Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


Multiple Universities Sign the Green Chemistry Commitment

The University of California Berkeley, University of Minnesota, and Northeastern University are among twelve colleges and universities that have signed the Green Chemistry Commitment, a consortium that designs and develops innovative, efficient, and environmentally sound chemical products and processes.

Research Being Conducted on Oklahoma Tornado Damage

Researchers from the University of Alabama are conducting studies on the latest tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. The goal of the study is to better understand and prepare for future tornadoes in tornado-prone areas.

Drones Used for Environmental and Wildlife Protection Accessible by Tablets

Professional micro civil drones from Lehmann Aviation are now available with a touchscreen tablet running under Windows8 Operating System. The new innovative software helps to immediately process all flight data on a touchscreen tablet, laptop, or desktop PC.

Two Volcanoes Currently Erupting in Alaska

Scientists are monitoring and providing alerts on Pavlof and Cleveland, two of the most active volcanoes in Alaska.

Available Environmental Health & Safety Courses for Fall

Fall 2013 classes in Environment Health and Safety are now available for enrollment at UC Davis.

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.

EPA Region 10 Enters Contract with Vanquish Worldwide

Vanquish Worldwide, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has been awarded a new, multi-million dollar federal contract to provide equipment management and warehouse services to the EPA Region 10 for emergency and counter-terrorism response vehicles and equipment.

Historic Town in Pennsylvania Fined for Sewage Discharges

Camp Hill Borough, a historic town in Cumberland County Pennsylvania has been fined $140,000 by the Department of Environmental Protection for its unauthorized and unreported sewage discharges over the past two years.



A New iPad Book Introduces Backyard Environmentalism to Children

Ben Nicholson and Kurt Koch created and designed Mudbuddy, a new iPad book that helps children learn about the environment.

EPA Nominee’s Hearing Gets Boycotted Today

In an interesting turn of events, EPA nominee Gina McCarthy’s hearing that was scheduled for today has been boycotted by the Republican committee.

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.

Environmental Educators Presented with Presidential Innovation Award

Eleven teachers have been recognized by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA and are the winners of the 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.

People in India, Indonesia, and Philippines Affected by Toxic Waste Sites

A Mount Sinai researcher has found that the health of people living near toxic waste sites in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines are directly affected, causing them to miss out on healthy years of life.

EPA Challenged on Use of Discredited Consultants' Research

ARPN calls on policymakers to investigate EPA's longstanding relationship with a consulting firm that admitted to falsifying environmental assessments.

Large Companies Limit Use of Sustainable Forestry Initiative Label

Companies such as Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, and others are following the corporate trend of using the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) label less frequently as before.

Raymond Hart Elected as New President of GEI

GEI Consultants, Inc., a civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, has elected Raymond D. Hart, P.E., G.E., as the firm’s new president by GEI’s board of directors.

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.

Registration Open for Gasification Technologies Annual Conference

Gasification Technologies Council has opened registration for their annual conference which will be held on October 13-16, 2013 in Colorado.

Fourth Season of Upper Hudson Dredging Commences

Dredging in the Upper Hudson River began yesterday, marking the fourth season and halfway point of the cleanup. Portions of the river are being dredged to remove sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a chemical that could cause cancer and neurological damage, especially in children.

Cascades Antibacterial Towel Wins Edison Award

Cascades Antibacterial paper towel won Gold honors in the Edison Awards Consumer Packaged Goods: Cleaning Solutions Category.

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