Environmental Protection

Land


Public Gets More Time to Comment on Nyanza Chemical Cleanup

EPA extends comment period to Aug. 26 on proposed plan to remediate the Superfund site in Ashland, Mass.

Misbranded, Genetically Engineered Pesticide Costs Monsanto $2.5 M

Bollgard and Bollgard II cotton seed products contain plant incorporated protectants that were restricted for use in several Texas counties, and Monsanto failed to communicate that information on labels and grower guides.

EPA to Include Employees in Chemical Safety Inspections

In new interim guidance, the agency is encouraging employees to be involved during Risk Management Program inspections.

Missouri Scientists: EPA's GHG Estimates for Manure Lagoons May be Off

The team reviewed the method used by EPA for calculating possible greenhouse gas releases from agricultural anaerobic lagoons and found that the estimates of methane may be underestimated by as much as 65 percent.

EPA Region 4 Recognizes 2 Florida Counties for Excellent Site Reuse

Broward County and Hillsborough County changed two Superfund sites into a wide-ranging outdoor activities park and a multipurpose waste collection center and model airplane park, respectively.

New Zealand Study: Spray Irrigation Adds Few Microbes to Groundwater

With the simulation of heavy rainfall, E. coli increased slightly, the researchers said.

EPA Checks Science on 4 Chemical Assessments

National Toxicology Program reviews Ramazzini Institute studies and suggests further pathology reviews are needed to resolve differences of opinion.



Operation Hope's Land Management Wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The group's management process re-establishes the balance between plant growth and the behavior of herding animals.

New York Wins Smart Growth Technical Grant for Land, Water

The Smart Growth Leadership Institute will work with the state to align its land use and water protection programs.

Redwood City to Perform Full Environmental Review of Saltworks

The City Council and voters appear to support a restoration project that would dedicate half of 1,436 acres for recreation and the other half for a walkable, transit-oriented community.

soil

Scientists Find Soil Microbes More Resistant to Antibiotics

Increased antibiotic resistance in soils could have broad consequences to public health through potential exposure through water and food supplies.

Mega Programme Focuses on Building Food Security

The ten-year research program will seek solutions on to how to adapt the world’s agricultural areas to a different climate with new conditions for production and farming and the reduction of greenhouse gases.

DOE to Decommission, Clean Up West Valley Demo Project

Phase 1 of process includes the removal of several facilities, lagoon areas, and contaminated soils.

EPA to Test Emergency Response for Butler Mine Site

Five-day exercise will prevent access to Pittston City Riverfront Park on the Susquehanna River starting April 26.

Ocean Conservancy Counts 7.4 M Pounds of Trash in Cleanup

Last year's 24th annual International Coastal Cleanup saw 500,000 volunteers around the world remove debris from oceans, lakes, and rivers.

Agency Wants Feedback on Integrated Cleanup Initiative

New roadmap guides EPA in providing more accountability, transparency, and progress in contaminated site cleanup.

Environmental Science Winners Focus on Drugs in Water, PAHs

The Association for Environmental Health & Sciences Foundation and Adventus Group recognize student leaders at annual conference.

Agency Orders Fresh and Clean Restrooms to Correctly Apply Sludge

A December 2009 inspection of Desloge Mine Tailings Site revealed that the company had not reduced pathogens nor minimized vector attraction.

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