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XPX team innovates solar power comm system

With the help of 3-D printing and community partnerships, the Plans and Programs innovation team at McConnell Air Force Base created a portable, solar-powered communications system.

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XPX team innovates solar power comm system
STORMWATER STRAIGHT TALK: The Most Common Water Pollutant? Sediment!

Sediment is often overlooked as a water contaminant because it is everywhere in the environment. However, the United States Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.

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STORMWATER STRAIGHT TALK: The Most Common Water Pollutant? Sediment!
Army researchers hope to lighten Soldiers' battery load

A Soldier tests a photovoltaic Solar Panel Harvester during an energy-harvesting technology demonstration. Increased energy demands will soon result in an increase in the quantity of batteries Soldiers must carry on dismounted patrols.

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Army researchers hope to lighten Soldiers' battery load
West Point professor's research hopes to bolster Army's energy efficiency, save lives

A visiting West Point professor at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is studying ways that the Army can bolster energy efficiency and, in turn, save lives abroad.

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West Point professor's research hopes to bolster Army's energy efficiency, save lives
Shipyard receives 11th consecutive energy award

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has been named as a recipient of the 2018 Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award, receiving a gold-level award.

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Shipyard receives 11th consecutive energy award
Making a difference: Man dedicates career, life to environmental restoration

Jose Hurtado, program manager for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's environmental restoration division, manages environmental restoration projects to ensure cleanup milestones are met and has been involved in Air Force restoration efforts since 2000. 

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Making a difference: Man dedicates career, life to environmental restoration
Streamlining Environmental Permitting and Agency Approvals for Infrastructure Projects

There are several initiatives to reduce processing time for permits and approvals while ensuring a thorough environmental review.  These include implementation of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and of Executive Order 13807 titled "Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects."  A new DENIX site is now available on these developments with links to more detailed information.

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Streamlining Environmental Permitting and Agency Approvals for Infrastructure Projects