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  • Rio`s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

    Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Urban waterways provide important home for wildlife

    Urbanisation plays an important role in changes to biodiversity, so it is important that towns and cities are well managed to protect wildlife. New Dutch research concludes that urban drainage systems, such as ditches and canals, can help maintain the same level of biodiversity as rural waterways. Recommendations are offered to ensure their full potential is met. Urbanisation is increasing, but ...

  • New Data Shows What Trash is in Ocean and Waterways

    With the recent news of possible Japan tsunami debris spotted off the Canadian coast, Ocean Conservancy is releasing new data on the larger issue of marine debris.  New numbers detail ocean trash found along coasts and waterways worldwide during the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup—the largest ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • KARE 11 Television Tackles the Threats Facing Our Minnesota Waterways

    KARE 11 (NBC) Television takes an in-depth look at the threats that endanger our Minnesota waterways in "Project H2O" on Thursday, November 1st. During this special 10 p.m. newscast, KARE 11 Chief Meteorologist Belinda Jensen and several reporters tackle many of the issues affecting the waters cherished by so many Minnesotans. Topics include endangered species, pollutants, and the devastating ...


  • City and Port of Seattle commit to $33 million cleanup of terminal 117 on Lower Duwamish Waterway

    One of the most polluted areas of the Lower Duwamish Waterway will be cleaned up as a result of a $33 million settlement agreement among the Port of Seattle, City of Seattle and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agreement requires the port and city to implement EPA’s cleanup decision for the Terminal 117 early action area of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site. The ...

  • EPA awards 2013 environmental justice small grants

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a total of $1.1 million in competitive grants to 39 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. The grants will enable the organizations to develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in low-income, minority and tribal communities overburdened by harmful pollution. ...

  • Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

    Description Those making electric vehicles or their components seek to expand their business. To do this, they need to look beyond the oversupplied on-road sector. Marine electric vehicles are interesting as a market that is more profitable and often more open to innovation. However, until now, there has been no report assessing this substantial ...


  • EPA announces recipients of 2012 environmental justice small grants

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a total of $1.2 million in competitive grants awarded to 50 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. The grants enable non-profit organizations to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in low-income communities ...

  • EPA awards $300,000 small business grant for Berkeley, Calif. entrepreneur’s portable test for toxic algae blooms

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to HJ Science & Technology, Inc. in Berkeley, Calif. to build a portable instrument to analyze cyanotoxins in surface waters to help protect people from potentially harmful toxic algal blooms in lakes and rivers. “Supporting the growth of environmental small businesses in ...

  • Global Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) Market 2013-2023 : MarketResearchReports.biz

    Those making electric vehicles or their components seek to expand their business. To do this, they need to look beyond the oversupplied on-road sector. Marine electric vehicles are interesting as a market that is more profitable and often more open to innovation. However, until now, there has been no report assessing this substantial market sector. No longer. This is the world's first ...


  • LANXESS Partners with the Taronga Conservation Society Australia as a Champion Sponsor of the Small-clawed Otters at Taronga Zoo

    LANXESS Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of German Specialty Chemicals Group LANXESS, has partnered with the Taronga Conservation Society Australia as a Champion Sponsor of the Small-clawed Otters. The sponsorship by LANXESS Pty Ltd will initially be for two years.The Small-clawed Otter is the smallest otter species in the world, weighing less than 5 kilogram. They are commonly found in the ...


    By LANXESS

  • Two Kansas City Groups to Receive $119,940 from EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants Program for Focus on Middle Blue River

    Two non-profit organizations in Kansas City, Mo., have been selected to receive a total of $119,940 in funding from EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants Program for projects focused on improving areas around the Middle Blue River through Jackson County, Mo., and part of Johnson County, Kan. The separate grants to the Blue River Watershed Association and the Heartland Conservation Alliance, Inc., ...

  • USA: Genesis Fluid Solutions Mobil RDS System

    Genesis Water Solutions, a Colorado Corporation, is pleased to announce the availability of our mobile Rapid Dewatering System (RDS) using the Joshua process to separate fine particulates. Now, for the first time in the industry: Dredged slurry (fine material) is instantaneously dewatered Dewatering at the same rate the dredge slurry is delivered Small ...


  • EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve and benefit from their urban ...

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • Environment MEPs vote to curb off-road engine pollution

    Draft rules to cut emissions of major air pollutants from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), ranging from lawn mowers to bulldozers, tractors and inland waterway vessels, were backed by Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday. NRMM engines account for about 15% of all NOx and 5% of particulate emissions in the EU. “Today's vote represents a crucial step in setting rules that, by ...


    By European Parliament

  • EPA Environmental Justice Grant will Tackle Water Pollution in Peekskill, NY

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $25,000 to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to improve water quality in Peekskill, New York. The grant was awarded under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. “EPA is happy to provide this grant to ...

  • U.S. EPA Awards $115,000 for Revitalization and Education Projects in the Los Angeles River Watershed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it is awarding nearly $115,000 to two Southern California projects that will help improve water quality, educate local youth, and support community revitalization within the Los Angeles River watershed. The funding comes from EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve and benefit ...

  • Cities try to restore wildness to urban rivers

    The Buffalo Bayou is everything Houston city planners once despised: The small river that winds through glassy downtown hi-rises has gentle curves, a slow, meandering current and native grasses teeming with birds and insects. More than half a century ago, millions were spent to tame the flood-prone channel, turning it into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. The project ...


    By Associated Press

  • GL updates rules for inland navigation vessels

    To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released an update to the GL Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels (INV). The update to the rules came into effect on 1 November 2011 and consists of rules for: classification and surveys; hull design and construction; machinery, systems and electricity; and additional requirements ...


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