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NYC SAFE Disposal Events Expanded, Starting This Weekend

This is one of the world's largest programs for recycling harmful household products. The New York City Department of Sanitation administers the program.

For a Repentant Company, a Novel Punishment Is Considered

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.

South Sacramento Communities Re-open After Major Green Rehab

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.

Traces of Radiation from Fukushima Found on British Columbia Shores

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.

NH Feels the Heat from Climate Change

The weather is warming up in New Hampshire and across the country, a warning sign to a state environmental group.

New Source of Methane Found in the Arctic

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.

NIST announced the recommended R&D opportunities range from tests for assessing the airtightness of building enclosures to questions about measuring indoor air quality to control strategies that take advantage of emerging "smart grid" capabilities.

NIST Outreach Expands Zero-Energy Home Ideas

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.

EV Bus Manufacturer Reaches 1 Million Miles in Revenue Service

Proterra celebrates major milestone with event honoring transit agency partners as EV pioneers.

The Xylem mixers will be used in the Panama Canal expansion project, which is installing 16 massive gates such as this one.

Xylem Pumps Headed for Panama Canal Project

The company has won a contract to supply 64 Flygt 4600 series compact mixers that will ensure corrosive sediments do not build up on the expansion project's massive gates.

Italian Group Buys Enviro-Care

"This acquisition was a very logical move for WAM and provides them with immediate entry into the North American headworks market," said Phil Thompson, president of Enviro-Care.

Executive Order Promises Federal Government GHG Cuts

The Obama administration also is releasing a new scorecard to publicly track self-reported emissions disclosure and progress for all major federal suppliers.

The American Chemistry Council has asked Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that will improve current freight rail policies.

Congress Urged to Pass Freight Rail Policy Improvements

The American Chemistry Council has asked Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that will improve current freight rail policies.

Remote Power Plant in Alaska Upgrades Water Treatment Solution

The GVEA Healy plant will require GE’s mobile water filtration system for approximately 90 days while work is being completed.

California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard

California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard is designed to stabilize fuel prices and improve the state's air quality. The net effect the LCFS will have on California—and potentially other states—is yet unknown.

Shedding Light: Vermont's Labeling Law for Genetically Engineered Foods

Vermont leads the United States toward transparency in the food system as it battles food manufacturers that have sued to keep things quiet.

EPA Clean Power Plan: Home Run, Base Hit, or Strikeout?

The world is watching as the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, proposed in June 2014, faces fierce opposition from the coal industry and coal-dependent states.

Endangered Species Act Regulations Ruled Unconstitutional

Late in 2014, a federal court in Utah challenged the constitutional underpinning of most federal environmental laws. Likely appeals in 2015 could set up the U.S. Supreme Court to decide not only the constitutionality of the Endangered Species Act, but the reach of the federal government to regulate water, air, and a clean environment.

EP Honors 2014 New Product of the Year Winners

Four companies won top honors in Environmental Protection's annual contest to showcase the industry's best new products.

This FEMA photo taken May 4, 2010, shows the extent of flooding in downtown Nashville, Tenn. (David Fine/FEMA photo)

UN Official: Most Disasters Climate Related

The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is taking place March 14-18 in the northern Japanese city of Sendai. Participants will seek to chart a global course on disaster risk reduction for the coming decade.

Standards Help Senegalese Water Company Improve Operations

Sénégalaise Des Eaux serves 5 million people throughout the West African nation. Becoming certified to several ISO standards, including 9001 (quality) and 14001 (environmental management), helps it operate more reliably and efficiently, CEO Mamadou Dia explains in a new video.

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