Pioneer Environmetal hires Perry, Prasch

first_imgPioneer Environmental Associates, LLC. (Pioneer) of Vergennes, Vermont is pleased to announce the following additions to the staff of the firm. Mr. Ameddia Meddie Perry has joined the firm as Senior Hydrogeologist. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science & Biology from St. Lawrence University, in Canton New York, Mr. Perrys Vermont-based expertise is in water supply development, wastewater management, environmental investigations, and surface water investigations. As Senior Hydrogeologist at Pioneer, Mr. Perry will manage projects focusing on the development, testing, and management of public and private drinking water systems; hydrogeologic evaluation of wastewater disposal systems and surface water assessments involving studies of water flow and water quality.In addition, Mr. Daniel J. Prasch has joined Pioneer as Wetland Scientist. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Mr. Praschs expertise is related to the ecology and management of wetlands and other aquatic systems, and he has extensive professional experience conducting wetland/stream delineations, GPS surveying, and reporting and preparation of permit applications. Mr. Praschs responsibilities at Pioneer include management of projects involving wetland delineations, functional evaluations, botanical surveys; assessment of cumulative impacts to wetlands/surface waters; the delineation/assessment of atypical wetlands that have been converted or disturbed; the development and implementation of wetland restoration plans; GIS analyses, and Natural Resource Inventories.The expertise of both Mr. Perry and Mr. Prasch will enable the continued excellence and advancement in the environmental consulting work done at Pioneer.last_img read more

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Wildfires rage in California, stoked by extreme heat in US West

first_imgOfficials in Madera County issued evacuation orders and urged the county’s 157,000 residents to leave if they felt unsafe.A hiker who had just embarked on a multi-day trip when the Creek Fire broke out and had to find a way out of the blaze shared the harrowing experience on social media.”We’re safe and we’re out, but wow, we hiked our way out of the #CreekFire yesterday,” Asha Karim posted on Twitter https://twitter.com/ashasquasha/status/1303003437626318850.San Francisco-based power provider PG&E Corp warned customers on Monday in 21 counties, mostly in the Sierra Foothills, that their power might be shut off as a safety measure because of the extreme high and dry winds. Three large wildfires continued to burn in California as a record-breaking heat wave lingered across large swaths of the western United States on Monday.The Creek Fire, which has engulfed the Fresno area in central California and caused the emergency evacuation over the weekend of more than 200 people vacationing at a popular reservoir, was still 0% contained as of Monday afternoon, fire officials said.The blaze, growing under “extreme weather conditions,” had devoured nearly 79,000 acres (32,000 hectares) of land, while a cause remained under investigation, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said in a statement. Topics :center_img A fire in San Bernardino County, southeast of Los Angeles, that officials said was caused by a pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party, kept burning through the night and was 7% contained as of Monday morning.East of San Diego in Southern California, nearly 400 firefighters battled the Valley Fire, which burned more than 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares)in Cleveland National Forest. Video shared on social media showed firefighters dousing the flames, the air thick with ash and fire embers.The blaze was at only 1% containment as officials issued more evacuation orders on Monday afternoon and announced the deployment of military aircraft to help fight the rapidly spreading flames.Late on Sunday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego counties due to the wildfires, which also prompted the US Forest Service to temporarily close some national forests including the Sierra National Forest, the Angeles National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest.The California Independent Systems Operator, which runs most of the state’s power grid, again urged consumers to cut back on energy consumption and said it was monitoring wildfires throughout the state threatening power lines.”Temperatures are expected to be above normal statewide for the third consecutive day, driving up electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use,” it said in a statement. last_img read more

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Neptune Energy Wraps Up Integration with Former VNG Norge

first_imgNeptune Energy has completed the integration with the former VNG Norge business. The integrated business, ‘Neptune Energy Norge’, will become the operator of the Fenja field development project in the Norwegian Sea, the company informed.As of December 04, 2018 the merger between Neptune Energy Norge and VNG Norge was completed.The entire business of former VNG Norge, including participating interests in production licenses, operatorships and employees, have now been merged into Neptune Energy Norge.Fenja (PL 586), an oil and gas field under development in the Norwegian Sea, is Neptune’s first operated development project in Norway. It lies 120 km north of Kristiansund, with estimated recoverable resources in excess of 100 million barrels oil equivalent (Pil reservoir).The field is a subsea development with tie-back to Njord A and the first oil is targeted for 2021.Anne Botne, country director for Neptune Energy, said: “The transaction and integration of former VNG Norge adds a strong team as well as competitive growth assets to our portfolio on the Norwegian continental shelf. Fenja is our first development project in Norway. It will feature innovative solutions enabling production through long distance tiebacks to existing infrastructure, thus capturing value and reducing emissions in line with our strategy. By leveraging Neptune Energy’s operational experience and existing contracts, we aim to realize additional opportunities and synergies from Fenja to our two other operated development projects in Norway, Cara and P1 in the North Sea.”The organisation will be led by managing director Odin Estensen as of January 02, 2019.last_img read more

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