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Ocean Data Collection Easier with Robotic Probe Launcher

WHOI engineers created an advanced robotic auto-launcher system in order to systematically collect ocean data more efficiently and effectively.

Four Scientists Honored at White House

Four scientists, who lead citizen science groups funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), were honored in a White House ceremony this morning.

IBM to Improve Dutch Flood Control and Water Management Systems

IBM will be using smart information exchange to accelerate water management innovation.

The Center of Solar Energy to Hold Briefing on Photovoltaic Products

In collaboration with Texas A&M University – Central Texas, the Center for Solar Energy will be hosting a media briefing on Thursday, June 27, to speak about the creation of a new technology zone in central Texas to discover photovoltaic (PV) products that are made and created in the U.S.

New Training Center Launched by CA-NV American Water Works Association

A new educational center to help train water professionals will be opening in West Sacramento, as part of the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA).

Electric Motorcycle Unveiled to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Great Escape

In 1963, The Great Escape was a movie that starred Steve McQueen and featured the iconic motorcycle jump. For its fiftieth anniversary, McQueen Motorcycle will unveil an electric motorcycle to commemorate the movie and to promote a cleaner future.

Former Senator Welcomes Attendees at Final Day of Xperience Efficiency 2013

On Thursday, June 20, Xperience Efficiency kicked off its final day with the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Senator, Texas as the keynote speaker.

More than $14 Million Awarded in Clean Vessel Act Grants

To help support clean waters and recreational boating, over $14 million in funding has been provided to several U.S. states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program.

Process Solution Offers Refineries Unparalleled Corrosion Control for Crude Unit Overhead Systems

GE’s New TrueSense minimizes variations with optimized chemical feed, core element of a suite of complementary technologies, and is skid-mounted with a ground-level unit that makes installation and maintenance easy.

The Largest Dam Removal in California Begins Today

A groundbreaking ceremony started today at the historic tearing down of the antiquated San Clemente Dam.

Lineup Announced for SXSW Eco 2013 Event

For the third-annual SXSW Eco, Robin Chase, founder and CEO of Buzzcar and former CEO of ZipCar has been added as the keynote speaker for the event.

Scientists Create Sodium-Ion Battery from Wood

By using a small piece of wood and coating it with tin, scientists have created a small, long-lasting, and eco-friendly energy source.

Musicians Launch Eco-Friendly Tour

The Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, and Guster have started an environmentally friendly music tour and help promote the Lacey Act.

Resort in Maldives Offers Protection Code for Dolphins

Six Senses Laamu is the first resort in the Maldives to provide a code of conduct for dolphin watching as a way to protect the local spinner and bottlenose dolphins and their future generations.

EPA Accepting Proposals for San Francisco Bay Preservation

The EPA will distribute grants totaling $5 million.

Water Conservation and Colorado River Preservation Discussed at ACE13

During last week’s AWWA ACE13 conference in Denver, Colo., water professionals were asked to consider water conservation in their everyday activities. Attendees were also informed about the issues the Colorado River is facing and how preservation of the river is possible through certain avenues.

Gothenburg Sweden Gets Volvo Electric Buses

The City of Gothenburg, Sweden will be getting noiseless, electric buses in 2015, through the launch of an ultramodern bus service. The new technology will help enable completely new possibilities for future public transport.

Lawsuit Filed Against ExxonMobil for Pegasus Oil Spill in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas and the United States have filed a joint complain against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and ExxonMobil for the for the heavy crude oil spill that took place from the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Ark. on March 29, 2013.

Mutual Housing Receives Millions for Zero-Net Energy Farmworkers’ Development

Mutual Housing California has been awarded more than $14.5 million in aggregate federal and state tax credits, which they can use to raise more than $12 million for the development of housing in Woodland for agricultural workers.

BP to Complete Active Oil Spill Cleanup This Month

It is estimated that by mid-June, cleanup in three states will be complete.

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