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Russell Stover Candies Fined for Clean Water Act Violations

Russell Stover Candies, Inc., has agreed to pay a $585,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act at its facility in Iola, Kan.

Top Predators Key to Extinctions as Planet Warms

Global warming may cause more extinctions than predicted if scientists fail to account for interactions among species in their models, Yale and UConn researchers argue in Science.

Elephant Seals Help Uncover Slower-Than-Expected Antarctic Melting

Don't let the hobbling, wobbling, and blubber fool you into thinking elephant seals are merely sluggish sun bathers. In fact, scientists are benefiting from these seals' surprisingly lengthy migrations to determine critical information about Antarctic melting and future sea level rise.

Melting Sea Ice Threatens Emperor Penguins

If global temperatures continue to rise, the Emperor penguins in Terre Adélie, in East Antarctica, may eventually disappear, according to a new study by led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

Homebuilder Toll Brothers to Pay $741,000 Clean Water Act Penalty

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Toll Brothers Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $741,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites.

Renewables Can Fill 80 Percent Electricity Demand in U.S. in 2050

Renewable energy sources in the U.S. could supply 80 percent of electricity demand in 2050 just by using technologies commercially available today, according to a new study.

EPA Welcomes Philadelphia as its Newest Green Power Community Partner

Green Power Community Partner EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin welcomed the City of Philadelphia as a new member of EPA’s national Green Power Communities initiative.

Health Check for European Streams

In a unique field experiment, ten research groups from nine different countries have studied the ecological status of 100 streams across Europe.



Hot Weather for Southern New England Means Poor Air Quality

Unhealthy air quality is predicted for the southern portions of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the south coast of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands, on Wednesday due to ground-level ozone.

Studying Soil to Predict the Future of Earth's Atmosphere

When it comes to understanding climate change, it's all about the dirt. A new study by researchers at BYU, Duke and the USDA finds that soil plays an important role in controlling the planet's atmospheric future.

EPA Honors 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners

EPA has honored companies that have designed, developed and implemented innovative green technologies with its 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

UIC Chemist Explores Nanotechnology in Search of Cheaper Solar Cells

Luke Hanley is a big believer in harnessing solar energy to produce electricity. Doing it more efficiently is his goal.

Expansion of Forests in the European Arctic Could Result in the Release of Carbon Dioxide

Carbon stored in Arctic tundra could be released into the atmosphere by new trees growing in the warmer region, exacerbating climate change, scientists have revealed.

May 2012 Global Temperatures Second Warmest On Record

The globally-averaged temperature for May 2012 marked the second warmest May since record keeping began in 1880.

Vivotek Goes Green and Adapterless

Vivotek is going green and eliminating power adapters for network cameras that are PoE compliant.

Nissan and Nichicon Team Up to Use Leaf Battery to Power Home

Nichicon Corp. is announcing that it has built a device in partnership with Nissan, called the "EV Power Station" that takes power from the “Leaf to Home” device and makes it available to the home’s power system.

A Greener Future: Innovation and Collaboration Drive Sustainability Initiatives in the CPG Industry

When it comes to the political arena in Washington, D.C., most of us see the same thing – the 30,000 foot view. We see and talk about the contentious debates taking place on the economy, health care reform and energy policy.

GM Adds Landfill-Free Facilities

GM recently added its 100th landfill-free facility – a parts distribution center in Lansing, Mich. It is a milestone in the company’s ongoing waste-reduction efforts.

EPA Awards $6 Million to Ishpeming, Mich. to Stop Mercury Contamination

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator / Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman announced a $6 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the City of Ishpeming, Mich.

EPA Proposes Clean Air Standards for Harmful Soot Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed updates to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot (known as PM2.5).