Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill

WASHINGTON June 10, 2014 (AP) By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Capping a rare instance of congressional compromise, President Barack Obama signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill Tuesday, financing improvements ranging from a harbor expansion in Boston to flood control in Iowa and North Dakota. Obama praised the work of […]

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Water Resources Reform and Development Act signed into law by President Obama

President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law on June 10th, which will, according to the President, “put Americans to work modernizing our water infrastructure and restoring some of our most vital ecosystems.” The WRRDA gives a green light to 34 water infrastructure projects across […]

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Solar-powered roads: Coming to a highway near you?

Proposal calls for the traditional petroleum-based asphalt highways to be replaced with a system of structurally-engineered solar panels. These would act as a massive energy generator that could feed the grid during daytime. They would also recharge electric vehicles while moving, thus helping to reduce greenhouse emissions drastically. U.S. has […]

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2014 AWWA State of the WATER INDUSTRY Report

Click here to read Full Report and Article Source: 2014 AWWA State of the WATER INDUSTRY Report  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has been formally tracking issues and trends in the water industry since 2004 through the State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study. The Association continues to […]

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Showtime Documentary Series Features the Climate-Coal Connection

Source:   www.triplepundit.com Showtime Documentary Series Features the Climate-Coal Connection By Dayna Reggero Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series premiering next month on Showtime, provides a compelling introduction to the people and places affected by climate change. Sharing these stories is a roster of major film, television and news figures, including […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Embraces Carbon Finance to Deliver Change

Source/Images:  www.triplepundit.com Jaguar Land Rover Embraces Carbon Finance to Deliver Change Can an auto manufacturer make a difference in millions of lives? That is the goal of U.K. manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which set an ambitious target to improve health, reduce poverty, and create new opportunities for employment and education for […]

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New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind for First Time

Clean Energy Trends 2014:  New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind for First Time Clean Edge’s Clean Energy Trends 2014 report shows that newly installed solar PV generating capacity has exceeded that of wind power for the first time since market research began tracking global markets in 2000. Newly installed solar […]

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Coal company to improve wastewater systems

Article Source at : American Water Works Association In a Clean Water Act settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency, one of the nation’s largest coal companies will spend an esitmated $200 million to control discharges from 79 mines and 25 processing plants in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. […]

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Sharing Plans and a Vision

Article Source at: Water Environment Federation By Dr. Eileen O’Neill   We have an exciting and visionary strategic direction that has focused WEF on water-sector innovation, awareness of the value of water, and the expertise of global water professionals. This strategic direction was developed by our Board of Trustees and senior […]

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China Announces Water Resource Protection Programs

Article Source: Stormwater Report On Jan. 14, China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced two programs intended to reduce nutrients and improve drinking water quality in the Yangtze River Delta near Shanghai. The first program focuses on the country’s largest man-made reservoir, Qiandao Reservoir in Zhejiang Province, and the upstream […]

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