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Online Racing Game Shows How Plastics Contribute to Auto Fuel-Efficiency

Plastics Make it Possible has launched Plastics Speedway, an online car-racing game that highlights many of the ways plastics contribute to automobile fuel-efficiency, safety and design.

Light Pollution Transforming Insect Communities

Street lighting is transforming communities of insects and other invertebrates, according to research by the University of Exeter.

New Solar Cell May Lessen Solar Energy Technology Limitations

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new solar cell that, in principle, will minimize all of these solar energy technology limitations.

Cheese Processing Company Fined For Not Reporting Ammonia Release

Columbia River Processing has agreed to pay the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $42,435 for failing to report an anhydrous ammonia release at its Boardman, Oregon cheese processing facility in June 2008.

Bark Beetle May Impact Air Quality and Climate

At national parks out West, lodgepole pine trees are dying because of bark beetle. And atmospheric haze, caused in part by tiny solid particles suspended in the air, is becoming a problem.

Republic Services to Open Recycling Center

Republic Services, a provider of recycling and waste collection, has opened a state-of-the-art regional recycling center in northwest Jacksonveille on Imeson Road. The facility will serve the residents and businesses throughout the area.

New Species Top 10 List Draws Attention to Diverse Biosphere

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of scientists from around the world announced their picks for the top 10 new species described in 2011.

More Plant Species Responding to Global Warming Than Previously Thought

Far more wild plant species may be responding to global warming than previous large-scale estimates have suggested.



Officials Discuss Hudson River Cleanup Project

Several politicians and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency met up on the shore of the Hudson River to discuss the progress of the federal Superfund cleanup on the Hudson River and the efforts to restore properties along its shorelines.

Pollution Warming Atmosphere Through Thunderstorm Clouds

Pollution is warming the atmosphere through summer thunderstorm clouds, according to a computational study published May 10 in Geophysical Research Letters.

Oil Spill Workers Asked to Join Gulf Study

Deepwater Horizon cleanup workers and volunteers are invited to participate in the GuLF Study to help determine whether the oil spill contributed to physical and mental health problems.

Prenatal Pollution Exposure Dangerous for Kids With Asthma

The link between prenatal exposure to air pollution and childhood lung growth and respiratory ailments has been established by several studies in recent years, and now a new study suggests that these prenatal exposures can be especially serious for children with asthma.

Environment Influences Behavior Generations Later

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University have seen an increased reaction to stress in animals whose ancestors were exposed to an environmental compound generations earlier.

U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Holding Joint Media Roundtable

The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force will hold a joint media roundtable today at 9:30 CST time. They will also broadcast interviews in order to discuss energy and environmental initiatives.

Study Compares Toxin Levels in Captive and Wild Sea Mammals

Amid growing concerns about the spread of harmful mercury in plants and animals, a new study by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and The National Aquarium has compared levels of the chemical in captive dolphins with dolphins found in the wild.

Earth's Water Cycle Intensifying With Atmospheric Warming

A clear change in salinity has been detected in the world's oceans, signalling shifts and an acceleration in the global rainfall and evaporation cycle.

NASCAR and EPA Partner on Green Initiatives

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing have signed an agreement to raise awareness of environmentally friendly products and solutions to address America’s environmental challenges.

Air Pollution Level Changes in Beijing Linked With Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease

During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, changes in air pollution were associated with changes in biomarkers of systemic inflammation and thrombosis (formation of blood clot) as well as measures of cardiovascular physiology in healthy young persons, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on Global Health.

Excess Water Slows Lake Mead Connector Tunnel

Completion of a half-mile connector tunnel will come in January and cost $5 million more than the previous estimate because more water is seeping into the work site than expected, according to a local news report.

EPA Releases Draft Scientific Study of Bristol Bay Watershed

The U.S. Environmental Protection has released a draft scientific study of the Bristol Bay watershed and its natural resources for public comment.