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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.

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.

2016 USGBC Leadership Awards Announced

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

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.

EPA Settles with Syngenta Crop Protection

"The repackaging, sale, and distribution of unregistered and misbranded pesticides is illegal and puts people and the environment at risk," said Anne Heard, acting regional administrator for the Southeast. "Users rely on accurate, up-to-date information about ingredients, directions for use, hazards, and safety precautions. This settlement sends a strong message to pesticide companies to maintain compliance with all federal environmental laws."

NY Governor Releases Wind Energy Blueprint

The document defines the New York Offshore Study Area and identifies wind energy areas outside of that study area that will be reviewed for their grid interconnection, costs, and benefits, with all of the options being included in a final Offshore Wind Master Plan expected at the end of 2017.

Offshore Wind Strategy Has Arrived

The Department of Energy announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States.

Pennsylvania Measure Will Speed Mine Subsidence Insurance Payments

"Mine subsidence insurance is vital for people to protect their homes against damage from ground movement due to an underground mine collapse or water release, and homeowners' insurance typically does not cover this," Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said. "It is vital we get these families the money they need quickly."

EPA Adding Eight Sites to Superfund List

Half of the 18 sites EPA is adding or proposing to add were in operation within the past two decades. More than 850 Superfund sites nationwide have some type of actual or planned reuse under way, according to the agency.

Winners Announced for 2016 Climate Leadership Awards

U.S. Green Building Council and Second Nature select Arizona State University and Johnson County Community College as 2016 winners of higher education climate leaders competition due to their ongoing commitment to climate leadership.

Climate Change Causes Pika Mammals to Disappear from American West

A recent U.S. Geological Survey study discovered that Pikas, small herbivores that live in mountain ranges in the American West, are disappearing from the areas due to climate change.

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