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Coal Ash Pollutants Levels Exceed Health Guidelines

A new EIP Report describes TVA coal ash pollutants that were measured over the past five years, including arsenic, boron, and cobalt, exceed health guidelines.

WMO Reports New Record High for Greenhouse Gases

Call for action now, saying “Time is not on our side.”

Ethiopia Power's Up Africa's Largest Wind Farm

Harmony between wind and water boosts power production

EPA Fines School Bus Company $33K for Excessive Idling

Idling buses burn about one-half gallon of diesel per hour, pose health hazard to kids & drivers and spew greenhouse gas unnecessarily

EIA Releases Carbon Dioxide 2012 Report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its carbon dioxide report, with information for 2012.

Wildfire Smoke's Effects Range Far and Wide

"The clear takeaway is that wildfires, smoke, and the conditions that increase fire risk are national health concerns that spread well beyond the borders of local fire perimeters, conditions that are only projected to worsen with climate change," a new NRDC report says.

Less Gas, More Drive

Sales of plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars rose significantly last year.

Gray China

According to the World Health Organization, chronic exposure to high concentrations of these particles increases the risks for cardiovascular and repository diseases, as well as lung cancer.



Last Year, Fracking in the US Created a Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste Water

Research shows damage to air quality and possible radiation risks also occur.

Ominous Forecast

Recent IPCC report sites human influence cause of global warming

Safeway Agrees to Reduce Emissions

"This first-of-its-kind settlement will benefit all Americans by cutting emissions of ozone-depleting substances across Safeway's national supermarket chain," added Robert G. Dreher, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Australian Company Bent on Solving Coal Plants' C02 Emissions Woes

Chemical company Orica, along with the Australian and the New South Wales Governments, will fund the construction of a CO2 mineral carbonation research pilot plant at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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.

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