A new study of grasslands suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies.
Researchers from McGill University have found that the salt in the ocean’s surface has been steadily reducing since the 1950’s, which prevents the warmer waters underneath from mixing and cooling back down as it should.
As long as the sun is shining, a solar electric system will continue to produce electricity. Unfortunately, winter conditions can also cause potential problems for solar power.
- By Ryan McNeill
- Mar 06, 2014
Six categories of plastic packaging have been found to reduce energy use and emissions in a new study.
Marking World Wildlife Day, INTERPOL's Environmental Security Sub-directorate will present a summary of two law enforcement reports on wildlife crime.
The settlement of a lawsuit filed against EPA by community groups in Texas and Louisiana requires EPA to take action by the end of 2014 to review outdated formulas and require more accurate reporting of toxic emissions from U.S. refineries and chemical plants.
Based in Quebec, the company is the first Canadian manufacturer to join the EPA program that encourages food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions.
After much debate on the safety of shipping oil by train, federal regulators have created a list of voluntary measures transporters can use to help reduce the risks of accidents occurring on rail shipments.
Although accidents are rare, transporting crude oil and natural gas poses major risks for human habitation areas and water bodies, regardless of how they are moved.
- By Douglas C. Toland
- Feb 24, 2014
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located in the Mojave Desert, began operations last week after several years of planning and construction. To date, the plant is the largest of its kind and reportedly generates 30 percent of all solar energy developed in the United States.
"We are excited to share the California experience and technical expertise gained from our early actions to reduce emissions and save fuel from the heaviest trucks via our California tractor-trailer greenhouse gas program over the last six years," said Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols.
The Potomac Water Filtration Plant has been sued for dumping more than 30 million pounds of sediment and aluminum into the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay over a four-year period.
As people and corporations alike are becoming more environmentally conscious with each passing year, businesses around the globe are finding ways their stores can leave less of a carbon footprint.
- By Lindsay Page
- Feb 05, 2014
The agency's standards for nuclear power operations date to 1977 and are the earliest radiation rules it has developed.
Ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, he has played a leading role in enacting major environmental and health laws for decades.
The Pacific Coast Action Plan could be an effective blueprint for locally driven climate and energy policy. Will it be implemented in 2014?
- By Hillary Hoffmann, Andrew Minikowski
- Jan 27, 2014
As the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline starts to flow this week, residents around the route will be using cameras from the Texas Pipeline Watch to monitor and document all activity of the pipeline.
The recent fracking boom may do more harm than good for the climate if the U.S. EPA doesn’t do a better job of regulating methane releases. Even if it does, will cheap natural gas displace cleaner energy options like wind and solar?
- By Patrick Parenteau, David Scott
- Jan 22, 2014
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Jan. 17 proclaimed a state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare in the face of the driest year on record.
This new interim policy means that a chronic toxic effect could occur across a 24 hour period of time and any average 24-hour exposure measurement above the RfC is cause for prompt action. This is unprecedented and scientifically indefensible.
- By David R. Gillay
- Jan 15, 2014