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XPRIZE and NRDC Team Up to Tackle Ocean Acidification

The two organizations sponsor a $2 million competition aimed at saving our oceans.

Chemical Storage Containers to Aid Ohio Meth Lab Cleanups

And the number of labs being seized this year is up significantly, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reported.

EPA Unveils Online Database on Chemicals' Safety

ChemView displays health and safety data, making it possible to compare chemicals by use and by health or environmental effects, and it allows searches by chemical name or Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, use, hazard effect, or regulatory action

Lake Okeechobee in Florida Puts Pressure on Local Residents

To prevent a spillover and possible flooding, Florida takes extreme measures.

King County, Wash. Passes Rx Drug Take-Back Law

Puts lid on flushed and trashed prescription meds that poison the environment

It Pays to Go Green in Maryland

Maryland, EPA, Chesapeake Bay Trust Provide $3.4 Million for Green Infrastructure Program

Safeway Agrees to Reduce Emissions

"This first-of-its-kind settlement will benefit all Americans by cutting emissions of ozone-depleting substances across Safeway's national supermarket chain," added Robert G. Dreher, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division.

The U.S. and Sweden Launch Grand Challenge for Development to Secure Water for Food

The program to fund and accelerate scientific and technological innovations to manage water in developing and emerging countries.

The International Ultraviolet Association Honors the NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The department receives an award for UV Engineering Project of the Year.

They Will Survive

Forest rangers and biologists placing sprinklers around sequoias threatened by Rim Fire likely serves public opinion more than trees.

Industrial Facilities Must File Chemical Release Reports Electronically Beginning in 2014

The EPA finalizes a rule that requires companies to report chemical releases electronically.

Pennsylvania Proposes New Oil and Gas Regulations

The Environmental Quality Board approves a plan that will make regulations on oil and gas activity stronger.

Australian Company Bent on Solving Coal Plants' C02 Emissions Woes

Chemical company Orica, along with the Australian and the New South Wales Governments, will fund the construction of a CO2 mineral carbonation research pilot plant at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

BSEE, DOE Collaborating on Offshore R&D

The agencies' memorandum of collaboration continues their work to make oil and gas exploration safer and more environmentally sustainable, officials said.

Gardeners BeeWare

EPA issues new label guidelines for pesticides and "bee-friendly" plants kill more bees.

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