Environmental Protection


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.

Pennsylvania DEP to Revise Stormwater Permit

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

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.

EWG Finds Most Bottled Water Brands Don't Tell Source

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

Water For People Raises Record Amount

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

Vancouver Picks Nexterra for Gasification Pilot

Using biosolids from Metro Vancouver, Nexterra is converting the material into renewable heat for use in sludge dryers.

CHI Releases Latest Verison of SWMM

Computational Hydraulics announced the release of PCSWMM, the standard GIS-based software support system for EPA's SWMM5 solution for water quality compliance.

Oak Ridge Calls for Coal Ash Strategy Proposals

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is managing the project, which is funded by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

ANSI Offers Report of Product Standards Workshop

More than 340 people participated in the meeting, agreeing that consistent and globally accepted terminology is the greatest need for sustainable product standards.

Case Study: Reliable Corrosion Control

Having worked extensively overseas and in 22 states, I have seen a fair amount of corrosion, but a wastewater treatment facility in my own backyard has the distinction of being the most corrosive job site that I have ever dealt with.

UCLA Creates Mini Mobile Modular Desal System

The M3 can be used to test almost any water source.

S.D. Study Links High Mercury to Lake Expansion

Wet cycles can cause prairie lake expansions that drive elevated levels of mercury, according to South Dakota State University research.

Bay Area District Encourages Carpooling

Spare the Air campaign is designed to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles on California highways.

Texas Gets $179 M to Address Wastewater Needs

EPA awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money to the Texas Water Development Board.

Puerto Rico to Receive Nearly $72 M for Water Projects

Stimulus funds will finance overdue improvements to wastewater and drinking water systems as well as water quality planning.

Army Lab Study 'Improves' Water Needs Equation

New research sharpens Shapiro equation of sweat production, adjusting the amount of water needed in the field for hydration.

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