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  • Canada is an environmental laggard - Conference Board

    Canada throws away more garbage per capita than any other country in the developed world. That, combined with heavy usage of energy and water, gives Canada a "C" grade and a ranking of 15th out of 17 countries in The Conference Board of Canada's How Canada Performs-Environment ranking. ...


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  • Urban wastewater trends moving in the right direction

    The latest figures for wastewater treatment in Europe show improvements in collection and treatment, even if big differences remain between Member States. Frontrunners such as Austria, Germany and the Netherlands largely meet EU minimum standards for wastewater treatment with several others being very close. Newer Member States, starting from a lower baseline, have also improved overall ...

  • EPA Applauds Creation of Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

    EPA today joined state and local dignitaries formally launching the Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program. The new program will serve as a framework to promote a broad ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England (coastal areas from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, Mass., including all waters of Rhode Island, southern Cape Cod, ...

  • Ma’aden-Alcoa Joint Venture Completes Saudi Arabia’s First Engineered Wetlands System to Treat Two Million Gallons of Wastewater Daily

    Alcoa (NYSE: AA)and The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) today announced completion of a first-of-its-kind engineered wetlands wastewater management system in Saudi Arabia at the Ma’aden-Alcoa joint venture project site. The newly constructed system will reduce water demand by nearly two million US gallons (7.5 million litres) per day and save more than US$7million (SAR 26 ...


  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


  • U.S. EPA ’s enforcement efforts yield nearly $300 million in environmental improvements in California in 2006

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement program secured nearly $300 million in on-the-ground environmental improvements in fiscal year 2006, as well as an additional $2 million in commitments from responsible parties to fund community projects with expanded environmental benefits. The EPA took 248 enforcement actions against businesses and government ...

  • Updated industrial emissions register reveals mixed results

    The EU’s internet-based public register of industrial emissions to air and water, the European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER), was today updated with the latest emissions data from some 12,000 industrial installations across Europe. These figures – for 2004 – can now be compared with those for 2001 for a number of ...

  • EREF Awards Record 12 Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships, Including 3 New Named Scholarships

    The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has awarded a record of 12 scholarships to Master’s and Doctoral students across the United States and Canada. Included in those 12 scholarships are recipients of 3 new named EREF scholarships: the Evergreen Surety Bond Scholarship, funded by Evergreen National Indemnity Company (Evergreen), the ...

  • Covanta Energy Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Clean World Initiative; Releases Second Sustainability Report

    Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, is proud to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Clean World Initiative (CWI). The initiative brings sustainability to every facet of the company's business, including facility operations, research and development, the advancement of solid waste management and community partnerships and programs. In ...


  • Estuary research project highlights advantages of continuous monitoring

    Researchers from the south coast of England have established a small network of monitoring instruments in Christchurch Harbour and associated rivers to study the effects of weather events on water quality, and to better understand the magnitude and spatial/temporal variation of macronutrient fluxes - nitrogen (N), carbon (C) and phosphorus (P). The project, which is financed by a Natural ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • AEP Resolves All Legal Challenges Against Turk Plant

        COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its operating unit Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) announced today that the company has settled all legal actions brought against it by the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas related to the John ...

  • Solutions for the reduction of micropollutants from wastewater

    Conventional biological as well as mechanical wastewater treatment methods are not sufficient for reduction of micropollutants. The objectives with traditional wastewater treatment is to remove degradable organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus. By implementing advanced water treatment technologies the problem with micropollutants can be solved. There are several available technologies that has ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition On Lead In Ammunition And Fishing Sinkers: On September 24, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its decision to deny a petition submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 21 requesting that EPA prohibit under TSCA Section 6(a) the manufacture, processing, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

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