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Governors' Global Climate Summit Creates Subnational Alliance

State-level leaders are building regional partnerships to accelerate work on the green economy while California recognizes the work in progress through its award program.

Vacon: Stuxnet Does Not Infect its AC Drives

According to the company, its investigations have found no cases in which all the conditions of the malware would be fulfilled.

UC Berkeley Analysis Suggests Limiting Carbon Nanotube Exposure

Mark Philbrick recommends an "anticipatory governance" approach, meaning nanotubes would be considered hazardous until their toxicity and behavior can be better understood.

EPA Subpoenas Halliburton; Company Releases Fracking Data on Microsite

The microsite shares information related to the identity and common uses of the additives and constituents generally involved in the hydraulic fracturing process.

Deepwater Horizon Burns Emitted Low Levels of Dioxin, EPA Reports

The government's peer-reviewed reports say the levels of dioxins created during controlled burns were below levels of concern.

Oil spill cleanup

Commentary: BP Didn't Raise the Bar

Jocelyn K. Scheffler, who worked in the command center during the the Exxon oil spill cleanup, says many qualified emergency response and hazmat experts were excluded from the Gulf spill cleanup effort.

California-Nevada AWWA Seeks Executive Director

This section of the American Water Works Association has nearly 7,000 members.



Company Offers Warranty-backed Option for Fix Chinese Drywall

National Construction Warranty Corporation says options could reduce the cost of restoring homes affected by corrosive drywall by 50 to 70 percent.

SMU, Florida Teams Win WEF Student Design Competition

The teams tackled wastewater plant expansion challenges and green infrastructure design in the Water Environment Federation's annual contest.

Toledo's Sewer System Improvements to Cost about $315M

In the latest settlement, the city will expand its system to reduce discharges of untreated combined sewage from about 35 per year to four or less.

More Injuries Reported for BP Oil Spill Wildlife Cleanup Workers

NIOSH releases its evaluation of potential exposures and health effects of those involved in the Deepwater Horizon response activities.

Ex-Im Bank OKs $917M for India Power Plant

Project involves Bucyrus and other U.S. vendors that will sell and export mining and associated equipment to Sasan Powe and the promise to build a new renewable energy facility.

Federal Partnership Promotes Sustainable Manufacturing

E3 projects are under way in Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Radiation from Cordless Phones Causes Heart Irregularities

Canadian study validates the condition called electrosensitivity.

Termite Detector 'Sniffs' Out Bed Bugs, Too

The device uses a sensitive carbon dioxide-sensing mechanism that can locate the signature of a single bed bug behind a wall or in a concealed space, according to Stern Environmental Group.

EPA Seeks Small Businesses Input on Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a known eye, nose, and throat irritant, and in 1991, EPA classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde-based resins are sometimes used as adhesives in composite wood products.

Cascades Tissue Group

Tissue Manufacturer's Legacy Nothing to Sneeze At

With a genesis in recycling, it’s no surprise that Cascades Tissue Group is doing all it can to minimize its impact on the environment and perhaps help others in the process.

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