Day: 19 February 2009
A move from reactive to proactive with new gear
Responding efficiently to water network failures is all well and good - but is it enough? Dean Stiles discovers how Yorkshire Water is making the culture shift from reactive to proactive, and how using the very latest technology is crucial to its plan.
Nuclear: the answer?
With tough EU recommendations for cutting emissions by 42% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, attention has been focused on alternatives to minimise reliance on carbon-based fossil fuels. Yet the lowest carbon-emitting fuel is nuclear - so, asks Richard Phillips, why should it be included on the European low carbon/renewable energy agenda?
Lessons from the future
All waste is recycled. Cars are banned, with rapid-transit pods in their place. Wind towers, geothermal technology, and virtually every surface, collect energy. It sounds like science fiction but, writes Erik Jaques, this is the world's first zero-carbon city - and it's being built now
Analysis: Ecological Risk Assessment
As new environmental damage regulations loom, the Environment Agency has launched a methodology to assess risks to ecosystems from land contamination. Samantha Deacon and Nicola Eury of Environ discuss the benefits of what may soon become the new blueprint for UK contamination investigations
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