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Comments Due on Permit for Utah City's Membrane Bioreactor

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permit for the facility, which will replace an existing lagoon system.

KYDEP's Outreach Aims to Clean Up Pharmaceutical Disposal

The state agency released a guidance document and an online learning module this month that cover available collection programs and appropriate disposal methods.

Mobile App Could Save Marine Communities

A researcher from Texas A&M University has simplified the task of counting shellfish by creating a cellphone app that uses GPS, making tracking over-harvested populations of the species simpler than ever. The app may one day help scientists track other marine life.

Large Diameter Slipline Completed in Milwaukee

Large Diameter Slipline Completed in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, like many cities, is working to upgrade and separate their complex sewer system. As part of the upgrade, a 4,500-foot section of an existing combined sewer was identified as needing rehabilitation.

New Jersey Wastewater Systems Getting an Overhaul

After Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey last year, wastewater collection and treatment systems are still in need of repair. It was announced earlier this week that Nassau County Department of Public Works selected a joint venture to help stabilize, design, and rebuild those wastewater systems.

U.S. Army Moving Fast on Renewables

Honeywell and Siemens are among 13 companies chosen by the Army Corps of Engineers to build biomass-fueled energy projects. Their selection completed the first round for all four technologies, including geothermal, solar, and wind companies.

China Gets Plasma Thermal Waste Destruction System

PEAT International has successfully commissioned a Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery (PTDR) systems in Shanghai, China. The system was designed to deconstruct medical waste and oil refinery sludge.

See How Your Country’s Energy Statistics Stack Up

The International Energy Agency’s 2013 edition of the Key World Energy Statistics is now available for download. The booklet shows the energy consumption, production, and transformation in more than 140 countries.

No Nuke Materials

Shortage of Ingredient May Cause Power Disruption

Last Year, Fracking in the US Created a Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste Water

Research shows damage to air quality and possible radiation risks also occur.

Recovering Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings for Reuse

Why drilling mud is an essential component of the drilling process.

Ms. Zavodskaya conducts one of the experiments testing the plant

Research Finds Plants Hold the Key to Cleaning Tough Polluted Waters

The Samara State Technical University research involves water phytoremediation with the use of Myriophyllum Verticillatum.

Shorebird Added to Endangered Species List

The rufa red knot, a shorebird the size of a robin, has been listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the announcement on Friday, September 27.

Ominous Forecast

Recent IPCC report sites human influence cause of global warming

The Next Big Workforce: Nuclear Energy

The DOE puts $60 million into training then next generation’s nuclear energy leaders.

Will They Drill?

Whether or not the federal Bureau of Land Management will drill into The San Rafael Swell - a prized geological formation in Utah - remains an area of strong concern.

Adding Insult to Injury

300,000 gallons of sewage and 233,000 gallons of molasses dumped in Hawaii’s waters.

McCarthy, Moniz Discussing Climate Action Plan Today

The EPA administrator and secretary of energy will participate in a White House Google+ Hangout starting at 12:15 p.m. EDT.

EPA Proposes New Clean Air Act Standard

Limits C02 emissions on new power plants

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