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AT&T pays $23.8 M to settle hazardous-waste case

by Associated Press  (Nov. 20, 2014)

AT&T agreed Thursday to pay California authorities nearly $24 million to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste during a nine-year period. California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that the telecommunications giant has also agreed to spend $28 million over the next five years to properly dispose of the ...

Europe`s cities still suffering from harmful air pollution

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Air pollution in Europe comes with a high price tag, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While policies have improved air quality overall, air pollution is still the main environmental health hazard, resulting in high costs for health care systems, unhealthy workers and an estimated 400 000 premature deaths in ...

Software to improve sustainability in horticultural, grape and wine-growing, and sugar beet production

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Nov. 17, 2014)

The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia, the public body that reports to the Sub-Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community (region), in coordination with the consulting firms HAZI Fundazioa (rural, shoreline and food development) and IK ...

Biopower Report Presents Methodology for Assessing the Value of Co-Firing Biomass in Pulverized Coal Plants

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 20, 2014)

A joint Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) report presents the results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20% renewable biomass for coal in electricity production. This ...

PhD thesis proposes use of ethanol and heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Nov. 10, 2014)

For her PhD thesis, chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel and the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, which will “result in a reduction of costs and in the environmental impact associated with the production of this biofuel”. One of the novel ...

Find solutions at the world`s largest water utility conference, AWWA`s ACE15 registration is open

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Attendee registration is now open for the American Water Works Association’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE15). The event, which will be co-hosted with the AWWA California/Nevada Section, will be held June 7 – 10, 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. AWWA is the ...

Novelis to Convert all of its Beverage Can Sheet to High-Recycled Content evercan™ Aluminum by 2017

by Novelis Inc.  (Nov. 12, 2014)

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced a new commitment to convert all of its beverage can body sheet production to its evercan™ sheet, the world's first certified high-recycled content aluminum for beverage cans, by the end of 2017. Novelis President and CEO Phil Martensannounced this ...

EPA Supporting Next Generation of Environmental Scientists Through 105 Fellowship Grants

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 105 graduate students across the nation will receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants to conduct research on topics ranging from climate change and public health to water quality and sustainability that will have cross-cutting impacts in the ...

International Waste Summit–Striving for Net Zero Construction by 2030 to prevent of polluting Water and Soil

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 7, 2014)

The Construction Resources Initiative Council (CRI Council) is hosting an International Waste Summit in Ottawa, Ontario as part of a global initiative to reduce waste in the construction sector. Globally, the construction and operation of buildings consumes 40% of all ...

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