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Sustainability in Low-Income Neighborhoods at a Glance

Studies show that air pollution contains more hazardous ingredients in low-income communities than in affluent ones. Moreover, many low-income communities are located on contaminated land such as brownfields and are more likely to be exposed to hazardous chemicals. The primary sources of pollution in these areas can be traced to organizations to factory combustibles in vicinities that constitute a significant cause of air pollution. Continue Reading

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Municipalities in Fighting Climate Change

We’ve heard about implementing eco-friendly measures to protect the environment over the year past few years. However, the current situation shows that there’s a long way to go to reach sustainability. The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2)​​​​​​​ in our atmosphere last year was recorded as the highest in history. Continue Reading

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Environmental Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future

Declining Arctic sea ice, decreased snow cover, glacial retreat, sea-level rise, and global temperature increases provide some of the evidence for rapid climate change. Conserving ecosystems and devising sustainable practices have become more critical than ever. So, current decision-makers need to align priorities and look at a broader picture to build a sustainable future. Let’s find out more! Continue Reading

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Wastewater Treatment—It’s More Important Than You Think

Over the past few years, the deteriorating water infrastructure has resulted in rising ( sewer  bills across the country when upgrades are made. Wastewater treatment plants are one of the most critical infrastructure systems for public health and environmental protection. Environmental indicators show that we may confront Treatment  capacity limitations in upcoming years and that wastewater treatment is essential to mitigate the risks of running out of water. Continue Reading

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Climate Change: What You Can Do to Make a Difference

Climate change is an impending threat to society that we cannot ignore. According to a UN report, the planet will be warmer by at least 4 to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, resulting in more catastrophic natural disasters, increased droughts, and rising sea levels that are expected to wreak havoc on the world. . NASA states scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Governments and local bodies worldwide, including the United States, are starting to take measures to combat global warming by providing incentives.   Continue Reading

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Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint with These Solid Waste Management Tips

According to a report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), total carbon emissions on the planet are now at a record high—higher than they have been in the last 3 million years! Moreover, the Green Building Council estimated that businesses account for 39% of total CO2 emissions in the US, not to mention the additional greenhouse gasses that are emitted

from fossil fuel combustion, solid waste landfills, and transportation. Moreover, businesses and people also contribute to indirect CO2 emissions. Continue Reading

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6 Top Benefits of Energy-Efficient Designs

Global warming and ozone depletion have become hot topics worldwide—and the best way to combat these pressing issues is to go green! Continue Reading

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2020 and Beyond: What’s Driving Sustainable Site Planning Forward?

Worldwide consumption and production trends depend on the use of natural resources. The built environment—such as homes, buildings, parks, schools, and transportation systems—affects both individual health and environmental quality. Cultivating flourishing communities and driving economic growth has become more important than ever. Continue Reading

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