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  • U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations. According to the complaint, from October 2004 to October 2010, the city’s wastewater treatment plant reported more than 4,800 violations ...

  • USACE integrates fracturing and iron/carbon injections at Colorado site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) performed a large-scale pilot test in 2009 for remediating TCE-contaminated groundwater at the "Atlas 12" formerly used defense site. Hydraulic fracturing was conducted to optimize emplacement of a zero-valent micro-iron/complex carbon amendment that chemically and biologically reduces contaminants in bedrock. Three-dimensional (3-D) mapping was used to ...


  • European Commission funds € 3 million project to eliminate rodenticide use

    The European Commission has decided to fund the laser fencing project against unwanted animals “LIFE Laser Fence”. Within the timespan of three years and a budget just over €3 million the aim is to eliminate rodenticide use, decrease crop losses by half and create awareness for the negative effects of chemicals and their impacts on the environment in Europe. The project is a ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Single artificial wetland successfully treats different types of wastewater

    The world’s first full-scale artificial wetland designed to treat both sewage effluent and mine wastewater has been found to continuously remove high levels of pollutants, a recent study concludes. Treating both types of wastewater at the same time proved to be highly beneficial because they contain pollutants which are more easily removed when mixed together. Wetlands contain plants and ...

  • EOS® selected as bioremediation product for Indiana TCE groundwater plume

    EOS Remediation product and design engineers worked with the consulting firm GeoTrans, Inc., a Tetra Tech Company, and Visteon Corporation to pilot test enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) as a remedy for a massive TCE groundwater plume emanating from a former manufacturing facility in Indiana (more than a 1,000 feet wide, 8,000 long ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Study Finds Ingeo™ Biopolymer Stable in Landfills with No Statistically Significant Quantity of Methane Released

    A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo™ biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of landfill ...


    By OWS

  • The hidden threats that could imperil the sustainable economy

    The world’s economies and people face hidden dangers to sustainability that demand immediate action, according to State of the World 2015: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, the soon to be released edition of the annual series from the Worldwatch Institute. These threats, driven directly or indirectly by growing stress on the planet’s resources, have the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Developing countries increasingly threatened by climate change – UN official

    Climate change is among a host of new challenges that is making it increasingly difficult for the world’s poorest people to escape from poverty and hunger, the head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said today. Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas of developing countries and depend on agriculture to survive. In addition, millions of small-scale ...


    By United Nations

  • BluForest Inc.: Obama Vetoes E.U. Levied Carbon Tax on US Airlines

    BluForest Inc. (OTCBB: BLUF) (OTCQB: BLUF) ("BluForest" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the field of Carbon Trading and Renewable Energy notes that President Obama is still committed to reducing carbon energy in light of his signing a recent bipartisan bill vetoing a European Union carbon tax levied on US Airlines flying to Europe. Charles Miller, Chief Executive Officer and Director ...


  • FTIR gas analyser supports carbon capture research

    The development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies relies on the accurate measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to a wide array of other gases because it is vitally important that the process does not impact upon the emissions of other greenhouse gases and potential pollutants. An advanced FTIR multiparameter gas analyser from Gasmet Technologies is therefore being ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Third Africa environment outlook addresses key environmental risks for human health and draws pathways for sustainable future

    Africa's leaders should put implementing environment and health issues at the top of their national and continent-wide policies if growing challenges such as air pollution, vector-borne diseases and chemical exposure are to be addressed, according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released today. African Environment Outlook-3 (AEO-3), commissioned by the African ...

  • Environmental risks of urban creep

    A recent study published in the Water and Environment Journal has shown that permeable hardstanding solutions should be promoted through legislation, education and incentives. With the aim of supporting any proposed changes to Scottish building regulations, the authors investigated the impact of hardstanding on flood risk and water quality. Urban development generally leads to an increase in ...


  • Volume of nuclear waste could be reduced by 90 percent says new research

    Engineers from the University of Sheffield have developed a way to significantly reduce the volume of some higher activity wastes, which will reduce the cost of interim storage and final disposal. The researchers, from the University’s Faculty of Engineering, have shown that mixing plutonium-contaminated waste with blast furnace slag and turning it into glass reduces its volume by 85-95 ...

  • CapPlan water for GIS-Centric capital planning

    The City of Napa, California, USA, has selected CapPlan Water for the InfoWater ArcGIS-centric (ESRI, Redlands, CA, USA) platform. The City of Napa is the latest utility to turn to the CapPlan product line for advanced decision support and optimisation of rehabilitation and renewal spending. The decision further substantiates MWH Soft's worldwide leadership position in engineering-GIS modeling ...


  • CapPlan water generation V3.5

    MWH Soft has released water modeling and management software V3.5 generation of CapPlan Water. Running on the GIS-centric InfoWater package, CapPlan V3.5 adds numerous scoring options for better determination of likelihood and consequence of failure for underground infrastructure. CapPlan Water changes the way water utilities plan the relative phasing of system improvements by allowing ...


  • Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

    Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth. Officials of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and energy leaders — ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

    Following decades of pollutants entering its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most environmentally degraded regional seas in the world. Every year, about 350 cubic km of river water pours into the Black Sea, which has resulted in soaring pollution levels, threatening marine habitats and livelihoods. Areas along ...

  • Remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on Green Economy at Lomonosov State University, Moscow

    UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP Achim Steiner addressed students of the Lomonosov Moscow State University today on the topic of Inclusive Green Economy. According to Mr. Steiner, the traditional approaches of resource use are no longer feasible with a global population of 7 billion and growing. Further, global resources are not consumed equally in the world. The current ...

  • Environmental Protection New Product of the Year 2016 – EOS ZVI

    EOS Remediation, LLC, the global leader for innovative in-situ remediation technologies, has received the Environmental Protection 2016 New Product of the Year Award for their newest product, EOS ZVI.  The Environmental Protection New Product of the Year Award is given each year to recognize industry manufacturers whose products help make the jobs of environmental professionals easier. EOS ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Putting environmental sustainability at the core of WASH Practice

    WASH (drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene) relies on and impacts water. Therefore, environmental sustainability needs to be at the core of WASH practice. Wetlands International featured our experiences reaching nature-based solutions and sought out additional partners to help transform the WASH sector at an event during Stockholm World Water Week. Speaking to an audience of more ...


    By Wetlands International

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