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New tool predicts ecosystem restoration success

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A new approach to predicting whether a degraded ecosystem can be successfully restored is presented in a recent study. The researchers who developed it show how it works with the case of peatland restoration. Their method uses a computer model to link restoration success or failure with plant species and management techniques on the sites. ...

San Antonio and EPA Unite to Restore San Antonio River Basin

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thirteen other federal partners are teaming up with San Antonio to revitalize the San Antonio River Basin and improve the local community. This partnership will reconnect local communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways. Improving ...

EPA Settles with Stone Energy Corporation to Restore and Mitigate Damage to West Virginia Streams

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

In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stone Energy Corporation will restore streams damaged by the company’s unauthorized discharge of dredged or fill material in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Stone Energy has also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $177,500. The alleged violations of the Clean Water Act occurred ...

EPA Applauds Creation of Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

EPA today joined state and local dignitaries formally launching the Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program. The new program will serve as a framework to promote a broad ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England (coastal areas from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, Mass., including ...

Derrick Denis Shares His Building Restoration Expertise with R&R Magazine

by Clark Seif Clark Inc.  (Oct. 13, 2014)

In the September issue of Restoration & Remediation(R&R)magazine, Clark Seif Clark’s (CSC) Derrick A. Denis had the opportunity to provide his insight into the pros and cons of vacating a building that is part of a restoration or remediation project. The article, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” sheds light on this touchy ...

Innovative Leaking Oil Tank` Bio Remediation` Technology Restores Contaminated NJ Properties.

by Environmental Systems  (Oct. 25, 2014)

Remediation of gasoline or heating oil contaminated soil or ground water typically was a expensive proposition. Many property owners that lacked proper remediation funding were forced to abandon their sites or close them until funding allowed for remediation. Environmental Systems has developed special patent pending Bio-Remediation Technology ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 20, 2014)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman today announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $8.6 million to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Hedman was ...

Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 24, 2014)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore ...

Partnership Releases New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 8, 2014)

The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofit and community groups and businesses, today released a new updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound over the next two decades. The Long Island Sound and its watershed is a ...

Bill to Restore Clean Energy Tax Incentives Would Cut Air Pollution, Save Jobs

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Sep. 19, 2014)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) today introduced a bill aimed at restoring a suite of clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives. Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement: “Americans are suffering right now because some in Congress are ...

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