Environmental Protection

Water


Landmark Deal Puts Hanford Cleanup on Track

The settlement of Washington's 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Energy recommits the federal government to a cleanup of groundwater and waste stored in tanks at the Hanford Site, officials said this week.

LID Is Part of Answer to Water Supply Issues, NRDC Says

Report from Natural Resources Defense Council and UC-Santa Barbara claims low impact development can generate billions of gallons of water.

University of Hawaii Study Investigates Bacteria in Sand

Researchers will look at land use patterns, rainfall, and the transport of fecal indicators.



Pennsylvania Subsidiary Buys Cove Village Assets

Aqua Pennsylvania has acquired the assests of Cove Village's water and wastewater systems, which serve about 1,000 people in Schuylkill County.

USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Program

Landowners, legal entities, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding for conservation efforts.

Aluminum Recycler Aleris to Resolve CAA Violations

The company has agreed to pay a $4.6 million penalty, allowed as an unsecured claim in its bankruptcy proceeding, and improve controls at 15 plants at a cost of about $4.2 million.

Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot Partner for Energy Star

Habitat for Humanity affiliates that build homes to green standards can receive up to $5,000 through an expansion of the Partners in Sustainable Building program.

USDA Supports Community Gardens, Grows Vegetables

Secretary Vilsack lists the community benefits of a neighborhood garden.

Study: Certain Industries May be Source of Phytoestrogens

A University of Minnesota professor says most of the plant-based estrogens can be removed by treatment plants but they still may affect fish.

Saratoga, Pa., Team Wins 2009 Canon Envirothon

Students scored well on their knowledge of soils and land use, aquatic ecology, and biodiversity.

Task Force: Duke Energy, China Huaneng Make Clean Energy Pact

Boston-based Clean Air Task Force commends actions, says agreement is expected to advance cleaner coal technologies.

World Bank OKs Credit to Bangladesh for Solar Home Systems

About $130 million will be used to provide electricity to 300,000 households.

Pesticide Group: Parkinson's-Well Water Study 'Flawed'

Western Plant Health Association president says exposure conditions were unlikely to occur, among other things.

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