8/29/2013

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) rule for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) located near Page, Arizona to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the coal-fired power plant. EPA’s proposal would require Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to be installed and operational by 2023. This would cost at least $500 million and perhaps as much as $1.1 billion.

8/22/2013

A pressurized water broom that cleans patios and driveways, saving nearly 250,000 gallons of water over its lifetime. . .an x-ray film processing unit that recycles more than 90 percent of the one million gallons a typical machine uses in a year. . . a mobile application for smart phones and tablets that helps consumers choose water-saving plants for home landscapes.

8/16/2013

Water has long been a precious desert resource—so much so, that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation studies conditions year round, reporting 24-month projections via its monthly Operation Plan for Colorado System Reservoirs 24-Month Study . The potential for "shortage” has been around for quite a while, but the latest study released this week brings that word a bit closer to reality—indicating the possibility that Central Arizona Project (CAP) water deliveries will be reduced as early as 2016.

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