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  • Who killed cap-and-trade?

    Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program In a recent article in the New York Times, John Broder asks 'Why did cap-and-trade die?' and responds that 'it was done in by the weak economy, the Wall Street meltdown, determined industry ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Higher standards for private water supplies - Defra

    Householders and businesses who get their water from private supplies such as wells or boreholes - rather than from the public mains supply - are set to see their water quality improve. A consultation published by Defra today asks for views on how new regulations should be applied. This includes new standards, new monitoring requirements, and the action that can be taken when standards are not ...

  • Senators Want Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who serves as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has introduced two bills to protect people from drinking water contaminated by the toxic chemical perchlorate. One bill would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to promptly establish a ...

  • DOE finalizes tighter residential water heater standard

    In a positive step for consumers and the environment, the Energy Department issued final energy efficiency standards for residential water heaters, improving on the initial proposal made last December. This tighter standard will save electricity, create a bigger market for advanced water heater technology and save consumers money, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC and ...

  • Chevron using espionage against lawyers who won $18 billion verdict in Ecuador

    Facing increased financial risk in Latin America, Chevron has launched a corporate espionage campaign designed to intimidate and track the whereabouts of the lead lawyers who recently won an $18 billion judgment for environmental damage against the oil giant in Ecuador's courts, said the Amazon Defense Coalition. The purpose of the espionage campaign -- being carried out by at least four ...

  • Sealless pump standards updated

    The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has updated the 2000 edition of the ANSI/HI standard on sealless centrifugal pumps and published ANSIHI 5.1-5.6-2010 Sealless Rotodynamic Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, Operation and Test. The revised standard covers sealless rotodynamic pumps driven by canned motors or through magnetic couplings with conventional motors. ANSI/HI 5.1 - 5.6-2010 is ...

  • NGWA water well construction standard process accepted by ANSI

    Following its determination that the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) properly met its standard development process, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved, pending a 15-day appeal period, for NGWA to issue ANSI/NGWA-01-14, a water well construction standard. Throughout the standard development process, ANSI-required core principles to be followed were openness, ...

  • Court Requires California to establish drinking water standard for dangerous carcinogen

    The California Superior Court of Alameda today required the state’s Department of Public Health to proceed with setting a standard to protect millions of Californians from unsafe levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water. The court’s decision comes nearly one year after the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Working Group sued the agency for failing to ...

  • U.S. EPA approves new water quality standards for Chicago River System

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the State of Illinois' new and revised water quality standards for five segments of the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. "In May of this year, US EPA notified the State of Illinois that upgraded water quality standards were necessary to protect the health and safety of the increasing number of people who use these rivers for recreation," said EPA ...

  • Influential Study Calls for Improved Global Standard for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

    A study conducted by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  addresses the need for an improved global standard for safe drinking water and sanitation. Current benchmarks established by ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Renowned ‘Standard Methods’ water manual updated, 22nd edition now available

    The most widely respected and globally utilized water examination manual, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, has been expanded and revised and is now available in its 22nd Edition. Published jointly by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Standard Methods reflects the ...

  • New poll shows Americans strongly opposed EPA shutdown, look unfavorably on those who put our health and environment at risk

    During the 16 days House Republicans held the federal government hostage to their radical agenda, they put our environment and health at risk, and most Americans didn’t like it. Almost two-thirds of Americans say they opposed the near shut-down of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and they want the EPA back on the job, according to a new PPP poll commissioned by the Natural ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA orders Enercon Services to pay $261,152.69 in damages after firing engineer who reported unsafe work practices

    Enercon Services Inc. has been ordered to pay $261,152.69 in back wages, compensatory damages and interest, plus attorney's fees, to a senior engineer following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which found that the company violated the whistle-blower provisions of the Energy Reorganization Act. An investigation conducted by OSHA ...

  • SNS Pumps Set New Standards

    Sulzer’s brand-new SNS process pump series outperforms other process pumps on the market. Thanks to an innovative and compact design, the SNS pumps are more efficient than conventional pumps. The SNS pumps are suited for a broad range of applications. The SNS pumps are end-suction, single-stage pumps. They can pump clean and slightly contaminated liquids, viscose ...


    By Sulzer

  • Roundtable reveals international biofuel standard

    Biofuels offer the promise of a low-carbon fuel that could power vehicles and stimulate the world's rural economies. Yet biofuels are also among the most vilified of environmental technologies. Ethanol refineries are not always clean. The labor on biofuel farms is not always fair. The diversion of feedstocks from food to fuel may be driving up global commodity prices. And the forests, fields, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • KISTERS Using New OGC Standards

    KISTERS presented its final results of the Surface Water Interoperability Experiments #1 and #3 to the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in Boulder, CO this past week. The end result of this work was KiWIS (KISTERS Web Interoperability Solution), the first commercially available and robust service module on the market. Used in combination with WISKI or Hydstra, KiWIS is able to both consume and ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Green building standards under construction

    The world's leading certification system for sustainable architecture is set to undergo its most sweeping changes in 2009. The proposed revisions encourage designs that would reduce a building's impact on global climate change. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, commonly known as LEED, has become the standard for green building design since the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a ...

  • Kerry Hamilton talks Energy Management Standards

    energyTEAM hold a number of free energy forums that focus on energy and water related business topics. The video below provides an insight into one of the energyTEAM presentations at the 2013 Energy Forums. Kerry Hamilton supports a wide variety of energyTEAM clients in various sectors; from corporate property companies to clay and plastics manufacturers. As Energy and Environment Manager, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative

    As part of its ongoing efforts to assess the energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry out the development of a standardization roadmap for energy efficiency within the built environment, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination ...

  • New ASTM Standard for Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls

    A proposed new ASTM standard is being developed to measure the basic physical properties of sediment retention fiber rolls, known as SRFRs. SRFRs are used to inhibit the migration of sediment that has been displaced and carried by flowing water. The proposed standard, WK39691, Test Methods for Determining Index Height, Diameter, Length and Mass per ...


    By ASTM International

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