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Dow to Invest $100M to Reduce Energy Use, GHG Emissions

Dow business units have submitted around 60 projects, with a net present value totaling more than $500 million, nearly 8 trillion BTUs of energy savings and a reduction of more than 400 thousand metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Aqua-Chem Pilots Removal of Dye from Industrial Wastewater

J&J Industries worked with the company to demonstrate the feasibility of removing chemical additives in large-scale carpet manufacturing so that facilities can reuse the water.

TTI Study Finds Arsenic and Lead in Imported Glass Beads

The American Glass Bead Manufacturers' Association, which sponsored the study, is urging states and the U.S. government to limit heavy metal levels in glass beads used for highway markings.

EPA Extends GHG Reporting Deadline; Online Platform Not Ready Yet

The agency said it expects to have the reporting tool available by this summer.

Sundew. Courtesy Ken Sturm, USFWS

American Rivers to Oversee $1.8M Potomac Highlands' Grants

By selecting this conservation organization to implement the program, EPA seeks to improve the natural resources and socio-economic conditions in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands.

Ceres is offering a free report on disclosing climate risks.

Ceres Tackles Climate Risk Disclosure in New Report

March 31 is the deadline for 10-K financial filings, which this year should include climate-related disclosures, based on the Securities and Exchange Commissions' guidance.

ISO Energy Management Standard Slated for Release in 3rd Quarter

The International Standards Organization is developing a standard for industrial plants, commercial facilities, and organizations that will help them systematically plan and manage their energy use.

Rexam Wins Top Three Spots in Intra-industry Recycling Contest

Industry-wide effort recycled about 140 million aluminum cans and raised $150,000 for charity.



Review: No Evidence that NOAA Climate Scientists Mishandled Information

The Department of Commerce's Inspector General provided an independent review on how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reacted to the leak of e-mail messages from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Arkla's Wastewater Manager, Supervisor

Two Arkla Disposal Services, Inc. employees were charged in a five-count indictment for discharging untreated wastewater to the local Shreveport publicly owned treatment works and the Red River.

Clean Water America Alliance Announces Water Prize Winners

The inaugural prize will be presented in May to city, state, private, and educational groups.

Metal Finisher to Pay for Poor Hazardous Waste Management

Southern Maine Specialties will pay $38,250 for claims that it violated proper storage, labeling, and other management of hazardous waste.

Ground Water Summit to Explore Challenges in Uncertain Times

The summit, hosted by the National Ground Water Association, is scheduled for May 1-5.

Biohabitats Acquires Natural Systems International

With the added resources, Biohabitats will help clients reuse, conserve, and manage water while regenerating ecosystems and biodiversity.

Ecovery Earns RIOS Certification

Electronics recycler meets quality, environmental, health and safety criteria set forth by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Evansville Greenway Site Wins National Environmental Award

The site is a newly opened section of greenway built upon a remediated scrap yard near downtown Evansville, Ind.

EPA Awards $5.5M to 3 Consortia to Support Nanotechnology Research

In collaboration with the United Kingdom, the agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are pooling funds to determine whether health risks exist in products using nanotechnology.

Blue Ribbon Committee to Address Resiliency for Gulf Coast

America’s WETLAND Foundation has launched an 18-month program that will involve communities from Texas to Florida.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.

PNNL Study: Worldwide Sulfur Emissions Rose between 2000 and 2005

Shipping and growing Chinese economy top growth in analysis of 150 years of emissions.

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