William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, said ocean litter "is a global problem that threatens our health, our marine wildlife, and the livelihoods of millions who depend on a healthy ocean."
As of Feb. 2, more than 18,640 gallons of spilled jet fuel had been recovered as the spill cleanup continues at the Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp. facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu.
"We look forward to their participation in what has become a successful partnership between the producers of plastic pipe systems and the various national plastic pipe associations that make up our membership," said Tony Calton, general manager of Brussels-based TEPPFA.
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have discovered that snow patches that have been in Norway for more than 5,000 years are beginning to melt at a rapid pace due to climate change.
Illinois leads among all states for the second consecutive year; newcomers Georgia and Arizona show momentum with LEED in the South and Southwest.
The state agency found battery casings that appeared to have been used decades earlier had been used as fill material, causing elevated lead levels in the soil.
We will assess state and local emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone, as well as the adjacent support jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia," said MaryAnn Tierney, regional administrator for FEMA Region III.
The proposed budget for 2016 reflects robust Administration support for science-based decision-making in managing natural resources.
- By USGS Staff
- Feb 03, 2015
A group of researchers from the University of Arizona has discovered that the Earth’s crust under Iceland rebounds as the island’s ice caps melt as a result of global warming.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Thomas Buschatzke as director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Doctors call for life-saving protections at federal EPA hearing in Arlington.
The U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) has revealed the three winners of its fifth-annual U.S. Water Prize for 2015.
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest had approved the settlement in November 2014, saying the case arose from a "series of transactions by the Kerr-McGee Corp. that resulted in the spin-off of Tronox, which Kerr-McGee left saddled with the massive environmental and tort liabilities it had accumulated over the course of decades of operating in the chemical, mining, and oil and gas industries, but without sufficient assets with which to address these liabilities."
"Since we measure our success by weight, this latest year of growth is even more impressive given that consumer batteries are getting smaller, lighter, and lasting longer than in previous years,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle, Inc.
ABB and Solar Impulse have formed an alliance ahead of the plane’s historic round-the-world journey, championing the role of innovation and technology in reducing resource consumption.
Earlier this week, Louisville began ZeroBus service, an all-electric, zero emissions fleet of buses that will be providing free rides downtown. The new buses have replaced diesel-powered trolleys.
A new list by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has recognized top 50 green colleges and universities in the United States.
Based in Austin, the Oil and Gas Division regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas.
The EPA has assigned January as National Radon Action Month and recommends radon testing to help protect you and your family in your home from the toxic gas.
Going into the New Year, the USGS reflects on the natural hazards of 2014 as a reminder of the dangers we face and the need for preparedness to save lives and property.