Environmental Protection

Air


EPA Awards $25M to Support HEI Research on Air Quality

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.

More Cars and Light Trucks Can Use E15 Fuel, EPA Says

Agency continues review of public comments for an E15 pump label to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel.

Emissions Standards for Boilers, Certain Incinerators Still Under Review

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.

Wisconsin parks are using electric vehicles.

Wisconsin State Parks Make the E-Vehicle Switch

A fleet of 15 electric vehicles is helping the Department of Natural Resources save money as it maintains state park facilities.

Texas State Government Skips EPA GHG Permit Hearing, But Environmentalists Don't

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.

Study: Living Near Busy Roadways Increases Chances of Allergic Asthma

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.

PennFuture Gives GenOn Notice of Possible Suit over Air Pollution

The company's Cheswick Power Plant reportedly may resume operating without pollution controls.

Judge Remands Two Issues on Plant Washington's Permit

POWER4Georgians will need to provide more data and analysis on particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions.



NIPSCO Settles Alleged CAA Violations for More than $600M

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.

Blink EV Charging Station Earns the UL Mark

ECOtality's electric vehicle home charger receives safety and FCC approval.

$7M in STAR Grants Target Effects of Exposures, Social Stressors

EPA is asking universities to gather comprehensive community-wide data on human health impacts,

What Is the True Cost of Powering an Electric Car?

Edmunds.com explains that this uncertainty is slowing consumer acceptance.

Melting Snow and Ice May Bring Mold Problems

Annual winter storms not only bring out the shovels, but they also create situations that could cause indoor environmental concerns.

EonCoat application

Technology

A Ceramic Coating without VOCs

The secret is in the manufacturing and application processes, not the chemical makeup.

Natural Dust in Atmosphere Has Doubled Since Start of 20th Century

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.

McIlvane Sees $40B Market for Air Pollution Control Products in 2011

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.

Vermont Law School Spotlights 10 Critical Issues

Professors examine significant legal responses to such topics as climate change, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and greenhouse gas rules.

Food waste can be diverted, not sent to the landfill.

ACS Cites Six Ways to Sustainability

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.

Testing Shows Automatic Door Closers Save on Energy Costs

DCS Global said the device can save more than 30 percent on energy costs when compared to sliding doors being left open.

EPA Levies Hefty Fine on Calif. Company for Making Untested Health Claims

EPA has fined Monterey Park, Calif.-based Kinetic Solutions Inc. $82,400 for allegedly selling unregistered and misbranded pesticides and making unproven claims about their effectiveness.

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