Environmental Protection

Water


Global Water Shortages Likely Within Two Generations

In the United States, 210 million people live near a diminishing water source.

West Virginia Farm Fights EPA Fines

The farm was fined for polluting local water, but a new study suggests the EPA might be wrong.

Amphibian Study is Bad News

"Even though these declines seem small on the surface, they are not," said USGS ecologist Michael Adams, the lead author of the study. "Small numbers build up to dramatic declines with time."

Community Benefitted by Earth Day Dallas

The third-annual Earth Day Dallas festival, April 20-21, celebrated Earth Day by employing green practices at the event and inspiring attendees and exhibitors to incorporate conservation efforts in their own lives.

Available Environmental Health & Safety Courses for Fall

Fall 2013 classes in Environment Health and Safety are now available for enrollment at UC Davis.

South African Solar Market to Receive Photovoltaic Inverters

ABB, a power and automation technology group, plans to start production of central inverters in South Africa to support the rapidly growing local photovoltaic (PV) market and local content requirements.

Texas Power Plant Gets New Water Treatment Technology

By using GE technology, a power plant in Texas has saved more than $1 million a year in operational expenses since 2010. The plant has recently been honored with GE’s Return on Environment Award.

Chemicals in Consumer Products Discussed on Capitol Hill

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) held a forum yesterday with Congressman Tim Murphy, chemical industry leaders, and stakeholders to discuss the ACC’s new Responsible Care Product Safety Code.



World’s Largest Solar Boat Coming to U.S. in June

On Monday, June 3, MS Turanor PlanetSolar will be making its way to the Sunset Harbour Yacht Club in Miami Beach, Fla. This is the first time the largest solar powered boat will be in the U.S.

Gasification Technologies Conference to Discuss Latest Trends and Issues

The 2013 Gasification Technologies Conference will feature the latest updates on technological improvements, groundbreaking research, and important trends influencing the industry.

Climate Scientists and Finance Experts to Collaborate on Study

The AMS will assemble leading members of the climate science and finance communities on June 3-4, 2013 in Washington D.C. to explore climate information needs for financial decision-making.

Condo Community Uses Green Scalewatcher Water Conditioner

Angel Haus Condominium, a condo community in Purgatory’s Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado, has replaced its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America.

Rancho California Water District to Install their 46th Hypochlorite Generator

The Elm Street Pump Station application is unique in that the tertiary treated effluent produced by RCWD’s existing Water Reclamation Facility will actually be used to feed the on-site sodium hypochlorite generation system following pretreatment utilizing a Reverse Osmosis system.

Refuse Vehicles on Display at Waste Expo

Refuse Vehicles on Display at Waste Expo

Beginning today until Thursday, McNeilus is displaying 12 industry-leading refuse vehicles at the Waste Expo. The lightweight front end loader prototype and Excalibre cylinder demo are booth highlights at the event.

Fishing Gear Can be Fatal to Whales

In a new study conducted by WHOI scientists, a “patient monitoring” device was attached to a whale that was entangled in fishing line. As a result of being tangled in the line, the whale’s ability to eat and migrate was directly affected, resulting in a slow death for the animal.

EPA Urges People to Protect Themselves Against Skin Cancer

Skin cancer has become the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and if current trends continue 20 percent of all Americans could be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes. The EPA urges people to take action and protect themselves against the sun.

Europe’s Largest Drinking Water Plant Under Construction, Will Have Latest Technology

GE will be providing its ZeeWeed 500 Membrane Technology to the largest European drinking water plant, located in Italy. This water technology will provide additional potable water for the residents of Ravenna, Italy, with the capacity to treat 95 million liters of water per day.

WIFIA Approved by Senate, Awaiting House of Representatives

The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority (WIFIA), which will help with the country’s water infrastructure shortcomings. The legislature is now awaiting approval from the House of Representatives, but is already gaining bipartisan support.

Six-Year Sentence Imposed in OSHA Impersonator Case

Court documents indicated Connie M. Knight required each attendee to pay between $150 and $300 cash to enter a class and at least 950 people were victims of her crimes in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Sanitation District in Kentucky Faces Challenge Head-On

Sanitation District in Kentucky Faces Challenge Head-On

Sanitation District No.1 (SD1) of Northern Kentucky is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky with a service area that covers approximately 220 square miles. It is responsible for the collection and treatment of northern Kentucky's wastewater, as well as regional storm water management.

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