Mon.May 09, 2022

The secret life of ESG ratings

GreenBiz

Part 1 of a three-part series on ratings and ratings agencies and some of the challenges they are facing

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Data deluge

Envirotec Magazine

More data is becoming available to help with understanding why so much sewage is being spilled in UK rivers, and fascinating efforts are underway to interpret it and present it to the public in an accessible and transparent format.

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Have corporate sustainability advisory panels had consequential impacts?

GreenBiz

What began several decades ago as an effort to improve corporate environmental performance has now evolved into a pre-governance role counseling corporations on impactful business

Water innovation ‘fantasy league’

Envirotec Magazine

An event with a strong track record for selecting technologies that go on to succeed in the water arena, BlueTech Forum (Vancouver, 7-8 June) has selected its first tranche of “innovation showcase” companies.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Helping Create a Nationwide Recycling Infrastructure

GreenBiz

Landfills across the country are rapidly reaching capacity, and it is therefore more important than ever that we remain mindful of how we dispose of our waste.

SHARC Energy to Convert Seattle’s Wastewater into Recycled Green Energy

Green Living Guy

SHARC Energy Receives Purchase Order From California/Columbia Hydronics Corporation for first district WET system installation in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Vancouver, B.C, Canada (May 3, 2022) – SHARC International Systems Inc.(CSE: CSE: SHRC) (FSE: IWIA) (OTCQB: INTWF) (“SHARC?Energy”

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We Need More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Green Living Guy

Electric cars are the future. We all know that. But to make the switch to electric vehicles, we need more places to charge them. Currently, there are not enough electric vehicle charging stations available. This is a huge problem, and it’s holding back the growth of electric cars.

The power of being of a student in sustainability

GreenBiz

In the real world, it isn’t always clear how to make an impact. Being a student can help find a focus

5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Green Living Swaps

Green Living Guy

While you might think that living a green life is expensive or hard, making simple green living swaps are much easier than you realize. Not everyone is going to buy a Tesla or move into an eco-friendly green living house. But you can make lifestyle changes that make a big impact.

Why private companies need to catch up on sustainability

GreenBiz

Public companies are leading in three interlinked areas: environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility and people sustainability

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Sustainable Kitchens: Eco-Friendly Design Ideas

Green Living Guy

More people want to have a sustainable home where they can spend their lives peacefully. Therefore, the importance of investing in furniture, accessories, dinner tables, and kitchens is unmatched. It is crucial to invest in what pleases you and in accessories that are clean and efficient.

Studying sustainability? Use your community power

GreenBiz

Being a student helped me more than I realized with my sustainability ideas. In the real world I wasn’t sure how to make an impact

Designing DC fast charging stations for next-gen EVs

Charged

Sponsored by Littelfuse. Supercharged solutions that provide for fast charging reliability, efficiency, and safety. The adoption of EVs will reduce pollution and help slow the effects of climate change.

Plant extracts

Envirotec Magazine

In many cuisines, okra serves as a master thickener of stews and soups. The goo from that fruit and other plants, such as aloe, cactus and psylium, can also clean water and wastewater of some types of solid pollutants, as well as some that are dissolved.

Shortage of battery-grade graphite could slow down EV adoption

Charged

Graphite is a critical mineral for battery anodes, and surging demand for EVs is colliding with a limited global graphite supply.

Bugs, good and bad

Envirotec Magazine

A new study seems to show that chlorinated water supplies don’t disturb healthy gut microbiomes in young children, addressing concerns that such effects could lead to longer-term susceptibility to chronic disease. Child retrieves chlorine-treated water from a rural kiosk in Kenya.

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Plant-based bottles and paper straws: spotting false solutions in anti-plastic declarations

Eco-Business

Months after the world’s biggest corporates agreed to develop a treaty to stop plastic pollution, experts examine solutions that corporates have claimed will be able to stem the global waste issue

Sponsored Content: Low energy mixers make the long haul

Envirotec Magazine

Still going strong: Fifteen years on, over 200 Landia mixers continue to serve a major UK water utility. Fifteen years since a major UK water utility chose Landia as its framework supplier for anoxic mixers, over 200 of the units continue to work day and night across the region.

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Climate disasters drive Bangladesh children from classrooms to work

Eco-Business

A growing flood of Bangladeshi children are seeing their education end permanently as they flee climate impacts for urban slums

Sponsored Content: Advances in optical gas imaging make leak detection

Envirotec Magazine

Safety must be a core value of any operation dealing with potentially hazardous gases. While a practitioner of safety within the organization may set protocols or procedures, buy-in from all levels is critical to create a culture of safety and avoid issues where a serious lapse in safety might occur.

Global business survey finds 'little consistency' in how sustainability leadership roles are organised

Eco-Business

Among 300 firms, there are 44 different job titles for the same sustainability head function. According to the study by Dow Jones, the corporate world's approach to sustainability is muddled and clear reporting lines are lacking

Sponsored Content: Innovative odour abatement for even challenging budgets

Envirotec Magazine

A specialist in high-performance, low-cost odour and solvent emission abatement, Anua Clean Air UK offers products drawing primarily on its proprietary (and patented) biofiltration and bioscrubbing technologies.

Community, connectivity foster healthier reefs, marine life in Bali: study

Eco-Business

A new review highlights improvements that can be made to the conservation of Bali’s coral reefs, which face multiple local stressors alongside warming waters and coral bleaching

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Sponsored Content: Reciprocating action solves heat exchange challenges

Envirotec Magazine

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers. Scraped surface heat exchangers (SSHEs) have been used for difficult heat transfer applications involving viscous fluids or where fouling is an issue, such as sludge evaporation.

APRIL appoints Susan Slabbert as interim sustainability head for rayon fibre business

Eco-Business

The former environmental control officer for a coal plant and mine has been tasked to help the Indonesian pulp and paper maker meet its sustainability commitments, which include achieving net-zero emissions by 2030

Sponsored Content: Non-contact radar to support the end user

Envirotec Magazine

Adapting to climate change is now a challenge for every industry, regardless of location. It is also having a substantial impact on the flood risk management practices of local and national governments.

Oregon Gas Utility Wants to Bill Customers Millions for Executive Bonuses and ‘Misleading’ Advertising

DeSmogBlog

NW Natural, a gas utility based in Oregon, is seeking to raise gas bills on its customers in order to pay for millions in executive bonuses, higher returns to shareholders, and a larger advertising budget.

Sponsored Content: Firms partner to tackle trommel fines

Envirotec Magazine

(Left) Feed material and (right) washed sand output. Waste management firm Ace Liftaway has announced plans to introduce a new 90tph trommel fines recycling plant to its waste recycling and processing facility in Hampshire.

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EV sales dropped in March—or did they?

Charged

We’ve seen some disturbing headlines recently—sales of plug-in vehicles are decreasing after years of slow but steady gains. Were the naysayers right all along? Is the EV party winding down? Well, no.

Sponsored Content: Ten years of innovation and leadership

Envirotec Magazine

AQ Mesh has been commercially available since 2012 and the firm says it the most proven and relied-upon small sensor system on the market.

Leapers Semiconductor to introduce new SiC power module series

Charged

Leapers Semiconductor plans to introduce its HPD series SiC power modules for the traction inverters and motors of EVs at PCIM Europe in May of 2022. Leapers Semiconductor is a China-based company that develops and manufactures semiconductors and modules.

Spore circumspection

Envirotec Magazine

A new study led by Imperial College London appears to find that drug-resistant mould is spreading from the environment and infecting susceptible people’s lungs. A scan of aspergillus mold at 235 magnifications obtained using a scanning electron microscope.

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Mapping ecological restoration knowledge: linking theory and practice in an interactive online platform

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Originally posted on SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY : Ecosystems globally have become degraded through land use change, pollution, biodiversity loss, and climate change in the past decades. Ecosystem restoration is a powerful tool to help combat land and water degradation and the associated damage to human livelihoods. Currently, information regarding restoration science and practices are dispersed across…

Pong preferences puzzle piece

Envirotec Magazine

What smells we like or dislike is primarily determined by the structure of the particular odour molecule. A collaborative study seems to show that people share odour preferences regardless of cultural background.

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Li-Cycle to use Veolia’s HPD crystallization tech at its Rochester Hub

Charged

Battery recycling firm Li-Cycle has partnered with Veolia Water Technologies , a designer of water treatment plants and equipment, to use its HPD crystallization technology for battery recycling at its Rochester Hub, a facility scheduled to be fully operational in 2023.