Despite progress, Southern California's air remains home to some of the worst air in the United States, the American Lung Association said Tuesday in its annual State of the Air report.
Soil and groundwater contamination will be getting cleaned up at a Maryland Superfund Site, thanks to TerraTherm, Inc. who announced a $6.9 million cleanup contract for chemical contamination.
A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formula for calculating the amount of pollutants released by flares at refineries and chemical plants nationwide shows that those emissions are four times higher than previously thought.
The use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses that 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington.
The existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline runs 256 miles through 18 Kentucky counties. The company proposes to change the product flowing through the pipeline from natural gas to natural gas liquids.
"With our customers' environmental expertise, plus funding, PIG products, and leadership, we believe this program can make measurable improvements in communities around the country," said Doug LaPlante, New Pig's vice president, Strategy.
In the 21st century, the big challenge facing the world is climate change.
- By Sandra Barrera
- Apr 22, 2015
EPA and the DOT agency will finalize a new set of longer-term medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards in 2016.
Through incineration, hazardous wastes can be safely and efficiently discarded.
- By Savannah Cooper
- Apr 20, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey's latest study showed rainwater runoff caused 100% mortality to minnows and water fleas, which are part of the base of the food chain.
A global study underscores that rapidly deteriorating water quality – not just water quantity – is escalating a global water crisis. Innovative modeling of climate change, socio-economics and water quality trends indicates up to 1 in 3 people will be exposed to high risk of water pollution.
Repair of this facility presents many challenges, making the total project a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. But the FHIIP is completing rehabilitation of this facility in phases over several years and recently completed the first phase of construction.
- By Russell C. Reed
- Apr 15, 2015
China has revived a controversial concept to monitor pollution, a decade after its first attempt at calculating its "green GDP" suffered a swift death.
- By Teo Cheng Wee
- Apr 13, 2015
This is one of the world's largest programs for recycling harmful household products. The New York City Department of Sanitation administers the program.
The state energy and environmental agency often splits civil enforcement actions -- part fine, part remediation project of a significant value. But for a financial crime in federal court, this, all agreed, was a novel concept.
Three Mutual Housing California communities recently re-opened after a $6.3 million rehab that emphasized water and energy efficiency.
After taking seawater samples from the shoreline of Ucluelet, British Columbia, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) discovered small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.
The weather is warming up in New Hampshire and across the country, a warning sign to a state environmental group.
- By James Niedzinski
- Apr 01, 2015
A research team led by a professor from the University of New Hampshire has identified a new source of methane for gas hydrates in the Arctic Ocean. A stable reservoir for abiotic methane was discovered and could impact global climate change.
The ideas "got the equivalent of a house filled to the rafters with recommendations—almost 200 suggested topics spanning 34 categories," according to the agency.