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Boston-Cambridge Sustainable Energy Project Commemorated

The “Green Steam” project advances environmental goals and enhances economic competitiveness –– avoiding 475,000 tons of carbon/year, equal to removing 80,000 cars.

In a new report, Charting New Waters explores new approaches to urban water management to ensure future water supply resiliency.

Water Security Examined in Water-Scarce Regions of United States

In a new report, Charting New Waters explores new approaches to urban water management to ensure future water supply resiliency.

The EPA has approved requests from 6 counties in Florida and requests in Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C. to remove those areas from federal clean gasoline requirements.

Summertime Fuel Requirements Dismissed in Florida and North Carolina

The EPA has approved requests from 6 counties in Florida and requests in Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C. to remove those areas from federal clean gasoline requirements.

Austin Energy Contracts for 150 MW Solar Facility

When completed in 2016, the West Texas solar plant will be the largest in Texas.

White House Touts Mutual Housing Solar Energy Projects

Mutual Housing California’s work at six communities was touted in President Obama’s announcement this past Friday on commitments and executive actions to advance solar energy.

A contract has been awarded by the South Florida Water Management District for construction to begin on a new water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

Water Quality Restoration Begins in Everglades

A contract has been awarded by the South Florida Water Management District for construction to begin on a new water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

Air pollution is worsening in most of the cities worldwide where air monitoring is taking place, WHO reported.

Air Quality Worsening in Many Cities: WHO

About half of the urban population being monitored in 91 countries is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels WHO recommends.

Since October 2013, the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by 50 percent, a staggering statistic that could result in large, devastating earthquakes in the not-too-distant future.

Increase of Oklahoma Tremors Could Lead to Large Earthquakes

Since October 2013, the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased by 50 percent, a staggering statistic that could result in large, devastating earthquakes in the not-too-distant future.

New Hydroelectric Project to Begin in Sacramento

The SMUD project would utilize an existing reservoir on the American River, from which water would be pumped up to a new 6,400 acre-foot capacity upper reservoir, where the water would be stored.

NFPA Offering More Emergency Responder Guides for EVs

The newly posted guides are part of the National Fire Protection Association's Electric Vehicle Safety Training project.

PHMSA Asks Pipeline Operators to Review Their Integrity Management Programs

The DOT agency's advisory bulletin asks pipeline owners and operators to look for deficiencies like the ones NTSB found in Enbridge's program after a large pipeline spill in July 2010.

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Enzymatic Method for Determining Nitrate in Wastewater Reaches First Step Toward EPA Approval

Enzyme-based nitrate analysis will be recommended for inclusion in the list of approved methods at 40 CFR Part 136 in the next round of updates.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Wetlands Database and Mapping Tool

The Service completes a comprehensive data set of wetlands in U.S. states and territories that will aid developers, city planners, and regulators in advancing wetland conservation, economic development.

Supreme Court Upholds EPA Rule on Interstate Air Pollution

The 6-2 decision in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation upholds the Transport Rule, which requires emission reductions by power plants in upwind states that "contribute significantly" to downwind states' nonattainment of EPA's air quality standards.

Access to the river with equipment and materials proved difficult; working with Oklahoma DOT a solution was developed.

Going Under the Oklahoma River

Oklahoma City has completed the $6 million Oklahoma River Inverted Siphon System Improvements, Phase II project. This project included the potential rehabilitation of an existing three-barrel inverted siphon, new inverted siphon, a sewer flow distribution vault and a sewer line connecting the new inverted siphon to the collection system.

Some Member States will have difficulty meeting their recycling targets, ENVIRON UK Ltd reports.

WEEE Recast Directive Update

The current product scope of 10 categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) will remain in place during the transitional period, Aug. 13, 2012 to Aug. 14, 2018.

As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment.

Water Drones to Maintain Algae Blooms

As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment.

The MBBR technology saved companies

Taking a Total Systems Approach to Wastewater Treatment

A true TSA begins with an evaluation that identifies options to help achieve a company's production goals.

New Trees for Natural Disaster Sites

As part of the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon will be planting one tree for every imageRUNNER ADVANCE system sold from now until Dec. 31, 2014. Trees will be planted in various sites where natural disasters have recently occurred, such as Northern Alabama and Joplin, Missouri.

U.S. Army to Build Largest Solar Array at Arizona Base

The groundbreaking set for Aril 25 starts the construction of an array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

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