Power outages, strong winds sweep across Quebec

MONTREAL – Hydro-Quebec is telling residents they should “prepare to be affected” by strong winds causing power outages across the province. Nearly 213,000 Hydro-Quebec customers were deprived of electricity on Saturday evening after Environment Canada issued numerous warnings of storms, strong winds and freezing rain. Authorities have forecast strong southwest winds to blow up to 100 km / h in …

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Climate Local Now: Think in cycles without going in circles

by Mark Haubner I always liked going to what we called “the dump” when I was a kid – free bikes, cupboards, car parts – all the garbage my grandma told me was another man’s treasure. We are now more politically correct and it is not “the dump” but “the dump” now – but we continue to dump whether we …

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Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Announces Challenge to Improve Waste Management in City | Bombay News

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) announced Navi Mumbai’s Swachh Innovative Technology Challenge based on the Union Government’s Swachh Technology Challenge as part of the Swachh Bharat mission. Navi Mumbai residents, students, educational institutions, NGOs, citizens’ associations, start-ups, IT and non-IT companies can participate with their innovative concepts. To participate in the challenge, residents must present innovative technical projects related to …

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Vermont Drinking Water and Wastewater Revolving Loan Fund Gets Big Boost | News

MONTPELIER, Vermont – Vermont’s drinking water and wastewater loan funds will receive a $ 63 million injection from the federal government. US Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., And Republican Governor Phil Scott announced the funds on Thursday, December 2 in a joint statement. The money comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was signed by President Joe Biden in …

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Remarks by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore at the UNICEF @ 75 – World commemorative event

As prepared for delivery NEW YORK, December 9, 2021 – “Secretary General Guterres, Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues and friends of UNICEF… “UNICEF was founded in the aftermath of World War II to save children’s lives and protect their rights. Tonight we celebrate that for 75 years UNICEF has served children. From armed conflicts to natural disasters and long-term humanitarian crises. …

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JD.com aims to build China’s first carbon neutral logistics

BEIJING, Dec. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – JD.com is making progress in building the first carbon-neutral smart industrial park for China’s logistics industry, with Xi’an Asia’s No.1 logistics park expected to be neutral in carbon at the operational level by early 2022. With nearly 300,000 square meters, JD Asia’s No.1 Logistics Park in Xi’an deployed 100,000 square meters of rooftop …

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Idaho Site marks 30 years of cleaning success

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The environment at the Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site and the underlying Snake River Plain aquifer are considerably safer today after 30 years of cleaning in accordance with state and federal regulations. When the DOE, the State of Idaho, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the Federal Facility …

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Clear Lake to Expand Sewage System at Mason City Municipal Airport | Govt. & Politics

Mason City Municipal Airport is undergoing major renovations and the City of Clear Lake is stepping in to help. The airport has been busy with a variety of different projects, one of which is the decommissioning of the lagoon sewage system currently used for sanitary sewer purposes. Mason City Airport will partner with the City of Clear Lake to expand …

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Utilities Service Alliance signs agreement with Korea

Overland Park, Kan., December 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Utilities Service Alliance, Inc. (US) and Korea’s largest power generation company, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP), signed an agreement on Dec. 3 to work mutually in support of U.S. goals and services with utility peers and to help promote goodwill in the industry. The United States and the …

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Federal institute funds research into plastic recycling

Plastics producer Braksem is involved in some new research projects which have received funding from the REMADE Institute. | Pavel Kapysh / Shutterstock Braskem, BASF, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and other household names in the industry are involved in plastics recycling research projects that received funding this month. The REMADE (Reducing Embodied-Energy and Dereasing Emissions) institute announced on …

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Senior advisers set to discuss board delivery of waste management services in response to Covid-19

Members of the Leeds City Council Executive Council will discuss a report outlining the operational challenges posed by Covid-19, on the city’s waste management service and the additional resources set aside by the council this year to help raise them. Over the past 20 months, the city’s waste management department has faced significant challenges in ensuring that the department remains …

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Omicron COVID-19 variant found in Boulder’s sewage detection system

Nonprofits organize mobile marketplace for parentsTwo Denver nonprofits have teamed up to provide supplies to parents in need. 11 minutes ago 2 people arrested and charged with running a “Chop Shop” in GreeleyGreeley Police arrested two people for allegedly operating an alleged cutting shop. 20 minutes ago Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter frustrated after Senate repealed Safe Bank Act for marijuana …

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Governor Cox and Lieutenant Governor Henderson unveil fiscal year 2023 budget

SALT LAKE CITY (December 7, 2021) – Today, Governor Spencer J. Cox and Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson unveiled their fiscal recommendations and priorities for fiscal 2023. Their proposal highlights historic investments in the education and infrastructure (including water and housing) while providing $ 160 million in tax relief to the people of Utah through a grocery tax credit. “Based on …

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Holtec says it won’t dump radioactive water in Cape Cod Bay in 2022

PLYMOUTH – The company in charge of dismantling of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant announced Monday that it will not release radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay in 2022. “We wanted to share that in the short term the decision at Pilgrim has been made that the treated water will remain on site, safely stored, and that we will not …

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This Mushroom-Based Leather Could Be the Next Sustainable Fashion Material | Smart News

Although the material is fungus-based, MycoWorks creates its patented rigid material by designing mycelium cells as they develop into 3D structures that intertwine so densely as to make them a tough material, nicknamed Fine Mycelium. The material has the strength, durability and performance of traditional leather. MycoWorks Vegetable leathers have the potential to revolutionize the fashion industry. Today, MycoWorks, a …

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