Chattanooga, in Hamilton County, could see $ 25 million for sewer needs under state plan

NASHVILLE – Tennessee officials table $ 1.35 billion of the American Rescue Plan Act’s $ 3.9 billion in federal funds in the form of local infrastructure grants in hopes of persuading cities and counties to invest millions of their own ARP dollars for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater improvements. “These funds will help us meet critical water infrastructure needs in …

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Coastal habitat protection plan outlines dozens of recommended actions

North Carolina environmental officials recently added dozens of new goals and recommendations to the Coastal habitat protection plan. The document was first created in 2005 and has been updated every few years since then. The 2021 amendment to the plan outlines several potential measures to address the many ongoing issues along the coast. “There is growing concern about declining water …

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Business Technology Successes Planned For OR, Knox

Mike Paulus, director of technology transfer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is optimistic that some next-generation commercialization successes will be based on ORNL inventions and other local innovations. He also believes that some newly successful tech companies will be located in eastern Tennessee. In a recent Friends of ORNL virtual conference, he said: “I think four new companies that have …

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COVID-19 & children: unmasking the reality

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Often, what we humans propose, nature disposes of. I would like to draw your attention to a crisis in the making and relaying of the importance of a safer and healthier planet for our future generations. Masks have become an essential part of our lives during the COVID-19 epidemic. But we often find the potentially virus-laden tissue …

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Boston area wastewater COVID levels continue to rise – NBC Boston

The current, record-breaking wave of COVID-19 in Massachusetts shows no signs of abating, according to the Boston-area Wastewater Detection System. Wastewater treated by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has been monitored since the start of the pandemic, and virus levels have been rising steadily since the fall. At the beginning of December, the data showed a peak as high as …

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Wetlands full of jacanas?

Water levels have dropped at the northern and southern ends of the Perumbakkam wetland, and both pheasant-tailed pheasants and bronze wings are making the most of it. When a family member leans toward stoutness, it barely registers in the mind until their curtains begin to pop, the buttons flying with the muzzle velocity of a gun. By equating resident birds …

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Stench of chicken waste increases stench in Alabama community

Janice Williams thought something had died near her Morgan County home due to the smell, but she couldn’t decide what it was. “I thought maybe the dogs killed an armadillo. I searched the yard for an armadillo, but then I found out where the scent was coming from, ”she said. The stench, according to the Decatur Daily, comes from what …

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Good news and bad news for southern California in 2021 – Daily Democrat

While the southern California coast has taken a few hits this year, the local coast has also seen key steps towards safeguarding its future. The downsides were the oil spill in the waters off Huntington Beach, pollution from late harbor ships, Hyperion’s sewage spill in Playa del Rey, and the extension of the lifespan of the Redondo gas power station. …

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Waste management service looking to improve its Watford site

A waste management company is looking to increase its processing capacity and build a vehicle workshop as part of new plans at its Watford site. PB Donoghue has submitted a planning application to Hertfordshire County Council to make changes to its Colne Way facility. This includes increasing its waste processing capacity from 75,000 tpa (tonnes per year) to 200,000 tpa. …

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Oregon State University researchers test wastewater for COVID, including Omicron | Local news

CORVALLIS, Ore. (KPTV) – Researchers in Oregon are tracking COVID and its variants, including Omicron, in wastewater. It is an important tool to see how much virus is in our communities. In an Oregon State University lab, scientists are working in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority to perform the tests. Samples arrive twice a week from more than 40 …

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Families Find Hope for Their Children’s Well-Being at Tick Tock Early Learning Center – Daily Local

NEW GARDEN – Local heroes walk among us. And the angels of the earth too. Kennett resident Maricela Ayllon is both. In her role as Director of Family Services at the Tick Tock Early Learning Center, Ayllon helps hardworking families who struggle every day in their quest not only to provide for their children, but also to overcome the financial …

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Small Hydro – Neste’s target of 100% renewable electricity use will be met sooner than expected in Finland

Neste is committed to fighting climate change and reducing climate emissions both globally and locally. To support this, the company has three climate commitments, which cover the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from its own production *, the intensity of emissions from the use of products sold by Neste ** and the reduction of customer emissions with Neste’s renewable and …

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Reinventing industrial engineering | Herald of the Deccan

Traditionally, industrial engineering has been responsible for optimizing shop floor facilities, managing the overall work environment, maintaining an efficient workflow, warehouse and inventory. However, in recent times, industries are adopting more sustainable and circular manufacturing practices in all of their operations. This change was motivated by a few hard facts. Energy use by industries is responsible for about a quarter …

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Why big businesses and governments need to focus on e-waste management / the digital information world

Disposing of electronic items as waste is a major problem, especially considering the amount of electronic waste it ends up generating. The most recent figures we have for this type of thing are from 2019, and it turns out that 50 million tonnes of e-waste was produced this year alone. The pandemic is likely to increase the production of waste …

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Industrial Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market By Type,

Dublin, Dec 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The “Industrial Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market by Type (Coagulants, Flocculants, Biocides and Disinfectants), End Use Industry (Power Generation, Mining, Chemicals) ) and region (APAC, Europe, North America, MEA, South America) – The Global Forecast to 2026 report “has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global industrial wastewater treatment chemicals market size is estimated …

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