Environment Press Release
|05/26/2020 - 18:34||
DEQ issued a call for grant applications in January of 2019. The grant is the first under the new Montana Clean Transportation Program that will distribute Montanas $12.6 million share of the national Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement f
In 2016, the United States settled claims against Volkswagen concerning the use of devices installed in certain VW diesel cars sold between 2009-2016 that were intended to defeat emissions tests. These devices allowed the vehicles to emit up to 40 times the level of nitrogen oxide pollution allowed under the Clean Air Act. Replacing diesel vehicles with electric and alternative fuel options not only reduces nitrogen oxide emissions, but has the added benefit of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the transportation sector.
|05/26/2020 - 13:58||
BNSF Railway Company Agrees to Clean Up Hazardous Waste in Sioux City, Iowa, in Settlement With EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with BNSF Railway Company to resolve alleged violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at a facility owned by the company in Sioux City, Iowa. In the settlement, BNSF agreed to clean up an estimated 2 million pounds of broken cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, a hazardous waste, placed and stored there by a previous occupant.
|05/26/2020 - 13:35||
Bechtel Again Ranks #1 On ENR List of Top 400 U.S. Contractors
Improved transit, expanded access to safe energy, reduced hazardous waste keep the company in the top spot for 22nd consecutive year.
|05/26/2020 - 12:21||
Ninth Circuit Judges Uphold Coal Ruling, Side with Coal Terminal Developers
Oakland, CA — Today, over two years after Judge Vince Chhabria struck down the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal at the former Oakland Army Base, the case was decided on appeal by three Ninth Circuit judges. The judges heard oral arguments on the appeal by the City of Oakland, Sierra Club, and San Francisco Baykeeper in November 2019. The judges decided to uphold the previous decision, overturning the City of Oakland’s prohibition on handling and storage of coal.
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|05/26/2020 - 12:01||
Trump Administration Again OKs Oil Drilling in Californias Carrizo Plain National Monument
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. ― On the eve of a holiday weekend and during a global pandemic, the Trump administration last week approved a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It would be the first well drilled in the monument since it was established in 2001.
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|05/26/2020 - 11:50||
LCRA, City of Fredericksburg award $1,717 grant to Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center will add an irrigation system and improve landscaping in the bird viewing area at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park thanks to a $1,717 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Fredericksburg.
|05/26/2020 - 11:23||
Yale finds a (much) earlier birth date for tectonic plates
Yale geophysicists reported that Earth’s ever-shifting, underground network of tectonic plates was firmly in place more than 4 billion years ago — at least a billion years earlier than scientists generally thought.
|05/26/2020 - 11:22||
MENA Green Building Congress 2020
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is currently home to over 381 million people, and its population growth has been characterised by rapid urbanisation. This is projected to continue, with the urban population expected to double from 2010 to 2050. This means there will be an increasing demand for buildings and infrastructure, complicated by the challenges of conflict-induced displacement of people. Yet the MENA region is also set to be critical for the growth of green buildings globally over the next few years.
|05/26/2020 - 11:15||
LCRA, City of Smithville award $22,900 grant for improvements at arts center
SMITHVILLE, Texas – A $22,900 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Smithville will help the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance replace a leaky roof, add a handicapped-accessible restroom and upgrade the kitchen at the Mary Nichols Arts Center, which houses the organization.
|05/26/2020 - 11:04||
Michelle Samuel-Foo to Deliver 2020 ESA Founders Memorial Lecture
Lecture to honor Ernest J. Harris, USDA-Agricultural Research Service Hall of Fame scientist and Congressional Gold Medal recipient.
|05/26/2020 - 10:33||
Orlando Chronic Sewage Breakdowns Fester
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Contact: Jerry Phillips (850) 877-8097; Kirsten Stade email@example.com
|05/26/2020 - 10:07||
Celanese Files Anti-Dumping Petition with the European Commission Against Korea Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd.
DALLAS and AMSTERDAM (May 26, 2020) – Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announces it has filed a petition with the European Commission’s Directorate-General For Trade seeking Anti-Dumping duties on imports of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) from Korea Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd.
|05/25/2020 - 17:17||
Assessing and evaluating environmental turbidity limits for dredging
The latest CEDA Information Paper discusses crucial concepts for setting turbidity limits, which allow for cost-effective dredging operations and also protect the environment.
|05/25/2020 - 08:19||
SAVE THE DATE: CEC Council - environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States - to meet virtually on June 26, 2020
Montreal, 25 May 2020 —Mark your calendars for the annual Council Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the Joint Public Advisory Committee public forum on 26 June 2020. For the past twenty-five years, the Governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States have worked together through the CEC on shared environmental priorities.
|05/25/2020 - 07:07||
The wildlife trade encompasses all major branches of the biological tree of life but still largely remains a mystery
Besides being a major threat to biodiversity, the wildlife trade can be a cause of global public health issues and hundreds of billions of dollars of economic damage around the world from disease outbreaks, as might be the case for COVID-19. Despite its major ecological and socio-economic importance, no comprehensive analysis has been made of the global patterns of the wildlife trade.
|05/23/2020 - 08:05||
On World Turtle Day, meet the dedicated volunteer helping baby turtles reach the sea
New South Wales zookeeper Racheal Mangan was so motivated to help turtles – icons of Australia’s marine environments – she has made the 26 hour round trip from her home town of Newcastle to volunteer for a turtle conservation project in Bundaberg, twice.
|05/22/2020 - 16:26||
Congress Should Tap CCC Funds to Protect Farmworkers
WASHINGTON – To protect farmworkers from the risks posed by COVID-19 and support food supply chains, Congress should tap funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation to ensure farmworkers are protected.
|05/22/2020 - 15:50||
Two New Fishing Piers/Boat Docks to Open on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, LDWF Announces
Two new fishing piers/boat docks will open on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge on Saturday (May 23), including the Unit 4 and Mud Hole Structure fishing piers on Penzoil Canal, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced.
|05/22/2020 - 14:03||
LDWF Schedules Drawdown for Saline Lake (Natchitoches and Winn Parishes)
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in conjunction with the Saline Lake Commission has scheduled a drawdown of Saline Lake (Natchitoches and Winn Parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.