The EPA has awarded nearly $50,000 to two Puerto Rico organizations, Leaders of the World and the Scuba Dogs Society, to educate low-income communities about effective waste management, recycling and the negative effects of improper waste disposal on people’s health and water quality.
"Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.
Researchers from the University of Jaen (Spain) have created a new way to mix paper waste with a ceramic material in order to make bricks, resulting in a durable product that can act as a good insulator.
America’s second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament is now open for entries and will evaluate environmental academic programs and sustainability practices used by colleges and universities across the nation.
Business researchers from the University of Arkansas and the University of South Carolina will be examining Walmart’s 7-year sustainability effort as a way to create a teaching tool for other businesses that hope to become more environmentally friendly.
The Province of Saskatchewan, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. has launched the Global Institute for Food Security to develop solutions to feed a growing world population.
Forty percent of U.S. households, about 46.7 million households, now have access to carton recycling. Just three years ago, household access stood at 18 percent.
- By Jason Pelz
- Dec 11, 2012
The EPA has decided to issue $380,000 in grants to New Jersey and New York for projects that will help prevent pollution across the two states.
GM’s Components Holdings LLC plant in Lockport, N.Y. has become the automaker’s 103rd facility to obtain landfill-free status, putting the company one step closer to achieving its goal of having 125 landfill-free sites by 2020.
Besides allowing China to monitor pollution and natural disasters, the trio of satellites will be used in making decisions about deploying emergency aid and reconstruction.
Children in eight Ohio school districts will benefit from Ohio EPA grants awarded to install pollution control equipment on 75 buses and idle reduction technology on 68 buses as part of Ohio EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Grant program.
The contest attracted a record number of entries in 10 categories ranging from Air Quality and Climate to Wastewater.
During this holiday season, people can use ecofriendly artificial logs made from grass clippings to create a warm and welcoming blaze in fireplaces.
John Hopkins engineering students won $15,000 in a competition for adapting a Korean paper-making technique into a method for impoverished villagers to make paper for underequipped schools.
Liberty Tire Recycling announced its nationwide partnership with The Hertz Corporation to recover and recycle scrap tires form car rental outlets.
Three research projects, led by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), are searching for cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques in order to make solar panels more affordable.
The EPA honored Adobe with its 2012 Zero Waste Advocate Award at a ceremony for the company’s waste management program that diverts 100 percent of solid waste from its headquarters in San Jose, CA.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a printed circuit board (PCB) whose components can be easily separated by immersion in hot water. The work was part of the ReUSE project, funded by the UK government's Technology Strategy Board.
The company's new Paper Sourcing and Use Policy announced Oct. 11 took effect immediately.
The Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings conference will take place in October 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.