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2014-04-04 16:20:25

Two-time Partner of the Year also recognized for climate communications DETROIT, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management. The U.S. EPA also recognized GM's efforts to raise consumer awareness of climate change and presented the company...

2014-04-01 16:21:56

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) submitted comments yesterday in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Request for Information (RFI) on process safety management (PSM) and prevention of major chemical accidents regulations. Through the RFI, which is an initiative related to Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, OSHA proposed several...

2014-03-31 08:23:59

NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2(nd) Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit will be held May 6 and 7, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington D.C. This Summit will generate value for its participants by bringing together top leaders to present and discuss best practices, regulatory requirements and leadership regarding building water safety and sustainability. There is no charge to attend either on-site or remote via live streaming video. To...

2014-03-27 08:28:09

ROSELAND, N.J., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADP(®), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that two of the company's data centers have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The data centers are...

2014-03-25 16:22:29

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which with its member organizations represents more than 200,000 businesses across the U.S., announced its support for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new proposed rule for water safety. The rule clarifies the EPA's regulatory power under the Clean Water Act, after two recent Supreme Court decisions threw some protections into legal jeopardy. In a statement, ASBC...

2014-03-24 12:23:09

ANDalyze DNAzyme water sensor technology has completed testing by the USEPA for use in drinking water and environmental water. The results of these tests are a publicly available third party testing report that notes the usefulness of the technology and products. CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANDalyze has completed the application, protocol development and testing phases required by the rigorous USEPA ETV program. The report is available from the US EPA at: ANDalyze US EPA...

2014-03-20 16:22:49

High-Efficiency Plumbing Products Are Now the American Standard, Providing Superior Performance While Helping to Sustain Nation's Water Resources PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans have saved more than 18 trillion gallons of water -- roughly the volume of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay -- by embracing low-flow toilet technology over the past two decades since the U.S. enacted the 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) that mandated less water per flush, according to the...

2014-03-17 08:30:57

Delta® bath technologies meet WaterSense® guidelines to help save water and money INDIANAPOLIS, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in the U.S., which is equal to the annual water use of more than 11 million homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).(1) In conjunction with the EPA WaterSense(®) program's "Fix a Leak Week", Delta Faucet, the EPA's 2013 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of...

2014-03-05 16:22:23

BRISTOL, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today announced that it has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and three states regarding claims under the Clean Water Act. The consent decree resolves a complaint by the EPA and state agencies alleging that the company's mining affiliates in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia exceeded...

2014-03-05 16:20:23

Diesel Technology Forum Hopes Bipartisan Congressional Effort Will Restore Funding For Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's most proven, cost-effective and successful clean air programs - the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act - is proposed for zero funding in the Obama Administration's new 2015 budget proposal, according to Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum....


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Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

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