Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


Applications Being Accepted for New England’s Environmental Merit Awards

The EPA is now accepting applications for the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards, which recognizes environmental achievements that were accomplished during the previous year. Applications will be accepted until Mar. 1, 2013.

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 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.

A New Partnership to Battle Environmental Concerns

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), a non-profit humanitarian organization, and MWH Global, a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector, launched a new partnership to improve the lives of people around the world.

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.

NEBOSH Environmental Certificate Now Offered Internationally

NEBOSH has made changes to its popular National Certificate in Environmental Management to suit its growing international audience.

2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

The annual Transportation Research Board Meeting, held Jan. 13-17, will highlight how using transportation research can lead to doing things smarter, better, and faster.

Funding Available for Environmental Technology Demonstrations

ESTCP is seeking proposals for innovative environmental technology demonstrations as candidates for funding beginning in FY2014. Pre-proposals are due by Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013



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.

Paste Technology's Environmentally Friendly Way to Manage Mining Industry Disposal

Using paste technology means that instead of pumping untreated tailings from the concentrator into tailing ponds, the sand is dewatered to a point when it does not segregate as deposit, which is a far more environmentally friendly process.

Legacy AT&T Wireless Sites’ Violations Sting New Cingular Wireless

The EPA has reached an administrative settlement with New Cingular Wireless, which will require the company to pay a civil penalty of $750,000 and spend $625,000 on environmental projects to resolve the alleged reporting, planning, and permitting violations at 332 legacy AT&T Wireless (AWS) sites now owned by NCW.

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.

Transocean Paying $1.4 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement

The company announced Jan. 3 it has reached agreement with the Justice Department to resolve civil and potential criminal claims.

Water Technology Competition Winner Announced

TACount has been named the winner of the Water Export Technology Competition. This honor has deemed the company as the most prepared organization for export markets.

Maine DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Mountain Wind Project

The Maine DEP will be holding a public hearing within the next few months, regarding the proposal on a wind project by Champlain Wind. The department will also be accepting petitions for the intervener’s status in that hearing process through Jan. 7, 2013.

Entries Now Open for Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament

America’s second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament is now open for entries and will evaluate environmental academic programs and sustainability practices used by colleges and universities across the nation.

USDA Accepting Applications to Fund Rural Rental Housing

Effective today, funding is now available from the USDA in order to preserve and revitalize rural rental housing.

Commercial Operations Begin at Palouse Wind Project

First Wind and Avista have begun commercial operations at the Palouse Wind Project in Eastern Washington. First Wind will also complete $50 million tax equity financing with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. for the 105 MW wind project.

2013 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Now Accepting Applications

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards.

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.

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