Apr 30, 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority has decided to put dozens of historic trees located on its property under protective governance, now and into the future. "These massive oaks located on GPA property are awe inspiring and have been here long before we were," said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. The two oldest trees are located at the Garden City Terminal. The oldest is 92 inches in diameter and is estimated to have taken root in 1645. The second oldest is 91 inches in diameter and is estimated to have taken root in 1649. "Our mission is to grow our business in environmentally responsible ways," said Foltz. "Protecting the tree canopy around the fourth busiest container port in the nation is just one project we've undertaken as part of our sustainability initiative."
Apr 09, 2013
EPA SmartWay is a public/private collaboration with a goal to make the freight industry more sustainable. EPA and its SmartWay partners are advancing technologies and operational practices in the freight supply chain that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and annually saving shippers and their freight carriers millions of dollars in fuel and related operational costs.
Mar 25, 2013
Local law enforcement and emergency officials now have some additional help in protecting the neighborhoods of Manatee County, Fla. following the launch of Waste Management's community safety program Waste Watch. Through this program, Waste Management drivers will act as an extra set of eyes and ears for local police, fire department, and emergency services and report any suspicious activity they witness during their routes. Waste Management partners with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and City of Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, and Palmetto Police Departments. "We are pleased to partner with Waste Management on this crime prevention program," said Sheriff Brad Steube. "This type of neighborhood watch initiative will enhance the safety of Manatee County communities and provide law enforcement officers with an extra set of eyes on the street to protect our neighborhoods and our citizens."
Mar 11, 2013
As global population increases, so does the gap between how much food is needed and how much food is being produced. Learn how Dow is helping farmers by providing innovative agriculture solutions for a growing world.
Sponsored By New Pig Corp.
Feb 25, 2013
Environmentally Responsible: used at the source of the drilling waste, the TCC can eliminate transportation costs, minimizes crane lifts associated with skip and ship operations, and reduces excessive manual handling improving HSE benefits over other thermal options. The TCC unit can be fueled by the recovered base oil and the recovered oil not used as fuel can be added back to the drilling mud for reuse. It has the smallest footprint for throughput (6MT/HR) in the market. Mechanical action is applied directly to the drill cuttings via hammers that create friction which causes temperatures to rise above the boiling points of water and oil. Once these temperatures are reached, hydrocarbons are removed from the solids to an acceptable disposal limit (less than 1 percent oil on cuttings). The oil and water vapors that remain are then fed through the TCC condensing system and recovered separately as heavy oil, recovered light oil, and recovered water. Learn more about Thermomechanical Cuttings Cleaner for Oil-based Cuttings here: http://bit.ly/Zv17Kp.
Feb 06, 2013
A joint project of BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm in Kansas is the largest single-build wind farm in U.S. history. The project represents a major investment in renewable power for U.S. consumers. Located on a 66,000-acre site spanning Harper, Barber, Kingman and Sumner counties, the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in the state of Kansas and will be able to power 160,000 homes by the end of 2013. Flat Ridge 2 created more than 500 jobs during the peak of construction, and some 30 permanent jobs will continue to monitor and maintain the facility now that it is in full commercial operation.
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Jan 30, 2013
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson introduces EPA's International Public Participation Guide, an online toolkit. The Guide will help decision-makers to identify, design, and implement public participation programs that help address the environmental challenges in communities. EPA developed the Guide for use in developing countries, although it has a global application.
Jan 25, 2013
Each year, the world produces 4 billion tonnes of waste - only one-quarter of this is recycled or recovered. Find out more from this video about the challenges Veolia Environmental Services faces worldwide.
Sponsored By Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Jan 18, 2013
E3 is a framework through which local communities connect local manufacturers with the best technical assistance available. Each community is supported by a coalition of federal agencies that have joined forces to form E3. E3 combines the strengths of federal, state, and local resources to promote sustainable manufacturing and economic growth throughout the United States. In rural communities across North Carolina, E3 is helping local manufacturers reduce costs, cut wastes, and be more competitive.
Jan 02, 2013
Various Honeywell executives and workers comment about the company's commitment to sustainable opportunity.
Dec 21, 2012
Researchers at GE Global Research have achieved a first step in reducing the cost of clean fuel, zero emission buses, with a vehicle powered by GE's new Durathon™ battery in tandem with a lithium battery and a hydrogen fuel cell. This promising development of a new energy management system could help accelerate both fuel cell acceptance and electrification of bus fleets, delivery trucks, and other larger, heavy-duty vehicle fleets, enabling clean vehicle technologies. In this video, GE engineer Tim Richter explains how the company's Durathon batteries fit into the on-board energy management system. He also takes us on a drive to see the bus in action.
Nov 01, 2012
Ace Home Expert Lou Manfredini shares helpful tips on how to make your home more energy efficient in this video posted by Ace Hardware.
Oct 16, 2012
This EPA video posted in September 2012 says there are approximately 800 cities and towns across the country that still rely on combined sewer systems. These systems increasingly put clean water at risk because of combined sewer overflows during heavy rain storms. EPA hydrologist Dr. Bill Shuster has been testing and evaluating environmentally friendly storm water management techniques called green infrastructure -- including rain gardens, cisterns and rain barrels -- to reduce overflows. His research is gaining momentum around the country because cities and towns save money while protecting human and environmental health.
Oct 05, 2012
This video posted to YouTube by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 4, 2012, shows how USDA officials are helping ranchers in Texas learn to keep some green on their land, even during a drought.