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Value of Water Coalition Highlights Innovative Programs

The coalition's new briefing paper, "The New Wave of Water Innovation," touts the programs of five agencies around the country.

Interxion Groundwater System Cools Data Center

By agreement with the Capital Region of Denmark, the system will also act as a remediation system, preventing polluted water running into the great groundwater reservoirs, from which the capital collects its drinking water.

Stella Niagara Nature Preserve Nears Fundraising Goal

If the remaining $300,000 is collected prior to the June 1 deadline, the preserve will be on schedule to open later this year.

Ohio State Researchers Develop Mesh that Captures Oil

The researchers coated the mesh with a fine layer of hydrogen and carbon, putting the elements together in such a way to attract water and repel oil.

Minnesota Communities Oppose City's Planned Sewage Treatment Facility

Residents of nearby Lake St. Croix Beach and St. Mary's Point fear the project would cause more environmental problems than it solves. Among other concerns, they fear that Valley Creek -- a protected trout stream -- could be harmed and groundwater near drinking water wells could be contaminated.

Always-On Devices Waste Billions of Electricity Each Year

Approximately $19 billion worth of electricity, equal to the output of 50 large power plants, is devoured annually by U.S. household electronics, appliances, and other equipment when consumers are not actively using them.

Agencies Celebrate National Drinking Water Week

From May 3-9, agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania and the Ohio EPA are honoring National Drinking Water Week.

NOAA Creates Deepwater Horizon Searchable Database

The tool is called DIVER for Data Integration, Visualization, Exploration, and Reporting.



Whales Make Comeback Off Sonoma Coast

Marine biologists say that at the moment, a population estimated at more than 20,000 gray whales appears to be healthy and reproducing well.

Survey Shows Most Americans Concerned About Tap Water Quality

A new survey reveals that 55 percent of American men and women are concerned about the quality of their tap water.

Report: Southern California's Air Some of the Worst in U.S.

Despite progress, Southern California's air remains home to some of the worst air in the United States, the American Lung Association said Tuesday in its annual State of the Air report.

Plant Flares Emit More Pollutants than Previously Thought, the EPA Reports

A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formula for calculating the amount of pollutants released by flares at refineries and chemical plants nationwide shows that those emissions are four times higher than previously thought.

New Pig Launches Grant Program

"With our customers' environmental expertise, plus funding, PIG products, and leadership, we believe this program can make measurable improvements in communities around the country," said Doug LaPlante, New Pig's vice president, Strategy.

FERC Looking at Impact of Proposed Pipeline Conversion

The existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline runs 256 miles through 18 Kentucky counties. The company proposes to change the product flowing through the pipeline from natural gas to natural gas liquids.

Incinerating Hazardous Waste

Through incineration, hazardous wastes can be safely and efficiently discarded.

New Study Predicts Murky Future for Global Water Quality

A global study underscores that rapidly deteriorating water quality – not just water quantity – is escalating a global water crisis. Innovative modeling of climate change, socio-economics and water quality trends indicates up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to high risk of water pollution.

China Renews 'Green GDP' Initiative

China has revived a controversial concept to monitor pollution, a decade after its first attempt at calculating its "green GDP" suffered a swift death.

NYC SAFE Disposal Events Expanded, Starting This Weekend

This is one of the world's largest programs for recycling harmful household products. The New York City Department of Sanitation administers the program.

For a Repentant Company, a Novel Punishment Is Considered

The state energy and environmental agency often splits civil enforcement actions -- part fine, part remediation project of a significant value. But for a financial crime in federal court, this, all agreed, was a novel concept.

South Sacramento Communities Re-open After Major Green Rehab

Three Mutual Housing California communities recently re-opened after a $6.3 million rehab that emphasized water and energy efficiency.

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