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Cause of Friday night Iowa City landfill fire still unknown - KCRG

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Fire Department doesn’t yet know what caused a fire at the Iowa City Landfill, where a tire-fueled blaze burned for months three years ago.
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Grindstone dam liner installation underway in Ruidoso - Ruidoso News

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Crews from CARPI USA based in Virginia arrived in early March at Ruidoso's Grindstone Dam to begin sealing work and the installation of a liner to reduce leakage from the reservoir.
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Are These Solar Panels Paving The Way to Sustainability? - Landscape Architects Network

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Innovation in cycle lane technology from as Dutch company Sola Road, create a cycle lane embedded with solar panels.

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The EPA Just Gave President Obama Cover To Reject The Keystone XL Pipeline | Ryan Koronowski | Think Progress

The EPA Just Gave President Obama Cover To Reject The Keystone XL Pipeline | Ryan Koronowski | Think Progress | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it

If President Obama was looking for an official reason to conclude that the Keystone XL pipeline was not in the national interest of the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency just delivered it to him in the form of a letter.

The EPA told the State Department, which has handled the decision of whether or not to approve the pipeline because it would cross an international border with Canada, that the tar sands oil transported by the pipeline would pose a number of risks. These include: potential spills, a “significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions,” and due to global oil price volatility, an increased likelihood that much more tar sands oil would get burned if Keystone gets the green light.

Cynthia Giles, the EPA’s top enforcement official, wrote a fairly short and simple letter to the State Department’s Amos Hochstein and Judith Garber.

 

She began by complimenting the Department’s efforts to evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline in its “comprehensive” Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

 

The agency has the authority to review permit applications for pipelines like this under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the timing for their comments got pushed forward to this week following uncertainty due to a court case over the pipeline’s route in Nebraska.

 

Giles also noted the improved oil spill prevention preparedness, though spills remain “a concern for citizens and businesses relying on groundwater resources crossed by the route.”

When the letter turned to the subject of climate change, however, the tone changed.

 

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Groundwater contamination increase detected at landfill - Daily Inter Lake

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Flathead County and state officials are closely watching an increase in groundwater contamination at the county landfill to determine what kind of corrective action can best address the problem.
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How Pond Liners Conserve Water: Western Environmental Liner

How Pond Liners Conserve Water: Western Environmental Liner | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it

Research from Auburn University reveals that average pond seepage rates across the United States and Panama vary greatly by region.

In the best conditions, the typical rate is from .01 to .2 inches per day.

It is estimated that seepage rates may be up to 25 percent higher in the summer than in the winter, as the viscosity of water decreases the temperature increases.

While a daily loss of .2 inches may seem insignificant, especially for owners of ponds in ideal conditions, it does gradually add up.

For example, if an unlined one acre-pond loses .2 inches of water daily, or six inches per month, then six acre-feet of water will be wasted annually.

If a pond liner can reduce this amount by just .1 inches daily, three acre-feet of water will be saved, plus less leachate will flow into the surrounding area.

   

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Environmental groups concerned about TVA landfill - Northwest Georgia News

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KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are criticizing a plan by the Tennessee Valley Authority to expand a Kingston landfill used for waste from its coal-burning power plant there.
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Council Asks EPA For Bridgeton Landfill Contaminant Studies - CBS Local

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Members also want agency to come up with guidelines for fighting any fires there.
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EPA Expected to Finalize First Federal Coal Ash Regulations This Month - WFPL

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WFPL EPA Expected to Finalize First Federal Coal Ash Regulations This Month WFPL Cane Run is scheduled to be closed next year; depending on which rule regulators end up finalizing, the pond at Mill Creek would have to either be retrofitted with a...
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USS Arizona: The mightiest ship at sea - Pensacola News Journal

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A century ago, shipyard workers laid down the first steel plates for a powerful ship that would be named for the union's newest state: Arizona.
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U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in Three Years

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Gains in manufacturing boosted the U.S. expansion in August, led by a surge in orders for plastics and metals that powered the world’s largest economy past a global slowdown.

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City to spend another $75000 to repair pipe leaks at Gateway Island - The Daily News Journal

City to spend another $75000 to repair pipe leaks at Gateway Island - The Daily News Journal | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Repairs at site now total nearly $600,000
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Manufacturing Day 2014 a Great Success #MFGDay14

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By Zara Brunner and Mark Schmit

In case you missed it (ICYMI), we’re sharing some of the stories discovered this past month as we’ve been sifting through the goodness that’s come out of Manufacturing Day (#MFGDay14) on 10.3.14. In fact, as we wr

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City looks at renovating landfill - LaGrange Daily News

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Part of a series on issues discussed at LaGrange City Council's March 24 work session retreat in Carrollton.LaGrange C...
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New 'fishing park' coming to Eagle Rock Lake - Albuquerque Journal

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QUESTA – Construction of a new fishing park at Eagle Rock Lake near Questa and in-stream fish habitat improvements at the Red River fish hatchery are scheduled to begin soon, with completion expected this summer.
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Republic takes earnings hit as costs increase for Bridgeton Landfill - STLtoday.com

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It's recorded landfill-related charges of nearly $410 million.
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Controlling Water Seepage in Canals with Canal Liners: Western Environmental Liner

Controlling Water Seepage in Canals with Canal Liners: Western Environmental Liner | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it

Irrigation canals have been used for centuries to transport water to crops, and this concept has remained largely unchanged since its invention, save for the added technologies of waterwheels and hydraulics.

Traditionally, canals used to transport water to where it is needed were lined with concrete or compacted earth.

While earthen canals are relatively inexpensive to build, they lose more than 50 percent of water due to seepage, and also suffer from erosion and vegetative growth.

On the other hand, although concrete canals are not plagued by erosion or plant life, they too have major disadvantages: they are more expensive than earthen canals, are prone to cracking overtime, and still lose at least 30  percent of water seepage.

Please click on the link below for a full read on the informative blog on Canal Liners.

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Liner-less spill containment improves environmental performance, minimize costs

Liner-less spill containment improves environmental performance, minimize costs.
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Artificial water-skiing lake needs final site plan approval - Riverhead News Review

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Island Water Park’s long-sought plans to build an artificial water-skiing lake in Calverton have reached the 15-year mark, but the property’s owner says he now needs just one more approval before he can start building.
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Make A Small Air Conditioner Out Of An Ice Bucket - Lifehacker Australia

Make A Small Air Conditioner Out Of An Ice Bucket - Lifehacker Australia | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Looking for a cool breeze without the expense of an actual air conditioning unit? Here’s a way to use a bucket and some ice to cool down an enti...
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Black Hawk County Landfill digs new hole - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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WATERLOO | The Black Hawk County Landfill is in a deep hole.
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Ligonier Valley Ice Pond aims for December opening - Tribune-Review

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Ever since the Valley Youth Network began working on the Ligonier Valley Ice Pond at its Springer Road headquarters, executive director Kip Crumrine has heard ...
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Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production | Counting Cars

Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production | Counting Cars | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Michigan and the rest of the area often referred to as the Rust Belt, which I’ll call the Great Lakes Region here, needn’t worry about automotive manufacturing vanishing for some time. Despite the headlines and the angst in some quarters about North American light-vehicle production moving into the southern U.S.

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The Future Of Manufacturing As Told In Four Objects

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Fungus buildings. Algorithmic
chairs. Germ-fighting iPhone
cases. Software giant Autodesk
and others are ushering in a revolution
in materials science you may
not even see coming.

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After Election 2014: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

After Election 2014: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING | Western liner's scoop.it! | Scoop.it
There's bipartisan backing for making things better in America

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