The giant mining company reported a $6.2 billion year-end loss on Aug. 16 but said "good progress" is being made on environmental restoration, community resettlement, and community health following the November 2015 collapse of the Fundão tailings dam at Samarco in southeastern Brazil, a disaster that killed 19 people, including 14 working on the dams at the time.
In terms of emissions and energy use, trucks are the second-largest segment in U.S. transportation.
"LADWP's most important responsibility is to the people of our city -- its leader needs to be someone who understands what it takes to provide the quality, reliable service Angelenos deserve," said LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. "As I talk with David and review his impressive track record, it's clear to me that he isn't just a proven customer service specialist, he's the ideal candidate to lead LADWP into its next era."
Jingneng Zhuozhou coal-fired power plant to reuse 99 percent of wastewater.
"This will be an important milestone in our strategy to move Xylem's portfolio of solutions up the technology curve. The combination of Xylem's world-class brands and products with Sensus' leading-edge smart technologies will create a differentiated offering that will better meet our customers' evolving needs, including greater energy efficiency, water conservation, and improved life-cycle costs," said Patrick Decker, Xylem's president and CEO.
Intense climate change in states like California has resulted in wildfires that are not easily containable, leading to health risks due to air pollution.
Spectators and athletes of the Olympic Games find problems with pollution and algae in Rio pools and waterways.
The delegation will be headed by Gina McCarthy, adminstrator of EPA, and its members will attend athletic events and meet with U.S. athletes while there.
Envision Solar’s EV ARC product has been named Best Product of the Year in the 8th Annual Golden Bridge.
The free tool from EPA became even more useful to building managers starting Aug. 8, 2016.
The Selkirk project will replace its existing treatment plant and improve the quality of the effluent discharged into a Manitoba freshwater resource, Lake Winnipeg, and the Red River.
The measures Consol Energy and related companies have agreed to will continue to reduce total dissolved solids in mining waters discharged to streams; EPA estimates implementation of the consent decree by Consol will eliminate more than 2.5 million pounds of pollutants in the form of TDS.
With GE’s advanced chemical treatment technology and real-time monitoring, Heathrow Airport in London is saving more than 130 million liters of water each year.
The research team combined four different approaches to investigate the thermal state at the bottom of the ice sheet, including recent computer models of the ice sheet, radar data, and ice surface speed measured by satellites.
"Solar and storage are at their best when they're combined. As one company, Tesla (storage) and SolarCity (solar) can create fully integrated residential, commercial and grid-scale products that improve the way that energy is generated, stored and consumed," their announcement states.
"Taking six billion plastic bags out of circulation is fantastic news for all of us – it will mean our precious marine life is safer, our communities are cleaner, and future generations won't be saddled with mountains of plastic sat taking hundreds of years to break down in landfill sites," UK Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said.
The agency has selected a new dynamic core, which is the "engine" of a numerical weather prediction model. It will be used as a basis for all U.S. weather forecasts.
"This settlement requires Cemex to use state-of-the-art technology to reduce harmful air pollution, improving public health in vulnerable communities across the South and Southeast," said Assistant Administrator Cynthia Giles of EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
The European Commission has referred the Czech Republic to the Court of Justice of the European Union because it failed to take back 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste that was shipped to Katowice, Poland, by a Czech operator in late 2010 and early 2011.
While these changes won't transform consumer goods overnight, this new law harnesses the power of transparency, expanding information about chemicals and generating more incentives for companies to invest in safer chemicals when designing products.