Tidal Studies

tides
Posted: August 31, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: energy, studies, tidal, tides, turbine, water, weather

In the current drive to increase our use of renewable energy and reduce our dependence of fossil fuels, scientists are undertaking the study of tides as a possible source of green power.  Governments around the world are investing millions of dollars into the development of technologies aimed at harvesting this untapped resource. Tidal power would […]

World Oceans Day

world-oceans-day
Posted: June 8, 2018
Category: Environment Water
Tags: clean, day, debris, environment, marine, oceans, packaging, plastic, seas, water, world

ACTION FOCUS FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY 2018: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. World Oceans Day, June 8, was initiated in 1992 as a Canadian celebration and then subsequently adopted by the UN and turned into a global celebration in 2008.  It is an annual opportunity to honour, protect and conserve the world’s […]

World Environment Day – June 5th 2018

world-environment-day
Posted: June 5, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: day, environment, global, plastic, plastic bags, pollution, united nations, water bottles, world

June 5 has been designated by the United Nations as World Environment Day.  India, the host nation for 2018, has chosen the theme for this year: This is intended as a call to action for each of us to make changes aimed at reducing the world’s increasing plastic pollution.  Plastic has now insinuated itself into […]

National Groundwater Awareness Week

groundwater awareness week
Posted: March 12, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: conductivity, groundwater, groundwater awareness week, tend, test, treat, water

This National Groundwater Awareness Week is dedicated to highlighting the importance of groundwater.  Life as we know it would not be possible without it.  99% of the world’s usable water is groundwater.  It is the world’s most extracted resource with projected withdrawal rates of 259 trilion gallons per year.  It is estimated that 44% of […]

International Polar Bear Day February 27th

Posted: February 2, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: ice, international, polar bears, water

Polar Bear Facts 60% of the estimated 26,000 polar bears live in Canada. The primary conservation concern for polar bears is habitat loss and reduced access to their primary prey due to climate change. Polar bear’s home is on the Sea Ice Four Sea Ice Regions Seasonal Ice Southern extreme of polar bear’s range Ice […]

What are DNAPL & LNAPL?

gasoline
Posted: January 10, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: dense, dense product, floating layers, hydrocarbon, interface, light, light product, liquid, measurement, non-aqueous, oil, phase, sinking layers, static levels, water

They are hazardous organic liquids such as dry cleaning chemicals, fuel oil and gasoline that do not dissolve in water.  These pollutants are always associated with human activity, cause severe environmental and health hazards, and are difficult to remove from the water supply once it has been compromised.  DNAPL & LNAPL are the two major […]

Waste Reduction Week

waste reduction week
Posted: October 18, 2017
Category: Environment
Tags: canada, environment, reduction, waste, world

This year, Oct 16 – 22 has been declared Waste Reduction Week in Canada with the focus on a different theme each day Monday Oct 16 – Circular Economy A circular economy occurs when products are designed so that resources can be reused and reinvested in new products.  Rather than focusing on recycling, in a […]

Thawing Permafrost

permafrost
Posted: August 31, 2017
Category: Environment
Tags: environment, greenhouse gases, ice, melting, permafrost, thaw, water, weather

There is a huge thaw taking place in the extreme Northern regions of the planet as well as at the highest altitudes.  This means the global temperature is rising and permafrost is melting. Permafrost is the frozen layer beneath the ground surface which has maintained a temperature below freezing for at least 2 years.  When […]

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