Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


Farmworker Study Ties Drug-Resistant Staph to Animal Antibiotics

Authors of a paper published online by the open-access journal PLOS ONE reported livestock-associated MRSA and multidrug-resistant staph were present only among workers exposed to industrial livestock operations.

Road Conditions Show Improvement and Higher Level of Efficiency Across the Nation

According to a new highway report, roads across the U.S are smoother and less congested this year, along with fewer deficient bridges.

Four Scientists Honored at White House

Four scientists, who lead citizen science groups funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), were honored in a White House ceremony this morning.

Lineup Announced for SXSW Eco 2013 Event

For the third-annual SXSW Eco, Robin Chase, founder and CEO of Buzzcar and former CEO of ZipCar has been added as the keynote speaker for the event.

Musicians Launch Eco-Friendly Tour

The Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, and Guster have started an environmentally friendly music tour and help promote the Lacey Act.

Lawsuit Filed Against ExxonMobil for Pegasus Oil Spill in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas and the United States have filed a joint complain against ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and ExxonMobil for the for the heavy crude oil spill that took place from the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Ark. on March 29, 2013.

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.

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