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California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalinization

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released proposed amendments to the state's ocean plan that addresses desalination facility intakes and brine discharges. Generally, desalination plants remove salts from saltwater and brackish water to produce freshwater for municipal uses. The main environmental impacts associated with ...

Plastic Waste Causes Financial Damage of US$13 Billion to Marine Ecosystems Each Year as Concern Grows over Microplastics

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released on the opening day of the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the ...


by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2014)

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy ...

Companies Urged To Disclose Data On Plastic To Cut Pollution And Improve Resource Efficiency

by Trucost Plc  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to ground-breaking new research by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. The report, entitled Valuing ...

Primozone part of 3 projects for removal of micro pollutants financed by the Swedish government

by Primozone Production AB  (Jun. 24, 2014)

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, SwAM has awarded 10 million Swedish kronor to six different projects for purification of waste water from pharmaceutical residues. Primozone is involved in half of the projects The Swedish government is investing 10 million as a first step in a 4-year project to improve the purification of ...

EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grants Provide $1.1 Million to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 27, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting local efforts to reduce air pollution in the New York City metropolitan area by providing a total of $1.1 million to help two organizations replace old, dirty diesel engines on boats with less polluting models. The projects will cut emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides and particulate matter ...

Message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the International Day for Biological Diversity

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 22, 2014)

This year's International Day for Biological Diversity falls in the International Year of Small Island Developing States and is being observed under the theme of "Island Diversity". For some 600 million island-dwellers - nearly one-tenth of the world's population and representing one in three United Nations Member States - biodiversity is integral ...

Reducing Waste Pollution in the Southern Mediterranean

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (May 22, 2014)

Countries bordering the south and east of the Mediterranean need to continually improve many aspects of environmental management to reduce pollution in the sea, according to a new assessment. The "Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report - Toward shared environmental information systems" has been coordinated by the European ...

One Day To Go Until Biggest Ever Earth Hour

by WWF International  (Mar. 28, 2014)

With just one day to go until Earth Hour, a record 158 countries and territories across some 7000 cities and towns will be participating in the world’s largest celebration for the planet tomorrow at 8:30PM local time. Now in its eighth year Earth Hour, organised by WWF, has evolved into the world’s largest environmental grassroots ...

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