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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

  • Urban river renewal guidelines to help clean Cape Town’s waterways

    The South African Water Research Commission (WRC) launched new guidelines for urban river renewal at the annual Peninsula Paddle community event on Sunday 8 June 2014 in Cape Town. Aurecon was appointed to determine procedures for enforced rehabilitation activities on urban river reaches in Cape Town. The project was led by Aurecon Associate Water Scientist Sam Braid who used it a basis for her ...

  • EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment plants a blueprint for dealing with the type of algae-borne toxin that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city, a federal official said Wednesday. A new health advisory is on target to be finalized sometime next spring, said Peter Grevatt, director of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...

  • Guidelines for eco-efficient and socially inclusive cities

    City infrastructure planning is vital for the health of the climate, because it locks in consumption and production patterns. This is a key message from a new report, Guidelines for Developing Eco-Efficient and Socially Inclusive Infrastructure, which is written by several United Nations departments, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste management guidelines for UK construction firms working near watercourses

    Construction and maintenance companies who work in or near watercourses have been reminded that pollution incidents are avoidable by careful planning. The call comes as new pollution prevention guidelines are published by the Environment Agency. Steve Wenham, Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency, said: “In 2006 the construction and demolition industry was responsible for 271 pollution ...

  • Analysis of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to Comply with New Department of Health Guidelines

    Following the latest guidelines from the Department of Health, an increased focus is to be placed on the analysis and monitoring for the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at hospitals that provide augmented care. The focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been highlighted due to the high risks associated with water systems whereby the water can come into direct contact with the patients, ...


  • Obama administration developing important clean water safeguards

    A proposed rule to better protect the drinking water supplies of more than 100 million Americans was sent for review to the White House today by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The action would help close a loophole in the Clean Water Act by restoring federal pollution protections to many smaller streams, wetlands and headwaters that are not now clearly ...

  • Obama administration affirms comprehensive commitment to clean water

    Recognizing the importance of clean water and healthy watersheds to our economy, environment and communities, the Obama administration released a national clean water framework today that showcases its comprehensive commitment to protecting the health of America’s waters. The framework emphasizes the importance of partnerships and coordination with states, local communities, stakeholders ...

  • Clean water at majority of EU holiday destinations

    Good news if you're planning a beach holiday in Europe this summer: 92.1 % of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive. This includes the Serpentine Lake in London, which will host several Olympics events, including the Open Water Marathon Swim and the swimming section of the triathlon. The results are from the latest ...

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

  • Associations Collaborate to Launch Improved `Flushability` Guidelines to Reduce Impacts of Improper Wipes Disposal

    A group of five associations, representing the water sector and the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced today that they are working collaboratively on the joint development of a new edition of guidelines that will influence product design and support the marketing of nonwoven products as "flushable," with no adverse effects on wastewater systems. The associations also announced today a meeting ...

  • Cleaning up the oil sands

    Ten of Canada’s largest oil sands companies have joined forces to clean up the oil sands - or at least to clean up the poor image of the environmental and social impacts of developing Canada’s oil sands. The group - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Petro-Canada, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Suncor Energy Inc., Syncrude Canada Ltd., Canadian Oil Sands Trust, Nexen Inc., Imperial ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Glass Recycler Faces Fine for Clean Water Violations at Franklin, Mass. Facility

    Strategic Materials, Inc. of Houston, Texas faces a fine for allowing polluted stormwater from its glass recycling facility in Franklin, Mass. to flow into nearby waters, in violation of the Clean Water Act. The company faces a maximum penalty of up to $177,500 for the alleged violations. According to allegations in the complaint, Strategic Materials initially failed to obtain permit coverage for ...

  • Clean drinking water? Have your well tested to be sure

    During National Drinking Water Week, EPA reminds private well owners that having safe drinking water means having regular water checkups. More than 20 percent of New England’s population depends on private wells for the drinking water supplies. In Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, more than 40 percent of residents rely on private wells for their drinking water. If you depend on a well for your ...

  • Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to resolve clean water act violations

    Newport Sand and Gravel Co., Inc. and Carroll Concrete Co., Inc., of Newport N.H., will pay a $200,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at five facilities in Vermont and New Hampshire.   Under the terms of a consent decree, the companies will implement storm water pollution control measures designed to reduce the impacts ...

  • Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to resolve clean water act violations

    Aggregate Industries - Northeast Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at 23 facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The penalty is the largest ever assessed to a nationwide ready-mix ...

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