Tag: protecting the environment

Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organizational or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the natural environment and humans.

Helping the Fish to Cross the Road

Helping the Fish to Cross the Road

In recent years, efforts to restore fish habitat in the US have gained momentum. It has been recognized that barriers to fish passage have suppressed populations of salmonid fish species such as coho, Chinook, steelhead, and others. These fish are important for many reasons. According to the Wild Salmon Center

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

In recent years, municipalities and utility companies have endeavored to learn how to capture, access, and manage data provided by Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Now, they have another challenge: Teach the public about the benefits of AMI.

“There’s confusion about what AMI is,” postulates Robb Barnitt, CEO of Dropcountr.com, a software

New Developments in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Developments in Lithium-Ion Batteries

There is an old military saying that “Amateurs talk about tactics, professionals talk about logistics.” Nowhere is this more true than in the fuel and energy requirements of a military formation deployed in a combat theater.

Stopping Erosion Flat Out

Stopping Erosion Flat Out

Twenty years ago my brother and I started out as small excavating and general contractors,” says Chauncey Webster, president of East Coast Green Inc., in St. Thomas, PA. “Gradually we leaned more and more toward erosion control work.”

Republic Services and Mas Energy Unveil Latest Renewable Energy Project

Republic Services and Mas Energy Unveil Latest Renewable Energy Project

ATLANTA (July 21, 2016) — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and Mas Energy, LLC unveiled today a new renewable energy project serving Metro Atlanta. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the cities of Buford, Griffin and Winder. Together, these facilities are capable of

SWANA Welcomes New Director of Membership

SWANA Welcomes New Director of Membership

Silver Spring, MD– At an exciting time of record membership growth, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is pleased to welcome Darryl Walter as the organization’s new Director of Membership.

Walter comes to SWANA after successfully leading membership development for associations such as The Wildlife Society, the American Association

Designing Effective Construction  Sediment Containment Systems

Designing Effective Construction Sediment Containment Systems

Are your containment (a.k.a., sediment basins/traps) systems effective? Join Jerald Fifield, Ph.D., PH, CPESC, CISEC and Tina Evans, PE, CISEC, CPESC for the third installment of our advanced Sediment and Erosion Control for Construction Sites Master Class Series, Designing Effective Sediment Basins and Traps, exploring a scientific and engineering assessment of parameters necessary

Reader Profile: Jon Wilson

Reader Profile: Jon Wilson

Many benefits can accrue when municipal staff is involved with helping a state administer a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) industrial stormwater discharge permit. Such is the case in Eugene, OR, where Jon Wilson, CSM, lends technical assistance to carry out a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Oregon

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