Environmental Protection

Water


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.

San Diego Area Applies for $260 M in Stimulus for Solar

A coalition of San Diego stakeholders, led by CleanTECH San Diego, is strategically positioning the region' municipalities to capture nearly $260 million in federal stimulus funds for renewable energy projects.

Sweco to Manage Supply Project in Jordan

Stockholm-based Sweco will manage and supervise the large-scale construction of a new water supply system commissioned by the Jordanian Government’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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