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Solar-Powered Sludge Dryer Expands into Water Treatment Facilities

The commissioning expands the technology from its application in wastewater treatment plants.

Report Points to Brownfield Redevelopment as Source of City Revenues

A new report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors highlights the potential contribution that redeveloping brownfields can make to city revenues.

WHOI Website Takes Viewers Deep into the Gulf

Underwater vehicles will be used by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and other university scientists to learn if the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected animals in the Gulf of Mexico; the public is invited to take a look via the Dive and Discover website.

Vessel General Permit Session Set for Dec. 15

EPA is beginning to develop requirements for the permit covering incidental discharges from vessels.

Vapor intrusion screening may become standard operating procedure for environmental site assessments.

Vapor Intrusion and ASTM's Revised Vapor Encroachment Standard

The experts answer why the topic is so hot now and the best way you can protect your clients and yourself from liability.

More-Durable Sensor Technology Could Limit Toxic Runoff from Mining Operations

United Science, a Minnesota startup company, has licensed sensor technology developed at the University of Minnesota that could limit the amount of toxic byproducts from mining and other industries that end up in the environment and improve productivity at the same time.

Duke graduate student Laura Ruhl collected samples more than 1 year ago from a site affected by the TVA coal sludge spill. Photo by Avner Vengosh

Duke Scientists Find More Coal Ash Hazards 'Under the Rug'

Current water quality monitoring looks only at the surface, according to Avner Vengosh, Duke professor of geochemistry and water quality.

ATSDR Issues 21st Toxicological Profiles Set

One new final toxicological profile for chlorine and six updated ones of priority hazardous substances are in this new set.



CBI Polymers Robert Harrison meets Devecser Deputy Mayor Laszlo Kovacs.

CBI Polymers Provides Technology Solution to Hungarian Disaster

Hawaii-based company travels to Hungarian village to help clean up caustic alkali and plans to return to teach residents how to use DeconGel.

Tetra Tech Earns USAID Contracts in Indonesia, Afghanistan

The contracts, valued up to $40 million and $119 million, respectively, are designed to help Indonesia reduce threats to deforestation and to assist Kabul in improving delivery of public services such as sanitation and solid waste

Recycling Cups into New Ones Viable, Pilot Shows

International Paper and Mississippi River Pulp turn Starbucks Coffee cups into fiber suitable for use in new cups.

Mount Everest

A View of Pollution from the Top

Study shows pollutant levels in soil collected from Mount Everest glacier were acceptable for most trace elements; arsenic and cadmium exceeded drinking water standards.

Reusable Grocery Bag Companies Confirm Their Products Meet Federal Requirements

Amid concerns of dangerously elevated lead levels in the reusable grocery bags many earth-conscious consumers have been using for several years, the Earthwise Bag Company Inc. and the Green Bag Company Inc. announced that regular, independent testing has confirmed their reusable grocery bags have consistently met federal standards.

Would You Use a Methane-powered Laptop?

With advances in nanostructured devices, lower operating temperatures, and the use of an abundant fuel source and cheaper materials, Harvard researchers are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of solid-oxide fuel cells.

overturned gasoline tanker

Case study: Emergency Response

ENPRO reaches accident scene early and gets to work collecting as much gas as possible from the nearby Merrimack River.

Duke Analysts: FDA's Transgenic Salmon Review Too Narrow

Duke economist Martin Smith suggests the agency should also consider the potential health and environmental effects of salmon production that might stem from the fish's faster growth and less need for feed.

French Award Chemical Weapon Destruction Contract to IES

The contract includes munitions dating back 95 years and include those that contain mustard agent, phosgene, and other chemical agents.

New Florida Officials Seek Delay on Nutrient Criteria Rule

EPA's nutrient criteria rule is set to be finalized Sunday; recently elected Florida leaders want more time to analyze the rule's effect on residents.

Louisiana Vessel Company to Pay $2.1M in Penalties

Offshore Vessels pleaded guilty in July to charges that its crew knowingly discharged oily wastewater from the bilge tank.

Research Shows No General Trends When Contaminants Bond to Nanoparticles

Texas Tech researcher Moira Ridley said her experiments with strontium and nanoparticles of titanium dioxide revealed subtle differences depending on particle size.

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