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The U.S. and Sweden Launch Grand Challenge for Development to Secure Water for Food

The program to fund and accelerate scientific and technological innovations to manage water in developing and emerging countries.

They Will Survive

Forest rangers and biologists placing sprinklers around sequoias threatened by Rim Fire likely serves public opinion more than trees.

Industrial Facilities Must File Chemical Release Reports Electronically Beginning in 2014

The EPA finalizes a rule that requires companies to report chemical releases electronically.

Pennsylvania Proposes New Oil and Gas Regulations

The Environmental Quality Board approves a plan that will make regulations on oil and gas activity stronger.

BSEE, DOE Collaborating on Offshore R&D

The agencies' memorandum of collaboration continues their work to make oil and gas exploration safer and more environmentally sustainable, officials said.

Australian Company Bent on Solving Coal Plants' C02 Emissions Woes

Chemical company Orica, along with the Australian and the New South Wales Governments, will fund the construction of a CO2 mineral carbonation research pilot plant at the University of Newcastle, Australia.



Gardeners BeeWare

EPA issues new label guidelines for pesticides and "bee-friendly" plants kill more bees.

Jones Lang LaSalle Announces the Sale of Portland-Based Green Apartment Complex

The commercial real estate company has sold “The 20” to JP Morgan.

Tom Baker Named New President of Recycling Council of Texas

The Texas-based organization that advises and informs the metals recycling industry elects new leadership.

New Zealand Files Illegal Oil Dumping Charge

Maritime New Zealand filed a total of three charges against Sanford Limited after investigating allegedly illegal dumping of oil into the sea of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone from the Korean foreign charter fishing vessel Pacinui.

Brasilia, Brazil's Candidate for the 2018 World Water Forum

World Water Council executives assess the city’s ability to host the 2018 forum from August 21-23, 2013

Veolia Opening Expanded Recycling Facility

The 55,000-square-foot facility in West Bridgewater, Mass., has expanded capabilities for recycling fluorescent lamps, ballast, batteries, computer electronics, and mercury-bearing waste.

Tianjin, China, Hosting IDA's World Congress 2013

The International Desalination Association's Oct. 20-25 meeting at the new Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center will focus on desalination technology, environmental sustainability, plant operations and management, and governance and finance.

Ultralong Carbon Nanotubes Touted for Superior Desalination

Authors of a recently published study reported their capacity for absorbing salt is better than the current state-of-the-art water treatment systems using activated carbon.

NOAA Adds 82 Sites to Marine Protected Areas List

Eighty of them were nominated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the other two by the National Park Service.

Veolia Water to Build Another Desal Plant in Jubail City

Marafiq, Dow Chemical, and Saudi Aramco chose the company to design, build, and operate what will be the largest ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis desalination plant in the kingdom.

New Zealand Raises Oil Pollution Levy

The levy has been increased for the first time in 15 years to ensure the country has sufficient resources and equipment to respond to a major oil spill.

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