Environmental Protection

Water


DOI Adopts Standard for Mapping Wetlands

The wetlands mapping standard is expected to enhance the quality and consistency of wetlands data.

Baylor Study Tests Wetland Treatment for Homes

The wetland with gravel and plants performed better, or discharged water that was cleaner, during batch dosing when compared against more continuous dosing.

Everglades' Plan Approval Spurs on Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have approved the master agreement, which will allow restoration to begin on the Everglades.

Third Chamber in Fuel Cell Removes Salt, Makes Energy

International proof of concept study shows that a modified microbial fuel cell desalinates water and creates energy.

MPCA Extends Stormwater Permit Comment Period

Minnesota's draft permit contains general and sector-specific requirements and control measures, including a stormwater pollution prevention plan and best management practices.

LiveFuels Accelerates Algae-to-Biofuels Project

Algal-Biofuel Company Leverages Ecosystem Science to Reduce Cost, Risk.

Eaton to Work with SCAQMD to Deploy Hybrids

The South Coast Air Quality Management District and affiliates will deploy plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicles to more than 50 utility and municipal fleets nationwide through a $45.4 million stimulus grant.



Canada Exercises More Authority over Arctic Waters

The updated Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act strengthens Canada's ability to guard against pollution from ships.

NSF Funds Arizona Study on Water Reuse and Supply

NSF's Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation is funding the research project, "Optimization of Dual Conjunctive Water Supply and Reuse Systems with Distributed Treatment for High-growth Water-scarce Regions."

Everglades Plan Approval Spurs on Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have approved the master agreement, which will allow restoration to begin on the Everglades.

Engineering Societies Join Forces to Manage Emissions

Multi-discipline effort, funded by United Engineering Foundation, has developed scorecards to assess merits of various technologies, gaps in technology, and barriers to managing carbon emissions.

Partners Seek to Modernize Magazine Consumption

Maggwire.com provides research tool for students, teachers and librarians through Go Green Initiative's school network.

EPRI Tests Plug-In Tractor at Port of Long Beach

The Electric Power Research Institute will assess the performance and air quality impact of a terminal tractor powered by electricity.

Brown University Notes Nanoparticle Effects on Flies

Contaminated flies transferred nanoparticles to other flies and that transfer could also occur to humans in the future.

B&V Addresses Energy-Water Nexus in Recovery Project

The Metropolitan District Commission in Hartford, Conn., has contracted with Black & Veatch to recover energy from its biosolids incineration process.

Hydro International Showcases Stormbloc Technology

Company displays solutions that address low impact development and LEED markets at conference.

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