The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $681,343 to The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, for research on the prediction, prevention, control, and mitigation of freshwater harmful algal blooms.
The idea is for "smart floats" that would contain a suite of commercially available sensors to collect environmental data such as ocean temperature, sea state, and location and also data about commercial vessels, aircraft, and even maritime mammals moving through the area.
Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, said Dr. Helmut Zarbl's appointment and new faculty he will recruit "will deepen the institute's core strength and link the school and institute, as well as extend its reach to include faculty across Rutgers who are interested in environmental health. This will give EOHSI the ability to significantly impact environmental health in New Jersey and beyond."
OGCI Climate Investments is a billion-dollar investment fund established last year by OGCI to invest in promising technologies and business models that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the fund is building a network of partners and co-investors in key sectors.
The new collaborations are focused on advanced manufacturing, buildings, bioenergy, solar, fuel cells, geothermal, vehicles, water, and wind energy.
The country's National Research Council and Infrastructure Canada are conducting research and also upgrading codes, specifications, guidelines, and assessment tools.
"Our partnership with Johnson Controls is a tremendous step forward and is an opportunity for us to work with the global leader in automotive battery manufacturing and responsible recycling," said Dr. Stephen Clarke, chairman and CEO of Aqua Metals. "We will build on this exciting relationship in order to enable clean and efficient battery recycling around the world."
Pruitt has been a fierce and outspoken challenger of environmental actions taken by President Obama's administration.
By evaluating XRF, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS analytical technologies, users can obtain airborne particle analysis that’s rapid, reliably, accurate, and surprisingly affordable.
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.
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.
As thermal oxidizer technologies have been applied to a wider range of industrial applications, new challenges are continually uncovered that test their efficacy and durability.
This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Environmental Protection.
Unveiled at InnoTrans 2016, the company's Coradia iLint is a CO2-emission-free regional train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
"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.
BP is working with manufacturer Planet Ocean, the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the UK's National Oceanography Centre, and the Scottish Association of Marine Science to optimize the microsub technology before starting the first trial in the North Sea in December.
The five-year cooperative agreements are a fundamental activity for IOOS that fulfills requirements set forth in the 2009 ICOOS Act. Goals for these agreements focus on increasing the availability and accessibility of data and on maintaining and expanding the observing capabilities throughout the country.
"Jason-3 and Jason-2 will provide valuable information for forecasters this hurricane season. These satellites can identify high-standing pools of warm water that fuel the explosive growth of tropical storms," said Stephen Volz, Ph.D., assistant administrator for NOAA's Satellite and Information Service
Ocean advocate says those watery depths hold solutions to Earth's most alarming challenges.
The challenge is also backed by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, with hopes to accelerate the development of convoy-driving corridors in Europe and pave the way for EU legislative changes.
A 2016 research paper in the Journal Nature predicts a 40 percent shortfall of available water across the globe by 2030 with effects not just for drinking, food production, hygiene and public health, but also for 98 percent of global electric power generation.