Environmental Protection


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.

Santa Clara Valley Scores with 5 Shovel-ready Projects

Five projects will receive $44.1 million in stimulus funds.

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.

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.

Stahlbush Island Farms Launches Biogas Plant

Oregon family farm produces electricity from fruits and vegetable byproduct.

Oklahoma to Study Eastern Redcedar Encroachment

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will receive $226,890 in national grant funding for research into eastern redcedar encroachment and the water cycle in the tallgrass prairie, two key elements of ecosystem health for Oklahoma.

Top 20 Organizations Make, Use 736 M kWh of Green Power

EPA Administrator Jackson says these leaders are setting the standard for the future.

Sukut Breaks Ground on a Southern California Reservoir

Mass excavator Sukut Construction began work in June on building an emergency water reservoir in South Orange County, Calif.

SKM Joins World Water Monitoring Day Program Team

Sinclar Knight Merz is a global consulting group interested in "walking the talk" for water quality monitoring.

Facility in China Selects Biological Denitrification

Huishan Wastewater Treatment plant will use Severn Trent's fixed film biological denitrification process to lower nitrogen and phosphorus.

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