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  • 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 ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • 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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Building clean-energy and jobs - a guide for cities

    Today, as state and local governments seek to integrate environmental and energy policies with job creation, a first-of-its kind national study has found that only a few states and cities have policies in place to create green jobs. Developed by a Troy, NY Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor and a team of eight graduate students from several U.S. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Resurrecting cities

    There is an old maxim that states "Resurrection is harder than giving birth." And while this statement might apply in many areas, it is particularly relevant with respect to the challenges of urban sustainability, where burgeoning urban population growth is bringing together city planners, clean technology developers and architectural designers to create exciting new cities that are pushing the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SCI Energy Lab Helps Cities Break Barriers to Clean Energy

    Sustainable Cities International (SCI) has developed the SCI Energy Lab, a solution that helps cities break down the barriers that continue to cause them to rely on carbon intensive energy sources. The SCI Energy Lab is a program that focuses on accelerating and up-scaling sustainable low carbon energy initiatives by building city-to-city exchanges that engage key players in active dialogues on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Green City offers Clean Alternative to Tar Sands Boom

    In a country reckoned to have the worst climate policies in the industrialised world, one big city is setting out to defy central government and become 100% carbon neutral. Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada, wants to establish itself as “the greenest city in the world by ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Making clean energy cities - a new set of tools for designers and developers

    Researchers at MIT, in collaboration with colleagues at China's Tsinghua University, have created a new set of tools that can evaluate the energy performance of real estate projects while they are still in the process of design. The tools are intended to help shape the process of urbanization at the scale at which cities are actually built - one neighborhood at a time - producing cleaner energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


    By Mayor of London

  • 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.

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

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