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2014-05-16 12:23:31

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that the company has expanded its staff and services in the Pacific Northwest, moved to new offices in Portland, and opened its first office in Seattle. The new offices are located at the following addresses: GEI Consultants' New Portland GEI Consultants First Seattle...

2014-05-12 23:07:53

Bison Transport encourages fleets to join. Montreal, QC (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, today announced it is offering a 20% discount to fleets that join PIT before the end of June 2014. Benefits for the Canadian and U.S. fleets becoming members of the independent testing organization include:     the ability to choose which...

2014-05-07 12:23:43

Most consumers also concerned EPA policies will lead to black-outs and brown-outs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans (76%) are at least somewhat worried that new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove coal-powered electricity from the nation's energy mix will lead to higher prices for consumers, according to an online survey of 2,058 adults conducted in April, 2014 by Harris Poll on behalf of the National Mining...

2014-05-05 16:22:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency today in response to proposed emission standards affecting new coal-fired power plants, asserting that the standards would result in severe economic consequences and that the technology required has not been proven to reduce carbon emissions. The filing said that the coal industry supports more than 100,000 jobs directly in the coal industry and more...

2014-05-05 12:24:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environment Protection (DEP) is celebrating National Drinking Water Week from May 4 to 10 by recognizing the 30th anniversary of the state Safe Drinking Water Act. "The Safe Drinking Water Act has helped to make sure that clean, safe water is available to all Pennsylvanians," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "Safe Drinking Water Week is an opportunity to remember the act and recognize the job well done by our...

2014-05-05 12:23:58

Industry concerned that proposed standards will mean slow clean air progress ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) submitted its comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today in response to the Agency's proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters. "We are glad to have the opportunity to submit our comments to EPA. The hearth products industry welcomes EPA's efforts to update...

2014-05-02 16:21:37

DALLAS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Amphoteric Surfactant Market by Application (Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial & Institutional, Oil Field Chemical, Agriculture Adjuvants), Type (Betaine, Amine Oxide, Amphoacetate, Amphopropionate, Sultaine) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", defines and segments the Amphoteric Surfactants Market with a thorough analysis and forecasting of the market volume and value till 2019. The value of the Amphoteric...

2014-04-29 23:01:17

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6–2 to affirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability via the so-called “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule” to regulate power-plant emissions when those emissions have the potential to hurt downwind air-quality. The ruling in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation will affect about 1,000 power plants in 28 states. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6–2 to affirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

2014-04-28 12:24:47

DEP Announces Start of 2014 Ozone Forecasting Season HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 28 through May 2, 2014, as Air Quality Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. This year marks the 9th anniversary of the first Air Quality Awareness Week, which celebrates the importance of clean air and learning about air quality. "Each person can make a positive impact on improving Pennsylvania's air quality," Corbett...

2014-04-24 23:00:41

On April 7, 2014, during "Water Week," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the winners of the US Water Prize, celebrating innovation. Referring to NASA's discovery of signs of water on one of Jupiter's moons, McCarthy said, "Stop looking at the sky and start looking at the Earth!" and highlights EPA's new blueprint to support innovation in drinking water and wastewater facilities throughout the US - an article is on the website with more info. (PRWEB)...


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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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