Tailings dams rank among the largest engineered structures in the world, sometimes reaching up to 300 metres in height. These dams are designed to permanently contain finely ground mineral processing waste, a watery slurry of rock particles that are left behind after mineral extraction and are placed in an impoundment.
Creating a more sustainable world by improving the energy efficiency of buildings
Kevin Smith is an associate energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, which provides full-service building design and commissioning. His role includes project management, energy analysis, and energy code compliance modeling. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a double minor in Biology and Green Engineering from Virginia Tech.
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Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.
Leaders in environmental stewardship from across the country recognized with an Arbor Day Award
LINCOLN, Neb., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/—The Arbor Day Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Arbor Day awards. Individuals and organizations are being recognized for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. The winners will be presented their award at a reception in their honor in their local community throughout the month of May.
Consumers today are extremely conscious about what kinds of products they’re purchasing for their bodies, homes, and businesses, and with so many choices available it’s hard to know what products may be guilty of some of the “Seven Sins of Greenwashing” — otherwise known as stating a product is generally natural, green friendly, or organic, when it has undergone zero testing or certification.
From tracking cattle to bespoke weather forecasts, AI technology is helping smallholders across Asia and Africa. But it is by no means clear yet whether it will be a game changer in eliminating global poverty
Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.
Alliance for Water Efficiency Study Shows Water Providers, Customers Can Work Together to Conserve Limited Water Supplies
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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation was one of several funders to support a two-year long Landscape Transformation study conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE). AWE’s study was the most expansive and diverse assessment to date of outdoor water efficiency programs implemented by water providers throughout North America.
Revolution Wind will be the largest procurement of offshore wind in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from a new, 400 MW offshore wind farm – Revolution Wind. The project, originally developed by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, has since been acquired by Orsted, one of the world’s leading developers of offshore wind farms. National Grid selected Revolution Wind in coordination with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.
LINCOLN, Neb., February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), partnering with the City of Holland, is providing 300 free trees to HBPW electric customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. This program helps communities across the United States save energy and expand their tree canopies.
Gro More Good initiative will improve children’s health and well-being through increased connections to gardening, fresh food, and time spent outdoors
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today announced the launch of Gro More Good, a national initiative that will bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens and greenspaces to 10 million children over the next five years.