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Hawaii, EPA and Navy agree to plan to address tank leaks

by Associated Press  (Oct. 1, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii state Department of Health on Thursday said they finalized a deal with the Navy to better prevent and detect leaks from 20 giant fuel storage tanks near Pearl Harbor. The 70-year-old underground tanks are built into the side of a mountain atop a large aquifer critical to Honolulu's ...

Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

by Associated Press  (Oct. 2, 2015)

The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks ...

Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker

by Associated Press  (Oct. 1, 2015)

One of the world's largest fertilizer makers is settling a massive hazardous waste lawsuit for nearly $2 billion to help clean up pollution and upgrade leaky facilities in Florida and Louisiana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agreement with Minnesota-based The ...

Value chain holds key to engaging healthcare sector on sustainability

by Trucost Plc  (Sep. 29, 2015)

Healthcare organizations should build a clear business case for action to improve sustainability along the value chain, according to a whitepaper published today by Trucost and BrownFlynn. The whitepaper, entitled What Matters and Where: Managing Sustainability in the Healthcare Sector, finds that many healthcare ...

Momentum Builds for One Water Management

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jun. 24, 2013)

More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead ...

Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

by - Faversham House Ltd.  (Dec. 15, 2006)

Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers ...

Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Mar. 29, 2010)

Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast ...

Consensus builds for secure California water bond

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key ...

2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Nov. 8, 2012)

On September 1-6, 2013, the World Water Week in Stockholm will once again gather water professionals, government officials, researchers and business leaders in the Swedish capital to shape common solutions to the most pressing global challenges relating to water and development, this year, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building ...

The business of building sustainable cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 20, 2012)

For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of ...

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