downhill, they are ending up on the shores and in the seas. Scientists from the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) monitor and manage the pollution in Manila Bay.
Sep 23, 2013
Driving your vehicle releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. You can take simple steps to cut your carbon emissions. Act on climate change.
Sep 16, 2013
Business and home offices use a significant amount of electricity for heating and cooling, lighting, and operating equipment. There are simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint at work. Act on climate change.
Sep 02, 2013
CH2M HILL recently launched its 2013 Sustainability Report and in this video shares examples of how it is making a positive impact through project work and internal operations.
Aug 30, 2013
Jon Beck is a graduate student from Portland, Ore., who is working this summer at General Motors as part of the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program. GM is one of the more than 100 organizations participating in the program that allows specially trained graduate students to analyze the companies' energy management practices. While Beck and his teammates will leave GM with suggested improvements, he admits he's leaving the project with a new appreciation of what GM is doing today.
Aug 15, 2013
Understanding the migratory behaviors of whales and dolphins helps Chevron to protect them from potential impacts of its operations. That's why the company works with the Wildlife Conservation Society to monitor marine life off the coast of Angola.
Aug 07, 2013
Posted to YouTube on July 30, 2013, by the Water Environment Federation, this video shows Terri Jordan, senior vice president of business development at Crystal IS, discussing its UVC-LED technology and go-to-market strategy during BlueTech® Forum 2013. Crystal IS was selected as the most disruptive technology at the event. To learn more about Voltea, visit booth 775d at WEFTEC 2013 or attend the presentation there at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the 2013 WEFTEC Innovation Showcase & Pavilion.
Jul 11, 2013
This Veolia Environmental Services North America video, posted to YouTube on June 28, 2013, describes the evolution of its remote opener technology that assists customers in handling, safely removing, managing, and treating reactive chemicals.
Jun 15, 2013
As a driver for Waste Management, you use your CDL to help the company serve its customers safely, efficiently, and to grow your fulfilling career. If you're ready to join a team of professionals that love what they do, apply online at http://wastemanagement.jobs.
May 28, 2013
This USGS video provides insight in to the life of the common loon as captured by research scientists using modern technologies. Scientists used satellite telemetry and archival geolocator tag technologies to gain critical information on migratory movements of breeding loons in the Upper Midwest to guide conservation planning. Critical pieces of the puzzle included identifying migration staging areas and wintering areas, and also important information from dive profiles to describe foraging patterns. This information is necessary for state and federal agencies tasked with managing populations of loons in the face of stressors such as disease, pollution, and climate change.
May 07, 2013
This Texas Parks & Wildlife Department video shows how, following a wildfire in 2011, a crew from American YouthWorks helped to restore devastated Bastrop State Park, mirroring the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. For information about Bastrop State Park, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/. To learn more about the Texas Conservation Corps, visit http://www.texasconservationcorps.org.