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BSEE Researcher Highlights Current Research Projects

Kristi McKinney, a research specialist in the federal agency's Oil Spill Response Division, spoke last month at the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association’s annual seminar.

Thousands of Acres Preserved in South Carolina

More than 4,000 acres of land, including 2,000 acres of wetlands, will be preserved in South Carolina thanks to a wetland mitigation approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Federal Court Ruling Protects Appalachian Waters

A federal appeals court has sided with the EPA to uphold a policy to scrutinize pollution from severe mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, helping protect the waters and surrounding communities.

IARC Report Prioritizes Agents, Exposures for Evaluating Carcinogenic Risks

Among those listed as high priority for the years 2015-2019 are multi-walled carbon nanotubes, welding and welding fumes, and occupational exposure to pesticides.

WV DEP: Cleanups Removed 300 Tons of Trash

West Virginians are proud of their state and its beauty and understand the importance of keeping it clean," said Danny Haught, chief of the Department of Environmental Protection's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan, which oversees the programs.

Nine Proposals Received for Unleaded General Aviation Gas

The Federal Aviation Administration hopes to work with industry to produce a new unleaded fuel by 2018.

Acidity Decreasing in Rivers

A USGS study shows that rivers across the United States are less acidic due to a decrease in atmospheric deposition, industrial waste, and mine drainage.

EPA Releases Tool to Help Communities Be More Flood Resilient

The agency has released a tool to help communities better prepare for, deal with and recover from floods.



DOJ Announces Wastewater Plant Settlement

The settlement will resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Queens Environmental Center Wins Design Award

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Design Commission President Signe Nielsen honored 10 public works projects in the city's five boroughs July 7 with the 32nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Design.

NRC Extends Comment Period on LLRW Program Changes

The agency's staff will develop an updated strategic assessment of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program, revising the alternative future disposal scenarios specified in the prior, 2007 strategic assessment.

Hundreds of Pennsylvania Homes Protected After Mine Cleanup

The Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania has completed a $5.6 million mine reclamation project which will help protect more than 100 homes near the mine.

Cincinnati School Receives Environmental Grant

The Ohio EPA has given more than $36,000 for an environmental education grant that will allow students in Cincinnati to learn environmental science while also restoring Salway Park as part of a community service project.

Organic Crops Boost Biodiversity

A new international project studied biodiversity in agriculture, and the research team discovered that farming practices and the number of habitats play a large role in obtaining that biodiversity.

Energy Department Invests Millions in Clean Energy Ventures

The Energy Department has invested more than $3 million to aid small businesses and entrepreneur communities that are working toward clean energy.

Geothermal Power Costs and Benefits Examined

The Geothermal Energy Association released a new paper that explores the public economic costs and benefits of geothermal energy.

New Harmony Wins Green Award from Structural Engineers Association

New Harmony Mutual Housing Community in Davis recently won another green award in sustainable design for its structural engineers, Sacramento-based Barrish Pelham and Associates, Inc.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Installs Fast-Charge Stations for Electric Vehicles

With the help of Nissan and ABB, Inc., the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has installed two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on their campus.

EU Reports Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 percent decrease cut emissions to 19.2 percent below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 percent reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline.

Washington DC to Improve Water Efficiency and Management

Officials from DC Water today joined Veolia Chair and CEO Antoine Frérot in launching a new consultative partnership model called Peer Performance Solutions to target up to $12 million in annual savings, helping mitigate costs for DC Water ratepayers while implementing process improvements and operational efficiencies.

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