Ecosystem Restoration

EPA Recently Raises Civil Monetary Penalties

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) catalyzed numerous changes throughout the years. But one of the most recent and significant modifications includes increment of civil monetary penalties that are monitored under federal environmental laws.Modifications in civil monetary penalties?EPA proceeded with an interim final rule on 1 July, 2016 which [...]

Report: US Power Sector CO2 Levels Down to 1990 Levels

A new NRDC report shares a positive picture about “reduced emissions” of major air pollutants like carbon dioxide, mercury, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by nation’s 100 electric power producers, accounting for 85 percent of US’s power production. These include top names like Duke, Southern, Exelon and many others.While total [...]

Port of Houston Poised for Big Growth

With hopes for a bright future and thriving watercourse, the initial evaluation and research for the new Houston Ship Channel Expansion Channel Improvement study is underway. This potential mega-project represents a great opportunity to modernize the Houston shipping channels and help assure that the Port of Houston continues to serve its community, provide [...]

Big Data and Environmental Management Systems

Environmental concerns are real business challenges. However, in today’s world, these concerns have enlarged to include not only the risk/cost side of the balance sheet but the “how do I make ‘green’ ($) from the green” side, as well.Big data is defined as the set of information assets characterized by volume, velocity and variety that require [...]

RSA and 360factors FREE Dredge Best Practices Seminar on 23 April

The La Quinta Channel Dredging Project celebrated it first year anniversary of completion this February. A dredging project of this magnitude involved extending the channel approximately 1.4 miles (with a depth of 39 feet) and constructing an ecosystem restoration feature for the protection of endangered species, wetlands and seagrass.This dredging proje [...]