Environmental Protection

News


Report Estimates Californians' Flood Risk

"What we found is that floods have the potential to affect just about everyone who lives in California," said Kim Carsell, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' lead planner for the assessment.

Free Reusable Bags from Target on Earth Day

On April 21, Target will be giving away 1.5 million reusable bags to their customers as a way to celebrate Earth Day.

Help Stop the Nuclear Dump at the Great Lakes

Canadian citizens oppose Ontario Power Generation’s plan to bury radioactive nuclear waste approximately 1,300 feet from Lake Huron.

Air Force Cuts Back on Massive Energy Consumption

As the consumer of the most energy in the U.S, it was time for the Air Force to cut back.

Enjoy Another Season of Sustainable Saturdays with the Seattle Mariners

BASF will sponsor the second season of Sustainable Saturdays at Safeco Field with the Seattle Mariners. All-Star pitcher Felix Hernandez will challenge fans to ‘Strike Out the Landfill’.

London’s Getting Energy from Discarded Cooking Oil

Fat and oil used for cooking are often poured into sinks and cause buildup in drains and ultimately end up in sewer systems. This waste, called fatbergs in England, will be reused as energy at a fat-fueled power station in east London.

Cascades Unveils Unbleached, 100 Percent Recycled Beige Facial Tissue

Cascades Moka facial tissue marks an extension to company’s growing line of sustainable, single-use paper products that eliminates chemical whitening and reduces 25 percent of its environmental impact.

Participate in the Kansas City Chiefs Recycling Drive

In an effort to help launch their new sustainability program, the Kansas City Chiefs partnered with the EPA to hold a community-wide recycling drive at Arrowhead Stadium on April 20.



Water and Wastewater Solutions Showcased at Aquatech India

At Aquatech India on April 8-10, GE will be showcasing its technologies that are helping India battle its water and wastewater challenges.

National Water Census to Enhance Sustainability

A report on the progress of the National Water Census from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been released to Congress. The census is being developed to deal with the critical water needs that the country is currently facing.

Tyson Foods to Pay Millions in Clean Air Act Violations

Tyson Food, Inc. will be paying $3.95 million in penalties for Clean Air Act violations at its facilities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

'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.

Free e-News Subscription

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy