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  • Tracking trash

    What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or 'disposable' razors? A team of MIT researchers have announced a major project called Trash Track, which aims to get people thinking about what they throw away. Trash Track relies on the development of special electronic tags that will ...

  • Turning trash into gold

    Municipal trash (also known as solid waste) is the largest component of the environmental business sector in Canada. Like many other nations, Canada faces a looming waste management crisis, as landfills reach capacity and concerns mount about soil and water contamination. Several Canadian cities are exploring new approaches to turn trash into environmentally acceptable assets such as energy. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wastecorp Launches New Trash Pumps

     Wastecorp Pumps, one of the leading manufacturers of diaphragm pumps, trash pumps and plunger pumps, launched today a new engine driven trash pump product line under its Trash Flow® brand. Wastecorp's new trash pumps are available in 3" and 4"rental pump models and 3", 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" municipal/industrial pump classifications with over nine choices to select from. More ...


    By Wastecorp Pumps

  • EPA funding to make Pittsburgh trash trucks cleaner

    Funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency will enable less-polluting trash trucks to travel through the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. EPA announced a $127,000 grant to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association who will, in turn, issue a grant to the City of Pittsburgh and two partners for a pilot project to cut emissions from the city's heavy-duty diesel trucks used for ...

  • 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

  • EPA, D.C., Maryland set trash limits for Anacostia watershed (DC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia, and the state of Maryland today announced a new Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or “pollution diet” for trash in the Anacostia River, making the Anacostia the first interstate river in the nation with such a Clean Water Act trash limit. “Trash not only creates a nuisance and an eyesore, but also interferes with ...

  • Sanitation Districts of LA County to Help Schools Divert Trash From Landfills

    Hold the ziplock, recycle your milk carton, and please compost that banana peel. That's the lesson the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County wants to teach area school children this year. The agency announced today that it will partner with Grades of Green, a Manhattan Beach-based non-profit group, to conduct its first "Trash Free Lunch Challenge." The contest will divert thousands of bags ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA Approves Maryland’s New Limits on Trash in Lower Patapsco Waterways, Including Baltimore Harbor

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Maryland today announced a new set of pollution limits for trash for portions of the Patapsco River. These limits, also known as a Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDL, require the control of trash entering the tidal shoreline of the Middle Branch and Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River, including Baltimore Harbor and the upstream ...

  • Sanitation Districts of L.A. County Teams Up With Grades of Green for Second Year to Reduce Trash Produced by Schools

    Normally, an 82% cutback would not be cause for celebration in L.A. County schools. But this year, an 82% reduction is actually a goal. It's the benchmark to beat for the second annual "Trash-Free Lunch Challenge," a waste-reduction program sponsored by the Sanitation Districts of L.A. County (Sanitation Districts) and national non-profit group Grades of Green. "We are excited to be part of ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA, city of San José announce a nearly $1m pilot program to reduce trash to San Francisco bay

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, City of San José and multiple state and local partners will host a press conference on Thursday, June 9th to announce a competitive grant being awarded to reduce trash to San Francisco Bay. Coyote Creek is a severely trash-impaired waterway with pollution significantly damaging the creek’s healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. Congress has ...

  • U.S. EPA, city of San José announce $943,000 pilot program to reduce trash to San Francisco bay

    San José Mayor Chuck Reed and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today launched the Clean Creeks, Healthy Communities pilot program at a press conference in San José, California, to highlight a significant pollution problem impacting San Francisco Bay. The Clean Creeks, Healthy Communities pilot program will be aimed at reducing pollution ...

  • Dane County, WI Nationally Recognized for Historic Effort to Power Trucks With Trash From Landfill

    Dane County, Wisconsin has received the federal Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 LMOP Project of the Year Award for its first-in-the-state efforts to fuel county vehicles with cheaper, cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced today in a joint release with Cornerstone Environmental Group, one of the private companies that partnered with the ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA and LA water board set strict new pollution reduction plans for 175 waterways in Los Angeles area / action culminates 13 year effort, eliminating beach closures, reducing trash and toxic chemicals in waters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board today announced the latest in a series of pollution reduction plans designed to restore 175 water bodies in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The pollution targets set by these plans will improve water quality, restore ecosystems, and protect the public by eliminating beach closures due to bacteria ...

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 1 to May 8 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that runs through ...


    By American Water

  • This Season, Let’s Celebrate Clean Water

    There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays – this month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that plenty of clean water will flow from our faucets whenever we need it. Whether for drinking, cooking, or bathing, water plays an obvious role in our daily lives. It’s hard to ...

  • US drinking water contaminated by pharmaceuticals

    A vast array of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation has claimed. Water in 24 metropolitan areas, including Detroit, Louisville, southern California and Northern New Jersey is particularly at risk. The report says the ...

  • 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

  • EPA finalizes California’s list of polluted waters

    More of California’s waterways are impaired than previously known, according to a list of polluted waterways submitted by the state to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and finalized by the agency today. Increased water monitoring data shows the number of rivers, streams and lakes in California exhibiting overall toxicity have increased 170 percent from 2006 to 2010. California has ...

  • BigBelly and Water Wheel to Clean Baltimore`s Inner Harbor

    BALTIMORE, Maryland (ENS) - The Baltimore City Board of Estimates has conditionally approved funding for new garbage and debris collection technology which promises to improve sanitation in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 'I am very excited that Baltimore is going to benefit from the Water Wheel and BigBelly,' said Mayor Sheila Dixon. 'Millions of people visit the Inner Harbor ...

  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

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