edie feature articles on this day... for June 2011, 2010, 2007, 2002

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in June 2011, 2010, 2007, 2002

June 2011

Motorway service station reduces energy use

The energy saving potential at a sewage treatment plant installed on the M40 has been investigated by WPL. Engineering manager Harry Mouquet from the company explains

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Government buy-in is essential to achieve low-carbon transition

Following the publication of the 'Risky business: investing in the UK's low-carbon infrastructure' report this week by the CBI, Green Energy Parks's managing director, Chris Williams, argues the sooner the Government become an 'enabler' for green investment, the sooner a low-carbon transition can be

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David MacKay

David MacKay insists that there is no single right answer to achieving the emissions target, but favours the hedging scenario

David Strahan meets David MacKay, chief scientific adviser, DECC

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· Getting to the gritty part

· The future of onshore and offshore wind power

· Adapting for a changing climate

· Localism versus planning: uneasy bedfellows?

· WPL adds to range – and gains LABC nod

· Time to make waste beautiful

· Weighbridges: automate to get clever

June 2010

Measuring up for data monitoring

Landfill monitoring needs to be robust - and efficient data capture is crucial to this process. Richard Foote visits a site in the North-west to see how one specialist is making this happen.

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Desalination comes to the capital

Mainland UK’s first major desalination plant was opened on 7 June to provide London with a supply to use in the event of a drought.

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pH water – the silent polluter

Concrete washwater is highly toxic to fish and other wildlife. With the construction industry promoting environmental improvements, the issue can no longer be ignored, says Dr Richard Coulton.

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· Nordic Water devises solution for lake clean-up

· SEPA publishes new guidance for waste oils

· New forestry act for Northern Ireland

· Mott’s Odessa deal

· Wales looks at air quality

· Anglian triumphs at ‘Oscars’

· Scottish act to cover seas

June 2007

IWEX comes back with a vengeance

The International Water & Environment Exhibition made an attention-grabbing return to the NEC in Birmingham last month after an 18-month absence. And visitors flocked in their thousands

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Yorkshire overhauls its largest works

The upgrade of Yorkshire Water's largest WwTW, Knostrop, posed many design challenges, including the existence of an old mineshaft on site. Burak Sencer, Gavin Stonard, Peter White and Mark O'Brien of Halcrow explain

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Communication is everything

Folkestone and Dover Water Services has completed a pilot project for its planned compulsory water-metering programme - the first such scheme in the UK. Dean Stiles reports.

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· Councils get their priorities straight

· Electrokinetic revolution looms for sludge dewatering

· Reverse osmosis: an adaptable solution

· Licensed to swill

· Environmental Case Law Summary, June 2007

· Environmental Legislation Summary June 07

· Tomorrow's home today

June 2002

Sewage sludge in the dock

Tackling the loading and unloading of Northumbrian's sludge tankers

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Eagles fly at Villa Park to combat pests

Strikers bound for goal are the only predators usually on display at Villa Park but a recent demonstration of bird control saw hawks, falcons and eagles swooping over this famous football venue to show how bird flocks can be deterred from roosting and infesting at a variety of sites.

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Oh dear, what an odour.....

A landfill site in South Wales received industrial waste containing sulphurous compounds which gave off a pungent aroma, much to the delight of local residents. Carmarthenshire County Council sniffed out a solution.

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· Landfill site licensing fuels demand for specialist aftercare management

· Membrane bioreactors clean up landfill leachate

· Ways to get ahead in business

· Study draws to a conclusion

· Results are a matter of time

· Noise mapping points the route to an ambient noise strategy

· IT changes working practice