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Grants Offered in Maine for Water Quality Improvements

The Department of Environmental Protection in Maine is offering grants to projects that will benefit water quality, improve wildlife habitats, and improves public safety as well as provisions for climate resiliency.

Regional Planners Take On Global Warming

With climate change, every sustainable aspect of development helps.

NYC Appoints New Sustainability Director

Mark Chambers, former director of sustainability and energy for the District of Columbia, will lead New York City's sustainability programs, including efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent reduction from 2005 levels by 2050 and achieve important air quality and renewable energy goals. He starts later this month.

FAA Grants to Help Airports Improve Air Quality

DOT has awarded $33.7 million to help airports reduce emissions and improve air quality and has proposed a new Los Angeles-Beijing flight for American Airlines.

Indiana Steel Mill Reuses a Half Million Gallons of Water

With GE Technology, an Indiana Steel Mill is reusing water and eliminating 2,050 tons of waste each year.

DARPA Sets Insect Allies Proposers Day

The program seeks to develop vector-mediated modification technologies for mature plants to rapidly counter environmental and biological threats to crops. Threats of interest may include pathogens, pests, drought, and salinity.

EPA Tentatively Backs Puget Sound NDZ Determination

The Washington State Department of Ecology petitioned for the designation to EPA Region 10, seeking a determination that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for those waters, and so the state may completely prohibit the discharge from all vessels of any sewage into the sound.

BSEE Expands SafeOCS Program

The program now includes the confidential collection of equipment failure data.



Texas Rangers Sign Entic to Bring Greater Efficiency to Globe Life Park

Increased operational visibility, savings and a greener stadium are the goal with Entic’s technology.

New York Mayor Signs Green Building Bills

Together, three newly signed bills are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 250,000 metric tons and spur retrofits in 16,000 buildings.

Wastewater Treatment Gets Upgrade in Ohio

Wintersville, Ohio has received $420,000 in funds from Ohio EPA to make improvements to wastewater systems that will lead to improved water quality.

City of Alba Installs New System to Treat Wastewater

Project harnesses cutting-edge technology to reduce costs in environmentally sustainable manner.

Colorado Town Improves Water Efficiency with Real-Time Meter Data

Local water utility in Snowmass, Colo. looks to empower customers with water consumption data.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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