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Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Clean Water Initiative

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Governor Patrick Quinn will sign into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to ...

Getting a charge out of water droplets

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their ...

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 ...

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

by Associated Press  (Jul. 28, 2014)

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating ...

Rainwater Tanks Could Ease The Water Crisis

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Jul. 4, 2014)

The Guardian reports this week that ‘The fabric of our society is threatened by our mismanagement of water’.  According to Jacob Tompkins, there is a global water crisis unfolding.  From floods in the Balkans to drought in California.  With 780 million people lacking access to clean water and with China declaring in 2013 ...

Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

by ASTM International  (Jul. 26, 2014)

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection ...

Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

by Associated Press  (Jul. 11, 2014)

A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

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 ...

North Dakota pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

by Associated Press  (Jul. 10, 2014)

>Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near ...

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