Environmental Protection


USDA Outlines New Direction for Forest Management

The new vision seeks to increase public-private cooperation regarding the conservation and restoration practices to non-federal forests.

Brown's Bill Would Keep Clean Energy Jobs in U.S

U.S. manufacturers, distributors, labor unions, and clean energy producers endorse IMPACT, according to the Apollo Alliance.

Researcher Examines Arsenic Exposure-Flu Link in Podcast

Study finds 100 ppb arsenic in drinking water compromises the immune response of mice; research recommends water well users get water tested.

New Rule Would Lower Impact of Airport Deicing

EPA proposes that major airports needing to deice planes would install centralized deicing pads or collect the spent fluid.

Idling Buses Result in Penalty for Boston Firm

Massachusetts' law bars stopped motor vehicles from operating unnecessarily for more than five minutes.

Dalhousie Offers Industrial Best Practices for Water

The report covers the current state of water management in Canadian industrial parks and details tips, solutions, and technologies for reducing water use.

Circle of Blue's Global Survey Spotlights Water

Water wins over air pollution, natural resources depletion, habitat loss, and climate change as the top environmental problem, according to a survey of 15 countries.

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."

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