Environmental Protection


Financial Assurance Rule to Target Hardrock Mining

EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.

Purdue Compares Manure, Fertilizer Applications

The research shows that the use of manure does not negatively affect the carbon loads of nearby waterways when compared to other fertilizer systems.

AWWA Publishes Wastewater Operator Study Guide

The American Water Works Association's certification study guide is now available for purchase.

USGBC Base LEED Certified; Council a New Reviewing Body

Headquarters design showcases Platinum certification, while the Green Building Certification Institute accepts the Council as the first Education Reviewing Body.

Farm Bureau Says HR 2454 Too Costly for Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation testifies before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

July 29 Roundtable to Review Sustainable Systems Report

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Policy Program will host a panel discussion on the nation's infrastructure challenge.

DOE to Fund Tennessee Tech Wind Power Research

More than $265,000 will finance storage systems and controls for high wind penetration studies.

Sandia Labs Create New Water Decontaminant

Sandia says the material removes bacterial, viral and other organic and inorganic contaminants from river water destined for human consumption and from wastewater treatment plants.

Two Frogs, Two Pesticides and their Toxicity

Long-range transport study links California insecticide use of chlorpyrifos and endosulfan to amphibian population declines in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Square D Presents Energy Power Distribution Conference

The annual Energy and Power Distribution Conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Houston Hobby Airport Marriott in Houston.

WRI Report Blames Meat, Fuel Demand for Algal Blooms

Greater meat consumption and demand for fossil fuels worldwide are expected to cause increasingly more harmful algal blooms and dead zones in coastal and freshwater areas.

Exelon, PSEG, and Raytheon Meet GHG Reduction Goals

EPA’s Climate Leaders Program takes notice, sees a growing trend as more companies join and set new goals.

Pennsylvania OKs 8 Renewable Energy Projects

Governor says nearly $23 million will be used to triple state's solar capacity.

Ex-Im Bank Offers 18-Year Repayment Terms

The offer is good for U.S. exports loans related to renewable energy, water, and nuclear power projects.

Oncor Selects IBM as Lead Systems Integrator

According to a recent press release, IBM is the lead systems integrator for Oncor's advanced metering systems deployment.

NGWA Plans September Pharmaceuticals-EDCs Meeting

The conference will address the perceived and actual risks of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water.

Biomass Power Plant to Be Built at Teeside, UK

The British government will allow MGT Power Limited to proceed with the development of a 295-MW biomass electricity plant.

Natural Environmental Systems Offers Rain Barrels

Dallas-based company carries a full line of rainwater harvesting containers from RTS Plastics.

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