Drones Can Make an Engineer’s Job Easier and Less Expensive

Drones are used for everything from warfare to delivery of goods from warehouse to home. Engineers have discovered that drones – known technically as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – can make the painstaking task of performing survey work faster and easier.

Scientists Link Deadly Tibetan Avalanche to Climate Change

Researchers believe climate change is responsible for an avalanche in Tibet that claimed nine lives and injured hundreds of others when more than 70 million tons of ice broke off from the Aru glacier in the mountains of western Tibet

Earth Reaches Global Warming Milestone – And it’s not Good News

According to Amir Jina of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago[i], planet Earth reached a global warming milestone in September 2016. Jina says that the milestone will occur on a volcano in Hawaii where a monitoring station has been recording carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere since the late 1950s.

Futuristic Approach to Reduce Noise and Odors in Garbage Collection

In 2012, the New York World published an article that shed some light on what we can expect in coming years in our perpetual battle to dispose of our garbage. With more people populating the planet, it’s axiomatic that we will create more waste, and we have. Additionally, there are issues regarding the collection of garbage that assault our senses,

Municipal Waste Transfer Station Design

The trend today in solid waste management is for waste disposal sites such as landfills and incinerators to be located in remote areas far from population centers. Municipal Waste Transfer Stations bridge the gap between where municipal waste is collected and the distant disposal sites, and are a key component in a community’s overall waste management solution. When located and designed properly, transfer stations can reduce costs, save fuel, and offer enhanced waste screening and recycling opportunities.

Potential Hazards of Electronic Waste (e waste)

Environmental engineers continuously seek ways to make solid waste disposal more efficient and to maximize new technologies to ease the burden on landfills. While our communities have made major advances in their commitment to recycling, according to the Electronics Takeback Coalition, an organization that promotes responsible recycling electronics waste (e-waste),

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Landfill Emissions Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final rules for new, existing and modified landfills. According to the rules, landfills will begin capturing and controlling landfill gas emissions at levels that are one-third lower than current requirements, updating 20-year-old standards for existing landfills.