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Interview with Carmen Hualda, CSR Manager at Atlinks Holding Atlinks Holding is the winner of this year’s Leadership Index in the Manufacture & Assembly of ICT Equipment sector (SMEs). We speak to their CSR-QHSE Manager, Carmen Hualda. Read More Big Data for big impact: Let’s accelerate sustainability progress We now live in an era of exponential growth for data flows driven by the proliferation of connected objects in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Read More Innovation our way to the SDGs – a forum summary report The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Verizon recently hosted a multi-stakeholder forum to identify the potential for information and communications technology (ICT) to catalyze progress towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Leaders from the ICT industry, other industry sectors, the technology startup sector, financial community, sustainability NGOs, academia, multilateral organizations, government, and media convened at the Verizon Innovation Center in San Francisco to spend a day focusing on the potential for innovative technology to address four priority solutions core to advancing the SDGs: (1) Food and agriculture; (2) Energy and climate; (3) Smart, sustainable communities; (4) Public health. Read More
To practise what we preach the GeSI website is hosted on an environmentally-friendly data centre located in Toronto, Canada. Green methods were employed wherever possible in the construction and for the ongoing and future operation of the data centre.
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Andersen Environmental is a full service consulting firm that is comprised of leading environmental professionals dedicated to providing effective solutions for our clients’ environmental needs. Andersen Environmental’s services include: asbestos testing, Phase I Environmental Assessments, Phase II soil and groundwater testing, soil remediation including soil vapor extraction, hazardous waste characterization and removal, and many other services as listed below. Andersen Environmental’s corporate headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices throughout the United States.
MALVERN, Pa. April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced the latest in a series of sustainability milestones, including a new solar array that will power its West Caldwell, N.J. office facility. The array, which is set to provide for more than half of the facility’s electrical needs, literally represents the power of Ricoh’s ongoing sustainability efforts. This is the latest example of Ricoh’s environmental consciousness and measurable progress in sustainability efforts.
The solar array project began in March 2014. through collaborative work with EnterSolar. a leading New York City -based provider of solar solutions to commercial enterprises. Now live, the array is expected to generate more than 790,000 Kwh per year, providing more than 50 percent of the facility’s electrical needs. That translates to approximately 1.3 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle, 555 fewer metric tons of CO2 produced per year and $1.9 million in energy savings over the next 10 years. The array itself is roughly 1.3 times the size of a football field.
“Concern for the environment is in Ricoh’s DNA. It’s core to our corporate identity,” said Donna Venable. Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas. “Since Ricoh established its Environmental Promotion Group more than 40 years ago, we have worked hard to foster sustainability from the top down and the bottom up. It’s what drove us to undertake this solar array project, it’s what drives our emissions reductions as a global company, and it’s what drives our individual employees to do their part in fostering sustainability through corporate and external programs.”
In fact, the West Caldwell facility itself has a strong sustainability history. The building has achieved ENERGY STAR® certification for three years in a row, and its on-site Biodiversity-Pollinator Garden achieved Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council .
In addition to these achievements, Ricoh has recently marked several major environmental sustainability milestones, including:
Ricoh’s Long History of Commitment to Achieving Enhanced Sustainability
Ricoh has been a dedicated advocate in support of a more sustainable society for decades, having formalized this position with the establishment of its Environmental Promotion Group in 1976.
Ricoh has strived to achieve balance between Planet (the environment), People (society) and Profit (economic activities). To achieve this, the Ricoh Group plans and pursues actions to reduce the environmental impact on the planet caused by resource extraction, energy use and the release of chemicals. In addition to protecting these valuable natural resources, Ricoh works to foster and preserve biodiversity.
To learn more about the West Caldwell solar array, watch this video. For more information about Ricoh’s dedication to enhancing sustainability, please visit this website .
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo. Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016. Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD ).
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Radon is colorless at standard temperature and pressure and it is the most dense gas known. At temperature below it’s freezing point is has a brilliant yellow phosphorescence. It is chemically unreactive, it is highly radioactive and has a short half life.
Radon was sometimes used in hospitals to treat cancer and was produced as needed and delivered in sealed gold needles. Radon is used in hydrologic research, because of it’s rapid loss to air. It is also used in geologic research and to track air masses.
Radon in the environment
Radon can be found in some spring water and hot springs. There is anyway a detectable amount of radon in the atmosphere. Radon collects over samples of radium 226 at the rate of around 0.001 cm3/day per g of radium.
Radon occurs in the environment mainly in the gaseous phase. Consequently, people are mainly exposed to radon through breathing air.
Background levels of radon in outside air are generally quite low, but in indoor locations radon levels in air may be higher. In homes, schools and buildings radon levels are increased because radon enters the buildings through cracks in the foundations and basements.
Some of the deep wells that supply us with drinking water may also contain radon. As a result a number of people may be exposed to radon through drinking water, as well as through breathing air.
Radon levels in groundwater are fairly high, but usually radon is quickly released into air as soon as the groundwater enters surface waters.
Exposure to high levels of radon through breathing air is known to cause lung diseases. When long-term exposure occurs radon increases the chances of developing lung cancer. Radon can only cause cancer after several years of exposure.
Radon may be radioactive, but it gives of little actual gamma radiation. As a result, harmful effects from exposure to radon radiation without actual contact with radon compounds are not likely to occur.
It is not known whether radon can cause health effects in other organs besides the lungs. The effects of radon, which is found in food or drinking water, are unknown.
Radon is a radioactive compound, which rarely occurs naturally in the environment. Most of the radon compounds found in the environment derive from human activities. Radon enters the environment through the soil, through uranium and phosphate mines, and through coal combustion.
Some of the radon that is located in the soil will move to the surface and enter the air through vaporization. In the air, radon compounds will attach to dust and other particles. Radon can also move downwards in the soil and enter the groundwater. However, most of the radon will remain in the soil.
Radon has a radioactive half-life of about four days; this means that one-half of a given amount of radon will decay to other compounds, usually less harmful compounds, every four days.
Due to the hands-on nature of the field of environmental engineering, fully online programs are rare. While students can complete some of the courses online, the lab component of the program is typically required to be completed on campus; however, this can be done during the summer semester. Students may also be required to complete proctored exams. Additionally, since professional engineering licensure is recommended for environmental engineers, students will want to look for online programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
To become licensed as a professional engineer, ABET-accredited bachelor’s holders must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, complete relevant work experience (typically about four years) and pass the Professional Engineering exam. To maintain licensure, environmental engineers must complete continuing education requirements.
Students enrolled in undergraduate environmental engineering programs learn how to apply engineering strategies to manage environmental resources, such as water, air, land and soil. Such programs focus strongly on the sciences, with students delving deeply into chemistry, physics and biology. Students may also learn concepts in waste management, urban planning and pollution control. Graduates learn to interpret data related to environmental engineering, as well as to design and conduct their own experiments.
Online bachelor’s degree programs in environmental engineering typically take 4-6 years to complete. Because undergraduate engineering classes often require lab components, few environmental engineering programs are offered completely online. Some programs may offer all classroom component courses online, and only require students to attend on-campus lab component courses.
Environmental engineering courses teach students engineering design and how to use computer-aided design programs, such as AutoCAD, to communicate ideas. Students also receive a strong background in physics and analytical skills.
Students learn the basics of statistics and probability. They learn to recognize and interpret correlations, test hypotheses and apply probability distribution functions.
Students typically learn the history, basic concepts and important developments of civil engineering. They may apply this knowledge by coming up with their own designs and communicating their ideas through computer software applications.
This mechanics course teaches students how forces interact with static objects. Students learn how to solve equilibrium equations, how to analyze and create their own free body diagrams and how to apply the concepts of statics to engineering.
This mechanics course focuses on moving bodies and how forces interact with these bodies. Students use calculus to analyze motion and apply their findings to real-life engineering situations.
This course teaches students how to analyze and design transportation systems. Topics covered include pavement design, traffic forecasting and transportation planning. Mathematical models are used in the analysis and improvement of transportation systems.
A four-year degree in environmental engineering prepares graduates to take on most entry-level jobs in environmental engineering. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, www.bls.gov ) expected environmental engineering jobs to increase about 12% during the 2014-2024 decade. Per the BLS, the average environmental engineering salary was $88,040 in 2015.
Students who wish to pursue higher education in environmental engineering after earning their bachelor’s degree may decide to enroll in a graduate certificate program, or in a master’s degree program. Unlike bachelor’s degree programs, some graduate programs in environmental engineering are offered fully online. Students who choose to enroll in a certificate program may later be able to apply those courses toward earning a master’s degree.
Fully online bachelor’s degree programs in environmental engineering are rare, but are more common in a hybrid format with an on-campus lab component as students study topics like dynamics, civil engineering and statistics. Graduates of these programs can work in entry-level positions in environmental engineering, or may choose to pursue a graduate degree or certificate.
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A carotenoid-derived hormonal signal that inhibits shoot branching in plants has long escaped identification. Strigolactones are compounds thought to be derived from carotenoids and are known to trigger the germination of parasitic plant seeds and stimulate symbiotic fungi. Here we present evidence that carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 8 shoot branching mutants of pea are strigolactone deficient and that strigolactone application restores the wild-type branching phenotype to ccd8 mutants. Moreover, we show that other branching mutants previously characterized as lacking a response to the branching inhibition signal also lack strigolactone response, and are not deficient in strigolactones. These responses are conserved in Arabidopsis. In agreement with the expected properties of the hormonal signal, exogenous strigolactone can be transported in shoots and act at low concentrations. We suggest that endogenous strigolactones or related compounds inhibit shoot branching in plants. Furthermore, ccd8 mutants demonstrate the diverse effects of strigolactones in shoot branching, mycorrhizal symbiosis and parasitic weed interaction.
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Health Economics is an applied field of study that allows for the systematic and rigorous examination of the problems faced in promoting health for all. By applying economic theories of consumer, producer and social choice, health economics aims to understand the behavior of individuals, health care providers, public and private organizations, and governments in decision-making.
From economic modeling to policy analysis, I am confident that the skills I have gained throughout the year will stay with me throughout my life. I am beyond lucky to have been at this incredible school alongside inspiring classmates, learning from professors who are true experts in this field. The MHS in Health Economics here at Hopkins is by far the best thing I could have done to start my career.
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Health economics is used to promote health through the study of health care providers, hospitals and clinics, managed care and public health promotion activities. Health economists apply the theories of production, efficiency, disparities, competition, and regulation to better inform the public and private sector on the most efficient, or cost-effective, and equitable course of action. Such research can include the economic evaluation of new technologies, as well as the study of appropriate prices, anti-trust policy, optimal public and private investment, and strategic behavior.
Health economics can also be used to evaluate how certain social problems, such as market failure and inequitable allocation of resources, can impact on the health of a community or population. Health economics can then be used to directly inform government on the best course of action with regards to regulation, national health packages, defining health insurance packages and other national health programs.
Faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School are currently conducting research on a wide variety of topics including the impact of health care, health insurance and preventative services on health lifestyles as well as providing research and advice to governments around the globe to enable a more effective and equitable allocation of resources. Further information on faculty retreat can be found on individual faculty research pages.
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