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Coastal Erosion Requires Immediate Attention

Coastal Erosion Requires Immediate Attention

Louisiana's Governor says “we are in a race against time.”

German Shipping Companies Plead Guilty in Environmental Case

The companies acknowledged Coast Guard examiners took oil samples from the oil/water separator's overboard discharge valve and from the vessel's sludge tank and the samples from the two locations matched. Under U.S. and international law, sludge is never to be discharged through an oil/water separator, EPA reported.

State Partnerships Can Promote Increased Bio-Energy Production, Reduce Emissions

New study determines most efficient ways governments can increase renewable energy production.

This photo shows a back pressure steam turbine in the Kendall Cogeneration Station, a key component of ensuring the plant does not dump hot water into the Charles River. (Veolia North America photo)

Veolia Completes 'Green Steam' Project

"This project is a win for the environment and the communities of Cambridge and Boston. Ending the discharge of heated water to the Charles River will help protect fish, restore habitat, and reduce the severity of cyanobacteria blooms," said Charles River Watershed Association Executive Director Robert Zimmerman, Jr.

New York and South Carolina Receive Grants for Water Well Projects

The USDA grant will fund Water Well Trust projects in seven central South Carolina counties, including Darlington, Lee, Marion, Sumter, Clarendon, Williamsburg, and Orangeburg, as well as three New York counties, including Delaware, Rensselaer and Columbia.

Upcoming Water Quality Improvements for Iowa

The USDA has provided funding to Iowa in order to improve its wastewater facilities.

ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric Announce Construction of a 5.76 MW Mt. Tom Solar Farm in Western Massachusetts. Holyoke residents will benefit from the purchase agreement.

Construction Begins on New Solar Farm in Massachusetts

ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric Announce Construction of a 5.76 MW Mt. Tom Solar Farm in Western Massachusetts. Holyoke residents will benefit from the purchase agreement.

Using Advanced Odor Control

Thanks to this solution, the site has not experienced any downtime due to odor and work is back on schedule to wrap up by the date of WRTA's transition from the old facility to the new one. Site managers anticipate no disruptions in service for public transit customers.

"The plan underscores the importance of implementing the projects in the state water plan. Without those projects in place, Texas will face an 8.9 million acre-foot shortage of water in 2070 in a drought and economic losses of approximately $151 billion by 2070," said Peter Lake, a member of the Texas Water Development Board.

EPA Honors WaterSense 2016 Sustained Excellence Winners

The winners were chosen from nearly 1,700 WaterSense partners that have partnered with EPA to produce and promote water-efficient products, programs, and homes.

Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District Receives Wastewater Upgrades

Schneider Electric has been selected for conducting major systems upgrades to help improve water, wastewater and flood control services.

Guam Receives Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The EPA has awarded $7.8 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvements.

Paris Agreement Soon to Be in Force

"Passing the threshold for the Paris Agreement's entry into force is a historic moment, marking a new era of global consensus on climate change action. This agreement will further accelerate development of a multi-trillion dollar market for clean energy technology solutions that reduce heat-trapping emissions," Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.

The Northside Sewer Relief Tunnel reached depths of 50 to 60 feet below grade.

Large Diameter Rehabilitation in Houston

Wastewater system in Houston gets major upgrade.

Eight new pumps will be in place by mid-October sufficient to protect York if rivers rise to the record levels seen last winter. (UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs photo)

New Pumps Strengthen Foss Barrier's Power Against Floods

UK Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced new state-of-the-art pumps for the York barrier, saying they providing a 66 percent increase in capacity. Major flooding a year ago caused significant damage after the UK Environment Agency raised the barrier to prevent damage to it.

2016 USGBC Leadership Awards Announced

Award winners will be honored at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo early next month.

WHO Releases Country Estimates on Air Pollution Exposures

The new WHO air quality model confirms that 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.

BOEM Calls for Strong Protection for Gulf Wildlife from Survey Impacts

The draft evaluates the potential environmental impacts of survey activities on marine mammals, fish, coral, and other environmentally sensitive species in the seabed and water column of the Outer Continental Shelf.

North Carolina Superfund Site Receives Cleanup Settlement

The EPA has reached a $5.5 million settlement for the cleanup of Ward Transformer Superfund Site located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Durham County Atlanta Gets Clean Drinking Water

Durham County Atlanta Gets Clean Drinking Water

After the recent completion of a $2.6 million community well system, residents in Durham County in Atlanta now have clean drinking water.

Unveiled at InnoTrans 2016, the company

Alstom Unveils Zero-Emission Train

Unveiled at InnoTrans 2016, the company's Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

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