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Largest Dam Removal in History Already Restoring River’s Health

With only 35 feet left to remove of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Washington, the river is already showing great progress with fish and native plants returning to the area.

The Water Council Gains a New Investment Partner

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The Water Council have entered into a partnership to bring together North America's investment community and water technology entrepreneurs to match capital with water innovation.

Kentucky High School Goes Green, Receives Award

George Rogers Clark High School in Lexington, Ky. received Center of Excellence sustainability award for its geothermal and chilled beam design.

NOAA Analysis Documents Coastal Wetlands and Forest Loss

The agency found that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions -- an area larger than the state of Wisconsin -- experienced changes in land cover.

Law Building at Georgia State University Obtains LEED Certification

Upon completion of the $62.8 million Georgia State University College of Law Building, a LEED Silver certification will be awarded to the new building.

Water Act Violations Settlement Intends to Prevent Future Oils Spills

Cargill, Inc. has agreed to settle with the EPA for Clean Water Act violations at two different oil storage facilities. The settlement will also outline steps required to prevent future oil spills at the sites.

Swedish Red Cross Discusses Engaging with Women's Groups to Improve Access to Community-based Health in South Sudan

The organization sheds light on families returning to damaged villages post-war.

Desertification a Top Concern for South Africa's Environment Affairs Department

A resource management program in Free State Province, which has been severely affected by land degradation, desertification, and drought, is part of the government's Working for Water Programme.



Beach Water Quality Safety Gets a Makeover

The EPA has made a move to help protect the health of millions of beachgoers, while also requiring the states to strengthen their beach water quality notification practices.

EPA Finishes Clean Power Plan Hearings

Four public hearings took place at the end of July. By then, about 300,000 comments already had been submitted.

OSCE Showcases Cooperative Work to Address Water Scarcity

A Security Days event in July explored ways the 57 participating countries can work together to address the problem.

Water Reservoirs Receive Protection in Saudi Arabia

Industrial and Environmental Concepts, Inc. won an international competition for an agricultural project in Saudi Arabia. Sinopec awarded IEC a contract to design and install covers for multiple water reservoirs in the arid region.

EPA Settlement Aids San Franscisco Bay

"For many years, the health of San Francisco Bay has been imperiled by ongoing pollution, including enormous discharges of raw and partially treated sewage from communities in the East Bay," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA's regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest. "Many of these discharges are the result of aging, deteriorated sewer infrastructure that will be fixed under the EPA order."

South Sacramento to Build First Zero-Net Energy Apartments from Mutual Housing Grant

Enterprise Community Partners gives a $40,000 grant to Mutual Housing CA for green transit-oriented development with first rooftop farm in area.

EU Testing Software to Cut Airports' Emissions, Energy Costs

The CASCADE system has been pilot tested in the Rome and Milan airports and will save them $1.1 million per year, the European Commission announced July 28.

Oklahoma Receives Millions to Improve Water Quality

The EPA awarded more than $11 million to the state of Oklahoma to aid communities in restoring and improving water quality and infrastructure.

USDA Loans Funding Rural Utilities' Smart Grid Improvements

Rural electric systems in eight states will benefit from $236.3 million in USDA loan guarantees to help them modernize and improve reliability, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 16.

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks

The company is responsible for a leak from one of its tanks. The leak contaminated Charleston, W.Va., residents' drinking water in January 2014.

BSEE Researcher Highlights Current Research Projects

Kristi McKinney, a research specialist in the federal agency's Oil Spill Response Division, spoke last month at the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association’s annual seminar.

Thousands of Acres Preserved in South Carolina

More than 4,000 acres of land, including 2,000 acres of wetlands, will be preserved in South Carolina thanks to a wetland mitigation approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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