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New York City Prepares for Higher Temperatures, Rising Sea Levels

New York City Prepares for Higher Temperatures, Rising Sea Levels

NEW YORK, New York, February 18, 2009 (ENS) – As a low-lying coastal city, New York will face higher temperatures and more rapidly rising sea levels, as well as more frequent and intense extreme weather events – like heat waves, heavy rainstorms, and coastal flooding – over the course of the century as a result…

Honolulu Must Spend Over $1 Billion on Wastewater Treatment

Honolulu Must Spend Over $1 Billion on Wastewater Treatment

HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 6, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued final decisions to not renew the City and County of Honolulu’s variances exempting the Sand Island and Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment plants from full secondary treatment requirements. The decision forces the city to upgrade both plants to bring them into compliance with…

Trinity River Audubon Center Opens This Weekend

Trinity River Audubon Center Opens This Weekend

DALLAS, Texas, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Trinity River Audubon Center holds its grand opening this coming weekend with a host of free activities such as bird watching and guided trail tours, kayak basics, orienteering, and organic gardening. The newly completed center, near a prominent bend in the Trinity River, is located eight minutes…

Stormwater Overflows to Chesapeake Bay Focus of Court Battle

Stormwater Overflows to Chesapeake Bay Focus of Court Battle

WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – Operators of the Chesapeake region’s largest sewage treatment facility, the Capital District’s Blue Plains Wastewater plant, have filed a federal court challenge to pollution limits imposed on it by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental groups Thursday intervened to oppose the court challenge brought last month by the…

Battery Company Faces $10,000/Day Fines for Overflows

Battery Company Faces $10,000/Day Fines for Overflows

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 3, 2008 (ENS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has ordered Exide Technologies of Reading to clean and maintain an industrial wastewater discharge line that resulted in unpermitted discharges from the city’s stormwater system. Lime deposits inside the discharge pipe have shrunk the internal diameter, causing backups that overflow the system.…

Fort Wayne Faces $250 Million Bill for Sewer Upgrades

Fort Wayne Faces $250 Million Bill for Sewer Upgrades

FORT WAYNE, Indiana, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana has agreed to make an estimated $250 million worth of improvements to resolve longstanding problems with overflows from its sewer system, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week. The improvements are expected to reduce the volume…