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$1.45 Billion San Onofre Settlement Approved

The California Public Utilities Commission approved it Nov. 20.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.



The NRCS and the NFWF have established a new partnership that will help provide more support for ongoing restoration projects of the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

New Partnership to Help Restore Gulf Coast After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The NRCS and the NFWF have established a new partnership that will help provide more support for ongoing restoration projects of the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Lancaster, named for the California city where it is manufactured, is the world

60-Foot Battery-Electric Bus Unveiled

BYD Motors introduced "The Lancaster" this month at the 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo in Houston. It's the world's largest battery-electric vehicle, according to the manufacturer.

NRC

NRC Staff Report Reignites Yucca Mountain Debate

How the 2014 midterm U.S. elections go may well determine whether the nuclear waste storage project in Nevada goes forward, four years after the Obama administration halted it.

DOJ Announces Oil Spill Settlement

The government's complaint was filed in February 2013 in a Louisiana federal court, alleging that oil and an unauthorized chemical dispersant were discharged into the Gulf of Mexico from ATP-IP's oil and gas production platform called the ATP Innovator.

Duke Energy has announced a $10 million Water Resources Fund for the improvement of waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina that flow into neighboring states.

Fund to Benefit Waterways in the Carolinas

Duke Energy has announced a $10 million Water Resources Fund for the improvement of waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina that flow into neighboring states.

The EPA will be funding more than $8 million in grants for environmental improvement projects along the U.S. – Mexico border. The funding was announced during a border tour led by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in San Diego on Oct. 7.

EPA Funding to Improve Environmental Health of U.S. – Mexico Border

The EPA will be funding more than $8 million in grants for environmental improvement projects along the U.S. – Mexico border. The funding was announced during a border tour led by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in San Diego on Oct. 7.

Human activity causing climate change did cause heat waves in Australia, New Zealand, and some Asian countries to be more severe, according to the NOAA report.

NOAA Report Links Climate Change to Heat Waves' Severity

The connection between human activities and increased severity and likelihood of droughts, storms, and heavy rain events was not as clear, according to the agency.

An Avoidable Crisis: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Human Resource Capacity Gaps in Developing Economies

An Avoidable Crisis: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Human Resource Capacity Gaps in Developing Economies

Countries may need to double existing capacity or risk undermining attainment of universal access to clean water and sanitation.

WV Agency Sets Public Meeting on ASTs Rule

The Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the Oct. 1 meeting to hear stakeholders' comments about the draft Aboveground Storage Tank emergency rule.

In a Capitol Hill meeting yesterday, the Puerto Rico climate crisis and how it may affect the U.S. was discussed.

The Climate Crisis in Puerto Rico May Lead to Extreme Weather in U.S.

In a Capitol Hill meeting yesterday, the Puerto Rico climate crisis and how it may affect the U.S. was discussed.

Four decades since the Michigan Chemical Corp. plant disaster, one of the biggest agricultural catastrophes in U.S. history, the contamination at the site is still persistent and includes heavy air pollution.

Decades Later Contamination Persists at Michigan Superfund Site

Four decades since the Michigan Chemical Corp. plant disaster, one of the biggest agricultural catastrophes in U.S. history, the contamination at the site is still persistent and includes heavy air pollution.

In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, water temperatures in the Florida Keys are 2 degrees warmer than they were a few decades ago. The increase in temperature is causing the corals to turn white from symbiotic loss – a condition that could cause the corals to die.

Coral Reefs in Florida Becoming Affected by Global Warming

In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, water temperatures in the Florida Keys are 2 degrees warmer than they were a few decades ago. The increase in temperature is causing the corals to turn white from symbiotic loss – a condition that could cause the corals to die.

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