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Hawaii Seeing Gains In Energy, Water Efficiency

Posted by Hadian 307 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.earthtechling.com

Hawaii recently topped the national rankings for energy saving initiatives for the second year in a row. In August, the Energy Services Coalition (ESC) granted the state its ‘Race to the Top’ award for modeling excellence in energy and water efficiency. ESC’s Race to the Top challenge ranks states based on investment per capita in energy savings performance contracting. Hawaii leads with $132.25 ... Read More

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BBC News - Storm lashes northern Europe leaving at least 13 dead

Posted by Mousa 307 days ago in Hydrology from http://www.bbc.co.uk

A storm battering north-western Europe has killed at least 13 people - six of them in Germany. Record gusts of 191 km/h (119mph) were measured over the North Sea. ... Read More

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Insight: Water, wealth and whites - South Africas potent anti-fracking mix| Reuters

Posted by AHamed 307 days ago in Planning and Management from http://uk.reuters.com

If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here.

As with other prospective sites around the world, especially in Europe, the process is meeting significant opposition, some of it th ... Read More

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Response to a City’s Smog Points to a Change in Chinese Attitude - NYTimes.com

Posted by Mousa 307 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.nytimes.com

Rising concern about pollution in China and a more active response signal that some officials are serious about tackling the chronic problem. ... Read More

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With a Plant’s Tainted Water Still Flowing, No End to Environmental Fears - NYTimes.com

Posted by Mousa 307 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.nytimes.com

Recent accidents have raised questions about whether the environment is facing new dangers more than two and a half years after the original disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. ... Read More

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Is hydrology kinematic?

Posted by Sina 307 days ago in Hydrology from http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu

A wide range of phenomena, natural as well as man-made, in physical, chemical and biological hydrology exhibit characteristics similar to those of kinematic waves. The question we ask is: can these phenomena be described using the theory of kinematic waves? Since the range of phenomena is wide, another question we ask is: how prevalent are kinematic waves? If they are widely pervasive, does that ... Read More

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Arctic Temperatures Reach Highest Levels In 44,000 Years, Study Finds

Posted by Pooria 310 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?

New research shows that average summer temperatures in the Canadian Arctic over the last century are the highest in the last 44,000 years, and perhaps the highest in 120,000 years. ... Read More

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House Passes $8.2 Billion Water Projects Bill | TIME.com

Posted by jgonzalez 311 days ago in Planning and Management from http://swampland.time.com

With the government shut down, it was amazing that both the Democrats and Republicans with an overwhelming vote of 417 - 3. The bill is aimed to realign funding for inland waterways and ease restriction currently enforced by the Army Corp projects, with a total worth of 8.2 billion dollars. Many environmental groups are stating, that the bill will possible weaken the environmental protection. ... Read More

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