Hovensa LLC also will pay more than $5.3 million to settle Clean Air Act violations; EPA estimates smog and asthma-causing emissions will be reduced by 8,500 tons per year.
Two year's into his term, Obama gets good grades for greenhouse gas endangerment finding but poor ones for endangered species from the Center for Biological Diversity.
The Health Effects Institute will develops tools to examine the combined effects of air pollution exposures on public health and the relationship between air quality and climate change.
Agency continues review of public comments for an E15 pump label to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel.
EPA says comments shed new light on key areas and that the agency plans to propose significantly different standards from what was proposed last year.
A fleet of 15 electric vehicles is helping the Department of Natural Resources save money as it maintains state park facilities.
Testimony at a Jan. 14 public hearing in Dallas on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s dispute with Texas over greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting was almost unanimously positive, in stark contrast with the combative stance the state has taken. No representatives from the state attended the meeting.
- By Laura Williams
- Jan 21, 2011
Teens in the study who lived immediately next to a busy roadway had increased risk of allergies and asthma. The odds can go up by 30 percent for developing allergies to dust mites, pet hairs, and mold, and can double for having actual asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and the need for medications to help breathe.
The company's Cheswick Power Plant reportedly may resume operating without pollution controls.
POWER4Georgians will need to provide more data and analysis on particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. will install pollution control technology on all of its coal-fired plants, pay a penalty, and fund mitigation projects in Indiana.
ECOtality's electric vehicle home charger receives safety and FCC approval.
EPA is asking universities to gather comprehensive community-wide data on human health impacts,
Edmunds.com explains that this uncertainty is slowing consumer acceptance.
Annual winter storms not only bring out the shovels, but they also create situations that could cause indoor environmental concerns.
The secret is in the manufacturing and application processes, not the chemical makeup.
- By Del Williams
- Jan 10, 2011
The amount of dust in the Earth’s atmosphere has doubled since the beginning of the 20th century and the dramatic increase is influencing climate and ecology around the world.
Just under $42 billion will be invested in equipment to reduce air pollution next year, and 55 percent of that investment will be in Asia, according to a forecast in the McIlvaine Air Pollution Management report.
Professors examine significant legal responses to such topics as climate change, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and greenhouse gas rules.
The American Chemical Society has selected a few simple ideas culled from its journals on how to be sustainable, including stop wasting food, try working out outside, and take the bus instead of driving your car.