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Designing and building a green wall is only the start. Seeing the plants thrive and stay in good condition is another thing.
If the vertical garden is designed well and maintained appropriately, using well chosen plant cultivars; the affect can be great; but with a lack of knowledge, resources or effort, a green wall can deteriorate very fast.
Broken panes of glass are easier to repair in some types of window frame than others but most can be attempted. Replacing a single glass pane is achievable by most home renovators.
You have no doubt heard about Chain of Custody (COC) issues in the many forensic TV shows on our screens. The shows where faulty documentation destroys an otherwise carefully prepared case and the criminal goes free! So exactly what is a COC? It is the chronological ‘paper’ trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of a sample. At all stages, the sample is in someone’s custody—that person is responsible for it.
The COC is just as important in environmental and agricultural sciences -the integrity of the sampling, testing and reporting chain is very important
Did you hate chemistry at school because it was boring?
Daunting? But now you need to understand
environmental chemistry basics for your job?
Have a look at our new Environmental-Chemistry course which starts at basics and leads you into the fascinating world
of chemicals in the environment. Become
familiar with names like POPs (sounds friendly but it isn’t – Persistent
Organic Pollutants) and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons released when
fuels or organic matter are burned).Learn the difference between oxygen and ozone. Understand how, what and where chemicals occur in air, water and soil,
including the good, the bad, the ugly.
Change has become the norm, in every corner of our world.
Over the past decade, the speed of change has increased, every year; and there's nothing to suggest that situation will be any different in 2016.
Change can bring both opportunity, and instability.
A rapidly changing world is harder to control, but also offers greater opportunities for those who embrace the situation.
What this is driving change; and where might the world take us across 2016?