New study determines most efficient ways governments can increase renewable energy production.
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.
The USDA has provided funding to Iowa in order to improve its wastewater facilities.
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.
Schneider Electric has been selected for conducting major systems upgrades to help improve water, wastewater and flood control services.
The EPA has awarded $7.8 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvements.
"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.
Award winners will be honored at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo early next month.
The EPA has reached a $5.5 million settlement for the cleanup of Ward Transformer Superfund Site located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"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."
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
The EPA has proposed a cleanup plan for the heavily contaminated Vestal Water Supply Well 1-1 Superfund site in Vestal, New York.
Once fully operational this will be the only refinery in North America to recycle all wastewater for steam production, with the GE ZeeWeed Membrane Bioreactor and Reverse Osmosis Technology.
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.
"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."