edie feature articles on this day... for April 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in April 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999


April 2008

So, which is it: Saint or sinner?

Biofuels are a bit like the little girl in the nursery rhyme, they're either very, very good, or very, very bad - it just depends on who you talk to. Erik Jaques referees a heated and well-fuelled debate

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Environmental Case Law Summary, April 2008

Once again Edie News and Semple Fraser team up to bring readers the latest on legal cases which impact on environmental industries in the UK and Europe. This month the courts consider the sticky question of whether spilled oil is waste, look at an exemption allowing industry to use a chemical which

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Boris pitches for green Mayor

The Conservative's candidate for the London Mayoral election, Boris Johnson, tells edie where he stands on the environment.

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· Comment: Soil strategy should go organic

· London looks to take recycling to the next level

· How to increase sales through technology

· Greater clarity needed in the clean-up debate

· Brian Paddick on greening London

· A winning swing: from coal mine to golf course

· How to comply with building-waste rules



April 2007

Going green and keeping staff keen

One environmental consultancy has experienced a recruitment boom in recent years on the back of the green revolution. edie Careers looks at how the company is attracting new recruits and getting the best out of them.

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France slow to tackle illegal landfills

France has been hauled over the coals by the European Commission for failing to close down illegal landfills or ensure they meet the standards necessary to allow them to be granted the permits which would make them legal.

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Business benefits of resource efficiency

Progress is being made to help businesses improve their resource efficiency and increase profits. Simon Drury from Envirowise reviews the evidence and considers the next steps.

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· Environmental Case Law Summary, April 2007

· Edie Special Report - Water and Wastewater

· Leftovers fed to livestock are not waste

· Water show in the pipeline

· REACH is a concern for us all

· Quality protocol set to boost compost markets

· Sustainable buildings - work in progress?



April 2004

Analysing strategy

Corporate strategy is an important area of future focus for sustainability practitioners. Joss Tantram has researched the issue for To Whose Profit?(ii): Evolution and explains why

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The Water Framework Directive: a new approach?

By Jacob Tompkins, Water UK
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) represents a new approach to water management across Europe. It aims to simplify the process of water management and will replace a number of existing water directives. It aims to classify water quality with reference to ecology ra

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Technically speaking

Black & Veatch's Frank Rogalla looks at minimising bromate formation

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· Realising the potential of zeta

· Second Nature

· Spending money like water

· Agency practises what it preaches

· Taking control of the situation

· Sweet Music

· Past and future of microfiltration



April 1999

Pipes bursting with success

The Met Office, in association with Thames Water, recently launched a Œstate-of-the-art' weather forecasting service, designed to give advance warning of potential burst situations, particularly in underground cast iron pipes, when sub-zero temperatures are anticipated reports Brian Dumbleton.

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Plumbosolvency ­ control and minimisationArticle Title

Although water leaving a treatment works is almost entirely free of lead, by the time it reaches the taps of about nine million homes it has picked up lead from the pipes and fittings. Andrew Elphinston, senior chemical engineer for Binnie Black & Veatch, examines the issues arising from plu

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Water resources and the April deadline

The Government's insistence that water companies look to a 25 year horizon in resource planning takes the process into a time that may see the early stages of climate change. RAJ Arthur explains why the age of demand management is here.

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· Messing about on the river

· Setting the standards in drainage

· . . . that damned elusive coliform

· SABINA puts waste minimisation to work on corporate sustainability

· Treating seasonal algal blooms

· Integrating approach to maintaining quality