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Mobile firms agree coverage deal

In a DCMS consultation of a mere three weeks, the Government threatened the mobile operators with mandated national roaming as the solution to mobile coverage. This stimulated the mobile operators to submit a counter-proposal. Now the Government has reached a deal with the four mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK. EE, O2, Three […]

Companies Pay $9.7M in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in fiscal year 2014 required companies to invest more than $9.7 billion to curb pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement and compliance results. The EPA’s cases resulted in $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties, and criminal fines. Show More Summary

Emissions Rules Could Cost Homebuilders $55M

New emissions standards could cost homebuilders and other manufacturers more than $55 million initially and close to $20 million each year after to comply with, The Hill reports. The EPA proposal, announced this week, would set emissions standards for the manufacturers of brick, structural clay, ceramic walls, floor tiles, and other products used to build […]

EH&S Tech Services Leaders Revealed

CH2M Hill, ERM and E2 ManageTech are among the nine leading environment, health and safety information management and technology services firms, according to a Verdantix report, Green Quadrant EH&S Technology Services. The study findings are based on interviews with 15 buyers of EH&S information management consulting services, a survey of 250 heads of EH&S and […]

Friday Energy Facts: OPEC Net Oil Export Revenues Expected to Fall in 2014 and 2015

Based on market assessments in the Short-Term Energy Outlook, EIA estimates that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, excluding Iran, will earn about $700 billion from net oil exports in 2014, a 14% decrease from 2013 earnings and the lowest earnings for the group since 2010. read more

Ramboll Acquires Environ

Denmark-based Ramboll has acquired the US-based global consultancy, Environ, adding more than 1,500 environment, health and safety specialists in 21 countries. The acquisition positions Ramboll among the top 10 leading environmentalShow More Summary

Landscaping to Save 5M Gallons of Water Annually

Bank of America’s drought-tolerant landscaping is expected to save 2 million additional gallons of water over original estimates. In August, Bank of America announced water conservation efforts to transition traditional landscaping at six of its banking centers in Southern California to fully drought-tolerant landscaping known as xeriscaping. Show More Summary

Branson’s Carbon War Room Merges with Think Tank

Carbon War Room, the global nonprofit organization co-founded by Virgin Group Chairman Sir Richard Branson, has merged with alternative energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute in an effort to combat climate change and accelerate demand and financing for low-carbon solutions that are technically feasible and cost effective today. Show More Summary

EBay Dumps ALEC

EBay, after months of pressure from climate change activists, yesterday confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to Forecast the Facts. Forecast the Facts and other environmental groups had been...Show More Summary

GBCI Partnership Promotes Green Parking Facilities

The Green Building Certification Institute, the certification body for the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Parking Institute, the world’s largest parking association, and the Green Parking Council. Show More Summary

Wind Mobile Hails Ottawa’s Move to Release More Spectrum to Foster Competition

The government has reiterated its commitment to bringing “more choice, lower prices and better service” to Canadians by unveiling its plans for next year: Ottawa will release an unprecedented amount of spectrum to telecom companies. It starts with the AWS-3 spectrum auction scheduled for March 3, 2015. In this specific case, Industry Minister James Moore [...]

The Blackberry Classic: Function over Flash for Enterprise Clients

As the name Blackberry Classic implies, the latest phone from the once great Canadian smartphone company is a retro throwback to better days and brighter times, when people loved the QWERTY keyboard and the world had just discovered fire (well maybe not that far back). But despite Blackberry’s desperation to recover the glory days of [...]

GainSpan Low-Power Wi-Fi Modules Receive Certifications from Major Regulatory Agencies

GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in low-power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things (IOT), announced that its ultra-low power GS2000 family of Wi-Fi modules comply with all applicable requirements of the major regulatory agencies. This includes...Show More Summary

Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?

The Sierra Club and Oil Change International jointly released a scorecard evaluating the four major multilateral development banks, World Bank Group, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank, on their investment in clean energy access. All were failing. read more

Lego-like modular kit lets you create Internet of Things devices

With the Internet of Things poised for takeoff, and with coffee makers, lamps, and possibly us, about to be forever switched on-and-off via an embedded connection, you may be wondering how best to explore this arena as a beginner. Well, I intend to pick up a soon-to-be launched, Raspberry Pi-esque SAM kit. It’s a Lego-like Continue reading ?

How electric cars keep the beer cold

That’s obviously an exaggeration, and it tells only part of the story. A few weeks ago, Nissan, which makes the Leaf electric car, turned the tables in this debate by starting trials of a system for electric cars to return power to the electricity grid when they are not being used. via How electric cars Continue reading ?

Hiring Hackers To Secure The Internet Of Things

The first security vulnerability Michael Murray ever reported to Bugtraq was memorable in the way he found it. Back in 2000, the former security researcher discovered a flaw in a function in the Linux kernel after banging his hand on the keyboard in frustration when he couldn’t get his telnet session to disconnect: Striking random Continue reading ?

Cypress’s New Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions Earn Bluetooth 4.1 Qualification

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced its new highly integrated, single-chip Bluetooth® Low Energy solutions have achieved Bluetooth qualification. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group awarded specification 4.1 qualification...Show More Summary

Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Colors

A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football team in its nation’s capital, a team with which you’re all doubtless familiar: No, not the Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

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