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2014-07-08 08:22:05

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, EPA has been cracking down on storm-water violations at residential and commercial construction sites. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other water bodies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Improperly managed stormwater runoff from urbanized areas can cause...

2014-07-02 12:23:58

PORTLAND, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stormwater pollution is a dilemma all across the country--Selecting the right Best Management Practices (BMPs) is crucial for protecting and improving watersheds, but understanding the array of choices and the conditions in which different BMPs are most effective can seem overwhelming. Are you prepared to make informed decisions and to conform to the rules and regulations for environmental compliance or develop infrastructure to control...

2014-06-25 12:23:26

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A SWPPP is required by your construction general permit and will help you prevent storm water pollution while ensuring compliance. A SWPPP is more than just an erosion and sediment control plan. It includes all of the construction site operator's activities to prevent stormwater contamination, control sedimentation and erosion, and comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act. Are you prepared to make informed decisions and to...

2014-06-19 12:23:17

PORTLAND, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water issues now dominate the discussion in America's older cities where wastewater and stormwater infrastructure built a century ago are now in decay. These problems are spreading to suburbia whose infrastructure solutions are now proving less than adequate as development spreads and watersheds have been paved over with impermeable surfaces. What techniques, resources, and hard-infrastructure solutions are there to solve these aging storm...

2014-06-11 12:22:49

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, and "fire season" is still ahead. But after the smoke clears and evacuation orders are lifted, how do we protect people, property, and infrastructure from post-fire erosion, debris flows, and flooding hazards before the winter rains arrive? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO StormCon announces the addition of "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency...

2014-06-05 23:16:00

An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Georgeen Theodore, an...

2014-06-03 04:20:39

PORTLAND, Ore., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality get together August 3-7 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO With...

2014-01-21 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee issued the following statement on today's announcement that Philadelphia will receive $5 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the city's Green City, Clean Waters plan. Fattah serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which administers funding to the EPA: "Today's announcement is...

2014-01-19 23:02:05

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City, Clean Waters plan to improve water quality and enhance the city’s neighborhoods and economy at 12:45 p.m on Tuesday, January 21. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City,...

2013-10-10 23:27:02

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is using one of its major employee parking lots as a testing ground for various types of permeable pavement materials designed to prevent stormwater runoff from polluting local rivers and streams. Funded by the PWD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the project will help advance strategies under the city’s nationally renowned Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management plan. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Crews have...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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