The American Public Works Association (APWA) will be teaming up with 20 national organizations in the new version of Homeland Security Consortium’s (NHSC) white paper, “Protecting Americans in the 21st Century: Priorities for 2012 and Beyond.”
The contest attracted a record number of entries in 10 categories ranging from Air Quality and Climate to Wastewater.
Children in eight Ohio school districts will benefit from Ohio EPA grants awarded to install pollution control equipment on 75 buses and idle reduction technology on 68 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.
A mining engineer and geologist says it’s time to economically value the greenhouse gas-trapping potential of mine waste and start making money from it.
The EPA and the Department of Justice announced that Roquette America, Inc. will pay a $4.1 million civil penalty for violations of the Clean Water Act and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit at its grain processing facility in Keokuk, Iowa.
Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterials in environmental remediation and monitoring, which can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters, and the air.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions of gallons of raw sewage are being dumped into New Jersey waterways. Scientists from the University of Delaware are using satellites to predict the sludge’s track into the ocean.
According to a report from the National Research Council, there are at least 126,000 contaminated groundwater sites across the U.S. that requires remediation. Of these, 10 perfect are considered “complex”, which means that restoration is unlikely to happen in the next 50 to 100 years because of technical limitations.
Eurofins Eaton Analytical, a U.S. water testing laboratory, has been selected by the EPA to provide water quality testing services to communities with populations below 10,000 people.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have released two mobile phone apps to make things easier for anyone needing to adjust insecticide spray equipment.
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that sugar can help reduce toxicity in the production of metal casting parts.
Schneider Electric’s Conserve My Planet Program helps students, faculty and staff cut energy costs by $73,000 in the Allen Independent School District.
GE’s wastewater treatment technology is now in use at the largest membrane bioreactor (MBR) facility in the state of Utah, providing reliable treatment of wastewater that exceeds current regulatory effluent discharge requirements.
A research team has discovered that a source of carbon emissions could help scientists understand past and future global change.
A team of researchers led at the University of Maryland School of Public Health has found that the superbug MRSA is prevalent in several wastewater treatment plants across the U.S.
The U.S. Geological Survey crews are sampling water nutrients, sediment, and pesticides in order to document water quality in areas affected by the hurricane.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this week to celebrate the completion of Austin’s Downtown Wastewater Tunnel project, which has improved wastewater collection for the central and downtown areas of the city.
Green building and energy efficiency retrofits of affordable housing not only help struggling families find decent places to live, but also help create more jobs for the economy than traditional building methods.
- By Dell Richards
- Nov 02, 2012
According to a new study, silver nanoparticles in clothing can have a severe environmental impact on the environment. The nanosilver, which is toxic to bacteria and higher organisms, is released into water systems after clothing has been washed.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research is launching a three-year, international study to determine the impact open-fire cooking has on regional air quality and disease.