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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Thames Water Bids for Higher Rates

The company opened its Beckton desalination plant in 2010 but says the increase is needed for other reasons: the cost of the Thames Tideway Tunnel and too many unpaid water bills.

BP Sues US for Ban on New Contracts

BP seeks injunction that would lift an order by the EPA suspending BP from future contracts days after BP tried to block claim payments to Gulf businesses.

EPA Wants To Allow Continued Wastewater Dumping In Wyoming

EPA has proposed permits that would allow oil companies to continue releasing contaminated wastewater onto the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming.

How Vulnerable are Public-Supply Wells?

The USGS has conducted a new study to determine the contaminant vulnerability of public-supply wells around the country, and also to discover which pollutants in an aquifer will make their way into those wells.

EPA Updates Oil and Gas Standards for Storage Tanks

EPA updates oil and gas storage tank standards, requiring tanks that emit six or more tons of VOC annually to reduce emissions 95 percent between April 2014 to 2015 and further allows control removal on tanks that demonstrate emitting less than four tons of VOC annually.

Council to Vote on Gulf Restoration Plan

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet Aug. 28 to vote on what's called the "Initial Comprehensive Plan."

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.

Radioactive Leaks: Confirmation, Effects & Untested Solutions

TEPCO admits Fukushima leaking contaminated water into the Pacific while scientists anticipate radioactive particles to reach US shores in three to five years.

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