New evidence from Brazil suggests water in the atmosphere picks up electrical charges, which could be collected much like the sun's energy.
The company will pay a $1.25 million civil penalty, upgrade pollution control technologies, and install covers on two wastewater tanks as a supplemental environmental project.
The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
Nearly 1 million charging stations are expected to be installed across the United States; activity is already starting with collaborations and investment across the country.
EPA is contributing $6 million to the International Project for Clean Cookstoves in order to help prevent exposure to indoor smoke from cooking fires.
University of Southern California computer scientists have found a way to combine smartphone resources with a novel application that allows the phones' users to help monitor air quality.
Flexible long-haul flight routing could save fuel and lower carbon emissions, according to the International Air Transport Association.
Robotic, insect-scale devices may one day monitor and explore hazardous environments, such as collapsed structures, caves and chemical spills.
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce spokesman said that the federal agency is trying to fix flexible permitting, but the process was not broken.
One company minimizes odors from the start by quickly processing organic materials into the composting cell and employing covered aerated static pile technology.
- By Meredith Sorensen
- Sep 13, 2010
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In one example, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality did not allow adequate review of impacts on total air pollution levels should changes in the Pollution Control Project Standard Permit be approved, the federal agency reported.
By 2016, the state will require refiners to produce oil with a maximum sulfur content standard of 15 parts per million; the current standard is 2,000 to 3,000 parts per million.
The Department of Transportation and EPA are offering two proposals for public comment: a letter grade to communicate a vehicle’s overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions performance or a label similar to the current one that uses miles per gallon but adds comparison data on fuel economy and emissions.
Some members of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates say the EPA's proposed emission limits are unachievable.
CH2M Hill to implement the technology for the second largest U.S. coal producer.
The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.
"We're trying to learn how biochemical molecules that microorganisms produce can attack mercury that is bound to natural organic matter and minerals, and release it back to the water," explained Kathryn Nagy, a University of Illinois professor.
These priorities will guide the agency's collaboration with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and other international partners.
In addition to recouping $2.7 million in cleanup costs, the complaint includes claims against C.A.I Inc. and Arnel Company, and two related owners of Clean Air Act General Duty Clause violations.