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DC Transit Agency Orders Low-Emission Buses

Metro, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, recently awarded a contract for as many as 654 new buses to NABI, LLC, which will build them in Anniston, Ala.

Consent Decree Sets Emissions Cuts at Shell Deer Park in Motion

Shell Oil Co. also would pay a civil penalty of $2.6 million. The Justice Department is publishing the proposed decree July 16 and seeking comments in the next 30 days.

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.

Gasification Technologies Conference to Discuss Latest Trends and Issues

The 2013 Gasification Technologies Conference will feature the latest updates on technological improvements, groundbreaking research, and important trends influencing the industry.

States and Utilities Emissions Report Now Available

According to a major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers, it shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy.

New Research Shows Gas Hydrates as Future Energy Resource

In collaboration between the USGS, BOEM, and the DOE, scientists have completed a 15-day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with high-resolution seismic data and imagery of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations.

New Emissions Report to Show States and Utilities Plant Emissions Rates

On May 15, a new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers will be released, and will also reveal states with the highest and lowest power plant emissions.

Greenroads Awarded for Sustainable Transportation Contributions

Greenroads has been chosen as a White House Champion of Change for Transportation Technology Solutions in recognition for its unique rating system designed to certify sustainable roadway and transportation projects.



EPA Nominee Gets Senate Hearing Tomorrow

Gina McCarthy is praised by Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer, but Ranking Member David Vitter criticizes her answers to questions he submitted.

Lawsuit Filed Against EPA for Pollution Reporting Failures at Refineries and Chemical Plants

Community groups in Louisiana and Texas have filed a suit against the EPA, due to their failure to meet Clean Air Act deadlines and revising rules that require more accurate pollution reporting.

Innovative Carbon Monitoring Sensor Issued a U.S. Patent

Campbell Scientific’s IRGASON receives U.S. patent and provides scientists and agencies with better tools to accurately measure the surface-atmosphere exchange of CO2 and H2O.

A New Way to Capture Methane

Since methane is more harmful than CO2 and is very influential in climate change, researchers have found a new way to capture the greenhouse gas.

CO2 Emissions Continue to Decrease

According to the Energy Information Administrations (EIA), CO2 emissions have managed to decrease each year since 2007, and 2012 had the lowest emissions since 1994.

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.

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.

New Cleaner Fuel and Cars Standards Proposed

The EPA has proposed new standards for both cars and fuels that will help reduce pollution and improve efficiency in vehicles.

Volcano Studied by Unmanned Aircrafts

Three repurposed and unmanned aircrafts have been modified by NASA researchers in order to study the sulfur dioxide plume of the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica.

Coal Use on the Rise

According to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the use of coal and the emissions that come along with it were increasing by the end of 2012.

Chemical Plant Reaches Clean Air Case Settlement

Montgomery Chemicals violated the Clean Air Act by not properly reporting and recording methanol emissions. The company has agreed to pay fines and correct all violations according to EPA standards.

DHL Customers Can Ship ‘Green’ with New Carbon Neutral Envelope

Carbon neutral GOGREEN shipping is now the standard for all Express envelopes, aiming to offset carbon emissions through investment in climate protection projects.

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