Monthly Archives: August 2021

Kubota Forms Strategic Partnership with Accenture to Accelerate Digital Transformation | Business

OSAKA, Tokyo – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Aug 31, 2021– Kubota Corporation has formed a strategic partnership with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to accelerate its ongoing digital transformation by evolving its business model to further contribute to solutions for food, water and environmental sustainability . Kubota has set out a long-term vision called Global Major Brand 2030 (GMB2030), which sets out the …

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Juneau landfill set to last another 20 years

Members of the public works and planning committee of the city and the borough of Juneau spoke about the garbage Monday afternoon. Committee members heard from state regulators and a representative from Waste Management, the private company that owns and operates the Capitol Disposal landfill in the Lemon Creek area. The meeting was part of the committee’s ongoing work to …

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Ida’s stifling consequences: no energy, no water, no gasoline

New Orleans agents presented seven locations across the city. People could have a meal and sit in the air conditioning. Edwards said state agents were also working to organize locations to distribute meals, water and ice, but that would not start on Tuesday. The governor’s office also said discussions were underway about setting up cooling stations and locations where people …

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New finds show fragments of COVID-19 in Jupiter’s sewage system

Capture Sampling wastewater in a local sewer system is one way to study the spread of COVID-19. Updated results from a treatment center in Jupiter may shed light on the amount of virus present in the community. The Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District has partnered with the Biobot research lab to monitor COVID-19 in the region’s wastewater. As the pandemic …

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Yavapai-Prescott Indian tribe sues to stop sports betting in Arizona

Arizona sports betting launch slated for September 9 could hit major hurdlebecause a tribe in the Prescott area sued the state, claiming that the new law that allowed gambling was unconstitutional and that rural tribes were heavily armed by the governor’s office to agree to its terms. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian tribe, which operates Bucky’s and Yavapai casinos near Prescott, was …

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Powell River advisers hear the latest news on the wastewater treatment plant

Councilors for the Town of Powell River have received an overview of what is happening at the Consolidated Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is currently under construction at Townsite. At the finance committee meeting on August 26, the director of infrastructure services, Tor Birtig, said that since the last monthly report to the finance committee on July 22, there had been …

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Flooding is causing basement backups and freeway closures in metro Detroit. Again

Residents of Brace Street in Detroit have grown accustomed to an infuriating routine this summer after a series of thunderstorms caused catastrophic flooding in the Detroit metro area. The sky is darkening and the rain is falling quickly. Their streets flooded and their basements fill up. Then they clean up the mess. It happened again on Friday when a rapid …

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Water funds attract $ 35 billion as drought depletes reservoirs. New report asks if they’re worth it

As extreme droughts and water shortages plague the western United States and beyond, water funds have attracted an estimated $ 35 billion in assets under management, according to a new Morningstar report. The trend comes as much of California faces voluntary water rationing this summer as drought dries up land, forcing some farmers to destroy crops and drains the reservoirs. …

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COVID-19 viral load spike in wastewater, U of R researchers say

Breadcrumb Links Local News The peak viral load is similar, and possibly a little higher, to the levels detected in May 2021. Author of the article: Jennifer ackerman Dr Tzu-Chiao Chao and Dr Nicole Hansmeier in front of the Riddell Center at the University of Regina, December 4, 2020. Photo by Michael Bell Photography /Regina Chief Position Content of the …

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Advanced recycling turning plastic waste into resources

The report, Advanced recycle technologies to address Australia’s plastic waste, which was released today, assesses ways to convert plastic waste that cannot be recycled with existing methods, into new resources to build the circular economy of Australia. It is estimated that 130,000 tonnes of plastic leak into the Australian marine environment each year. Less than 12% of plastic waste is …

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