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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.

Xcel Energy Hit Wind Milestones in 2012

And the company's Colorado operations set a one-hour record for wind on its system Jan. 16, 2013, when overall demand for electricity was met by 1,960 megawatts of wind power.

State Agencies' Responsibilities Expanding

Seventeen states have joined the new Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, which will create a technical forum to help states apply the Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

Washington State Ferries May Switch to LNG

Fueling vessels with LNG reduces emissions, offering an almost 100 percent reduction in particulate matter and sulfur oxides, at least an 80 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide, and about a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide.

IEA Wins Low-Carbon Publication Award

The Roadway and Policy Pathway reports about improving the fuel economy of road vehicles by the International Energy Agency (IEA) have won the Outstanding Low-Carbon Publication Award.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data Updated

The EPA has posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website.

Colorado Fire Rivaled Worst Air Pollution Days

According to Colorado State University researchers, the summer’s High Park Fire has higher particulate matter that some of the worst air pollution days in Los Angeles or Mexico City in the past decade.

New Report Released on Children’s Health and the Environment

The EPA has released “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition”, which is a comprehensive compilation of information regarding children’s health and the environment from several different sources.

Environmentally Friendly Mold Remediation

Environmentally Friendly Mold Remediation

Molds are commonly found in homes and commercial buildings, and if left untreated can cause health problems to those that are exposed to them.

New Clean Air Technology Can Reduce Emissions and Other Air Pollutants

A new catalytic converter, known to drastically reduce emissions, has been released by ACAT Global.

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