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EPA Awards $32M to Understand Health Impacts of Air Pollution

The research centers will explore the health impacts on children and older citizens to determine which health effects occur at different life stages.

Sandia Lab Helps UAE Set Up Nuclear Energy Safety Institute

Over the last three years, the federal laboratory has been developing a program to ensure that local professionals in the United Arab Emirates will be trained in safety and security concepts related to nuclear energy programs.

SOCMA Welcomes Extension of Chemical Security Rules

Newly introduced Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act does not include a requirement for inherently safer technologies.

Who's Doing What

Here's a snapshot of personnel moves, mergers and acquisitions, and awards that were announced in February.

IEEE 1888 Standard Employs Green IT to Lower Energy

The standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol is inspired by the desire of Chinese stakeholders to minimize their footprints.

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.

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