In a study of 31 Boston offices, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants now banned internationally by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants were detected in every office tested.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined TMW Corporation $100,000, for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act discovered at the company’s facility, Crown Chrome Plating, a division of TMW Corporation, during an inspection conducted by EPA in April 2009.
California's Butte College is the first college in the history of the United States to go 'grid positive,' meaning that it will generate more electricity from its solar arrays than it consumes and will deliver power back to the electric grid.
Green chemistry is the expansive discipline that is evolving in response to a wide array of challenges and, according to a new report from Pike Research, represents a market opportunity that will grow from $2.8 billion in 2011 to $98.5 billion by 2020.
Summer is here and the hot weather can cause ozone levels to rise, making the air unhealthy to breathe, especially for people with asthma or other respiratory ailments. On days like today and throughout the hot summer months, it’s important to pay close attention to air quality.
Texas A&M University has set its goals high – including being recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency and sustainability.
Clean-technology companies, industrial users and research institutions in Germany and Switzerland have together founded Hydrothermale Carbonisierung e.V. The aim of the association is to promote the use of hydrothermal carbonization.
Six projects in four states will receive nearly $7.5 million over two years to advance next-generation designs for wind turbine drivetrains.
The "Economic Impacts of Restoration Calculator for Oregon Counties" helps restoration practitioners better forecast the economic impacts of field-based restoration spending.
Computer science researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of San Francisco have developed an automated energy-management system that monitors energy generation and consumption in off-grid and grid-tied homes that use solar energy or wind power.
As Americans across the country hit the road for the Fourth of July weekend, many families are struggling to deal with the burden of high fuel prices. One key tip is often left off fuel-saving checklists: buying the right tires can significantly improve a car's fuel efficiency.
The study found that drought conditions make some chemicals in the environment more toxic to fish and other aquatic life.
EPA issued fuel pump labeling and other requirements for gasoline blends containing more than 10 and up to 15 percent ethanol, known as E15.
Detailed analysis of the May 24 limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri found contamination at levels typically found in the Mississippi River in nine samples of collected water.
Situated on the rooftop of an industrial building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Gotham Greens' state-of-the-art greenhouse facility has harvested and delivered the first of its 100 annual tons of premium quality, pesticide-free vegetables and herbs.
Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand — a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world — into a "supersand" with five times the filtering capacity of regular sand.
A new federal partnership aims to stimulate regional and local economies, create local jobs, improve quality of life, and protect Americans’ health by revitalizing urban waterways in under-served communities across the country.
More than anything else, CO2 emissions that cause climate change are dependent upon how much goods and services people consume, not where they live.
The requirements establish limits on nitrogen oxides emissions and require the use of fuel with lower sulfur content, protecting people’s health and the environment by reducing ozone-producing pollution, which can cause smog and aggravate asthma.
Development of disease resistance among Chesapeake Bay oysters calls for a shift in oyster-restoration strategies within the Bay and its tributaries.