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'World's Greenest Commercial Building' Opening April 22

The grand opening ceremony for Seattle's Bullitt Center is set for Earth Day 2013.

Recycling Tires May Produce Synthetic Fuels and More

In a new European project, researchers are investigating how tires can be recycled and turned into synthetic fuels and other useful materials.

Hawaii Streetlights Threaten Endangered Animals

The Department of Justice is gathering evidence to file criminal charges against the state.

Severe Precipitation Caused by Global Warming

As greenhouses gases in the atmosphere continue to rise, intense precipitation will become even more intense, according to a new NOAA-led study that has been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Water Report Helps Utilities Conserve Energy, Decrease Emissions

The latest report from the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) measures energy use and greenhouse gas emissions produced by water utilities.

Taking on Indoor Air Quality with New Handheld Monitors

By using handheld ozone monitors, companies can measure the most common indoor quality parameters: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, VOCs, temperature, and humidity.

Gift of Solar Unveiled at Austin Children's Shelter

Texas Representative Mark Strama joins Austin community leaders to highlight the positive impact of solar energy on the city and state at the Austin Children’s Shelter unveiling.

High Temperature Superconducting Technology for Next-Generation Power Generation a Success

GE’s superconductive technology research offers advantages in efficiency, size, mass, and weight reductions when compared with conventional machines. The impact on energy production from alternative energy sources could be substantial.



New Environmentally Friendly Chemicals for Oil and Gas Production

By studying new classes of low-dosage hydrate inhibitors, a researcher from the University of Stavanger (UiS) developed new and more environmentally-friendly chemicals that can be used in oil and gas production.

New Cleaner Fuel and Cars Standards Proposed

The EPA has proposed new standards for both cars and fuels that will help reduce pollution and improve efficiency in vehicles.

NREL Economic Study Identifies Benefits Relative to Transmission and Generation Infrastructure across State Lines

The Wyoming Project shows how transmission and generation infrastructure originating in Wyoming could result in significant benefits for Colorado.

Volcano Studied by Unmanned Aircrafts

Three repurposed and unmanned aircrafts have been modified by NASA researchers in order to study the sulfur dioxide plume of the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica.

N.S. Industrial & Design makes the Revolution 360™ waste and recycling receptacles.

Vermont Schools Agency Selects Ergonomic Receptacles

N.S. Industrial & Design's Revolution 360™ series receptacles eliminate bag liner overlap, according to the company.

Tiny Sea Creatures Keeping Marine Ecosystems Healthy

In a new study from the Virginia Institute of Science and the USGS, small sea creatures that are about the size of a thumbtack help protect seagrasses and other sea life from an overpopulation of algae.

Coal Use on the Rise

According to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the use of coal and the emissions that come along with it were increasing by the end of 2012.

The Effects of Pharmaceutical Pollution on Water Quality

A new study suggests that more research is needed in order to find the complete impacts pharmaceutical pollution has on aquatic life and water quality.

Egypt to Get First Zero Liquid Discharge Plant

The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO) has entered into a contract with Aquatech to provide a water treatment facility, which will also include the first Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) plant for Egypt.

Train Derails, Spills Thousands of Gallons of Oil

A Canadian Pacific train derailed on Wednesday in western Minnesota, spilling approximately 30,000 gallons of oil. A 26,000 gallon tank ruptured and two other tanks were leaking oil as a result of the derailment.

West Nile Virus Grants Awarded in Pennsylvania

As part of the West Nile Virus Control program, more than $2.2 million in grants has been given to 26 counties across Pennsylvania.

How the Cropping Industry Can Reduce Emissions

The USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) are providing ways for farmers in the Dakotas and Montana to reduce their emissions by using agricultural practices such as tillage and cropping sequences.

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