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  • Flooding risk to continue into the weekend

    Communities in southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding, with further heavy rain expected to affect the country on Friday and into Saturday. Continued heavy rainfall means that flooding will remain for several days. Although water levels may fall throughout today, they are expected to rise again on the Thames and Severn, affecting places already experiencing flooding. ...

  • UNEP discusses breaking down barriers to a green economy in new year book

    An emerging Green Economy is glimpsed in the latest United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Year Book as growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors pump hundreds of billions of dollars into cleaner and renewable energies.  Climate change, as documented in the Year Book, is increasingly changing the global environment from the melting of permafrost and ...


    By Oy Ekotuotanto AB

  • Invisible Flood Control Wall Successfully Protects Vermont’s Burnham Hall from Hurricane Irene Flooding

    Flood Control America is proud to have helped protect a beloved town community center from the Hurricane Irene flooding that inundated Vermont. The town of Lincoln, Vermont, had the foresight after the disastrous flood of 1998 to use pre-disaster grant assistance to invest in and install The Invisible Flood Control Wall to protect the town’s community center, Burnham Hall – and last weekend when ...


    By PRWeb

  • Flood Control America Celebrates and Supports NOAA´s Flood Safety Awareness Week

    “NOAA’s National Weather Service does so much to promote flood safety, and Flood Safety Awareness Week is a shining example of that,” said FCA spokesman Bryan Fryklund, CFM. “We’re promoting this week on social media and our flood control blog to try to help get the word out about the importance ...

  • Levees, removable walls in plan to protect NYC

    Removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan, a 15-to-20-foot levee would guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees would protect a Brooklyn creek as part of a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to transform how New York City girds itself for storms and global warming. Bloomberg's proposals also include building dunes in Staten ...


    By Associated Press

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. EPA Water Quality Grant Aids Native Fish Recovery in Palo Alto

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partner agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), and San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) announced the near completion of work to remove a fish-passage barrier, improving access to high quality spawning habitat for ...

  • Filtralite for Norway’s largest ozonation/biofiltration potable water treatment plant.

    Skien Municipality in southern Norway has chosen to use Filtralite as a bio-carrier in the biofilters when they rebuild Steinsvika Water Treatment Plant into an ozonation/biofiltration process. Steinsvika WTP will have a max production capacity of 1650 m3/h (39 600 m3/day) and a normal production of 650 - 1250 m3/h (15 600 – 30 000 m3/day). A total of 550 m3 of Filtralite will be supplied to the ...

  • One Month Later, New Orleans Nearly Pumped Dry

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 3, 2005 (ENS) - Pumps set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working 24/7 for weeks to remove the flood waters from New Orleans' streets left in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Now the job is close to completion. Before Hurricane Rita passed, the pumps had cleared most of the flood water from Hurricane Katrina and only 10 percent of ...

  • What influences motorists’ intentions to switch to electric vehicles?

    What drives people to behave in more environmentally friendly ways? A new study explores factors that affect Dutch motorists’ intentions to switch to electric vehicles. The authors found that they could reliably predict the intention to switch by applying a theoretical framework—Protection Motivation Theory—based on perceptions of the threat of environmental damage. People ...

  • Hallaton, Inc. Installs Membrane Lining System at Smithsonian Butterfly House

    Hallaton, Inc., the Eastern region’s leading containment linings installation specialists, began installation of a technical geomembrane liner at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History’s Enlarged Butterfly House project in Washington, D.C. The 36 mil reinforced polypropylene membrane being installed by Hallaton, Inc. was specified by the engineer as a containment system and ...


    By Hallaton, Inc

  • Water company fined for discharging sewage into Tamar estuary

    South West Water has been ordered to pay £58,375 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into a tributary of the Tamar estuary. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. The offences were committed at the company’s Camels Head treatment works that treats sewage from 40,000 people and operates under an Environmental Permit designed to protect human health and the environment. ...

  • Green Deal must ‘sell` energy efficiency as way of improving domestic life - or take up won`t happen

    Call for clearer ‘value proposition' ahead of Monday launch - as findings reveal no great appetite for energy efficiency A key assumption behind the Green Deal - that once market barriers are removed, there will be a flood of demand from UK homeowners for energy efficiency measures in their homes - is overly simplistic, according to research out today from the UK Energy Research ...

  • EPA to Assist Camden, New Jersey Community Group to Reduce Water Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden, New Jersey has been selected to receive $70,000 worth of technical assistance to advance projects aimed at reducing water pollution in Camden. The EPA will provide the assistance to help estimate the benefits of the Camden SMART (Stormwater Management And Resource Training) Initiative. ...

  • 2011 Ecosystem markets conference: Innovating ways to reward conservation

    Wisconsin is a state blessed with abundant natural beauty and was home to one of America’s first conservationists, Aldo Leopold. Leopold recognized that beyond commodities, nature provides services that sustain our planet – such as clean air, clean water and recreational opportunities – and that these services ...

  • Speech of CEO Jane Madgwick on the Future of Europe`s Rivers

    CEO Jane Madgwick of Wetlands International spoke on The Future of Europe’s Waters at a European Parliament Interactive Seminar chaired by MEP Giancarlo Scotta earlier this month. Other speakers included Nicola Natoro (Directorate General Environment, European Commission), Martin Scheele, (Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission) and Antoine Poupard of the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Insights from the Rokwood close out and future initiatives

    Short Rotation Plantations (SRP) have a high CO2 emissions reduction potential, they protect biodiversity in rural areas and increase the soil organic carbon content. In addition they can be used as an effective prevention method against soil erosion, as a defence against floods and as windbreak barriers.  Despite their proven benefits and viability, SRP account for less than 0.1% of EU crop ...


    By Rokwood

  • TDA is the future solution to lightweight foundations

    Our customers often ask us how to turn shredded tyres into business. This series of articles enlightens the future possibilities of utilizing end-of-life tyres (ELTs) and also presents productive and environmental friendly applications that are already commercialized. Tyre derived aggregates (TDA) have been used as lightweight in constructing roads, embankments, noise barriers, building ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Insights from the Rokwood close out and future initiatives

    Short Rotation Plantations (SRP) have a high CO2 emissions reduction potential, they protect biodiversity in rural areas and increase the soil organic carbon content. In addition they can be used as an effective prevention method against soil erosion, as a defence against floods and as windbreak barriers. Despite their proven benefits and viability, SRP account for less than ...

  • Quality of urban waterways found to affect bat populations and biodiversity

    Urban waterways can provide foraging opportunities for a range of bat species. However researchers have found that bats in the UK are negatively affected by high levels of invasive plant species and urban development near waterways. The researchers highlight the value these often disregarded urban spaces can have for ecosystems, and suggest ways to improve the biodiversity of waterways. ...

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