NARI Supports National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure by observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week on October 24-30, 2010.

Study Claims Human Activities Overload Ecosystems with Nitrogen

Resulting ecological damage is serious, but could be reduced by wider use of more sustainable, time-honored practices.

Bacteria May Remove Steroid Used in Tilapia Fish Farming from Water

Methyltestosterone is used in aquaculture to produce male tilapia because they grow faster; Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus ceresus may help remove the steroid from the water.

Some SPCC Facilities Get 1-Year Break on Deadline

Offshore drilling, production, workover, and certain onshore facilities are not eligible for the extension.

Mercury Emissions Cuts Proposed for Sewage Sludge Incinerators

The proposed rules apply to both multiple hearth and fluidized bed incinerators.

EPA and ExxonMobil Settle Case for Closure of Illegal Acid Waste Impoundments

EPA and ExxonMobil agreed to settle a case involving more than one billion gallons of illegally stored hazardous waste at the Agrifos Fertilizer site in Pasadena, Texas.

Soy-based Glue May Make a Friendlier Wood Adhesive

A U.S. Department of Agriculture study has developed a formaldehyde-free glue for wood applications.

Cali Resources Lowers Recycling Costs with Zylog Tracking Software

Advanced tracking software and ISO standard procedures improve performance and provide assurance for responsible recycling.

Murphy Oil Settles CAA Violations at Louisiana, Wisconsin Refineries

The company will pay a $1.25 million civil penalty, upgrade pollution control technologies, and install covers on two wastewater tanks as a supplemental environmental project.

Edison anniversary coin

Commentary: A Bright Idea that Burned Out

The Lamp Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association clearly wants to move forward on energy efficiency but is complaining that new legislation will make that more difficult.

Heinz Awards Recognize 10 for Work on Climate Change, Human Impacts

Photographing glaciers, valuing natural ecosystems, and establishing a seed vault are a few of the innovations created by this year's Heinz Family Foundation awardees.

San Diego first responders last year participated in an emergency response scenario exercise.

Training for Disasters

The Alliance for Hazardous Materials Professionals uses emergency response scenarios to train members on the protocols for life-threatening situations.

Micro Air Vehicles May Someday Detect Environmental Hazards

Robotic, insect-scale devices may one day monitor and explore hazardous environments, such as collapsed structures, caves and chemical spills.

Workers have to wear protective gear when removing asbestos

The Asbestos Debacle

The health risk and liabilities of this hazardous substance cost too much to ignore; the best approach is to eliminate the problem.

EPA Asks 9 Hydraulic Fracturing Services for Chemical, Process Data

The agency is "drilling down to bedrock" to uncover the impact of the process on drinking water sources.

American Vanguard Files Suit for Relief from EPA Stop Sale Order

The company makes pentachloronitrobenzene, a fungicide used on turf, and was ordered to stop selling the product because it did not identify trace impurities in its confidential statement of formula.

26 Groups Support EPA Right-to-Know Policy for Chemical Hazards

EPA's Lisa Jackson announced the agency's new right-to-know policy in late May.

Chemtura OKs $26M Bankruptcy Settlement for CERCLA Liabilities

The specialty chemicals producer last year filed for bankruptcy and, at that time, was potentially responsible for cleanups at Superfund sites in 14 states.

Tennessee DEC Unveils Tank Helper for UST Owners and Operators

Free, online resource comes complete with training, testing, certification, and customized compliance plan.

Virginia Tech Team Explores Geometry of Gulf Coast Cleanup

Faculty researchers hope to determine if the shape of crude oil remnant – be it a flat syrupy sheet or a tar ball – can affect natural deterioration rates.