The National Institute of Standards and Technology is converting one of its laboratories into a small office building to try out smart software technologies that will be designed to reduce energy use in commercial buildings.
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory explores the conversion of lignin into renewable chemicals, fuels, and materials that could help sustain the energy economy.
In federal court yesterday, the EPA decreed that ExxonMobil will pay nearly $1.5 million in fines for a Clean Water Act violation that ultimately led to a Louisiana oil spill more than two years ago.
Though many states are making headway in the realm of waste reduction, there are many cities that have decided to take matters into their own hands.
- By Kevin Rossignol
- Aug 21, 2014
The EPA has announced $11 million in funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield properties across the United States.
Associate Professor Karl Vernes from the University of New England, Australia, is undertaking research into these mysterious water sources and the habits of the animals that use them in a bid to conserve the unique ecosystems of a region which is facing the strains of mass development and tourism.
A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.
After the BC mine catastrophe earlier this week, Alaskans are asking the EPA to finalize mine waste restrictions in order to protect their fishery.
Every country faces growing problems of scarce water, poor sanitation, and soil erosion, the 2014 Human Development Report states.
A new ruling in the Georgia Court of Appeals states that all waters are to be protected by 25-foot vegetative buffers under Georgia law.
Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms.
- By Rob Thieler, Jordan S. Read, Hilary Stockdon
- Jul 21, 2014
EU countries would ban burying recyclable waste in landfills after 2025 and recycle 70 percent of municipal waste and 80 percent of packaging by 2030.
A team of researchers has developed a new lithium ion battery from sand, resulting in a battery three times more powerful than the standard.
A new study shows that nearly half of earthquakes in central and eastern United States have occurred in areas of high-rate water disposal.
The EPA is proposing updates be made to air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, which would reduce methane emissions and overall pollution.
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveals that 10 percent of all beaches in the U.S. do not meet the EPA’s water quality requirements. The report also recognized 35 clean or “superstar” beaches and 17 “repeat offenders” that desperately need clean water protection.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the final listing of three cockatoo species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA
In order to better discover water contaminants in drinking water, the EPA has approved 21 alternative analytical methods to record levels of contaminants and determine compliance with regulations.
A pilot program of a public transit energy storage system (ESS) has been launched in Pennsylvania. The program would make the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority a producer of energy, rather than an energy consumer.
Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the nation's streams as a result of human activities, according to a new USGS study. Excessive dissolved-solids concentrations in water can have adverse effects on the environment and on agricultural, domestic, municipal, and industrial water users.
- By Ethan Alpern
- Jun 16, 2014