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Waste-to-Energy: Veolia Boosts Anaerobic Digester’s Performance, Enginuity’s BioCoal Helps Power Plants Meet Emissions Regs

Veolia has signed a contract to boost a Michigan waste-to-energy facility’s performance and Enginuity Worldwide has been awarded a $250,525 grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to develop its BioCoal fuel.

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The Recycling Partnership Provides $82K for Recycling Carts

Emmet County, Michigan, is the latest community to receive grant dollars from The Recycling Partnership to boost recycling in the region. The Recycling Partnership works to improve greater access to recycling infrastructure and wider adoption of related technologies. One way it does this: the public-private partnership, whose members include P&G … Read more »

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GM Drives Closed-Loop Manufacturing, Recycles Water Bottles for Car Parts

General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles, collected from five of its Michigan facilities, are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless. The automaker says while all of its … Read more »

Flint Water Crisis Website Now Includes Interactive Map, Chlorine Sampling Results

As the Flint water crisis continues, the EPA has released preliminary water quality data about chlorine levels in Flint’s drinking water, as well as an interactive map of sampling results in the Michigan city. The current data show estimated concentrations of chlorine present in over 30 locations throughout Flint, including … Read more »

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How to Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water crisis, resulting in potentially toxic levels of lead in the city’s water supply, shines a spotlight the devastating environment, health and safety ramifications of bad decision making — and also America’s aging infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers says America’s infrastructure will need an estimated $3.6 … Read more »

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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Ford’s Research & Engineering Center is now landfill free, helping the automaker achieve its goal to trim global waste-to-landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016. The campus now diverts 230,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually. The R&E Center sits on 720 acres in Dearborn, Michigan … Read more »

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GE Wins Nuclear Power Plant Outage Services Work

Michigan-based DTE Energy has awarded outage services work to General Electric Power & Water through GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Power Generation Services (PGS) for the utility’s Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant. GEH will provide a host of outage and inspection services related to the boiling water nuclear … Read more »

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Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

Water Use Hits Lowest Level Since Before 1970

Water Use Hits Lowest Level Since Before 1970

Water use across the US reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years, according to a US Geological Survey report that says about 355 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the entire US during 2010. This represents a 13 percent reduction of water … Read more »