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  • European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips

    A new European Air Quality Index, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets that provide updated air quality information for EEA member countries. The EEA and the European Commission's new online service, the ...

  • GreenRoad™ Helps Cities Meet Clean Air Objectives

    GreenRoad, the leader in driving performance and safety management, today announced a series of webinars with expert guidance on how to reduce fuel usage and idling in fleets by tackling a major root cause: driving performance. The webinar series is part of a larger initiative at GreenRoad to support the Clean ...


  • WCC votes to clean city s water

    The Woodburn City Council has given staff the green light to begin installing equipment to disinfect the city’s drinking water. After months of debate, the decision to start the process of chloramination was expedited Monday night after a public hearing. Although not originally scheduled until Aug. 9, councilors moved the vote forward to authorize a $407,000 contract with Miox Corporation ...

  • Settlement with Dothan, Ala., Resolves City’s Clean Water Act Violations

    The City of Dothan will pay a $264,000 civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) under a settlement reached today with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The violations included unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and other permit ...

  • EPA awards the city of Denton US$63,000 to clean contaminated site

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$63,000 as part of a cooperative agreement to the City of Denton to clean a Brownfields site located at a potential Transit Park. Historically the Transit Park site, which is less than a mile away from the Downtown Square, was used for light industrial, commercial, and automotive repairs. The cleanup project will consist of two phases. The ...

  • EPA Provides $400,000 to Clean Up Brownfields in New York City

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $400,000 to the City of New York to supplement the city’s program to clean up contaminated Brownfields properties throughout the city. This grant, which will be added to New York City’s Revolving Loan Fund, will help fund hazardous substance cleanups in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, creating jobs while protecting public ...

  • London welcomes environment advisor to help `clean and green` city

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is delighted that Isabel Dedring has agreed to take charge of the crucial environment brief at City Hall. Isabel is currently Director of the Policy Unit for Transport for London, overseeing over the last four years the development and delivery of a wide range of strategies covering climate change, low carbon transport, low carbon building retrofits and ...


  • U.S. and Tennessee announce clean water act agreement with the city of Memphis

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced a comprehensive Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the City of Memphis, Tenn. Memphis has agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. ...

  • Envirotech Clean Air Supports Earth Day’s Green City Initiatives

    The 44th annual celebration of Earth Day takes place on April 22nd.  A major focus of this year’s event is green cities and things that can be done to make a more sustainable and healthy environment for the world’s population.   Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban environments.  These ...


    By Envirotech Clean Air, Inc.

  • Clean energy from solid waste to benefit smaller cities in PRC

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending $200 million in loans to the Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group Company to help small and medium-sized cities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) turn their growing mountains of solid waste into a sustainable source of renewable energy. The loan agreement was signed today in Beijing. “Unlike large cities which are implementing ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • U.S. and Mississippi Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with The City Of Jackson

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the city of Jackson, Miss. Jackson has agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and unauthorized bypasses of treatment at the ...

  • Toxic chromium clean-up battle in Jersey City heads to federal court

    After 25 years of negligence, the largest remaining Jersey City site riddled with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium is the focus of a citizen’s lawsuit filed today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Interfaith Community Organization (ICO).  The suit calls for PPG Industries, a Pittsburgh-based corporation responsible for the toxic contamination, to clean up the ...

  • U.S. and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Chattanooga

    The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga has agreed to pay a $476,400 civil penalty and make improvements to its sewer systems, estimated by the city at ...

  • Building the regenerative city

    Sustainability could become the first megatrend of our new century. Cleantech is attracting more venture capital than software or biotech. Mainstream ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA awards US$630,500 Clean Diesel grant to South Shore Clean Cities Inc.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5's Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative awarded a US$630,500 grant to South Shore Clean Cities Inc. The grant was awarded as part of EPA's ongoing efforts in the National Clean Diesel Campaign. This project will help reduce exposure to diesel emissions from marine vessels operating on Lake Michigan. Replacing the engines in two marine vessels that operate ...

  • Programs for green cities

    Finding out what works Written by Nancy W. Stauffer.You can read the original story in MIT NewsThis article first appeared in Energy Futures: Spring ...

  • Water supply for the city of the future

    The project SEMIZENTRAL, of the Technical University Darmstadt in the Chinese coastal metropolis of Qingdao, has been given a GreenTec Award. This project shows how to plan infrastructure as needed, and how to put these infrastructure plans into practice. Instead of building one central sewage plant for the entire city, the scientists have pursued a semi-centralised approach with a number of ...

  • Rainwater Harvesting and Farming in the Cities

    E and T asks the question this week – “Is farming the future of cities?” – With more people than ever leaving their rural homes for high-rise buildings, the concept of ‘vertical farming’ may provide a way to feed the world’s growing populations across it’s emerging mega-cities. According to the United Nations, by 2050 some 66 per cent of the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The great return of `Sustainable City`

    An increasingly rich format for the 2014 Sustainable City, the project by Rimini Fiera – with the support of the Steering Committee and the commercial and planning collaboration of eAmbiente – for the ´City of smart networks´, held on the occasion of the huge expo event dedicated to the Green Economy (this year from 5th to 8th November, with Ecomondo, Key Energy, ...

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