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This Past Decade Has Produced a Sustainability Shift

More companies now realize that sustainability, cost savings, risk aversion, and business growth, all go hand in hand. Channel Islands Harbor, CA - The past...

The Earthquake that Killed 315,000 People

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E. Ten years ago this month, a great earthquake of magnitude 7 devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which...

Hurricanes Expected to Worsen in Next Decade; Coastal Residents Must Act Now

As 2019 comes to a close it marks the end of a decade, as well as the end to this year’s devastating hurricane season....

FSU Research: Microwave treatment is an inexpensive way to clean heavy metals from treated...

A team of Florida State University researchers studying new methods to remove toxic heavy metals from biosolids — the solid waste left over after...

American Society of Civil Engineers and Global Covenant of Mayors Announce Collaboration to Advance...

Engineers join forces with largest global alliance for city climate leadership to accelerate the development of future-proof infrastructure MADRID – Today at the UN Climate Change...

Ducted Wind Turbines Wins Grant from Department of Energy

Potsdam, NY – Ducted Wind Turbines, the company formed by Clarkson University Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Ken Visser and his team...

New York City Passes Country’s Most Wide-ranging Bird-friendly Building Legislation

(New York City, N.Y., December 10, 2019) Today, the New York City Council approved Proposed Initiative 1482B — to date, the most broad-reaching bird-friendly building policy in...

EPA Awards $4 Million to Protect America’s Estuaries and Coastal Waters

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $4 million cooperative agreement with Restore America’s Estuaries to help fund projects supporting National Estuary...

EPA Moves Forward on Key Drinking Water Priority Under PFAS Action Plan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the proposed regulatory determination for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water to the Office...
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