Explanation: More severe storms test aging US offshore oil facilities

A satellite image shows an oil slick after Hurricane Ida near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, United States on August 31, 2021. NOAA / Handout via REUTERS HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (Reuters) – Stronger hurricanes threatening America’s Gulf of Mexico coast energy hub increase the risk of oil spills from damage to the region’s refineries, oil rigs and pipelines under -marines, according to …

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Garbage collection could soon cost you more

OTTAWA – Ottawa is on the brink of a waste crisis, and the solution may be just a few clicks away for residents. A City of Ottawa online survey asks how you want your garbage collected, to help reduce waste. However, you only have a few days left to vote on how you want the city to handle garbage. “There …

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Long: Holding wastewater treatment plants, the city responsible | By the people

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First internationally agreed recommendations for a set of …

September 7, 2021 – The UNECE recently (August 31) published a set of core indicators and statistics related to climate change, as well as a set of implementation guidelines, both approved by the Conference of European Statisticians (THOSE). Climate change is an existential threat and represents a huge challenge for humanity. A better understanding of all its aspects is crucial …

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Settlement reached for daily wastewater that threatened Glenn County surface and groundwater

SACRAMENTO, California. – A settlement has been reached between JG Weststeyn Dairy in Glenn County and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. The $ 21,379 settlement addresses violations of daily wastewater discharges that threatened to contaminate nearby groundwater and surface water. The Central Valley Water Board prosecution team fined the dairy company for failing to meet reporting requirements …

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Invasive New Zealand mud snails found at Shanty Creek in County Antrim

September 3, 2021 Fishers urged to step up prevention efforts during salmon season Invasive New Zealand mud snails have been detected at the mouth of Shanty Creek, a tributary of the Grass River in County Antrim. The snails were found during routine surveillance in May by the Grass River Natural Area Stream Watch project and confirmed by DNA analysis by …

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Shortage of workers puts Richmond area recycling collection service at a standstill – some collections delayed or canceled | Richmond Local News

The big problem has been getting people to do the practical lifting, especially in the recent summer heat. “About 60% of what we do is manual collection,” Phillips said. The “assistants” are the employees who accompany the truck drivers and get out of the truck to collect materials. Without sufficient aids, drivers have to stop and exit on their own, …

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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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