21 years ago on 24th October 2002, the Control of Lead at Work Regulations (CLAW) were ‘made’, which means they had been completed and were ready to be laid before Parliament, 31st October, 2002. They came into force 21st November, 2002. So what? You may ask. This week, 22nd – 29th October, is International Lead […]
A learning, training, and action platform focused entirely on Water Cycle Restoration Water Stories offers a community-centered approach to solving our most pressing environmental crises. One that delivers meaningful results after the first rainy season. We empower people to create healthy landscapes and water abundance by transforming water-sheds into water-catchments. People around the world are […]
Building designers. contractors, owners, and managers have long been challenged with providing quality indoor environments at a reasonable energy cost. Current efforts to improve building energy efficiency, including goals of sustainability and net-zero energy use, are bringing more focus on how to simultaneously achieve energy efficiency and good indoor air quality (IQA). While energy efficiency […]
The UK has one of the highest prevalence of asthma in the world. Reduced ventilation resulting from increased energy efficiency measures acts as a modifier for mould contamination and risk of allergic diseases. Read in full at PUBMED.
Laid low with a fever, chills, dizziness and muffled hearing, 36-year-old Stewart Armstrong assumed he was suffering from a bad bout of flu. Two week later, with no sign of improvement and under pressure from his partner, Janine the businessman went to see his GP. The doctor could find nothing obviously wrong and prescribed pills […]
There is an ongoing debate about the reasons for and factors contributing to healthcare-associated infection (HAI). It appears that these infections are complex and their investigation involves multidisciplinary teams, including: Read more via National Library of Medicine.
Rising damp is one of the most recurrent and well-known hazards to existing buildings and monuments. Several types of intervention exist to tackle the problem. Among these, the creation of a damp-proof course against capillary rise by means of injection of chemical products is one of the most diffused methods, thanks to the relatively easy […]
Occupiers are demanding best-in-class sustainability credentials from their buildings. But they unknowingly risk rendering those credentials redundant through their fit-out Sustainability is now top of the agenda for many businesses, driven by a growing expectation from their customers to respond to the effects of climate change. As they look to reduce their carbon footprint, there […]
Coral reef ecosystems are declining globally. Understanding the occurrence and mechanism of decline is important, but tracing past pollution and climate events that impact coral populations is difficult owing to sparse monitoring. Keep reading on Nature.Com.
Why is the deep ocean cold? And why does this matter for global warming?