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USDA Develops Rapid Test for Imported Red Fire Ants

Entomologist Steven Valles of the Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects Research Unit in Gainesville, Fla., developed novel antibodies that bind to a protein in the fire ant's venom and used the antibodies, along with ARS and APHIS colleagues, to create a portable, easy-to-use test kit.

Waste Management Issues Interactive Sustainability Report

Waste Management recycled and composted more than 14 million tons of materials from the waste stream in 2015 and operated more than 5,100 natural gas-fueled vehicles.

Massachusetts School's Solar Canopy Completed

Solect Energy owns and operates the array and sells the power back to Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School at a reduced, fixed rate for the duration of the agreement. The company reports the project was completed and commissioned at zero cost to the school.

President Signs Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act

The new law provides that the United States will be represented on the North Pacific Fisheries Commission by five commissioners -- two appointed by the president and the three chairs of the North Pacific, Pacific, and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils.

Interior Secretary Signing Glen Canyon Dam Record of Decision

Secretary Sally Jewell and Deputy Secretary Mike Connor are scheduled to make a major announcement regarding the dam and a cooperative framework that will guide its operation for the next 20 years, and they will discuss how the Interior Department is meeting complex water challenges.

The White House #H2OInnovation public-private partnership is intended to foster water sustainability and increased efficiency and reuse.

Protecting Our Water Supply

Disruptions could shut down businesses and harm the economy.

A mobile water solution from GE helps treat wastewater during routine maintenance that required a shutdown.

Orlando Uses Mobile Water Solution for Wastewater Treatment During Planned Outage

A mobile water solution from GE helps treat wastewater during routine maintenance that required a shutdown.

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The SROI Solution

Social Return on Investment analysis can help with our country's crumbling water infrastructure.



A water district in North Texas increases revenue while decreasing demand with MDM and CIS support from FATHOM.

DFW Area Town First to Adopt Smart Grid for Water in Texas

A water district in North Texas increases revenue while decreasing demand with MDM and CIS support from FATHOM.

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma

Trump Picks Oklahoma Attorney General for EPA Post

Pruitt has been a fierce and outspoken challenger of environmental actions taken by President Obama's administration.

The proposed Scott Islands Protected Marine Area, also known as the Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area, located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, will be the first protected marine area established under the Canada Wildlife Act.

Canada to Create Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area

The proposed Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area, located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, will be the first protected marine area established under the Canada Wildlife Act.

Corporate Risk and the Growing Case for Sustainable Chemical Management

Being responsible for the impact of a chemical disaster—on staff, local communities, the environment, and the local economy—is every CEO's nightmare.

UK Environment Agency Seeking Stakeholder Comments on Reactor Design

Hitachi-GE is trying to carry the UK ABWR through its first stages of regulatory review for development in Britain.

Fires in Tennessee Destroy Gatlinburg Resorts

Fires in Tennessee Destroy Gatlinburg Resorts

Evacuations have been ordered in several communities as flames destroy Gatlinburg resorts.

Canadian Government Speeds Up Transition from Coal

Regulatory actions announced Nov. 21 will put Canada on a path to move from 80 percent toward 90 percent non-emitting sources by 2030, using clean electricity to power cars, businesses, and homes across the country.

The SPECTRO MS ICP-MS analyzer. After calibration — with liquid standards for ICP, or available reference filters with XRF — analysis can begin according to the given instrument

Elemental Analysis of Airborne Particles

By evaluating XRF, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS analytical technologies, users can obtain airborne particle analysis that’s rapid, reliably, accurate, and surprisingly affordable.

Unhealthy Air Quality as Eastern States Fight Fires

Unhealthy Air Quality as Eastern States Fight Fires

Many states on the east coast are battling fires that have led to evacuations and air quality notices.

When paired with smart lighting, smart blinds can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home to cut down on electricity usage.

Seven Benefits of Smart/Motorized Blinds

When paired with smart lighting, smart blinds can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home to cut down on electricity usage. For example, opening the blinds can trigger smart lighting to turn off, and vice versa.

EPA Testing Air Quality in Memphis Area

The agency is working with the Shelby County Health Department and the Memphis Area Transit Authority, which is field-testing lower-cost air pollution sensor pods.

Berkeley Lab research associate Sharon Chen sprays roofing material with soiling mixture. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

DOE Wins 32 R&D 100 Awards

The agency's labs "are a global technology powerhouse that harness innovation to create jobs, support new industries and help ensure America’s competitive edge in areas of national security and science," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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