The local government is providing $500,000 to help regional councils install solar-powered cameras and rain gauges before the 2012 wet season arrives.
The winners of the 2012 Solutions Exchange awards are Protei and Nonox Ltd.
The actions by the Commerce Department highlight continuing pressures on important fisheries and the economics depending on them.
The law enforcement agency said establishing National Environmental Security Task Forces is an effective way to fight environmental crime.
The company announced it will stop drilling into deepwater zones for this year but will drill the top portions of as many wells as possible during the remaining season, then cap and temporarily abandon them.
The one-hour webinar on Sept. 18 is part of a series presented by CDC, the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the American Public Health Association.
Agrochemicals are a very real threat to the health of the bee population, according to experts.
Trout in the area already face numerous threats, whether it is climate change, pollution, water extraction for irrigation, or overfishing.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to survey residents of Washington and Oregon about the value of the ongoing ecological restoration project -– one of the largest dam removal projects in U.S. history.
"Our study implies that deforestation of the Amazon and Congo forests could have catastrophic consequences for the people living thousands of kilometers away in surrounding countries," said lead author Dr. Dominick Spracklen.
The results of the study concluded that temperature has the biggest influence on traits such as metabolism and growth rate.
A rail chemical emergency response scenario will be one of the highlights of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals' 2012 National Conference.
EPA announced the company was sentenced Sept. 7 in an Ohio federal court for 11 criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
A team of 'coralbots', each individually working to simple rules, will piece together damaged bits of coral, allowing them to regrow.
Life in the world's oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world's leading marine scientists has warned.
Many marine species will be harmed or won't survive if the levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase.
Invasive species -- plants, animals, and microbes introduced to regions beyond their native range -- carry a global price tag of $1.4 trillion dollars. They are responsible for the loss of natural resources and biodiversity, damages to infrastructure, and an uptick in infectious diseases.
For much of the year drought has been plaguing American grasslands. But a recent study found that grasses do not appear to be losing the turf war against climate when it comes to surviving with little precipitation.
Pine trees are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution. They give off gases that react with airborne chemicals -- many of which are produced by human activity -- creating tiny, invisible particles that muddy the air.
Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a Washington State University researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity.