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Crystal River Works to Save Manatees and the Local Economy

September 30, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

Crystal River, Fla., is the self-proclaimed “home of the manatee.” An estimated 300,000 tourists visit Crystal River each year, many of them to see and experience the graceful manatees, the giant herbivores often referred to as “sea cows.” For a town…

EPA Announces National Limits to Reduce Toxic Pollutants Discharged into Waterways by Steam Electric Power Plants

September 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy, Water

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized a rule that will reduce the discharge of toxic pollutants into America’s…

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…

Duke Energy Corp. to Reduce Emissions from Power Plants in North Carolina, Fund Environmental Projects

September 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at five coal-fired power plants across North Carolina.…

Nevada Department of Transportation Announces New Executive Staff Member

September 4, 2015 - in People, Transportation

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 3, 2015—The Nevada Department of Transportation has appointed David Gaskin as deputy director overseeing department environmental and stormwater management programs. Gaskin will oversee NDOT environmental programs, including policy,…

Celebrating the International Year of Soil

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Erosion control

August 27, 2015 — In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout the year to educate the public about the importance of soil.  September’s theme…

Municipal Utilities Drive Sustainability in Smaller Cities

August 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

BINGHAMTON, NY – Small cities and rural areas lag behind in environmental protection policymaking because they often lack the financial or technical resources needed. According to newly published research at Binghamton University, places that have municipal…

EPA Honors Winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities,…

HOK’s Isilay Civan Appointed Chair of EDRA Program

April 22, 2015 - in People

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has appointed Isilay Civan, research and strategic innovation specialist in HOK’s Chicagooffice, as chair of the organization’s Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) program. EDRA’s CORE program…

Dewberry Transportation Project Recognized for Contributions to Environmental Protection

March 27, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate

FAIRFAX, March 24, 2015—Dewberry received ARTBA-TDF Globe Award recognizing the environmental design of the $159 million replacement of New Jersey's Route 3 Bridge over the Passaic River. Dewberry recently received an American Road & Transportation Builders…