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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...

Architect Reveals 'Green Roofs' Need Not Go To Great Depths To Work
2014-06-10 03:15:13

Virginia Tech Architectural researcher to tell global conferees how 'living roofs' help build better cities Hot town, summer in the city — it's nothing new, but ways to handle the heat, humidity, and stormwater haven't changed much since the invention of the sewer system. One solution offered by architectural researchers is known as a "green roof" — a roof covered in living, growing plants to soften the effects of heat, flooding, noise, and stormwater runoff. Elizabeth J....

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...

2014-06-02 08:24:00

AbTech's Smart Sponge® Plus Receives EPA Extension SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced the addition of Upen Bharwada with subject matter expertise in liquid separation technologies of...

2014-05-14 08:23:18

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water protection experts will gather at the Oregon Convention Center August 3 - 7 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2014 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement officials, planners, consultants, researchers,...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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