City of Huntington Beach Partners with Stem, Inc. for AI-Powered Energy Storage Services

| California municipal leader adopts innovative technology services to improve taxpayer savings while contributing to sustainability and grid relief The City of Huntington Beach, California announced that it has selected Stem, Inc., the global leader in energy storage, for its first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered energy storage systems. Stem will build a 235 kilowatt-hour (kWh)-sized system at ... READ MORE

New Cat® 140 Motor Grader Features Conventional Controls, All-Wheel-Drive Option, Grade Control Choices, Operator Amenities

| Designed as a high-production model, the all-new Cat®  140 Motor Grader combines a selection of grade control technologies with conventional steering wheel/lever controls, an efficient powertrain, enhanced operator comfort/convenience features, and simple, extended-interval serviceability. The new model offers an all-wheel-drive system option with a standard operating weight of 42,325 pounds (19 198 kg) and features ... READ MORE

Going in Circles

| On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup launched its first plastic-cleanup system from San Francisco, headed for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (You can follow its progress here and find some background on the project here.) The technology looks promising, and we wish The Ocean Cleanup every success—but there’s more to be done, and now some ... READ MORE

California Air Resources Board Selects GRID Alternatives to Run Clean Transportation Pilot

| “One-Stop-Shop” will streamline access to clean transportation incentives for low-income residents GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making clean, renewable energy accessible to low-income communities and communities of color, has been selected by the California Air Resources Board to administer a new clean transportation project aimed at low-income residents. The One-Stop-Shop Pilot will streamline and ... READ MORE

Oysters on the Half Shell

| I’m not a picky eater. I cheerfully tried greenland shark in Iceland, pig’s foot soup in Korea, and tongue tacos in Santa Barbara. But no matter how hard I’ve tried, I never developed a taste for oysters. Which is a shame, because I grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, where oysters are ... READ MORE

Brown and Caldwell Selected for Environmental Post-Closure Maintenance of Guam’s Ordot Closure Facility

| WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, today announced its selection by Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), to provide operations and maintenance services for the post-closure care of Guam’s Ordot Closure Facility. In operation from the 1940s through 2012, the 42-acre Ordot Dump had been ... READ MORE

University of California, Irvine, and San Diego State University Release Study on Resilience of Native Plants After Major Disturbances

| IRVINE, Calif. – June 7, 2018 – Ecologists from the University of California, Irvine, Center for Environmental Biology and San Diego State University have tested the resilience of native plant communities when faced with wildfire, drought and invasion by non-native species. The research, published in Ecosphere, determined whether Orange County plant communities recovered following the ... READ MORE

Stormwater Senior Project Manager

| Are you ready to make a real impact on the environment and your career? If so, Apex Companies has a career opportunity for you! Apex is seeking a top-notch seller-doer to manage and grow our stormwater group and business in the Los Angeles area.  This group includes a mix of field crews, project managers, and ... READ MORE

Fabco’s FABGUARD Now Registered in California

| FARMINGDALE, N.Y.  — Fabco Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce its proprietary FABGUARD anti-microbial pesticide is now registered in the state of California in addition to 17 other key stormwater markets. In 2015, FABGUARD was granted pesticide registration with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since that time it has been registered for use in ... READ MORE

EPA Releases Report on Coordination for Nonpoint Source Measures in Hypoxia Task Force States

| The Nonpoint Source Workgroup of the Hypoxia Task Force has produced a summary of nutrient reduction measures among member states, and critical metrics for tracking and informing progress toward reducing nutrient loadings to the Gulf of Mexico. This document represents the first-ever report that focuses on the Hypoxia Task Force coordinated effort to account specifically for ... READ MORE