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Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

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22/08/2016

Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That is, it won’t react with groundwater, corrode the rocks around it ...

California to Host Ultimate Geothermal Energy Event in October

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22/08/2016

California will host the geothermal energy event of the year from October 23-26, just 9 weeks away. This event brings together key players in policy, technology, and  industry at the Sacramento Convention Center -- the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+. Last year, the event hosted more than 1,200 representatives from over 25 countries spanning six continents. With the strong growth in ...

Nation’s 8th Greenest City Adopts InfoSWMM

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24/08/2016

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Orlando, Florida, has chosen InfoSWMM, the firm’s industry-leading solution for geocentric smart wastewater network modeling. The software will serve as an enhancement to help further the development of the comprehensive ArcGIS-centric (Esri, ...

Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Asphalt Fumes

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23/08/2016

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 500,000 workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt. Asphalt as it known in the United States, or bitumen, as it is called in many other parts of the world, is found in natural deposits or can be obtained by refining crude oil. The primary use of asphalt is for road construction where it is mixed with granular materials ...

Clouds’ climate impact defies simple analysis

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24/08/2016

Scientists have just been presented with new evidence on how tropical clouds’ climate impact affects rates of global warming, and therefore need to be factored into computer simulations of climate change over the next century. Confusingly, one study says thin tropical clouds at 5km height are far more common than thought, and have a substantial cooling effect on climate. The other ...

NGWA Distinguished Partner Award recipients for 2016 announced

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24/08/2016

The National Ground Water Association Awards Committee has confirmed the 2016 NGWA Distinguished Partner Award recipients. The NGWA Distinguished Partner Award was established to recognize manufacturer and supplier division members for their service on volunteer committees and boards, involvement in government affairs initiatives, investment in the journals and trade shows, and other significant ...

A Buyer’s Guide to Shredders - Free webinar launched in association with CIWM

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23/08/2016

UNTHA UK’s chairman Chris Oldfield is set to take part in an advice-led webinar in association with CIWM. The event – A Buyer’s Guide to Shredders – will be held online on Tuesday 6th September. The session is free to attend but pre-registration is essential. Chris will be joined by fellow speakers Chris Murphy (deputy chief executive of CIWM) and Paul Rendle-Barnes ...

New Jersey American Water`s Jumping Brook Treatment Plant in Neptune receives directors recognition award

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24/08/2016

New Jersey American Water’s Jumping Brook Treatment Plant in Neptune, N.J., has received the “15 Year Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and associated Partner organizations to guide water suppliers toward improving water quality by ...

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