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Multitasking Microbe to purify wastewater

Featured Image by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash Researchers from NUS have developed a new way to treat sewage that is much simpler, cheaper and greener than existing methods. Bacteria capable of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SND) as well as phosphate removal could eliminate the need for separate reactors to remove nutrients from wastewater. Additionally it could alleviate competition for […]

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Lake Koocanusa needs a new limited selenium level

Featured Image: Lake Koocanusa, BC (Darren Kirby – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0). Last year’s report from the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed what had been suspected for years. The Teck’s coal mining in the Elk River Valley (in British Columbia, Canada) is sending selenium downstream to Lake Koocanusa. Even though the lake is more than a […]

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Rio Tinto’s Juukan Caves Disaster – The State of Play

Featured Image: Protesters gathered outside Rio Tinto’s Perth office after the blasting of the Juukan caves. (Photo: SBS Australia) You will hopefully remember that the mongrels at Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO, ASX:RIO, NYSE:RIO) blasted two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters of enormous cultural and technological significance into oblivion earlier this year, when they absolutely did not need […]

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Spanish Government Has Moved to Limit Nuclear Development in October 2020

Featured Image: Proposed bill to reach a carbon neutral economy by 2050. (Photo: magnuscmd.com) The Climate Bill The Spanish government has proposed a bill to reach a carbon neutral economy by 2050 meaning the country will emit the same level of greenhouse gases that its sinks can absorb. The Draft Law on Climate Change and Energy […]

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Spotlight On: Piyali Rudra – ESG Risk Analyst

Featured Image:  Trucks at work in Chile (Photo: BizLatinHub.com) What do I do…? I work on quantification of jurisdiction risk under the broader guise of investment due diligence. I enjoy correlating managerial issues to mathematical challenges. Inchoate areas like ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and J (Jurisdiction, more commonly country or political) risks, not only […]

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