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Almond Industry and Sustainable Conservation Launch New Partnership to Explore Almond Acreage Groundwater Recharge Potential

October 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Water

MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015—The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation, a conservation nonprofit that unites people to steward California's resources in ways that make economic sense, today announced a new partnership focused on exploring…

Study Shows that Tree Planting Alone May Not Significantly Offset Urban Carbon Emissions

October 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Planning

Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One…

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Launches its Foresight Review of Resilience Engineering

October 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Environment

Oct. 20, 2015, Freiburg, Germany—The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the leading UK charity supporting engineering-related research and education worldwide,…

Could Contaminated Land Actually Be Good for Trees?

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Renewal/Retrofit

The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists. Their findings were published this week in BMC Plant Biology. High chemical tolerant plants can be used…

Envirosight Opens Portland Marketing Office

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 12, 2015—Envirosight opened a new office in Portland on Sept. 15, 2015. The 1,200 square feet office space is located on Northeast Killingsworth Street, and will primarily house the environmental inspection technology company’s Marketing…

Maritime Administration Advances Industry Environmental Efforts

October 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it will provide over $1 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions.  The first is a cutting-edge liquefied…

The European Environment Agency Releases a Report on Green Infrastructure

September 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Water

Building and managing a well-planned network of natural areas might provide an effective and, in many cases, cheaper solution for coping with natural disasters such as floods or landslides. A new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA)…

FAA Awards $24.5 Million in Environmental Grants to Airports

September 17, 2015 - in Environment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $24.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to 11 airports around the country to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary…

Low 2015 Snowpack and River Flows Studied to Provide Insight Into Future Droughts

SEATTLE – U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians are currently taking measurements from hundreds of streams and rivers across the western United States as part of a low flow study. Spring snowpack in the western United States was extremely low in…

Bluesky Helps Scientists Understand Impact of Urban Trees on Air Quality

September 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

Leicestershire, Sept. 3, 2015 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has supported a major research project by scientists from the University of Leicester into the role of trees on pollution dispersion. Using a range of geographic datasets, including Bluesky’s…