Environmental Protection


Oregon Passes Paint Producer Responsibility Law

Leftover paint is the largest component of local household hazardous waste collection programs, and now in Oregon, manufacturers will be managing it.

Illinois, Wisconsin Get Stimulus for Water Management

U.S. EPA: Funds save jobs to help prevent water pollution and protect human health and the environment.

UL Joins Dialogue on Water Standards in India

Stakeholders address India's demand for potable water.

PlanetGreen Picks on Litter to Protect Waterways

August campaign challenges people to keep bags, butts and bottles off the beaches and waterfronts.

Renewable Energy Lab Wins Three R&D 100 Awards

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and its partners are recognized for their work in weather exposure testing, solar collection, and lithium batteries.

San Antonio Trades Lush Lawns for Water Future

San Antonio Water System is using its drought management and conservation programs to ensure an adequate water supply for its customers.

Yeast Strain Could Help Fast-Track Biofuel Production

A USDA scientist has developed yeast that makes ethanol from two different kinds of sugars without oxygen.

Bill Offers Tax Credit for Buying Idling Reduction Units

Earl Blumenauer's bill should ease the pain truckers feel when idling by providing a 50 percent tax credit or up to $3,000 for buying auxiliary power units that costs up to $8,500.

Hearing Dates Set for NO2 Air Quality Standards

EPA will hold public hearings in Arlington, Va., and Los Angeles on Aug. 3 and 6, respectively, to get feedback on proposed revisions to the nitrogen dioxide standard.

Santa Clara Valley Scores with 5 Shovel-ready Projects

Five projects will receive $44.1 million in stimulus funds.

University of Chicago to Research Food Allergy Triggers

EPA is interested in improving methods of assess whether pesticides are triggering food allergies.

Industry Groups File Suit over N.Y. E-recycling Law

CEA and ITI claim door-to-door e-waste collection is "costly, burdensome, and environmentally harmful."

NAPCOR Says PLA Cannot be Recycled with PET

A polyethylene terephthalate trade organization is concerned that recycling both plastics together will affect quality and costs.

Barnstable Signs on with United Water for 5 Years

United Water will operate, manage and maintain the water system of Hyannis, Mass., after signing a five-year contract.

Bluewater Bio Pilots HYBACS Technology in Spain

The Hybrid Bacillus Activated Sludge technology removes nitrogen, phosphorus and organic matter from wastewater streams.

NRDC Reports Beach Closing Days Down Slightly in 2008

Dry conditions and decreased funding for water monitoring blamed for decrease in closing and advisory days.

WERF Seeks Research Proposals to Compare FIB Methods

The Water Environment Research Foundation will provide up to $300,000 for a research effort to understand molecular and cultural-based methods fecal indicator bacteria in inland recreational waters.

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