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Making Room for More Water: Retreat from the Coast
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Washington, DC-- Sea levels are rising. Louisiana is losing her boot and nuisance flooding now chronically inundates coastal communities in the U.S. during high tides.


WATER / WASTEWATER

Regional water study begins
AZcentral.com
Arizona-- The West Valley is one of the fastest growing regions in the state. But will there be enough water to sustain the population long term? Even if there is, will there be the infrastructure to get it to those who need it?

Global Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Industry
Sys-con.com
New York-- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment in US$ Million by the following End-Use Segments: Industrial, Municipal, Residential, and Commercial.

California American Water Awarded $1 Million State Grant for Desalination Test Well
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Pacific Grove, CA-- California American Water’s desalination test well project has been selected to receive a $1-million Proposition 50 grant by the California Department of Water Resources.

Leaky equipment, not fracking, behind tainted U.S. water : study
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Boston, MA-- The contamination of water supplies near U.S. shale gas fields appears to be the result of leaky cement wells and casings and not the controversial production technique of hydraulic fracturing, according to a study released.


Mitered Drain

Mitered Drain
MITERED DRAIN, the Drain with an Angle - Mitered Drain, developed by a civil engineer, can be used either as an inlet or an outlet. It maximizes the use of bioswales, minimizes use of underground storm drain systems, helps eliminate standing water in low spots and reduces stagnant water in pipes.
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INFRASTRUCTURE

Enhancing energy infrastructure projects will improve US energy security and create jobs
Einnews.com
Washington, DC-- The American Petroleum Institute strongly supports the Senate introduction of The North American Energy Infrastructure Act, a companion to H.R. 3301 which would improve the approval process for cross-border energy projects.

What price infrastructure improvements for Inland Waterways?
Deltafarmpress.com
Washington, DC-- U.S. farmers are in the middle of a second “Green Revolution,” harvesting more grain than anyone thought possible a few years ago.

API supports introduction of the North American Energy Infrastructure Act
Energyglobal.com
Washington, DC-- The American Petroleum Institute strongly supports the Senate introduction of the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, a companion to H.R. 3301, which would improve the approval process for cross-border energy projects.

Savannah’s Road Project Ready for Travel
Americaninfrastructuremag.com
Savannah, GA-- The everlasting construction process of the Harry S. Truman Parkway in Savannah, Georgia has finally been accomplished.


Thirsty Duck

Thirsty Duck
Based on the simple science of buoyancy, Thirsty Duck employs groundbreaking flow control technology that drains water at a nearly constant rate - requiring less detention volume and therefore reducing stormwater system size by up to 50 percent.
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ENERGY

Unconventional Oil, Gas to Lift US Energy Exports
Rigzone.com
Washington, DC-- The rapid rise in U.S. unconventional oil and natural gas production will help boost U.S. energy exports by around 5 percent per year through 2030, according to the September 2014 U.S. HSBC Global Connections Trade Forecast.


Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success Story
Huffingtonpost.com
Washington, DC-- Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out.


CMS Energy undertaking $1 billion program to curb air pollution at 5 Michigan coal plants
Clickondetriot.com
Jackson, MI-- The federal government says CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints.

Energy Department Takes Major Steps to Increase U.S. Energy Productivity and Manufacturing
Altenergymag.com
Washington, DC-- The Department of Energy today announced expansions of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative in support of the American manufacturing sector and a new initiative to support President Obama's goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030.


ENVIRONMENT

New York State Denied Federal Funds for Flagship Bridge Project
ScientificAmerican.com
New York-- The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections.


Consumers Energy reaches environmental agreement with EPA
Eastvillagemagazine.org
Washington, DC-- Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves alleged past violations of New Source Review and opacity provisions of the Clean Air Act.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the public...
Mynextfone.co.uk
Washington, DC-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the public until December to comment on its sweeping proposal to curb carbon emissions from the country's power plants for the first time, as some industry groups and state officials pressed for more time.

Va. Dems try to balance green and business interests
Newsleader.com
Richmond, VA-- In a single speech last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, called climate change “a scientific fact” — and also said rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to curtail emissions go too far.


TRANSPORTATION

U.S. Transportation Department officially awards $15M grant to Metro for 'visionary' rapid transit project
Omaha.com
Washington, DC-- A proposed bus rapid transit line would improve Omahans’ access to jobs and education, while boosting the city’s economy, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation predicted Monday.

Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future
Huffingtonpost.com
Washington, DC-- American car buyers can get more miles per gallon than ever before. Window stickers at new car lots displayed a record high average fuel economy of 25.8 mpg in August, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.


McCrory wants to borrow $1 billion for NC transportation priorities
Newsobserver.com
Washington, DC-- Gov. Pat McCrory wants the state to borrow at least $1 billion to start paying for long-term transportation infrastructure priorities he outlined.

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to ISS Selection
Spacefellowship.com
Washington, DC-- U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday.



 




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