Climate Change Boosts Some Arctic Industries

Shipping, fishing and tourism in the Arctic are getting a boost from climate change — but at a price, says Reuters, adding the economic benefits aren’t a “cold rush.” Temperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as fast at the world average. This thaw has brought new industries to the icy region: a first cruise ship […]

Hyatt Sets 2020 Environmental Goals

Hyatt Hotels has committed to reducing water use per guest night by 25 percent by 2020 — one of the hotel chain’s new environmental goals announced yesterday. The Hyatt 2020 Vision sets targets across three focus areas: use resources thoughtfully, build smart, and innovate and inspire. Use Resources Thoughtfully: Hyatt says it will identify ways […]

Food Companies to Report Chemicals to FDA

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose 300-plus members include the Coca-Cola Company, General Mills and Kraft Foods, has launched an initiative that will, among other things, give the FDA access to a database of food companies’ safety information for chemicals and other ingredients used in processed foods. The GMA says it’s an effort to improve the […]

Tenneco Unveils Tier 3 Emission Control Technologies

Tenneco has exhibited a demonstration vehicle equipped with several emission control technologies designed to meet upcoming US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations. In addition to meeting the Tier 3 emissions regulations, the technologies are designed to deliver efficiency improvements that can help automakers further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. US EPA Tier 3 emissions standards are […]

Farmers Generate Energy from Coffee Wastewater

It is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills, according to project findings by UTZ Certified. The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project was launched by UTZ Certified in 2010 in Central America with the goal of addressing environmental and health problems caused by the wastewater […]

Honeywell’s UOP Launches Wastewater Treatment System

Honeywell has launched an integrated bioreactor system to remove organic and inorganic contaminants from a wide range of industrial wastewater streams. Honeywell’s UOP XCeed bioreactor system, based on Honeywell’s immobilized cell bioreactor technology, helps industrial, manufacturing and groundwater remediation facilities meet contaminant removal specifications for wastewater discharge or reuse. UOP’s commercial launch of this technology […]