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Panasonic Provides Smart City Technologies to Denver

Panasonic has formed a smart city partnership with Denver, Colorado, and a number of local private entities that aims to improve energy efficiency, water management and other public services. Panasonic says the partnership with use the company’s CityNOW smart city technology to make Denver a more sustainable city. The application … Read more »

Altogether Recycling

Alpine Waste & Recycling Completes $5M Upgrade, Doubles Recycling Capacity

In response to market demand, the Denver area’s biggest privately held waste management company has more than doubled its ability to process single-stream recycled materials. Alpine Waste & Recycling says this makes it the highest-capacity recycling processor in a contiguous 10-state region. Alpine Waste & Recycling’s $5 million investment at … Read more »

Google Street View

Google Street View Cars Monitor Air Pollution

Google has partnered with environmental sensor networks company Aclima to better monitor and understand air pollution in urban areas. The partnership equipped three Google Street View cars with Aclima’s mobile sensing platform and took measurements of nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon, particulate matter, … Read more »

$235 Million Available for Water Conservation Projects

The US Department of Agriculture has announced up to $235 million available for water conservation partnerships. The funding, which aims to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability, is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, part of … Read more »

Stadiums Increase Water Conservation Efforts

As many parts of the US deal with water shortages, stadium and arena operators are using a number of different methods to increase their water conservation measures, according to the New York Times. In some areas, local utilities are helping. Stadium Management Company, which runs Sports Authority Field at Mile … Read more »

Green Spaces Expands, Announces Partnerships

Green Spaces has announced plans for a 7,000 square foot expansion of its 100 percent solar powered-coworking space in the RiNO distric of Denver, and is also developing partnerships to meet the growing demands of Denver’s green movement. The expansion will double the organization’s office space. As part of the … Read more »

Cities Pledge Carbon Emissions Cuts from Buildings

Cities Pledge Carbon Emissions Cuts from Buildings

Mayors from 10 major US cities pledged to boost the energy efficiency in their buildings as part of an initiative to cut a combined 5 to 7 million tons of carbon emissions annually. The total annual emissions reduction goal is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by 700,000 to nearly … Read more »

Colorado Floods Damage Farms, Oil Wells, Roadways

Reduced corn production, oil spills, natural gas leaks, property losses and damaged trucking routes are just some of the effects last week’s massive floods in Colorado are having on business. To date the floods have caused $2 billion in property damage, about half from housing and about half from the commercial … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: BPA, Fracking, WEEE Reform, Canon

A new standard, ASTM D7858, Test Method for Determination of Bisphenol A in Soil, Sludge and Biosolids by Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Analyzed by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry, describes procedures for measuring BPA concentrations in environmental media such as soils, sludges and biosolids. The land application of biosolids and sludge could lead to elevated … Read more »

Standards & Compliance: Fracking Water, Denver ISO, Gazprom

An ASTM International subcommittee has formed to develop standards to assess water quality of fracking fluids and determine impacts of a spill, including possible contamination. Subcommittee D19.09 on Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids is developing the proposed standard WK40832, Test Method for Measurement of Dissolved Gases Methane, Ethane, Ethylene and Propane … Read more »

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Dreamliner Woes Continue With Brake Issues

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing on Sunday because of a brake system problem, which marks the third time this month that a Dreamliner airplane has run into problems, AFP reports. The United Airlines flight was en route to Denver from Houston when the problem with … Read more »