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Tetra Tech Awarded $185 Environmental Remediation Contract

Tetra Tech has been awarded a $185 million multiple award environmental remediation contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District. Through this five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Tetra TechShow More Summary

$45B for Spectrum, Oh My!

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction really brought in the cash… After 341 rounds of bidding closed yesterday, the total price tag apparently came to $44.899B, nearly four and a half times the reserve price and twice what observers had been expecting.  … [visit site to read more]

Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline

The US Senate yesterday approved a bill that authorizes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Following the vote — the Senate voted 62 to 36 in favor of building the 1,179-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico — the White House again said President Obama would veto the measure, the New […]

Friday Bytes: NTT, Telefonica, CommScope, Zayo, WOW!

TGIF.  With Metro Connect and the blizzard, there’s been a lot of news this week that I didn’t get to.  Here’s two international items, some vendor M&A, and two metro networking expansion items to review before the weekend gets rolling: … [visit site to read more]

Merck Selects CRedit360’s Sustainability Management Software

Pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck has chosen CRedit360’s software to help improve the consistency of its global sustainability data management and reporting. The German based company, which employs around 39,000 people in 66Show More Summary

Airport Expects Savings Up to $50,000 from CNG Fleet

The Richmond International Airport expects to save between $25,000 and $50,000 per year after converting its fleet to compressed natural gas, according to Green Alternative Systems, which helped the Virginia airport make the switch. This represents a savings of about $1 per gallon compared to diesel fuel. Converting the fleet to CNG also cuts gas […]

ASHRAE Achieves Four Green Globes

ASHRAE’s international headquarters in Atlanta has earned four Green Globes — the highest rating — in addition to its original LEED Platinum rating. Jerry Yudelson, president of Green Building Initiatives, which oversees the green building program, says only 3 percent of projects assessed by GBI achieve four Globes certification. Show More Summary

Currency Depreciation Against the Dollar Affects Oil Importers and Exporters Differently

The appreciation, or increase in value, of USD against most other currencies since last summer can either mitigate or exacerbate the effects of the recent sharp decline in USD-denominated crude oil prices, depending on whether a particular country is a net importer or a net exporter of crude oil. read more

Michael Baker International Wins $50M Environmental Contract

The National Park Service has awarded a five-year, $50 million contract to the Michael Baker International/AMEC team to provide technical environmental support services for the National Park Service’s Park Facility Management Division and Environmental Management Systems program. Show More Summary

Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

Global plastic production continues to rise while recycling lags, according to a Worldwatch Institute report. The report says this trend has been ongoing for more than 50 years — about 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 3.9 percent increase over 2012. And demand for plastic continues to grow. However, recovery […]

CRTC Says Mobile Providers Cannot Give Their Own Content Unfair Advantage

A new ruling published yesterday by the Canadian telecom regulator, CRTC, sets a new limit on how companies owning both media and communication businesses can use television and sports content to bolster their wireless arm of the business. The decision applies specifically to television applications provided by Bell and Videotron. These apps attracted controversy, because [...]

The Unsustainable Nature of T-Mobile’s UnCarrier Philosophy

T-Mobile’s ongoing UnCarrier marketing plan has had one ultimate goal: take the unnecessary confusion out of the wireless industry. Under the watch of eccentric CEO John Legere the company has rolled out several phases of its UnCarrier revolution over the last few years, going as far as to abolish overage fees, early cancellation fees, contracts, [...]

'Unconventional' Accounting From China's Hanergy Solar, Owner of MiaSole, Alta, and Solibro

Li Hejun, the rags-to-riches billionaire CEO of China's Hanergy, has suggested that his firm will be a global leader in solar technology. But reports on the company in a recent Financial Times article indicate some extremely enthusiastic accounting practices, and some signs of desperation. read more

Namedropping: The Many Names of Internet of Things

IoT used to have many names before we settled on Internet of Things. Now we have one name but can’t agree on what it means. Every time I think about the ubiquitously connected environment in which all of us and our ‘things’ now exist...Show More Summary

Titans of IoT: Phil Abram and Tim Nixon, General Motors (VIDEO)

GM is recognized for being at the vanguard of the Connected Car movement, starting with OnStar. Today, GM offers a wide variety of services that enhance the driving experience – including emergency assistance, remote access, real-time...Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 24 - 30 January 2015

I was looking for a graphic to feature this week. There was only one choice: This is Miss Canada 2015's hockey-themed costume for the recent Miss Universe contest. As one wag said, 'It really sticks out!' Yes, Chanel Beckenlehner really scored a hat trick with her fellow Canadians,(look closely to...

Is 2015 The Year Voice Assistants Take Over Your Home?

Voice assistants, which once seemed like a technology from science fiction, have taken over phones. Despite this major advance you have seen anything yet – they might be on the cusp of invading our homes. Two of the largest consumerShow More Summary

This Paper “Slinky” Could Power Internet of Things

Origami that harvests energy from the same effect behind most static electricity could eventually be used to power electronics in a cheap, lightweight, environmentally friendly way. Static electricity usually results from a phenomenon called triboelectricity. Show More Summary

Maui Energy Conference to Examine Consumer View of Energy Utilities

Hawai‘i is seeing a dramatic shift to renewable energy resources driven by electric bills that cost roughly double the national average. On March 25 to 27, the County of Maui in partnership with Maui Economic Development Board will hold...Show More Summary

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