Monitoring and analysing the impact of industry on the environment
Every human action, however minute, impacts the environment. When it comes to industry, these impacts are disastrous and lasting. From extreme weather to ocean acidification, rising global temperatures, and shrinking ice caps, we’re already seeing the results of years of long-term damage to the environment. The climate crisis is upon us, and now the world scrambles to hit net-zero and zero-carbon targets in a global effort to slow the effects of climate change before it’s too late.
Industry affects us in many ways we don’t see. Take mercury and lead pollution in mining for example. Chromium pollution from tanneries and the dyeing industry, and agricultural pesticides. Noise pollution from wind turbines and sky-high air pollution cumulated through transport and thermal power stations. Not to mention the catastrophic consequences of industrial accidents.
Environmental regulations may be stricter, but legislation is worthless if it’s not enforced. Industrial contamination of soil, air and water has to be tested. And that’s where AWE International magazine comes in.
Since its first edition in March 2005, AWE International has looked at the analytical processes used to monitor and assess the impact of industry on the environment. Our articles are written by experts in their field, who cover topical issues from an environmental monitoring and analysis standpoint.
Alongside in-depth and unbiased articles, AWE brings you the latest information on new products and emerging technologies related to industrial environmental monitoring.