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New Chief Appointed for Arizona Department of Water Resources

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Thomas Buschatzke as director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Texans Urge EPA to Set Strong Smog Pollution Safeguards

Doctors call for life-saving protections at federal EPA hearing in Arlington.

The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) has revealed the three winners of its fifth-annual U.S. Water Prize for 2015.

2015 U.S. Water Prize Winners Announced

The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) has revealed the three winners of its fifth-annual U.S. Water Prize for 2015.

Kerr-McGee, Anadarko Pay $5.15 Billion in Record Settlement

U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest had approved the settlement in November 2014, saying the case arose from a "series of transactions by the Kerr-McGee Corp. that resulted in the spin-off of Tronox, which Kerr-McGee left saddled with the massive environmental and tort liabilities it had accumulated over the course of decades of operating in the chemical, mining, and oil and gas industries, but without sufficient assets with which to address these liabilities."

Call2Recycle, Inc., which bills itself as "North America

North American Battery Recycling Leader's Collections Still Growing

"Since we measure our success by weight, this latest year of growth is even more impressive given that consumer batteries are getting smaller, lighter, and lasting longer than in previous years,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle, Inc.

ABB and Solar Impulse have formed an alliance ahead of the plane’s historic round-the-world journey, championing the role of innovation and technology in reducing resource consumption.

Solar Impulse and ABB Prepare for Round-the-World Flight

ABB and Solar Impulse have formed an alliance ahead of the plane’s historic round-the-world journey, championing the role of innovation and technology in reducing resource consumption.

Louisville Unveils All-Electric Buses for Public Transportation

Earlier this week, Louisville began ZeroBus service, an all-electric, zero emissions fleet of buses that will be providing free rides downtown. The new buses have replaced diesel-powered trolleys.

A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.

50 Most Green Colleges Recognized

A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.

Texas Commission Appoints New Oil and Gas Division Chief

Based in Austin, the Oil and Gas Division regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas.

January is National Radon Action Month

The EPA has assigned January as National Radon Action Month and recommends radon testing to help protect you and your family in your home from the toxic gas.

Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.

Exploring the Natural Hazards of 2014

Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.

Adopting High-Tech Innovations Pays Off, but Can Have Glitches

Despite setbacks at earlier communities, Mutual Housing California chose many innovative technologies for their latest addition, a 62-home community for agricultural workers on 3.28 acres in Woodland, Calif.

The spilled oil has already spread to 500 square kilometers of the forest and would have a long-term adverse effect on its biodiversity, including fish and animals, in the affected areas, according to a study conducted by the Environment Science Department of Khulna University.

Unique Biodiversity of Bangladesh's Sundarbans Forest is Threatened

A Khulna University team's study reveals the food chain of aquatic species living in the Sundarbans has been severely disrupted by the December 2014 Sela River oil spill.

Fort Smith, Ark. Agrees to Sewer System Upgrades

The city government has pledged to come into compliance with the Clean Water Act after years of releasing untreated sewage from its municipal sewage system.

Environmental groups lost their appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in trying to get EPA to address spent lead shot.

Environmental Groups Lose Spent Shot Appeal

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled unanimously Dec. 23 that EPA cannot regulate spent lead bullets and shot.

New Chief Selected for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

"Abigail Hopper's knowledge of the energy sector, experience working with a wide variety of stakeholders, and her legal expertise will be valuable assets to the bureau and the department as we continue to ensure the safe and responsible development of our domestic energy and mineral resources and stand up an offshore wind program," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said.

The 2015 NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 is one of the events covered by the league

NHL to Offset League's Total Carbon Footprint

The National Hockey League announced a new partnership with Constellation, an energy and services company, that makes the company its official preferred energy provider. The league calls it the most significant environmental partnership of any sports league in the world.

FAA Showing Off NextGen at JFK

The agency has installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 so passengers can see how the technology will work to enhance their flying experience--making it safer, faster, and cleaner for the environment.

A new economic and policy analysis concludes that the hydraulic fracturing (HF) or “fracking” being done in Texas is adding to the state’s overuse of its water resources, but is only part of the state’s water problem.

Student Study Reveals Fracking in Texas Could Intensify Texas’ Water Shortages

A new economic and policy analysis concludes that the hydraulic fracturing (HF) or “fracking” being done in Texas is adding to the state’s overuse of its water resources, but is only part of the state’s water problem.

DOJ Announces Conviction in Oil Discharge Case

Matthaios Fafalios, 64, a resident of Greece, was convicted in connection with his actions prior to and during a U.S. Coast Guard boarding of the vessel M/V Trident Navigator in January 2014.

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