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  • Cleaning up the effects of stormwater with biofilters

    Stormwater in urban areas can have negative effects on both the quantity and quality of surface- and ground-waters. Biofiltration systems are a popular form of water treatment, but information on their performance with stormwater is limited to laboratory studies. This research is the first to evaluate three biofiltration systems in practice. Biofiltration systems (otherwise known as biofilters, ...

  • Grants recipient list released for stormwater projects

    In its latest effort to preserve and improve the health of vital waterways, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency will bestow grants totaling over $800,000 to 17 organizations from Pennsylvania to Southern Virginia through the partnership’s annual “Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns” (G3) program. The grant, which funds implementation of ...

  • Palo Alto eyes new ways to manage stormwater

    Embracing the concept of green stormwater infrastructure management, the city of Palo Alto, Calif., hopes to undertake a massive effort to revamp its crumbling storm drain system. The decision will go beyond simply more pumps and collection lines to encompass an entirely different way of viewing stormwater. Palo Alto Department of Public Works (DPW) officials worry that the current ...

  • Nevada stormwater flood declared an official disaster

    President Bush has approved Nevada's request for a major disaster declaration for Lyon County. This declaration provides federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and flooding. The storms caused a rupture in a levee near the California border that sent water gushing into the town of Fernley. The flood cut off as many as 400 homes and ...

  • New Campaign Won`t Fix Old Problems

    MANITOBA’S LACK OF REGULATIONS PUTS RIVERS AT RISK The Province of Manitoba has put together a snazzy new campaign with the slogan “Spirited Energy” to enhance its image. While catchy, Manitoba’s lack of stormwater treatment regulations amid strong commercial growth is not exactly “spirited.” In fact, this absence may cause environmental problems that could cost the province millions to ...


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  • EPA Approves Plan to Control Sewer Overflows in Cincinnati Area

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of an innovative plan for the control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. “This plan is good news for the residents of Cincinnati and for communities along the Ohio River,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and ...

  • New Adelaide Bus Terminal Site Sets Standard During Construction

    Major South Australian construction company, Hansen Yuncken and environmental organisation, KESAB (KEEP SOUTH AUSTRALIA BEAUTIFUL) have joined with key Adelaide City Council and industry stakeholders in a CLEAN SITE® environment partnership program at Adelaide’s new bus terminal construction project. The initiative leads the Australian building industry commitment to ensure best environmental ...

  • NACWA Welcomes EPA Green Infrastructure Efforts, Emphasizes Need for Funding

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is proud to celebrate Earth Day 2007 by forming a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Low Impact Development (LID) Center, and the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA) to develop strategies for promoting the ...

  • Agricultural Sciences Building at Utah State University Earns LEED Gold Certification

    The new HDR-designed Agricultural Sciences Building (ASB) at Utah State University College of Architecture earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 121,000 square-foot building is located on the east end of the iconic Logan campus facing the historic quad. The building includes research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, and artfully-designed collaboration ...


  • Southern California to save 40 billion gallons of imported water annually by 2035

    Southern California water agencies are planning the most aggressive measures in the state to reduce their reliance on water imports, according to a new analysis released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The top five agencies, the City of Santa Monica, the City of Camarillo, Ventura County Water District No. 1, the Long Beach Water Department and the Los Angeles Department of Water ...

  • U.S. EPA announces nearly $300 million in federal funding for critical California infrastructure improvements

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced nearly $300 million in federal funding to improve aging water and wastewater infrastructure and protect human health and the environment for people in the State of California. This new infusion of money through infrastructure capitalization grants will help state and local governments finance many of the overdue improvements to water projects ...

  • New U-M hospitals recognized for energy, environmental design and

     C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital have been awarded LEED® Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The certification is verified by the Green Building ...

  • EPA honors New York State environmental leaders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored 26 individuals, organizations and businesses from across New York State with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA also recognized a student from Jericho, N.Y. who is one of ten students selected from across the country to receive the President’s ...

  • Several massachusetts citizens receive prestigious regional EPA environmental awards

    Nineteen environmental awards will be given to Massachusetts environmental groups, individuals, businesses, nonprofit and government agencies tomorrow in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as EPA presented its annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2011. In addition, a President’s Environmental Youth Award was given to the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network, which received special ...

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