Environmental Protection


SURF: How Should Clean-up Industry Clean Up?

Organizations white paper assesses remediation and whether it is or can be sustainable.

Study: Wastewater Plants Relatively Light on Mercury

A Water Environment Research Foundation study finds bioavailable mercury levels are as low as or lower than other common sources.

Accidental Discovery May Lead to CO2 'Catchers'

Maryland researcher says genetically engineered microbes could be made to absorb carbon dioxide.

Lux: Water Is Missing from Renewable Energy Equation

Policymakers should consider how much water is used to employ alternative energy; new technologies may make them more viable.

Small Businesses to Pay More for CARB's GHG Rules

Cal-State study says small businesses will pay an additional $49,691 as a result of the agency's implementation of AB 32.

N.C. Governor Backs More Oversight of Coal Ash Ponds

EPA's list of 44 ponds with a high hazard potential rating included 12 North Carolina sites—the most of any state.

Waste2Tricity Names Arbon Board Chair

The company also announces joint venture with Thornton New Energy Ltd. to produce ultra low carbon emission electricity from coal.

Aqua America Acquires 3 Treatment Systems

Texas and Indiana subsidiaries buy three water and wastewater systems for $260,000.

State Presents Award to Wixom, Mich., United Water

Michigan recognizes health and safety programs of the Wixom Water and Wastewater facility.

House Hearings Begin on Water Trust Fund Possibility

ASCE, AWWA, NAWC offer testimony to the House committee on July 15.

Trash Track Examines Journey of Everyday Objects

MIT project hopes to make people think about what happens when they throw away razors and water bottles, among other things.

IBWA Testifies on Bottled Water Regulations

International Bottled Water Association President Joe Doss clarified that the FDA and states regulate bottled water.

A&WMA Explores Oil and Gas Impacts on Air Quality

The Air & Waste Management Association will present the conference Sept. 15-17 in Centennial, Colo.

Water For People Raises Record Amount

CH2M Hill and American Water raised a significant amount of money to support safe drinking water and sanitation.

Pennsylvania DEP to Revise Stormwater Permit

The agency gathered comments this month on a proposed section on total maximum daily loads.

EWG Finds Most Bottled Water Brands Don't Tell Source

Group tells lawmakers there are gaps in government regulation of the bottled water industry.

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