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| Rest In Peace Jim Considine. I know that this isn’t news to many of you but before the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) was SWANA, it was the Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association (GRCDA). The GRCDA was born in a meeting on December 12, 1961, at the Huddle Restaurant in West Covina, ... READ MORE

Mighty Microorganisms

| One of my guilty pleasures is a multi-media biology project called “Pondlife,” which features images and video footage of some of New York City’s tiniest inhabitants—unicellular organisms that reside in the city’s fountains, reservoirs, and waterways. The digital storytelling is produced by biology post-doc Sally Warring, who offers a window beneath the surface into the ... READ MORE

Artificially Speaking

| I’m really trying my best to not be so obsessed with the advancements scientists and researchers are making into developing artificial intelligence (AI). But when I see headlines like this on websites like IFLScience, “This AI Tool Is So Terrifying, Its Creators Don’t Want To Release It,” it’s difficult not to be concerned. I’ve blogged ... READ MORE

Squeezing Out the Competition

| Of all the problems plaguing the Florida Everglades—a century and a half of altered drainage patterns, nutrient-laden waters from sugar cane and other crops, political battles over restoration efforts—one stands out in the public’s imagination: snakes. The Everglades is infested with pythons. As this article (titled “Snakes on a Plain”) explains, giant Burmese pythons can ... READ MORE

Charging Ahead

| Three archeological objects—a ceramic pot, a copper tube, and an iron rod—are considered by some to be the earliest energy storage technology. These artifacts, together called the Baghdad Battery, were first described by Wilhelm Konig, a curator at the National Museum of Iraq, in a 1938 paper. They are believed to date to the Parthian ... READ MORE

Lisa Bailey Named HDR’s Major Campaigns Leader for Water

| (February 19, 2019) – HDR is pleased to welcome Lisa Bailey to the firm’s water practice as major campaigns leader. Based in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia, office, Bailey will focus on supporting growth and client development by collaborating with technical and local resources to position for and secure the most complex, high-value projects across North ... READ MORE

Saft Energy Storage System to Support Bermuda’s Future Electricity Plans

| Turnkey project will deliver a 10 MW power energy storage system (ESS) comprising lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, power conversion and ancillary equipment. Paris, February 18th, 2019 – Saft is delivering a turnkey order to supply an Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). The system will provide up to 10 MW power for spinning ... READ MORE

Enphase Energy Microinverters Comply with New Rule 21 Requirements

| FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced its microinverters’ compliance with California Rule 21 requirements by the February 22, 2019, regulatory deadline. Leading California installers continue to choose Enphase Energy microinverters for their timely compliance ... READ MORE

Aircuity Partners with Wistar Institute to Save Energy, Create a Better Environment for Occupants and Provide Access to New Data

| Ventilation in the lab and vivarium spaces is now being monitored and optimized 24 hours a day NEWTON, Mass., USA – Aircuity, (www.aircuity.com), creator of measurably better environments, announced the installation of its platform in the Wistar Institute’s lab and vivarium areas. As a result the Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical science, is ... READ MORE

Trackunit launches Eliminate Downtime 2025 Movement at ARA

| The construction industry is invited to sign up to change  Chicago, IL and Anaheim, CA – February 18, 2019 – Trackunit, a leading global innovator of telematics technology, has announced the launch of an industry-wide mission to eliminate downtime. The ambition of the movement is not only to recover the billions lost through budget and schedule ... READ MORE

Iyer Named President of LiuGong Construction Machinery NA

| February 18, 2019 – Katy, Texas – LiuGong North America (LGNA) has announced Mani Iyer as its new president, effective February 1, 2019. LGNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LiuGong Machinery which is a global leader in heavy construction equipment. Kevin Thieneman, LGNA Chairman, said “Mani Iyer’s track record in the equipment industry and his ... READ MORE

Siemens Showcases Smart Solutions for Industry-Specific Implementation of Industrie 4.0

| Integrated energy solutions for digital enterprises Siemens will be placing smart solutions for the industry-specific implementation of Industrie 4.0 at the heart of its Hannover Messe 2019 presentation under the banner “Digital Enterprise – Thinking industry further!”. Over an exhibition space of around 4,000 square meters in Hall 9, Siemens will be showcasing these solutions ... READ MORE

Renewable Natural Gas Now Flowing into SoCalGas Pipelines from Calgren Dairy Digester Pipeline Cluster

| Calgren Dairy Fuels dairy digester pipeline cluster–California’s first–captures methane from cow manure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a carbon-negative fuel Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels (Calgren) today announced that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren’s dairy digester facility in Pixley, California is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. ... READ MORE