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Risks of Manmade Chemicals in Drinking Water the Focus of 2013 NWRI Clarke Prize Lecture
November 19, 2013 12:31 PM - National Water Research Institute

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Due to rapid advancements in analytical chemistry, a variety of manmade chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, can now be detected at very low (trace) levels in all municipal wastewaters and most surface waters.  But what does the presence of these chemicals mean, and how do we define the risks (if any) to the public?  This year’s Clarke Prize Lecture, delivered by 2013 Clarke Prize recipient R. Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., offered insights on addressing the increasing presence of trace organic chemicals in drinking water supplies.

Mitigation Banker Significantly Increases Its Banking Credits
November 13, 2013 01:58 PM - EBX

CAMDEN, SC, ISSUED NOVEMBER 12, 2013…EBX is pleased to announce that it has obtained approval of four new mitigation banks and, as a result, has significantly expanded and diversified its existing portfolio of 41 mitigation bank projects.  These banks will generate four different types of credits – wetland, stream, nutrient and endangered species.

Montreal Protocol Success Slowed Global Warming
Slow down in global warming linked to phase out of CFCs, and methane reductions Earlier pauses in warming from Great Depression, World Wars
November 11, 2013 10:50 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington, D.C., 11 November.  Scientists using sophisticated statistical methods show in a paper in Nature Geoscience that the successful phase out of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, by the Montreal Protocol slowed climate change, contributing to a lower rate of global warming since the early 1990s.

LUCAN Technologies, Inc. Launches an Indiegogo Campaign for the Companion PC Aimed at Reducing Electronic Waste
November 7, 2013 03:16 PM - LUCAN Technologies, Inc.

Lucan Technologies, Inc.  Headquartered in Colorado is proud to announce the launch of an Indiegogo campaign for their LUCAN™ Companion PC. The device is based on their modular PC architecture that is described as the evolution and convergence of hardware and software.

Climate Emissions Off-Track for 2°C Goal, But Still Possible with Fast, Focused, Firm Action
International Cooperative Initiatives Are Key Gap-Closing Strategy
November 6, 2013 10:53 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington DC, November 5, 2013 – The gap continues to grow between emissions pledges that countries have made and the emissions levels needed by 2020 to keep global temperature rise below 2° (or 1.5°) C by 2100.

Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Critical for Protecting Earth’s Snow and Ice-Covered Regions
November 4, 2013 03:25 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Washington DC, November 3, 2013 – Cutting short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) can significantly reduce warming in vulnerable ice and snow covered areas of the world such as the Arctic and Himalayas, known as the cryosphere, while saving millions of lives and protecting ecosystems, according to a new scientific study released today.

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Premieres New Web Series Nov. 3
Wild Guide Contest Winner Stephanie Arne Hosts Wild Kingdom Online
October 31, 2013 01:29 PM - Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

OMAHA, Neb – Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is roaring back to life with a new host, a new format and new stories about the world’s wildest places and creatures.

Steady March Towards Action on Reducing HFCs Under Montreal Protocol
Led by African and small island states, nations near consensus on bringing HFCs into Ozone Treaty
October 25, 2013 12:04 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Bangkok, 25 October 2013—The Parties to the Montreal Protocol continued their steady march towards phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under that treaty this week in Bangkok by reconvening the Discussion Group on HFC Management and broadening its mandate to consider the recent international agreements calling for the treaty to phase down HFCs, including the agreement by the G-20 nations and six observer states last month in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Mass Slaughter of Dolphins for Shark Bait Documented
October 17, 2013 11:11 AM - BlueVoice

Lima, Peru -- As many as fifteen thousand dolphins are killed yearly for use as shark bait and human consumption by Peruvian fishermen.

Ensuring Sustainable Water Resources the Focus of 2013 Clarke Prize Conference on Nov. 15
October 7, 2013 01:33 PM - National Water Research Institute

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – An impressive roster of leading-edge academic researchers and utility managers will be presenting on innovations and challenges in planning, developing, and managing sustainable water supplies at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference, to be held November 15, 2013, in Newport Beach, Calif.

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