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Eastern Australia Could Provide Revelations for Climate Change

Volcanic ash found along Eastern Australia is helping researchers from the University of New England determine the age and duration of climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period millions of years ago.

This photo is an aerial view of California

$1.45 Billion San Onofre Settlement Approved

The California Public Utilities Commission approved it Nov. 20.

Contaminated Water Exposure at Camp Lejeune Linked to Adverse Birth Outcomes

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found pregnant women's exposure to volatile organic compounds, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and benzene in drinking water at the base had a higher risk of pre-term birth or children with forms of fetal growth retardation.

Virginia Treatment Facility Selects World Water Works Technology

"HRWTF gets a state-of-the-art system with a binding performance guarantee from one source; the price is not only lower than anticipated, it is also guaranteed; and the local waterways and Chesapeake Bay win with better water quality sooner," said Daniel Dair, technical manager at World Water Works, Inc.

Europe's Cities Still Suffering from Harmful Air Pollution

A new report form the European Environment Agency (EEA) says air pollution is still the main environmental health hazard.

This photo shows the Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3G/GO, which integrates Ener-Core’s proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology with a highly efficient 2MW gas turbine. It is engineered to meet demanding emissions regulations and to provide continuous power generation on a wide range of fuel qualities. (Ener-Core, Inc. photo)

Deal Provides Wider Access to Methane Flaring Solution

"Most industries that currently flare their waste gases will soon be able to use these waste gases productively while also significantly reducing their emissions of waste gases into the atmosphere. This is great news for our world's air quality and great news for the financial bottom lines of the industries that currently emit these greenhouse gases into the atmosphere," said Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core.

The survey showed a majority of Western sportsmen and women support habitat action so the greater sage grouse is not added to the Endangered Species List.

NWF Sportsmen's Poll Supports Sage Grouse Conservation

A poll of 1,335 sportsmen and women in 11 states in the heart of greater sage-grouse country showed a majority support restrictions in important habitat to save the bird and avoid its placement on the federal Endangered Species List.

Seattle Residents Invited to Vote for 'Most Compostable' Thanksgiving Dish

Aspic? Turducken? Fruitcake? Jello salad? All are possibilities in the Seattle Public Utilities contest to pick the "worst Thanksgiving dish in Seattle."



“Waters of the U.S.” is a new proposed rule that aims to ensure every American has safe drinking water by improving and revising current pollution laws.

New Proposed Rule Fights for Safe Drinking Water for All

“Waters of the U.S.” is a new proposed rule that aims to ensure every American has safe drinking water by improving and revising current pollution laws.

G-20 Summit Countries Promise Greater Female Labor Force Participation

The participating countries agreed to boost female labor force participation rates by 25 percent by 2025. Doing so will bring an estimated 100 million additional women into the labor force by that year.

First Multifamily Housing Properties with ENERGY STAR Ratings Get Recognized by EPA

The EPA has announced the first apartment/condo buildings to receive ENERGY STAR certifications. 17 properties across the country were recognized.

Technology such as AWG can reduce the draw on municipal resources in water-starved locations, and provide a cost-effective way for drillers to continue their operations without being a drain on local resources.

Water from Thin Air

Available technology, such as AWG, can reduce the draw on municipal resources in water-starved locations and provide a cost-effective way for drillers to continue their operations without being a drain on local resources.

The wind energy industry has set a vision that by 2025 wind energy will supply 20 percent of Canada

Health Canada Finds No Link from Turbines to Health Effects

But its new report did show a relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and annoyance with some features – including vibration and aircraft warning lights on top of the turbines.

European Chemicals Agency Enforcement Group Announces Next Project

It will concéntrate on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions, with inspections taking place during 2016.

BBA pumps will ensure the region is not flooded during the renovation of the Dutch pumping station. (BBA Pumps photo)

New Flood Control Pumps Aid in Renovation of Dutch Pumping Station

The project started with temporary equipment -- three new diesel-powered pump units from BBA Pumps -– being installed. They will take over from the pumping station without any loss of capacity, the Dutch company announced.

Green areas on this map show some of the areas of Lower Manhattan where the BigBelly Solar waste bins are located. (BigBelly Solar graphic)

Alliance Expands Use of Solar Waste and Recycling Units

More than 150 new recycling bins in Lower Manhattan are increasing waste collection efficiency, BigBelly Solar reports.

Clean Energy Jobs Hit 18,000 in Third Quarter Report

A new report from the nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that more than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in more than 20 states in the third quarter of 2014, a significant uptick from both the previous quarter and a year ago.

Second Desalination Project Operational in Marshall Islands

Two Spectra LB-2800 reverse osmosis desalination systems can convert seawater into more than 5,600 gallons per day of clean, fresh, EPA-approved drinking water, Spectra Watermakers announced.

Ohio EPA Awards State’s First Grants for Cyanobacteria Testing Equipment

The Ohio EPA has awards three grants to purchase Cyanobacteria testing equipment for drinking water plants.

This photo taken at Normandy Beach, N.J., on Sept. 4, 2013, 10 months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, shows reconstruction work at an apartment complex that was severely damaged. (Photo by Rosanna Arias/FEMA)

Climate Change Standards Webinar Set for Nov. 18

The webinar will focus on the work program of ISO Technical Committee 207's Subcommittee 7 on greenhouse gas management and related activities; it mainly deals with measuring, reducing, managing, and verifying greenhouse gas emissions.

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