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May 9, 2013 – 840 views
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Agricultural water use is a major cause of concern. Depleting fresh water supply, increasing pollution of water bodies, and consequent health implications are some of the major causes for concern. Since the agriculture industry requires a lot of water, the issue is sensitive and has many environment, socio-economic, and health implications... Full Story 
April 18, 2013 – 921 views
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Nonrenewable energy sources, like fossil fuels, depend on finite raw materials that will dwindle in just a course of time. It will then be too expensive and damaging to the earth's environment to retrieve the sources of energy. This is where alternative energy comes in. Renewable sources of energy, like solar and wind energy, are replenished regularly and will not ever run out... Full Story 
April 4, 2013 – 887 views
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Earth Day is a day that is celebrated to foster an appreciation for the environment, build awareness about various environmental issues that threaten the earth, and inspire the people so that they make an effort to combat these issues. There are two known dates on which it is observed. Some people prefer celebrating Earth Day on the 1st day of spring, which is the spring equinox and occurs around March... Full Story 
March 15, 2013 – 903 views
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A Superfund site is a site that has been designated for the dumping of toxic waste substances. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) then performs clean-ups at these sites, and pushes responsible companies to perform cleanups, or to recompense the EPA for the cleanups conducted. Vapor Intrusion (VI) is the migration process of hazardous chemical vapors from soil or groundwater to indoor air usually through gaps in the foundation of a building that lies near a superfund site... Full Story 
March 6, 2013 – 901 views
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Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) or coal ash is the residue that is left over from coal combustion in power plants and is collected by agencies for pollution control. The environmental issues of coal ash are structural failures in impoundments, and the leaching of landfills and impoundments into groundwater. A tragic spill in Kingston, TN in December 2008 emphasized the necessity of a national criterion for the regulation of CCR... Full Story 
February 15, 2013 – 1,549 views
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Given the dependence of the construction industry on biodiversity, it may be stated that biodiversity impacts the construction industry immensely. Industry honchos have to focus on drawing up construction plans so as to minimize damage to biodiversity. Also, they have to take into consideration the dependence of the industry on biodiversity for the resources needed and tweaking their strategies accordingly... Full Story 
February 4, 2013 – 864 views
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The fiscal cliff, a steep descent in the US budget deficit, seems to have been mitigated to a certain extent. The congress included tax credits for wind energy in a bill intended to alleviate the fiscal cliff. The tax credit was to expire in 2012. There existed no express guarantee that the tax credit would be extended. The wind industry seemed to have hit a rough patch and layoffs had already begun. However, the move by Congress to save the production tax credit for wind power has breathed new life into the wind industry. The bill signed by the president has several improvements. Most important of these is the applicability of the wind power production tax credit to any project started by the end of the year... Full Story 
January 14, 2013 – 930 views
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Vapor intrusion (VI) is a process in which the chemicals present in the underground water or soil migrate to the air which is present above a contaminated site. At times, chemicals get spilled on the ground from an underground storage tank or from a factory leak. Some of these chemicals are capable of passing through the soil in the form of vapors. These chemical vapors pass through the sub-surface soil or preferential pathways like underground utilities, thus affecting the quality of indoor air present in the nearby buildings... Full Story