IES is Presenting a Webinar Concerning Lead In Drinking Water

IES is Presenting a Webinar Concerning Lead In Drinking Water

IES’s own Ed Hinchey and Don Siegel will be presenting a webinar on January 12th concerning lead in drinking water. The webinar will be hosted by Perrin Conferences and CLE credits are available. If you are not interested in the CLE credits, registration...
La Nina Conditions Return

La Nina Conditions Return

The strongest predictor of North American winter weather is what scientists call “El Nino Southern Oscillation”, or just, ENSO. ENSO refers to the oscillation of high and low pressure between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia, which coincides with the formation of warming...
PFAs in the News – 17 November 2016

PFAs in the News – 17 November 2016

Scientists report in Environmental Science and Technology Letters (2016, Vol. 3, 344-350) that the location of industrial sites, military training facilities and wastewater treatment plants are predictors of poly- and perfluoroakyl substance (PFAs) contaminants in...
PFAs In The News – 10 November 2016

PFAs In The News – 10 November 2016

PFAs Scientists now have begun to work hard to identify, extract and quantify per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), specifically perfluoroalkane sulfonic acids (PFSAs), perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) and associated compounds, such as,...
Deepwater Horizon – Part 3 – The Aftermath

Deepwater Horizon – Part 3 – The Aftermath

Broadly speaking, the Gulf of Mexico and nearby coastal environments were indeed harmed during the Deepwater Horizon oil release. But, despite the size and length of the release, most scientists agree that the environmental damage was not nearly as severe as it could...
Deepwater Horizon – Part 2 – Mitigation Efforts

Deepwater Horizon – Part 2 – Mitigation Efforts

The Deepwater Horizon sank on April 22nd with over 700,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. For more information on how Deepwater Horizon got to this point, read Deepwater Horizon – Part 1 If the 700,000 gallons of stored diesel fuel on board Deepwater Horizon...
Deepwater Horizon – Part 1

Deepwater Horizon – Part 1

The movie, Deepwater Horizon, opened in movie theaters on September 30th. So, we at IES decided to refresh our reader’s memory with a three-part summary of the deeply tragic event.  Part one details the history of the Macondo Oil Well and the cause of the event....
Rest in Peace, Rosetta

Rest in Peace, Rosetta

Rosetta Spacecraft Rosetta, after a 10-year space voyage, went to its final resting place this morning during a controlled collision with the object of its affection, Comet 67P. In 2014, Rosetta sent its only companion, Philae, a small comet-lander to the comet...
The Trouble With PFOAs

The Trouble With PFOAs

Do you remember the Star Trek episode titled, “The Trouble With Tribbles”? Lieutenant Uhura brought a Tribble back to the Enterprise after visiting Space Station K7. A Tribble, in case you forgot, is a cute and cuddly little furball of a creature that purrs when you...