Monthly Archives: August 2022

Governor Edwards and economic development officials to travel to the Netherlands and France to further develop water management and economic partnerships

BATON ROUGE, The. – This Friday, Governor John Bel Edwards will lead a delegation of business and state leaders on an economic development, water management and resilience mission to the Netherlands and France. The delegation includes representatives from Louisiana Economic Development, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Gulf Water Institute, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program, Port …

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to protect our planet, they must be exposed

This spring, I taught a new undergraduate course in environmental sociology. Most of my students took the course because they were curious to see what their desire to live more sustainably had to do with sociology. At week three – after a deep dive into the troubling connections between fossil capitalism (capitalism’s reliance on fossil fuels), waste colonialism (the unfair …

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Kerala’s solid waste management project faces major challenge – The New Indian Express

Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The implementation of the 2,300 crore Kerala Solid Waste Management Project (KSWMP) jointly funded by the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is facing a huge challenge. The Herculean task before the government of Kerala is to acquire 130 acres of land required for the establishment of five sanitary landfills – the mandatory …

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With rising costs, Waynesville accepts sewage treatment offer

Now entering its seventh year, the process of replacing Waynesville’s outdated sewage treatment plant has become a frustrating saga that only gets more nerve-wracking — and expensive — the longer it drags on. With that in mind, aldermen awarded the contract to build the project last Tuesday, fearing the price could continue to rise if they wait any longer. “As …

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4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day featured nutrient management and water quality research

Lincoln, Neb. -The University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2022 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day to Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center July 19 featured knowledge and tools on improving nutrient management and water quality through research and demonstrations. 64 participants attended, including BDNI staff, growers, crop consultants, extension educators, graduate students, faculty, industry representatives and other customers. Nitrogen certification was also …

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Nigerian minister advocates cooperation between water, energy and food security sectors

1 The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, has called for cooperation between the Nigerian water, energy and food security sectors to address all the challenges that hinder socio-economic development. 2 Adamu made the call on Tuesday for the opening of a three-day cross-sectoral national dialogue on “the nexus between water, energy and food security”, which was held in …

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Republic Services raises trash rates in Springfield, citing inflation

Recently, Republic Services increased its price for garbage services. Many Springfield customers are upset, but Republic Services says the rate increase is simply the result of “increased operating expenses.” Republic Services customers have reported seeing unexpected “fuel” charges added to their bills. A customer who shared his bill with the News-Leader showed a fuel charge that raised his price by …

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Waste transfer stations to increase Bangalore’s waste disposal bill

In a landmark decision, the state government has approved BBMP’s proposal to build three large garbage transfer stations in different parts of the city at a total cost of Rs 305 crore. The project aims to end the transfer of garbage from dumpsters to compactors, a practice widely seen as degrading public places. But the project, which does not include …

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Saskatchewan. sewage data shows growing strain of BA.5 variant, except in Prince Albert

University of Saskatchewan researchers using sewage to determine the extent of COVID-19 in the community have found that the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron is becoming more prominent, but not quite the dominant strain of the virus in the province. The latest report released by the research team on Sunday states that the total viral load remains “relatively low, indicating a …

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UNICEF Kenya Humanitarian Situation Report No. 2 (Drought) – 1 June to 30 June 2022 – Kenya

Attachments Strong points: According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Food Security Report of June 2022, and after four consecutive failed rainy seasons, the number of people facing food insecurity in Kenya has fallen from 3, 5 million to 4.1 million. · A total of 9,539 children (4,998 girls, 4,541 boys) were admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition …

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