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Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

by Rice University  (Aug. 20, 2015)

Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach ...

Third Pacific Meteorological Council opens in Tonga

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Jul. 20, 2015)

The Third Pacific Meteorological Council opened in the Kingdom of Tonga today bringing together over 100 Pacific Met Directors, partners and stakeholders to strengthen the path ahead for Pacific Meteorology under the theme - “Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific.” This event reaches a historic milestone in ...

ARCADIS Wins Two Environmental Restoration Contracts in Louisiana

by ARCADIS  (Apr. 16, 2013)

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, has been awarded two contracts to help restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. For both projects, ARCADIS US will focus on diverting valuable sediments and nutrients from the Mississippi River to start rebuilding the thousands of acres of land now being ...

First Steps on the Hard Road to Environmental Restoration

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Sep. 13, 2005)

Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 12, 2005 (ENS) - The total environmental impact of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on August 29 is still unknown, but it is currently being evaluated ...

Water restoration funding available

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Sep. 28, 2010)

Scotland's environment watchdog is encouraging organisations with a project they feel would benefit their local water environment, community and economy to apply for funding from Scotland's Water Environment Restoration Fund as soon as possible: over GBP1 million in project funding is available. The fund, which has contributed to work at both a ...

Cache Water Restoration Project

by Intermountain Environmental, Inc.  (Jul. 6, 2012)

IEI has been awarded the contract to design and install a SCADA type system for the Cache Water Resoration Project in Logan Utah.  The system will include multiple sites that measure and report flow data, as well as, a few sites that will require the control of gates and valves.  We will be installing the Campbell Scientific micro ...

ERS Delivers Restorative Planting for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

by Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC  (Aug. 2, 2011)

Ecological Restoration Services, L.L.C., (ERS), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), has successfully completed restorative planting projects along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. ERS won competitive bids from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to grow, store, deliver and install native Louisiana vegetation species ...

Rhode Island river restoration projects

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Sep. 30, 2009)

'The Rhode Island River Ecosystem Restoration project creates good local jobs removing dams and building the ladders that will restore important fish habitat and rebuild their populations,' said Lubchenco. 'This project is to bring back blueback herring, alewives, and American shad, which have been so important, both economically and ecologically, ...

EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 4, 2014)

Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized discharges ...

Groups Hail Progress On Gulf Restoration

by Environmental Defense Fund  (Apr. 18, 2012)

Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups lauded the inclusion of the RESTORE Act in today's House-passed Surface Transportation Extension Act. Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the RESTORE Act, which would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from BP and the other parties ...

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