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  • Rio garbage boats aim to clean Olympic waters

    A stout green catamaran plied the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay Mondayalongside the local fishing boats, but instead of grouper and swordfish its catch consisted of plastic bags, soda bottles and a discarded toilet seat. The catamaran is one of three so-called "eco-boats," floating garbage vessels that are a key part of ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Dredging unit increases C485’s versatility

    For the new Conver C485 various front arm attachments are available like T-mower, weed rake, but also a special hydarulic pushbow for pushing barges or a trash bucket for collecting floating trash (or golfballs). To this list is still a compact unit dredging is added. The dredging unit is equipped with the standard C485 quick hitch coupler and can be used to remove organic silt up to 2 meters ...


    By Conver BV

  • Volunteers Needed for 5 County Clean-up on Norris Lake

    Volunteers from Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Union Counties are needed for a Norris Lake Clean Up on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During past cleanups volunteers have collected and properly disposed of typical house hold trash, tires, couches, televisions, kitchen appliances and construction materials including siding and shingles. All of these items would have ...


    By PRWeb

  • Industrial and Commercial Hybrid & Pure Electric Vehicles 2013 - 2023 | Researchmoz.us

    Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. That must lead them to industrial and commercial electric vehicles because today these represent 60% of the value of the electric vehicle market. Indeed, this sector is set to grow 4.2 times in the next decade. Industrial and ...


  • Industrial and Commercial Hybrid & Pure Electric Vehicles Industry 2013 - 2023: Forecasts, Opportunities, Players

    Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. That must lead them to industrial and commercial electric vehicles because today these represent 60% of the value of the electric vehicle market. Indeed, this sector is set to grow 4.2 times in the next decade. Industrial and ...


  • U.S. clean water act settlement in Chicago to reduce sewage overflows

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the State of Illinois announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into Chicago area waterways during flood and wet weather events. The settlement will safeguard water quality ...

  • World Industrial and Commercial Hybrid & Pure Electric Vehicles Market 2013 - 2023: Forecasts, Opportunities, Players

    Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent. That must lead them to industrial and commercial electric vehicles because today these represent 60% of the value of the electric vehicle market. Indeed, this sector is set to grow 4.2 times in the next decade. Industrial and ...


  • $1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects To Improve Health and Ecosystem of Long Island Sound

    Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups in New York and Connecticut to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound. The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will open up 7 miles of river for passage of native fish and restore 180 acres of coastal ...

  • Puerto Rico’s Government to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure in Settlement with the Federal Government

    Under two settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, three Puerto Rico government agencies have agreed to upgrade portions of storm water systems they own within the Municipality of San Juan. These upgrades, which will be performed by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the Department of Transportation and Public Works from the ...

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico Agrees to Make Investments in Clean Water

    Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Municipality of San Juan has agreed to make substantial upgrades to its storm sewer systems throughout the city. The upgrades and related cleaning activities are aimed at eliminating or minimizing daily discharges of large volumes of untreated sewage from the Municipality’s storm sewers, ...

  • Inadequate policing puts Washington water quality in jeopardy

    When the Department of Ecology — the state agency that watches over polluters — recently tallied how many folks it needed to protect the health of Puget Sound and local lakes and rivers, officials came to a startling conclusion. The number of people policing water quality is less than half what's needed to do the job. Statewide, there are more than 6,500 construction sites, sewage treatment ...

  • Massachusetts Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Eleven winners in Massachusetts were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s ...

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