Don’t ‘dilute’ arts subjects during NCEA reform, say teachers and artists

Reducing high school art from five to three will limit student choice and “water down” their learning, say teachers and artists. Under the reform proposal, NCEA levels 2 and 3 in painting, printmaking and sculpture will be combined into a single visual arts subject, and photography will be expanded to include moving images. Three Maori artistic disciplines will be introduced …

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IID’s New Coachella Valley Energy Commission Tackles Energy-Water Gap

Seeking to avoid legislation that would force Riverside County representation on its board of directors, the Imperial Irrigation District called the first meeting of its new Coachella Valley Energy Commission on Thursday. Undera long-term agreement with the Coachella Valley Water District, IID provides electricity to 100,000 residents of Coachella Valley. This pact expires in 2033 and the overarching goal of …

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Driver shortage in Silverdale means yard waste is piling up

SILVERDALE – Grass and cut hedges, tree branches and other yard waste pile up in Mark Korsnes’ house. The Silverdale resident, along with hundreds of Kitsap County customers, have now been without such a Waste Management service for a month. The company, which is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of drivers in Kitsap County, was unable to haul yard waste, leading …

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Susan Arlene (Kinser) Pepper | Wise County Courier

Susan Arlène Pepper Susan Arlene (Kinser) Pepper, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday July 30, 2021 at her home. The service is celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 7 at the Church of Christ in Rhome and burial will follow in the Aurora cemetery. The visit takes place one hour before the service. Susan was born February 3, 1948 …

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How sulfuric acid almost ended up in a Michigan community’s water supply

When you dilute sulfuric acid with water, you get battery acid. This is what the Metro Detroit community of New Baltimore almost accidentally created in their water supply last month, due to a labeling incident. New Baltimore Water Plant Superintendent Chris Hiltunen said on Sunday July 11 that an employee was pumping out several gallons of what he believed to …

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EPA fines Wapato $ 25,750 in sewage pollution settlement | Local

The town of Wapato has settled a water pollution case with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency for $ 25,750 and pledged to improve its wastewater treatment practices, the EPA said Thursday. There was no one at Wapato Town Hall Thursday afternoon who could comment on the settlement, according to staff. Under the settlement, Wapato neither admits nor denies the EPA’s …

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Optimistic supporters of key recycling provisions will remain in the infrastructure bill

Recycling players are cautiously optimistic that several provisions related to recycling will remain in the final version of the INVEST in America law, the infrastructure bill backed by President Joe Biden and negotiated by bipartisan lawmakers. The bill contains the full text of the Act on recycling, which includes $ 75 million for recycling education, as well as a section …

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Seven hospitals in Nepal to improve medical waste management system – myRepublica

KATMANDU, August 6: The government of the People’s Republic of China and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly launched a new initiative in Nepal to support the country in the response to COVID-19 by improving the management system medical waste, under the South-South China Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF). UNDP will work closely with the Department of Health Services of …

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Florida officials sue Piney Point owners over sewage dumped in Tampa Bay

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is suing the owner of the former Piney Point fertilizer plant property for the leak earlier this year that ended in the pumping of more than 200 million gallons of polluted water in Tampa Bay. Acting Secretary Shawn Hamilton said the state was seeking the maximum penalties allowed and recovery of costs and damages …

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Anaergia to report second quarter 2021 financial results on August 12, 2021

BURLINGTON, Ontario, August 6, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Anaergia Inc. (“Anaergie“or the”Company“) (TSX: ANRG), an integrated waste recovery platform created to eliminate greenhouse gases by cost-effectively transforming organic waste into renewable natural gas, fertilizer and water, will report its financial results for the second on Thursday. quarter 2021 via a press release, August 12, 2021, after market close. Conference call …

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Lake Oroville hydroelectric power plant that can serve up to 800,000 homes is offline due to drought – CBS Sacramento

OROVILLE (CBS13) – Due to falling levels in Lake Oroville, one of California’s largest reservoirs, a hydroelectric power plant that can serve up to 800,000 homes has been taken offline as extreme drought conditions continue affect the state. This is the first time that the power plant has been shut down due to a drought. Karla Nemeth, director of the …

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Analysis of organic waste diversion efforts in Canada

Ontario, Canada – As Canadian provinces and territories set more ambitious goals for organics diversion and waste reduction, additional organics management infrastructure will be needed to meet these goals. This is one of the conclusions of a recent analysis carried out by the Canadian Foundation for Environmental Research and Education (EREF-Canada), a scientific research organization that focuses on solid waste. …

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Moulay Bousselham wastewater treatment plant

The Régie Autonome de Kenitra (RAK), a public body in charge of the distribution of water, electricity and wastewater management in Morocco, won the contract for the design and construction of the station project purification plant at Moulay Bousselham in the region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra. The contract was awarded to Biwater Holdings Limited, a UK company dedicated to the development of …

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Federal land managers predict 50% more wild mustang roundups due to drought in the West

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nevada— Federal land managers have started working on capturing about 50% more horses than they originally anticipated this year on western courses due to severe drought conditions. The emergency roundups that began Sunday and Monday are targeting an additional 6,000 animals, mostly in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management says …

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