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Water


Halliburton Settles Deepwater Horizon Claims

The settlement is approximately $1.1 billion, which includes legal fees and is subject to approval by a U.S. district judge in New Orleans.

New Process Could Make Renewables Production Easier

A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory explores the conversion of lignin into renewable chemicals, fuels, and materials that could help sustain the energy economy.

Three States to Receive $99 Million for Sandy Recovery

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be providing $99 million in conservation funding to victims in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. The funds will be used on 671 acres of hurricane-damaged property, making them more storm and flood resistant.

In federal court yesterday, the EPA decreed that ExxonMobil will pay nearly $1.5 million in fines for a Clean Water Act violation that ultimately led to a Louisiana oil spill more than two years ago.

ExxonMobil to Pay Large Fine for 2012 Oil Spill in Louisiana

In federal court yesterday, the EPA decreed that ExxonMobil will pay nearly $1.5 million in fines for a Clean Water Act violation that ultimately led to a Louisiana oil spill more than two years ago.

Largest Dam Removal in History Already Restoring River’s Health

With only 35 feet left to remove of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Washington, the river is already showing great progress with fish and native plants returning to the area.

The Water Council Gains a New Investment Partner

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and The Water Council have entered into a partnership to bring together North America's investment community and water technology entrepreneurs to match capital with water innovation.

Kentucky High School Goes Green, Receives Award

George Rogers Clark High School in Lexington, Ky. received Center of Excellence sustainability award for its geothermal and chilled beam design.

A few cities and 10 states have significantly decreased their MSW landfill totals through bottle bills and other measures. (Image downloaded from Budget Dumpster video)

The Ways We Waste: The Long Road to Sustainable Waste Management

Though many states are making headway in the realm of waste reduction, there are many cities that have decided to take matters into their own hands.



The EPA has announced $11 million in funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield properties across the United States.

Millions in EPA Funding Available to Clean Up Brownfields Across the Country

The EPA has announced $11 million in funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield properties across the United States.

NOAA Analysis Documents Coastal Wetlands and Forest Loss

The agency found that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions -- an area larger than the state of Wisconsin -- experienced changes in land cover.

Associate Professor Karl Vernes from the University of New England, Australia, is undertaking research into these mysterious water sources and the habits of the animals that use them in a bid to conserve the unique ecosystems of a region which is facing the strains of mass development and tourism.

Researching the Key to Survival for Mammals of the Yucatan

Associate Professor Karl Vernes from the University of New England, Australia, is undertaking research into these mysterious water sources and the habits of the animals that use them in a bid to conserve the unique ecosystems of a region which is facing the strains of mass development and tourism.

Law Building at Georgia State University Obtains LEED Certification

Upon completion of the $62.8 million Georgia State University College of Law Building, a LEED Silver certification will be awarded to the new building.

A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.

Technology Recycling Service Helps Businesses Reduce E-Waste

A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.

Water Act Violations Settlement Intends to Prevent Future Oils Spills

Cargill, Inc. has agreed to settle with the EPA for Clean Water Act violations at two different oil storage facilities. The settlement will also outline steps required to prevent future oil spills at the sites.

Swedish Red Cross Discusses Engaging with Women's Groups to Improve Access to Community-based Health in South Sudan

The organization sheds light on families returning to damaged villages post-war.

Desertification a Top Concern for South Africa's Environment Affairs Department

A resource management program in Free State Province, which has been severely affected by land degradation, desertification, and drought, is part of the government's Working for Water Programme.

 After the BC mine catastrophe earlier this week, Alaskans are asking the EPA to finalize mine waste restrictions in order to protect their fishery.

BC Mine Failure Brings Pebble Mine Risks to Light

After the BC mine catastrophe earlier this week, Alaskans are asking the EPA to finalize mine waste restrictions in order to protect their fishery.

Beach Water Quality Safety Gets a Makeover

The EPA has made a move to help protect the health of millions of beachgoers, while also requiring the states to strengthen their beach water quality notification practices.

EPA Finishes Clean Power Plan Hearings

Four public hearings took place at the end of July. By then, about 300,000 comments already had been submitted.

OSCE Showcases Cooperative Work to Address Water Scarcity

A Security Days event in July explored ways the 57 participating countries can work together to address the problem.

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