The government's complaint was filed in February 2013 in a Louisiana federal court, alleging that oil and an unauthorized chemical dispersant were discharged into the Gulf of Mexico from ATP-IP's oil and gas production platform called the ATP Innovator.
Duke Energy has announced a $10 million Water Resources Fund for the improvement of waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina that flow into neighboring states.
The EPA will be funding more than $8 million in grants for environmental improvement projects along the U.S. – Mexico border. The funding was announced during a border tour led by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in San Diego on Oct. 7.
The connection between human activities and increased severity and likelihood of droughts, storms, and heavy rain events was not as clear, according to the agency.
Countries may need to double existing capacity or risk undermining attainment of universal access to clean water and sanitation.
The Department of Environmental Protection is hosting the Oct. 1 meeting to hear stakeholders' comments about the draft Aboveground Storage Tank emergency rule.
In a Capitol Hill meeting yesterday, the Puerto Rico climate crisis and how it may affect the U.S. was discussed.
Four decades since the Michigan Chemical Corp. plant disaster, one of the biggest agricultural catastrophes in U.S. history, the contamination at the site is still persistent and includes heavy air pollution.
In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, water temperatures in the Florida Keys are 2 degrees warmer than they were a few decades ago. The increase in temperature is causing the corals to turn white from symbiotic loss – a condition that could cause the corals to die.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is converting one of its laboratories into a small office building to try out smart software technologies that will be designed to reduce energy use in commercial buildings.
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory explores the conversion of lignin into renewable chemicals, fuels, and materials that could help sustain the energy economy.
In federal court yesterday, the EPA decreed that ExxonMobil will pay nearly $1.5 million in fines for a Clean Water Act violation that ultimately led to a Louisiana oil spill more than two years ago.
Though many states are making headway in the realm of waste reduction, there are many cities that have decided to take matters into their own hands.
- By Kevin Rossignol
- Aug 21, 2014
The EPA has announced $11 million in funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield properties across the United States.
Associate Professor Karl Vernes from the University of New England, Australia, is undertaking research into these mysterious water sources and the habits of the animals that use them in a bid to conserve the unique ecosystems of a region which is facing the strains of mass development and tourism.
A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.
After the BC mine catastrophe earlier this week, Alaskans are asking the EPA to finalize mine waste restrictions in order to protect their fishery.
Every country faces growing problems of scarce water, poor sanitation, and soil erosion, the 2014 Human Development Report states.
A new ruling in the Georgia Court of Appeals states that all waters are to be protected by 25-foot vegetative buffers under Georgia law.
Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms.
- By Rob Thieler, Jordan S. Read, Hilary Stockdon
- Jul 21, 2014