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Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from the company’s oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, north of Denver, Colorado. The ...

Worker suffers broken wrist and lacerations while performing machine maintenance work at Atlanta`s American Air Filter Co.

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Apr. 22, 2015)

A 56-year-old woman suffered a broken left wrist and severe lacerations after coming into contact with moving parts of a high-volume Lebanon machine, a machine used to assemble air filters, at American Air Filter Co. Inc. in Atlanta. An inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health ...

Remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on Green Economy at Lomonosov State University, Moscow

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Apr. 22, 2015)

UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP Achim Steiner addressed students of the Lomonosov Moscow State University today on the topic of Inclusive Green Economy. According to Mr. Steiner, the traditional approaches of resource use are no longer feasible with a global population of 7 billion and growing. Further, global resources ...

Address by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director At the First Official Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BRICS Countries

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Your Excellency Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. Your Excellencies: Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment, Brazil; Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for the Environment, Forest & Climate Change, India; Chen Jining. Minister of ...

GE Announces Clarke Energy First Diesel Engine Sales & Service Provider

by Clarke Energy  (Apr. 22, 2015)

First Sales and Services Agreement for GE’s Growing Diesel Engine Portfolio Clarke Energy to Enhance Local Service Excellence for GE’s Diesel Engine Customers Initiative Supports GE’s Strategy for Meeting Global Demand for Distributed Power Seeking to ensure regional customer sales and services excellence for its growing ...

Special tool from seebaWIND Service facilitates changing gearboxes on wind turbines

by Krampitz Communications  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The manufacturer-independent service provider seebaWIND Service GmbH replaced a gearbox using a tried and tested special construction in only three days. seebaWIND specialists replaced the gearbox of a Senvion MM92 wind turbine for the first time at the Waldhausen wind farm near Würzburg. It was the first gearbox change on this turbine type ...

U.S. Energy Grid Needs a $15 Billion Overhaul

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 21, 2015)

A comprehensive report on the vulnerability of the U.S. energy system released by the U.S. Energy Department calls for investments in the electric grid to protect it from extreme weather incidents and physical or cyber-attacks. Containing more than 50 recommendations the report calls for major investments over the next decade to improve ...

Groton and Norwich, Conn., Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Will Make Communities Safer under EPA Settlements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 21, 2015)

The cities of Groton and Norwich, Conn. will make significant upgrades to their drinking water treatment plants by eliminating the use of chlorine gas at these facilities. These actions settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that the cities violated federal clean air laws meant to prevent chemical accidents. Groton and Norwich ...

EPA unveils unique park bench that measures Philly’s air quality at Independence National Historical Park

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 21, 2015)

There’s a new way to check the air quality in Philadelphia. It comes in the form of an innovative park bench that the U.S Environmental Protection Agency has placed in Independence National Historical Park. Known as the Village Green Station, the bench was developed by EPA as a unique way to get the public to participate in the measurement ...

EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 21, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today welcomed the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as the first state partner in the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, a nation-wide effort to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gases by properly disposing old refrigerators, freezers and other ...

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