The economic costs of damaging weather events have an immense and increasing impact on the U.S. economy, and these costs could be anticipated and mitigated by improved weather and climate predictions, say a range of experts in the public and private sectors. These experts will convene in Washington, D.C. from April 2-4 and discuss best strategies to minimize the weather and climate’s hit on people and the economy.
Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made great progress in chemical security with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, there is still plenty of room for improvement, according to Timothy J. Scott, Chief Security Officer and Corporate Director Emergency Services and Security at The Dow Chemical Company.
The EPA has recognized Norristown, Pa. for the state’s efforts to revitalize brownfield sites for future development.
The DEP in Pennsylvania has given 36 small businesses across the state a total of $290,010 in grants for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.
William E. Hadge, P.E. has been named as the new President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
The Weather Prediction Center is one of nine national centers of the National Weather Service, which is part of NOAA.
During a ceremony at the White House today, President Barack Obama announced three cabinet-level nominations, including Gina McCarthy as the new administrator for the EPA.
The latest restoration efforts for Little Coal River is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and will enhance water quality on a 15-mile stretch of the river from Danville downstream to McCorkle.
Research and testing has verified the effectiveness of GE’s CoalPlus Technology as an inhibitor of spontaneous combustion for coal applications.
The American Water Works Association applauded the introduction of S. 335, the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2013 (WIFIA) by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), calling it an important step forward in rebuilding U.S. water and wastewater infrastructure.
General Motors is taking a regional approach to boosting recycling infrastructure, looking first to the Southeast United States.
The case before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier apparently will go to trial after all. Phase one will determine the causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and who should be held responsible.
Health Canada and Statistics Canada are collaborating on the study and expect to complete it in 2014. Initially they'll survey adult inhabitants in 2,000 residences near up to a dozen turbines.
U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu cited progress on solar, wind, and EV battery initiatives in a Feb. 1 letter saying he’ll soon return to California and to academia.
- By Jerry Laws
- Feb 12, 2013
Technicians, scientists, engineers, hydrologists, and other types of environmental jobs are increasing faster this decade than the average for all U.S. occupations, in some cases almost twice as fast.
- By Jerry Laws
- Feb 11, 2013
The DEP has awarded $17.8 million in recycling grants to 131 municipalities and counties for developing and implementing recycling programs.
A new vice president and four new councilors have been elected to the National Academy of Science (NAS) governing Council. Their terms will officially begin on July 1, 2013.
Four communities in Tennessee have received more than $15 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
Fueling vessels with LNG reduces emissions, offering an almost 100 percent reduction in particulate matter and sulfur oxides, at least an 80 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide, and about a 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide.
The Pennsylvania DEP has received $7.25 million in funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to complete the agency’s Sunshine Solar Program, which had been in a waiting-list phase since August 2011 because the demand exceeded available funds.