Environmental Protection

Sustainability


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.

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.

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.

First 'Great Wall of Mulch' Erected in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach constructs 12-foot wall from mulch to reduce noise and visual pollution of Terminal Island Freeway. The project cost $150,000.

San Jose Road Project Earns Greenroads Bronze Rating

It is the first in California to achieve Greenroads certification, the Greenroads Foundation announced.

NREL Transforming Agricultural Waste into Biofuel

The NREL is partnering up with Ecopetrol, an oil company in Colombia, to use residue from palm oil and sugar cane harvesting to make fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline.

NOAA Assistant Secretary for Conservation Appointed

Dr. Mark Schaefer's responsibilities including overseeing fisheries management and preserving coastal resources.

U.S. Innovator Exports Cooling Tower Technology Worldwide

Advanced plastic cooling towers help ensure reliability of solar-powered cooling project and water treatment plant in Middle East.



New Green Roof Project Launched in Wisconsin

J.W. Winco, Inc. has started a new green roofing project in New Berlin, Wisconsin to showcase the latest in their pro-environmental efforts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Orphanage in Uganda Gets LED Lighting

Tellurex Corporation of Traverse City Michigan will be deploying tPOD1s to light the each of the 80 homes at the Christian Life Orphanage in Seeta, Uganda.

An Interactive Recycling Tool: Bathroom to Bin

Plastics Make It Possible has launched Bathroom to Bin, a new interactive online tool that provides amusing information about plastics that can be recycled. By clicking on a virtual medicine cabinet, users can read about each type of recyclable plastic container and how it’s repurposed.

Nevada Joining Benefit Corporations Wave

At least 12 other states have laws on the books allowing companies to organize in this way, which allows them to focus on environmental and social performance, as well as profits.

Huge Interest for Water Reuse in China, Survey Shows

In an online survey conducted by GE, Chinese residents showed the most support for water reuse when compared to counterparts in the United States and Singapore.

Tsunami-Affected Families Receive Solar Power from Habitat for Humanity Japan

The first solar panel in Habitat for Humanity Japan’s pilot ‘Solar Home Recovery Project’ has been installed on the roof of the Hazawa family house.

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