U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, along with State Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr., and various federal state and local officials, along with private sector representatives participated in a tour and celebration of the ReGenesis Project, a successful collaboration credited with revitalizing Spartanburg, and the surrounding community.
USDA Announces Funding for Smart Grid and 1,000 miles of line on 80th Anniversary of Rural Electrification
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or improve 1,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperative utilities in four states.
Minneapolis, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Camden, Hartford, St Louis (MO) Pine Ridge (SD) & Low Country of South Carolina earn designation
The Obama Administration announced eight additional Promise Zones across the country, including six cities, one rural area, and one tribal community. Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community. Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the country's most vulnerable areas.
Construction Industry Finds Success with ACH Foam Technologies’ EPS Geofoam in Diverse Applications
ACH Technologies’ Foam-Control EPS Geofoam is best known for its use on roadway and embankment projects. An engineered lightweight material made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam with high compressive strengths and predictable material performance, Foam-Control EPS Geofoam has become an indispensable material for civil infrastructure. The reasons for its popularity are countless: the material has high compressive resistance, it reduces lateral and bearing loads, and saves labor and project costs. At about one-percent the weight of traditional earth materials, this cellular plastic material has a high compressive resistance up to 18.6 psi at 1% deformation.
Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award Winner Focuses on Quality, Accessibility and Demand
Chalmers R. Carr III, owner and president of Titan Farms in Ridge Springs, S.C., is the recipient of the inaugural Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award. Carr was presented the award at the 2015 Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience in Phoenix.
Green Assets and Brookgreen Gardens Earn Carbon Credits for Forest Conservation Efforts
Green Assets, Inc., a leading forest carbon offset developer, has been awarded carbon offset credits for its forest conservation project of more than 4,400 acres of land owned and managed by world-renowned Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.