Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


Colorado Fire Rivaled Worst Air Pollution Days

According to Colorado State University researchers, the summer’s High Park Fire has higher particulate matter that some of the worst air pollution days in Los Angeles or Mexico City in the past decade.

E-Waste and the Supply Chain: Helping the Environment Boosts Business Profits, Too

In order to make manufacturing a sustainable process, companies must green their supply chains by sustainably sourcing materials, reducing the carbon footprint of factories and transportation, and properly disposing of old products.

Environmental Leadership Awards Winners Announced

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced 17 companies and organizations as the winners of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), which is the highest environmental honor in California.

New Report Released on Children’s Health and the Environment

The EPA has released “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition”, which is a comprehensive compilation of information regarding children’s health and the environment from several different sources.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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