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  • Some Canadian rivers at risk of drying up

    Some Canadian rivers are at risk of drying up as impacts of climate change intersect with growing water demand from the country's cities, industries and agriculture, a new WWF report has found. Canada's Rivers at Risk: Environmental Flows and Canada's Freshwater Future uses a scientific approach that focuses on the importance of water flow to examine the health of 10 Canadian rivers and reveals ...


    By WWF International

  • 2011 Green Schools and Colleges Leadership Award Winners Announced

    The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summits, being held concurrently at the Pasadena Convention Center October 17-18, have announced their 2011 Leadership Award Recipients. The awards will be presented at a Summit reception on October 17. The summits comprise the nation's most significant K-14 ...


    By Green Technology

  • Thousands of Canadians Join Vancouver Aquarium and WWF's 2011 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Presented by Loblaw Companies Limited

    This year's Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, came to a successful end last week with nearly 49,000 people registering to remove litter from 1,527 shoreline cleanup sites across Canada to help keep waters healthy for the wildlife and communities that depend on them. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, participants of this year's ...


  • Masses of plastic particles found in Great Lakes

    Already ravaged by toxic algae, invasive mussels and industrial pollution, the Great Lakes now confront another potential threat that few had even imagined until recently: untold millions of plastic litter bits, some visible only through a microscope. Scientists who have studied gigantic masses of floating plastic in the world's oceans are now reporting similar discoveries in the lakes that make ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA adds anaconda copper mining CO. Smelter and refinery in cascade county to superfund site list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), today announced the addition of the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Smelter and Refinery (ACM) site in Cascade County, Montana, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The ACM site is now eligible for Federal cleanup funds that will support an extensive ...

  • EPA adds 11 hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding 11 new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Also, EPA is proposing to add 10 other sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. To date, ...

  • EPA awards more than $1 million to college teams for innovative environmental solutions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams from across the country who participated in the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for their innovative environmental solutions. EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition was held at the expo, and ...

  • Sustainability beyond 2010

    Coca-Cola Canada today unveiled its 2009-2010 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report. In its second CRS Report for Canada, Coca-Cola Canada highlights its progress since 2007 on a series of sustainability and well-being initiatives implemented across the organization as a part of Live Positively - Coca-Cola's long term commitment to making a positive difference in Canada and ...

  • WWF: Canadians Must Choose Environment and Economy for Strong Future

    WWF's Living Planet Report, launched today from the International Space Station, calls for greater economic value to be placed on natural capital. As a resource-based economy, Canada will benefit from securing long-term economic and ecosystem health by valuing the goods and services provided by nature. We must also reduce our ecological debt by limiting demand on the planet's resources. This ...


    By WWF UK

  • ASTM D2513 - 11c standard specification for Polyethylene (PE) gas pressure pipe, tubing, and fittings

    This specification covers the requirements and test methods for material, dimensions, hydrostatic burst strength, tensile strength, chemical resistance, sustained pressure, heat fusion, and impact resistance of plastic pipes, tubing, and fittings used for direct burial and reliner applications in fuel gas mains and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Olympians live the dream - Monsters keep it clean on Whistler Mountain

    Whistler Resort, located in British Columbia, Canada is the host for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. While athletes around the world have been training, long-planned upgrades to the Whistler Resort wastewater treatment plant had been underway to ensure completion in time for the Olympics where Whistler expects thousands of athletes, spectators, and media. Whistler will also be housing ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • British-Made quality from RainCatcher - Distributors wanted for our innovative Rainwater Harvesting Products!

    At RainCatcher, our family-run business prides itself on British-made quality when it comes to Rainwater Harvesting. We’re continuously researching and developing sustainable solutions that have a measurable, positive impact on the environment and our quality of life. For 2017 we are seeking distributors for our range of innovative products! A few of our best-sellers... ...

  • Paving with good intentions: Warrenville to test eco-friendly road

    Warrenville will test a new road surface that seems a throwback to horse-and-buggy days, but has a modern spin. City officials believe they will be among the first in the Chicago area to install permeable pavers to control polluted runoff on a busy thoroughfare. During a $4.5-million reconstruction of Warrenville Road beginning this spring, pavers will be placed on the milelong stretch between ...

  • From Ecuador to Richmond to Nigeria, Greedy Chevron lacks respect for communities where it operates

    The backstory to Chevron's disastrous refinery explosion this week in a small California town can be found thousands of miles away in Ecuador and Nigeria where for years vulnerable communities have been suffering the awful consequences of Chevron's greedy and conflict-ridden corporate culture, according to a new blog by Amazon Defense Coalition. Chevron's senior management -- including CEO John ...

  • Anadarko Announces Second-Quarter Results

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced second-quarter 2011 net income attributable to common stockholders of $544 million, or $1.08 per share (diluted). These results include certain items typically excluded by the investment community in published estimates. In total, these items decreased net income by approximately $28 million, or $0.06 per share (diluted) on an after-tax ...


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