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New: Our largest vacuum distillation system VACUDEST XXL

by H2O GmbH  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The system is almost 7.6 meters long, 6 meters high and is able to process amazing 30,000 cubic meters wastewater per year: Our new VACUDEST XXL is the most powerful VACUDEST in the H2O history. The technology-giant is capable to process up to 5,000 liters wastewater per hour. We ...

Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking

by Associated Press  (Oct. 15, 2014)

A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors ...

Fracking fuels conflict over water resources

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 15, 2014)

The vast quantities of water needed to release oil and gas by fracturing rock formations are not available in large areas with the richest deposits – posing major challenges to the future viability of fracking. According to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI), 38% of the areas ...

World’s Shale Resources Face Water Stress

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Governments and businesses using hydraulic fracturing to develop shale gas could face intense water competition in the world’s largest reserves, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk is the first publicly available analysis of water ...

New Project To Improve Characterization of U.S. Gas Hydrate Resources

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 22, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of a multi-year, field-based research project designed to gain further insight into the nature, formation, occurrence and physical properties of methane hydrate‐bearing sediments for the purpose of methane hydrate resource appraisal. Since the passage of the Methane Hydrate ...

Water Resources Fact Sheet

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 30, 2014)

The Earth Policy Institute has published a most informative Fact Sheet on the World’s Water Crisis. As Food and Water Security in a Changing World was a major topic at GLOBE 2014, this Fact Sheet is reproduced here ...

Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine

by Associated Press  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. The penalty is the largest the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry. Range, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said in a statement that it accepts the ...

EPA Protects Louisiana Coastal Waters

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

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2,502,401 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to improve coastal wetlands in Louisiana. The project will create 300 acres of barrier marsh and nourish 130 acres of developing marsh near Bayou Moreau using dredged material from the Gulf of Mexico. This project ...

VIS and Trucost collaborate on new resource efficiency investment opportunity

by Trucost Plc  (Sep. 11, 2014)

VIS Essential Investments has launched an index to track the performance of financially successful and resource efficient companies using data supplied by environment analyst Trucost. The VIS Energy, Food and Water (EFW) Efficiency Index enables investors to identify companies best placed to generate long-term growth with lower impacts. VIS is a ...

Portland Water Bureau Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology

by Innovyze  (Oct. 14, 2014)

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) in Oregon has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater to support its large-scale, enterprise-wide geospatial water ...

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