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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.

New Voluntary Program to Help Combat Soot Pollution

The EPA has announced a new voluntary clean air program, ‘PM Advance’, which will help communities continue to meet soot pollution standards, improve air quality, and protect public health.

How to Make the Nordic Region Carbon-Neutral

The IEA has started a new regional technology study that helps determine the best way to make the Nordic region carbon-neutral by 2050. According to the research, around 3,000 offshore wind turbines will need to be in use in the region in order for success.

How Aggressively Will EPA Address Climate Change?

EPA won a decision at the D.C. Circuit in June 2012 allowing it to use its authority under the Clean Air Act to address climate change. With EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson leaving, how quickly will it act?

States, EPA Try to Tackle Interstate Air Pollution

Section 126 of the Clean Air Act authorizes individual states to file petitions with EPA to stop interstate air pollution, and it may be the most effective legal tool available. The question is how aggressively EPA will pursue it.

Clean Air Act Litigation to Stay Hot in 2013

"I would expect some action on ozone, some forward progress to happen on ozone, in the coming year," says Christopher Ahlers, a fellow at the Vermont Law School's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic who is teaching an elective course on air pollution law and policy this semester.

Results of 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Revealed

According to the EPA’s annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), air pollutants continue to decrease while toxic chemicals seem to be on the rise.



January is Radon Action Month

Since January is National Radon Action Month, the DEP in Pennsylvania will be presenting an episode on the dangers of radon in their webinar series, DEP at Home, on Jan. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Impact of Mercury Pollution in Europe

According to a new study published in Environmental Health, cleaning up mercury pollution could save the European Union millions of dollars each year.

Philippines to Replace Taxis with Electronic Trikes

The Philippines will be introducing electronic tricycle taxis to replace its petrol-fuelled models, which could cut carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter of million tons.

EPA Grant Supports Education Programs to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

The EPA has awarded $120,000 to the Baltimore City Health Department in order to support air quality projects, which includes an education program for nursing students from the University of Maryland to learn about environmental asthma management.

New Clean Air Standards to Reduce Soot Pollution

The EPA has updated its national air quality standards in regards to harmful fine particle pollution, which now includes regulations on soot pollution.

Oil & Gas Industry's 2011 Environmental Spending Pegged at $12.9 Billion

A new API report also says 35 percent of the environmental spend, or $4.5 billion, in 2011 went toward air pollution abatement.

New Dust Control Solutions for Coal Handling Operations in North America

The new PowerTreat product series address material handling needs at coal power plant and increases safety by lowering the risk of spontaneous combustion.

Soot from Arctic Wildfires Hover Over Greenland

Recent observations from satellites have shown that the smoke from Arctic wildfires is drifting over the Greenland ice sheet, settling on the ice as soot and making it more likely to melt under the sun.

Mercury in Coastal Fog Linked to Deep Ocean Water

According to researchers, coastal fog in California contains elevated mercury levels, which may be the result of upwelling deep ocean water along the coasts. Upwelling processes bring mercury to the surface of the water, where it enters the atmosphere and is absorbed by fog.

Declining Air Pollution Improves Life Expectancy

In a new study, researchers have found an association between fine particulate matter reductions and improved life expectancy in 545 counties across the U.S.

High Nitrous Oxide Levels in California

With a new method for estimating greenhouse gases, researchers have found that the levels of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, are much higher than previous predictions.

Airborne Particles Transport Pollutants Around the World

The symbiotic relationship between airborne particles and pollutants demonstrate how city pollution ends up in faraway places such as the Arctic.

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