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National Park Conservation Vacations Available to More Volunteers this Year

American Conservation Experience has expanded its “Volunteer Vacations” program making experiences usually reserved for AmeriCorps service members or long-term volunteers accessible to more people.

Renewable Energy Program Could Make Fracking and Biofuels Obsolete

Project Volt Gas Volt, a new green program, shows the potential of storing renewable energy in surplus, which could make nuclear energy, natural gas, fracking, and biofuels seem like energy sources from the past.

Two Rules Proposed for Improved Formaldehyde Exposure Protection

The EPA proposed two rules last week, which will help to better protect Americans from formaldehyde exposure. The harmful chemical can cause adverse health effects such as respiratory symptom and cancer.

River Network Celebrates Silver Anniversary and a Successful River Rally

River Network, the leading conservation organization for the river and watershed community in the United States, commemorates its 25th anniversary this year, and just wrapped up a successful 14th annual River Rally in St. Louis, Missouri.

Company to Recycle Produced Water with Evaporation Technology

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. will be recycling 98 percent of its produced water with GE’s evaporation technology, which will also help the company conserve water and reduce operational costs.

Huge Wal-Mart CWA Settlement Announced

"As one of the largest retailers in the United States, Wal-Mart is responsible not only for the stock on its shelves, but also for the significant amount of hazardous materials that result from damaged products returned by customers," said Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

Drones Used for Environmental and Wildlife Protection Accessible by Tablets

Professional micro civil drones from Lehmann Aviation are now available with a touchscreen tablet running under Windows8 Operating System. The new innovative software helps to immediately process all flight data on a touchscreen tablet, laptop, or desktop PC.

Larger Coastal Zones May be In the Works for Lake Erie

The Pennsylvania DEP may be expanding the coastal zones for parts of Lake Erie across the state. The expansion will include all of the area watersheds that travel into the lake.



Study Explores Environmental and Health Impacts of Lithium Batteries for Electric Vehicles

In a new study, researchers are assessing the life cycle of batteries in order to find ways to reduce global warming emissions and address nanotechnology innovations that could improve the overall performance of the batteries.

Two Volcanoes Currently Erupting in Alaska

Scientists are monitoring and providing alerts on Pavlof and Cleveland, two of the most active volcanoes in Alaska.

Habitat for Humanity Japan to Provide Solar Power to Tsunami-Affected Families

The first non-profit organization in Japan will be installing solar power panels to help support families that were affected by the 2011 tsunami. The project will be kicked off in a ceremony this Thursday, May 30.

Global Water Shortages Likely Within Two Generations

In the United States, 210 million people live near a diminishing water source.

Amphibian Study is Bad News

"Even though these declines seem small on the surface, they are not," said USGS ecologist Michael Adams, the lead author of the study. "Small numbers build up to dramatic declines with time."

West Virginia Farm Fights EPA Fines

The farm was fined for polluting local water, but a new study suggests the EPA might be wrong.

Community Benefitted by Earth Day Dallas

The third-annual Earth Day Dallas festival, April 20-21, celebrated Earth Day by employing green practices at the event and inspiring attendees and exhibitors to incorporate conservation efforts in their own lives.

Available Environmental Health & Safety Courses for Fall

Fall 2013 classes in Environment Health and Safety are now available for enrollment at UC Davis.

South African Solar Market to Receive Photovoltaic Inverters

ABB, a power and automation technology group, plans to start production of central inverters in South Africa to support the rapidly growing local photovoltaic (PV) market and local content requirements.

Texas Power Plant Gets New Water Treatment Technology

By using GE technology, a power plant in Texas has saved more than $1 million a year in operational expenses since 2010. The plant has recently been honored with GE’s Return on Environment Award.

Chemicals in Consumer Products Discussed on Capitol Hill

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) held a forum yesterday with Congressman Tim Murphy, chemical industry leaders, and stakeholders to discuss the ACC’s new Responsible Care Product Safety Code.

World’s Largest Solar Boat Coming to U.S. in June

On Monday, June 3, MS Turanor PlanetSolar will be making its way to the Sunset Harbour Yacht Club in Miami Beach, Fla. This is the first time the largest solar powered boat will be in the U.S.

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