Monthly Archives: May 2022

Smart Waste Management Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, USA – Smart Waste Management Market The 2022-2029 report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with input from industry experts. The Smart Waste Management market study sheds light on the significant growth momentum that is expected to prevail during the assessment period 2022-2029. The study offers statistics on key segments in important geographies, along with …

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Sewage Treatment Systems Market Size, Scope, Forecast to 2029

United States, New Jersey– The Global Wastewater Treatment System Market The 2022-2028 research report is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides an overview of the industry with growth analysis and historical & future cost, revenue, demand and supply data (as applicable). Research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its analysis of …

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Davos 2022: how to bring nature-based solutions to our cities

Key leaders shared an overview of the steps and work that needs to be done to bring nature-based solutions to cities. Key priorities include a clear implementation agenda, just transition with the most vulnerable communities in mind, comprehensive policy measures and smarter investments. The session entitled “Returning Nature to Cities” took place during the 2022 Annual Meeting of the World …

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Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX equipped with power supply and AIO water cooling

Cooler Master said that it will begin to handle the domestic market of the Mini-ITX MasterBox NR200P MAX case equipped with an all-in-one power supply unit and water cooling unit. The MasterBox NR200P series we detailed earlier, comes standard with an SFX 850W V850 SFX certified PSU with 80PLUS GOLD certification and an all-in-one water cooling device with …

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US Department of Energy awards $2.1 million to Solidia Technologies to develop CO2 capture and utilization technologies for building materials

Published 2 hours ago Proposed by Solidia Technologies Testing of Solidia’s synthetic and carbonated SCM made possible in part by a US DOE grant PISCATAWAY, NJ, May 23, 2022 /CSRwire/ — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $2.1 million in funding to Solidia Technologies® to develop and test Solidia Cement™ carbonation methods, expanding applications Solidia’s low-carbon manufacturing technologies …

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IAEA Accelerator Conference kicks off with focus on sustainability

Today, more than 20,000 accelerators around the world help create radiopharmaceuticals, cure disease, preserve food, monitor the environment, strengthen materials, understand fundamental physics, study the past and even solve crimes. The IAEA, through its coordinated research projects and technical cooperation programme, supports countries with accelerator applications in the fields of health, agriculture, research, monitoring of environment, cultural heritage and industry. …

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Al Ghabawi wastewater treatment plant in Jordan receives EBRD recognition for its sustainability

AMMAN — The Water Ministry on Saturday received the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Bronze Award for Sustainability 2022 for the Al Ghabawi Wastewater Septic Tank, the agency reported. of Jordanian press Petra. Water Minister Mohammad Najjar said he was proud of the achievement, adding that the project was submitted following His Majesty King Abdullah’s participation in the …

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The 4 things this mindfulness coach does every morning to be more productive

How you start your mornings sets the pace and tone for the rest of the day. According to the Mindfulness and Breathwork Coach, Zee Clarkehaving a morning routine is key to cultivating self-discipline and keeping your feet on the ground. Clarke says that before having an intentional morning routine, the first thing she did each morning was pick up her …

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Don’t waste this opportunity – Central Queensland Today

LAWMAC Chairman and Deputy Mayor of Rockhampton Regional Council Neil Fisher speaks at the LAWMAC meeting in Townsville. By Matthew Pearce Representing 31 councils in North Gladstone, LAWMAC sees great potential in the future of waste management and resource recovery – but also great challenges that will need to be overcome. The Local Authorities Waste Management Action Committee met in …

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Mix of actions to be taken in the next 18 months to manage waste, according to Samuda | News

Minister without Portfolio at the Department of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Matthew Samuda, said the government will pursue a mix of legislative and policy actions over the next year and a half to improve solid waste management . He was speaking to The Gleaner this morning as he took part in a beach clean-up exercise organized by the JN …

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Wastewater Treatment Systems Market Set to Grow Significantly Through 2028 – The Daily Vale

New York, United States: An exceptional report on the Wastewater Treatment Systems Market has been crafted by our experts at Decisive Markets Insights which instills a 360 degree idea about the improving market policies over the forecast period 2021-2028. We take this guarantee to provide you with all the mandatory market growth credentials as well as assist you in the …

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Deciphering the biosynthetic gene cluster of a potent freshwater toxin

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, the University of São Paulo and UC Santa Cruz collaborated to discover and validate the enzymes responsible for the production of one of the neurotoxins the most toxic and fast-acting agents associated with harmful freshwater algal blooms in lakes and ponds. The team combined genetic and …

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Using sulfite and iodide under ultraviolet light can destroy PFAS in water within hours

Once dubbed “chemicals forever,” per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, might be in the market for a new moniker. That’s because adding iodide to a water treatment reactor that uses ultraviolet (UV) light and sulfite destroys up to 90% of the carbon-fluorine atoms in PFAS chemicals forever. in just hours, reports a new study by environmental engineering researchers at UC …

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How can we get useful cellulose polymer fibers from old textiles?

Researchers from the University of Minho, Portugal, studied current perspectives on the extraction of cellulose polymer fibers from ancient textiles. Appearing in the journal Polymersthe paper provided a brief overview of current research in this area. Study: Extraction of cellulose-based polymers from textile waste. Image Credit: TinyPhoto/Shutterstock.com Extraction of cellulose-based fibers Research on the extraction and exploration of cellulose-based polymers …

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Koprivnica city council introduces penalties for improper waste disposal

May 20, 2022 – Koprivnica City Council is about to introduce heavy cash penalties for those who cause dumping of waste in inappropriate places (dump) and improper disposal of waste in provided containers. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, financial penalties are being prepared for individuals and households in Koprivnica who do not comply with decisions on municipal waste collection. The proposal …

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Erin shortlists contractors for two wastewater treatment plant contracts

ERIN – The council is proceeding here with a list of pre-qualified contractors for two phases of the city’s highly anticipated sewage treatment plant. On May 12, council received the report regarding the general contractor for the sewage pumping station, directing staff to proceed with a list of pre-qualified contractors, which includes: ASCO construction ltd. ; Bennett Mechanical Installations Ltd.; …

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Crypto Firm CoinFlip Opens Tampa ‘Experience Center’ at Sparkman Wharf

While it hasn’t exactly been a bullish month in the cryptocurrency society, at least one company is betting on the future of crypto in Tampa. Chicago-based CoinFlip on Thursday announced plans to open its second national office in Tampa, along with a “crypto experience center” focused on public education and cryptocurrency financial services. The expansion will bring 40 tech jobs …

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Octopus Kraken Awakens, Expands Beyond Energy into Water and Broadband

The energy trading platform Kraken ventures beyond the administration of energy accounts, today reaching other utilities such as telecommunications, water and broadband. Described as “cloud-native”, Kraken monitors and bills all the details for a contracted total of 25 million accounts in six countries around the world. As such, it aims to replicate the shovel sellers who notoriously profited more than …

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Global E-Waste Management Market Overview to 2031 –

Dublin, May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Global Electronic Waste Management Market 2021-2031 by Material Type, Source, Application and Region: Trend Forecast and Growth Opportunity” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Global e-waste management market to reach $166,973.3 million by 2031, growing 12.5% ​​pa over 2021-2031, driven by rapidly expanding electronics consumption coupled with falling prices and …

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A city report alleges they made $23.4 million more profit than expected

The waste hauler that holds the garbage collection monopoly in San Francisco faces another set of pointed questions, as a new report from the city’s comptroller says the company “made net profits of $23.4 million more dollars” from its pricing agreement with the city. At Tuesday’s supervisory board meeting, supes will determine how to structure the new sanitation and streets …

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New Orleans: Now is the time to avoid the summer surge of COVID

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Now is the time to avoid a surge of COVID-19 like the one that overwhelmed area hospitals last summer, the head of the New Orleans health department said Tuesday. The number of cases is averaging 155 a day, five times higher than a month ago, and sewage testing shows rising coronavirus concentrations in residential and tourist …

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Terahertz absorption characteristics of an ammonium salt solution based on a self-sampling microfluidic chip

Effect of ion hydration on THz transmission characteristics of ammonium salt solution The spectral intensity of distilled water injected into the chip was much lower than that of the empty chip in this study, indicating that water absorbs the vast majority of THz waves, which is mainly due to hydrogen bonding between the water molecules; and the difference in spectral …

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Steps to overcoming the water, food and energy crisis highlighted

LAHORE: Experts at a workshop highlighted the need to overcome the water, energy and food crisis and explore how transforming ecosystems for equitable food, energy and water security in the Indus basin can be achieved. The workshop was organized by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan. The title of the workshop was “NEXUS Gains for the Indus Basin: Realizing …

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How data analytics can reduce plastic waste in your supply chain

Nearly 70% of the waste that we regularly produce is recyclable, less than a quarter of it is actually reused. This creates an incredible need in the waste management industry, a need that can be met with strategies, effort and training, and innovative improvements. Many of these technological improvements are beginning to appear. The use of big data in the …

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Frank Bures: Role of COVID Wastewater Testing and Tracking | Lifestyles

Testing sewage for the genetic RNA material of the SARS-C0V-2 virus has not proven to be a waste of time. It has become another tool for tracking COVID surges/surges/swells in an area or community that uses a shared sewage and sewage disposal system. Through the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) launched in September 2020, the United States tracks trends of …

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The Start of the class of 2022 | News | Notre Dame News

Students wave Ukrainian flags in tribute to Archbishop Borys Gudsiak, speaker at the inauguration. (Photo by Peter Ringenberg/University of Notre Dame) The University of Notre Dame celebrated its 177th Launching Ceremony Sunday, May 15 at the Notre-Dame stadium. An audience of over 25,000 family members, friends, professors and graduates attended. President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSCand Christine Maziar, Acting Provostwelcomes …

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The Observer’s view on the urgency of a windfall tax on energy giants | Observer Editorial

North Sea oil wells should be taxed more heavily, as should natural gas production. Energy companies are making record profits from the sale of hydrocarbons which lie in the deep waters around Britain and which should put the industry to shame as the people paying the highest price are the most poor in society. It should put them to shame …

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IMC Mayor Tame Phassang inspected during the construction of the solid waste management plant

ITANAGAR- Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC) Mayor, Tame Phassang along with Corportaros and IMC officials inspected the ongoing construction of the solid waste management plant on Saturday to review the progress of work at Karsingsa. During the inspection, the mayor ordered the engineers to complete the work on time. “The company is ready to install the SWM plant once construction of …

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🌱 Wastewater COVID Spike + NOPD Staffing Crisis Plans

Hello, New Orleans! Let’s kick off this Saturday with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today. First, today’s weather forecast: A few thunderstorms. High: 87 Low: 72. Here are the top stories in New Orleans today: New Orleans’ sewage collection figures show spike in potential COVID-19 infections in all parts of the city. The amount of …

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New study points to limited water circulation late in Mars’ history

A research team led by Lund University in Sweden has studied a meteorite from Mars using neutron and X-ray tomography. The technology, which will likely be used when NASA examines samples from the Red Planet in 2030, showed that the meteorite had limited exposure to water, thus making life unlikely at that exact time and place. In a cloud of …

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Anaergia creates two new management positions to accelerate its growth in Europe

Appoints: Chief Commercial Officer, Europe; and Chief Growth Officer BURLINGTON, Ontario, May 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anaergia Inc. (“Anaergia” or the “Company”) (TSX: ANRG) announces the promotion of two members of its management team to fill newly created leadership positions that will enable the Company to benefit from growth opportunities in Europe. Alessandro Massone has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, and …

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Fuel Prices Impact Small Waste Management Districts in Northern Arkansas

BERRYVILLE, Ark. (KY3) – With fuel prices rising rapidly, the Carroll County Solid Waste District (CCSW) says it is significantly overspending its monthly fuel budget. In April, the waste management provider exceeded the monthly fuel budget by more than $10,000. CCSW is working with cities to implement a fuel surcharge based on monthly fuel spend. This would either become the …

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Governor Hochul Announces Over $62 Million Approved for Critical Sewage and Drinking Water System Upgrades

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Environmental Facilities Corporation has approved more than $62 million in funding for critical upgrades to wastewater and drinking water systems. The short-term financing packages, including previously announced grants, approved by the Council will provide the necessary capital for two municipalities and a public authority to undertake their water infrastructure construction projects, the total …

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Frontier Energy Ltd identifies several suitable water sources for hydrogen production, eliminating the need for a costly desalination plant

Frontier Energy Ltd (ASX:FHE) has eliminated major potential capital and operating costs for its green hydrogen project by identifying several suitable water sources near the Bristol Springs Solar (BSS) project, removing the need of an expensive desalination plant. Preliminary results from the company’s Green Hydrogen Study identified three suitable water sources with sufficient capacity to produce hydrogen by electrolysis – …

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Kate Webb, chair of the House Education Committee, will not stand for re-election

Rep. Kate Webb, D-Shelburne, chair of the House Education Committee, speaks with Rep. George Till, D-Jericho, at the Statehouse in Montpelier in 2019. File photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger Rep. Kate Webb, D-Shelburne, chair of the House Education Committee, said Wednesday she will not run for office this year. “It’s time,” Webb told VTDigger. “It was an incredible experience. I was …

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Launch of a new technology skills passport in Australia – OpenGov Asia

A new Technology Skills Passport has been developed by the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN). It will help equip workers with the skills they will need in the growing tech sector. This initiative is part of a $5 million election commitment recently announced by the Coalition. With this new technology skills passport, workers will be able to match their …

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Kauai landfill ‘enigma’ could quickly become a ‘public health hazard’

The long way back to square one In Kauai, landfills cannot be built in high rainfall areas because water and garbage do not mix. The water could potentially be contaminated with leachate, produced by contaminated fluid landfills, and could potentially leak if the leachate collection system fails. For this reason, landfills are prohibited in tsunami flood zones, 100-year flood zones …

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Rotten material to be removed from the damaged sewage treatment plant

CKC News Two trickling filters at Bromley sewage treatment plant in Christchurch were damaged by fire last year. Work to remove rotting material from Christchurch’s damaged sewage treatment plant to end a foul stench that has plagued the east of the city for months will begin this week. Two bacterial filters at the Bromley factory were destroyed by a large …

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High fiber diets associated with lower antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria

According to a study published by scientists from the Agricultural Research Service and their colleagues from mBio. Microbes that have resistance to various commonly used antibiotics such as tetracycline and aminoglycoside are a significant source of risk to people worldwide, with the widespread expectation that the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the term that refers to bacteria, viruses and …

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2022 Beach Cleaning Equipment Market Size Analysis by 2030

This study is one of the most detailed and accurate, focusing solely on the global beach cleaning equipment market. It throws light on significant factors affecting the growth of the global Beach Cleaning Equipment market on multiple fronts. Market players can use this report to gain a correct understanding of the competitive environment and the strategies adopted by leading players …

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GFL Environmental (NYSE:GFL) receives new price target of C$51.00 at TD Securities

GFL Environmental (NYSE: GFL – Get an Assessment) saw its price target lowered by equity analysts at TD Securities from C$55.00 to C$51.00 in a report on Monday, reports The Fly. Several other stock analysts have also recently released reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded GFL Environmental from a “Strong Buy” rating to a “Hold” rating in a …

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DeSantis should veto budget water turkeys

Governor Ron DeSantis received a record $112 billion budget from the 2022 Florida Legislature. Each legislative session, the state budget is the only bill the Legislature is required to pass and the bill the governor must sign each year to fund the state’s schools, law enforcement, transportation, health care, state agencies, and variety of other services to support the Floridians. …

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‘Eternal chemicals’ may have polluted 20 million acres of US cropland, study finds | SPFA

About 20 million acres of cropland in the United States may be contaminated by PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge that has been used as fertilizer, according to a new report. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of approximately 9,000 compounds used to make products resistant to heat, water or stains. Known as “eternal chemicals” because they don’t break down …

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Deep Water: “Parallel to the Season”, by Sharif S. Elmusa

In this week’s poem, “Parallel to the Season” by Sharif Elmusa, we find a hymn to spring and the way it rhythms our steps and our perceptions. I love this poem’s imaginative and whimsical eye for the cast of spring, and how it conveys the energy and even weirdness of this time of transition. Elmusa is a scholar, poet, and …

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Separate the waste or prepare to pay a Rs 100 fine in Chennai – The New Indian Express

By Express press service CHENNAI: Residents of the city will soon have to pay a fine of Rs 100 for failing to segregate domestic waste as the company decided to implement the provision under the Solid Waste Management Regulations, 2019. This decision is being considered to improve source segregation, an important step in reducing waste sent to landfills. According to …

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Hawaii American Water Reaches Revenue Settlement to Fund Infrastructure and Service Improvements

Settlement reinforces company’s commitment to providing reliable sanitation service that helps protect the environment Hawaii American Water has filed a settlement agreement with consumer advocates for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) over new rates for its Hawaii Kai customers. This is the first time Hawaii American Water has adjusted rates for these customers since 2011 and the updated rates …

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Hundreds more mobile generators to supply vital energy to Ukraine

More than 850 generators in total will help run rescue centers, hospitals, telephone towers and water pumping stations new generators – enough to power the equivalent of around 8,000 homes – will be used for essential services in the face of ongoing destruction in eastern Ukraine the government is also easing rules on support for foreign fossil fuels to boost …

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Lawmakers set to require Missouri schools to test and filter water for lead | KCUR 89.3

Missouri lawmakers are poised to require school testing and, potentially, filter drinking water to prevent lead poisoningmaking the state one of the few to require administrators to meet higher standards than federal regulations. The state offers grants to schools to pay for water testing, but there is no requirement to test, and only a handful have chosen to do so. …

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Smart Waste Market Overview 2022-2029 | Key Players – Covanta Energy, Republic Services, Waste Management, Bre Smartwaste, Recyclesmart Solutions

Latest Market Research Report Analyzes Smart Waste Market Demand By Different Segments Size, Share, Growth, Industry Trends And Forecast To 2028 In Its Database Which Depicts A Systematic Picture Of The Market And Provides A in-depth explanation of the various factors that are expected to drive the growth of the market. The Universal Smart Waste Market Research Report is a …

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SSO/Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Environmental Quality Division and City of Shannon Hills Enter Administrative Consent Order | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, LLC

Download PDF The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Shannon Hills, Arkansas (“Shannon Hills”) have entered into an Administrative Consent Order (“CAO ) on March 1 regarding alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. See DSL No. 22-018. The CAO provides that Shannon Hills will operate a municipal wastewater treatment facility (“Facility”) in …

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As a Massive Infrastructure Upgrade Begins, Wisconsin Needs to Invest in Its Workforce

By Megan Tanel, AEM President Editor’s Note: This was originally published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It is being republished here with their permission. Read the original opinion piece here. I grew up in Milwaukee County and have chosen to raise my family here. When I graduated from Wauwatosa West High School, it was a given that most students would …

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Study shows solar energy can be ‘cleanly’ converted into storable hydrogen

Research by the University of Strathclyde suggests that solar energy can be accessed and converted into hydrogen – a clean, renewable fuel. Greenhouse gas emissions must be drastically reduced to avoid the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change, with access to clean and affordable energy needed to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. The British government plans …

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US plastic recycling rates have fallen below 6%

Placeholder while loading article actions Americans are recycling far less plastic, according to an analysis released Wednesday, with rates falling below 6% in 2021. The new findings come as such waste has rebounded from the pandemic, despite global efforts to reduce pollution. The Search for Beyond Plastics and the Latest Beach Cleanup aims to shed light on the state of …

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3 stocks to watch from the thriving waste management industry – May 4, 2022

Zacks’ waste disposal services industry is expected to benefit from the gradual resumption of business operations and the reopening of the economy, which has resulted in increased waste generation from the industrial and commercial sectors. Government initiatives for sustainable waste management, increased environmental awareness, increasing population, rapid industrialization and urbanization and increasing adoption of advanced waste collection solutions are the …

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Water and Wastewater Pipes Market Overview 2022-2029 | Key players – Aliaxis, JM Eagle, Tenaris, Vallourec, Welspun – Queen Anne and Mangolia News

The latest market research report analyzes the Water and Wastewater Pipes Market demand by different segments Size, Share, Growth, Industry Trends and Forecast to 2028 in its database, which depicts a systematic picture of the market and provides an in-depth explanation of the various factors which are expected to drive the growth of the market. The Universal Water And Wastewater …

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Dell Technologies launches community solar concentrators to meet the needs of remote communities worldwide

Solar community hub in Brazil Dell Technologies At its Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, Dell, in partnership with Computer Aid, Intel and Microsoft, announced the Solar community hubs, an evolution of its Solar Learning Labs program on which Computer Aid International and Dell Technologies (Dell) have been collaborating since 2011. The first Hub opened in Lagos, Nigeria in 2014. …

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Caribbean Energy Watch: Electricity Supply, Regulatory Adjustments

The Guyana Energy Agency has received three bids under the EPC tender for the 1.5 MW Kumu and 0.7 MW Moco Moco hydro projects. The bidders were Vidullanka ($13.9 million), Nabi Construction-HPP ($14 million) and Cummings Electrical-Dingli ($16.4 million), according to information from the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. *** Luma Energy will submit the Final Interconnection Technical Study …

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NUTRIS opens the first European plant for the manufacture of bean protein isolates using revolutionary technology

The investment is a joint venture with Denmark’s SiccaDania, one of the leading companies providing engineering solutions for the plant industry. The plant uses revolutionary technology that the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has been in development for over a decade, and which SiccaDania and NUTRIS.tech™ have extensively tested and improved, while proving its application in an industrial environment. This investment …

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Cleanaway Waste Management cuts its annual profit forecast

By David Winning SYDNEY – Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd. warned of profits from rising fuel prices, rising labor costs and damage to equipment from flooding on Australia’s east coast. Cleanaway said it now expects earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for the year to June to be around AUD15 million ($10.6 million) and A$20 million lower than previous expectations. …

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Samples show COVID in Yellow Springs sewage • The Yellow Springs News

According to tests conducted by the Ohio Department of Health, a significant amount of viral shedding of COVID-19 was detected at the municipal sewage treatment plant in the village. (Photo by Reilly Dixon) While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, continues to list Greene County as having a “low” community level for the coronavirus based on a …

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UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3, March 2022 – Ethiopia

Strong points UNICEF estimates that 9.9 million people are affected by drought in 214 hotspots spread across four regions of Afar, Oromia, Somalia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region ( SNNPR), including 4.45 million children. More than four million people in hotspots of drought-affected regions are in dire need of water. UNICEF has been able to provide more …

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Kherson, under Russian occupation, in Ukraine, switches to the ruble and faces an internet blackout

Placeholder while loading article actions Kherson in southern Ukraine was the first major city to fall to Russian forces who invaded the country in late February. In the early days of the invasion, the city was surrounded and large parts cut off from water, electricity and access to food. It was then widely believed that Russia would attempt to take …

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Befesa sees year-over-year profit growth in first quarter

Befesa SA based in Luxembourg, a leading provider of hazardous waste recycling services to the steel and aluminum industries, says it posted its best quarterly results in its 35-year history, with adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA ) of the first quarter of 61.1 million euros, or $64.4 million. The figure was 25% higher than the company’s …

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The waste management fee brings the total rate/fee to 2.7% or $56.31 for each household. | The standard

news, latest news, Warrnambool’s new library will cost ratepayers an additional $256,000 to operate over the coming year, with the council proposing a 2.7% increase in rates and fees. The council’s proposed budget shows that the provision of library services will nearly double in a few years, from $928,000 in 2020-21 to a projected $1,681,000 in the next fiscal year. …

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