Environment, General/Other News

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An Innovative Aquaculture Movement in Dorchester County
The Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, co-owned by Johnny Shockley and Ricky Fitzhugh, spearheaded Dorchester County's innovative aquaculture movement using the latest...more



Volunteers Help in Annual Waterway Trash Bash
City volunteers participated in the annual Waterway Trash Bash that focused on Guthrie Creek near McCann Road. Longview Community Relations Coordinator Mary Jane Burnett who organized the event,...more

St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency Rolls Out Grants Geared for Community Development, Environmental Program
Board members of the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency awarded $436,358 for 10 projects through the 2014 Community Development...more

Gates Foundation Grant Funds First-Ever Waterless, Solar-Powered Toilet
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $777,000 to University of Colorado Boulder to develop a waterless toilet manned by solar power. The toilet is claimed to transform the lives of 2.5...more

Two Social Enterprises Make Environmental Impact Through Collaboration
Paolo Richter, founder of social enterprise Gump & Drahtesel, rolls out second-hand bicycles from Switzerland to various African countries. To establish a more innovative approach, social...more

Looking Closer at Locally Grown Urban Produce
In a paper recently published in the September-October issue of Journal of Environmental Quality, the findings identify the issues surrounding urban agriculture. Chefs, patrons and communities are...more

DOE to Award $150 Million for Clean Energy Manufacturers
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Treasury announces a $150 million in state funds to be given to clean energy manufacturers. The funds are part of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax...more

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more

Giving Back to the Environment \
Jack Johnson and 1% for the Planet, the world's leading environmental network, partner to raise awareness around sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives in Jack's All At Once...more

Visualization: What if Every State Converted into Clean Energy?
The Solutions Project demonstrates all the positive possibilities of a country running solely on renewable energy in a new interactive map. The Solutions Project is comprised of researchers and...more






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Niagara: A Willing Host for Green Business

Niagara: A Willing Host for Green Business
The Niagara Region is a willing host to renewable energy. Known as the green energy capital, Niagara Falls is one...



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