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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced
9/19/2014 10:35:35 AM
This week at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) 9th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney and Office of the EPA Administrator Acting Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice Mustafa Ali, on behalf of the SEDC, presented the SEDC Leadership Awards to the 2013 winners. The …
“Leaf Watch” Website Tracks Best Fall Color in Georgia
9/19/2014 10:18:17 AM
“When will the leaves change?” That’s the question park rangers hear most often once the calendar turns to October. Only Mother Nature knows, of course, but peak color in Georgia is usually toward the end of October or early November. The key for a vibrant autumn is warm sunny days coupled with cool – not freezing – nights. To help leaf peepers find the best scenery, …
PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020; and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals
PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment by 2020; and Reports Progress on Sustainability Goals
9/19/2014 8:40:18 AM
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today strengthened its commitment to action on climate change by announcing new goals for phasing out equipment with hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), signing both the Ceres BICEP Climate Declaration and the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group Trillion Tonne Communique, and reporting progress on its energy efficiency initiatives.  These commitments are …
Rusatom Overseas engages world’s leading experts to create new generation desalination facilities
9/18/2014 1:17:26 PM
World’s leading experts on desalination technologies joined the Rusatom Overseas Expert Council on Desalination that had its first meeting on September 17 in Moscow. The Council will deal with tasks aimed at development of best technological solutions for Rusatom Overseas’s major customers in water and water treatment markets of various countries.   Among the members of the …
Canon U.S.A.’s Clean Earth Crew Beautifies Lakeland County Park in Islandia
Canon U.S.A.’s Clean Earth Crew Beautifies Lakeland County Park in Islandia
9/18/2014 11:17:09 AM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, celebrated the Company’s Clean Earth Crew Campaign at Lakeland County Park in Islandia, N.Y. Approximately 150 Canon employees, family members and friends volunteered to revamp the park, which is fully accessible and designed for the disabled and their families. Participants painted picnic tables, benches and boardwalk …
Mitsubishi Electric’s S-EIV Saves on Power for Tokyo Metro
Mitsubishi Electric’s S-EIV Saves on Power for Tokyo Metro
9/18/2014 10:50:28 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV®), which has been in operation at Tokyo Metro’s Myoden Station since June 2014, has contributed a daily power savings of approximately 600kWh, or enough to power about 60 households. The electricity produced by regenerative brakes supplies power to other trains …
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
9/17/2014 5:27:57 PM
Currently, thousands of firefighters are deployed across California to battle a dozen raging wildfires. The wildfires have resulted in widespread evacuations and have caused damage or the complete destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses. Chronic dry conditions continue to hinder efforts to stop the wildfires and many of these fires are burning aggressively due to gusty …
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
9/17/2014 3:54:06 PM
Last month, NBC’s Channel 4 in Los Angeles broadcasted a report about residents in Vernon having topsoil removed from their yards.  The topsoil is being excavated down to a depth of 18 inches due to the presence of lead contamination. The lead is believed to have come from a nearby battery recycling plant that suspended operations back in March after the plant was unable to …
Japan celebrates one year completely nuclear-free and the birth of a clean energy future
9/17/2014 3:08:22 PM
Today, Japan celebrates a unique and inspiring anniversary, a full year nuclear free, a year without the constant risks and threats of nuclear power. Hisayo Takada, Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Japan, said: "This exciting day sends a clear message that the Japanese people want a safe, sustainable energy future and are willing to make it a reality. Now we …
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
9/17/2014 9:46:33 AM
Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried out by scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) based on long-term data from experimental forest plots that have been continuously observed …
Oceana Applauds Advancement of U.S. West Coast Forage Fish Protections
9/16/2014 3:32:22 PM
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the federal advisory body that oversees fisheries policy for the U.S. West Coast, took preliminary action Saturday to prohibit development of new commercial fisheries for forage species in federal ocean waters offshore Washington, Oregon, and California. Forage species , the small critters at the base of the food web, are vital …
California American Water Awarded $1 Million State Grant for Desalination Test Well
9/16/2014 3:14:30 PM
California American Water’s desalination test well project has been selected to receive a $1-million Proposition 50 grant by the California Department of Water Resources. The grant will help pay for the installation of an approximately $4-million slant test well, which is intended to prove the viability of beach wells as feed-water for the company’s Monterey Peninsula Water …
WWF Statement on International Condemnation of Iceland
9/16/2014 1:00:18 PM
The 28 member states of the European Union have been joined by the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and Monaco in issuing a diplomatic demarche against Iceland over its whaling activities. In a letter delivered to government officials in Reykjavik today, the countries expressed their opposition to Iceland’s commercial whaling and to its international trade …
ScottMadden to Partner with SEPA for Fact-Finding Mission
9/16/2014 9:18:29 AM
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, is proud to join the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to lead a group of approximately 25 U.S. energy industry executives to the bellwether energy market of Germany to exchange information with electricity and solar market leaders who are adapting to change in this dynamic and controversial …
Pöyry awarded engineering assignments for Asia’s largest solar PV power plant incorporating a tracking system
9/16/2014 9:15:19 AM
Energy Absolute Public Company Limited has awarded Pöyry with engineering assignments for EA Solar Lampang solar PV (photovoltaic) power plant in Thailand. The assignments include technical assistance to the client during the implementation phase until start of operation later in 2014; and annual operation monitoring for the whole loan period. The total installed capacity of …
OKI Delivers Additional Exhaust Gas Treatment Equipmentfor ON Semiconductor’s European plants
OKI Delivers Additional Exhaust Gas Treatment Equipmentfor ON Semiconductor’s European plants
9/16/2014 9:12:26 AM
OKI Engineering, provider of reliability evaluations and environmental conservation technologies for the OKI Group, recently delivered an additional unit of KGT-3MM-AP exhaust gas treatment equipment for atmospheric pressure CVD(*1) manufacturing equipment to semiconductor manufacturer ON Semiconductor’s European plants. OKI Engineering’s exhaust gas treatment equipment adopt …
Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids from Malibu School due to PCB Concerns
Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids from Malibu School due to PCB Concerns
9/15/2014 4:10:46 PM
Last month, it was reported that supermodel Cindy Crawford had pulled her two children from Malibu High School due to recent tests that found elevated levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in some of the classrooms.  According to several media reports, the PCBs are believed to be coming from window caulking. Production of PCBs in the United States was halted in the …
Air Products Again Recognized for Sustainability Leadership by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
9/15/2014 3:02:03 PM
Air Products (NYSE: APD ) has again achieved a leadership position among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) 2014/2015, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability performance. Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which places it among …
Tropical Storms Create Potential Indoor Environmental Hazards for Building Occupants
Tropical Storms Create Potential Indoor Environmental Hazards for Building Occupants
9/15/2014 10:24:11 AM
September 10th is generally considered to be the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season that starts at the beginning of June and runs through the end of November. During a typical hurricane season there may be several powerful hurricanes that make landfall, but there are often even more tropical storms that form and create concerns for anyone living near the coast.   A …
Businesses in Puerto Rico Take Action during National Preparedness Month to Make Emergency Contingency Plans
Businesses in Puerto Rico Take Action during National Preparedness Month to Make Emergency Contingency Plans
9/15/2014 9:12:09 AM
In 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated September as National Preparedness Month.  The event encourages citizens across the United States to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.   Emergency preparedness requires attention to not just specific types of hazards, but also to steps that increase …