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Logan Airport Oil Storage Facility Operators Fined for Inadequate Oil Spill Training

BOSFuel Corp. and Swissport Fueling, Inc., operators of an oil storage facility at Boston’s Logan Airport, will pay a $90,000 penalty for failing to take adequate precaution to contain oil spills.

Landfills Make Air Pollution Too

San Joaquin Valley landfill to spend $3.8 million to resolve Clean Air Act violations

Datacenter overheating problems tackled at energy conference

Solving server overheating problems at datacenters will save massive amounts of wasted energy worldwide.

Shipbuilders Pay for Clean Air Violations

Shipbuilder and Ship Engine Manufacturer Agree to Pay Civil Penalty and Perform Environmental Project to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations - First Enforcement Action Under Marine Diesel Engine Air Rules

EPA Orders Foster Poultry Farms to Stop Discharging Pollutants Into Louisiana Waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to Foster Poultry Farms in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, for unauthorized discharges of pollutants into a tributary of Leatherman Creek.

EPA Agreement with Oil Production Companies Ensures Safe Drinking Water for Poplar, Mont.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with three oil production companies operating on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana requiring the companies to address groundwater contamination threatening the City of Poplar’s public water supply system.

Getting The Lead Out

About 250,000 children in the United States have high levels of lead in their systems, say the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal.

Covering Up Only Makes Crime Worse

Greek Shipping Company Sentenced in New Orleans to Pay $2 Million for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution and Obstruction of Justice



New Research can Save Tropical Forests

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have investigated how much carbon the natural forests of Sri Lanka contain. The results are important for work to reduce deforestation of tropical countries, and for international negotiations in climate policy relating to a new climate agreement.

Small Cluster of Nations Found to Dominate Global Trading Web of Food, Water

It's not easy, or economically feasible, to ship freshwater across the globe. But when scientists use food as a proxy for that water - taking into account how much crops are irrigated and livestock are fed - they can get a glimpse of the flow of freshwater between countries. When one research group studied this "virtual water network," they found that the interconnectedness between countries has almost doubled over the last two decades - potentially lending some resiliency to the water trade.

Lead Sampling in Big River Flood Plain

EPA to Host April 5 Session in Byrnes Mill, Mo., to Discuss Residential Lead Sampling in Big River Floodplain of Southwest Jefferson County

Radiation Risks from Fukushima are Likely to be Less than for Chernobyl

Radiation exposures to the public in Japan from meltdowns at three Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactors in the wake of last year’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and 45-foot tsunami have been less than what people were exposed to in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster a quarter century ago, according to two experts who spoke at a daylong symposium at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) marking the anniversary of the catastrophe in Japan.

Alleged Clean Air Violation Notice Issued

EPA Region 7 Issues Notice of Violation to Grain Processing Corporation, Inc., of Muscatine, Iowa, for Clean Air Act Issues

Best Practices in Solar Energy Production Highlighted in New Report

Survey of Over 100 Solar Manufacturers Reveal Current Environmental, Worker Safety, and Fiduciary Considerations

EPA Proposes First Carbon Pollution Standard for Future Power Plants

Achievable standard is in line with investments already being made and will inform the building of new plants moving forward.

New Tool Developed to Assess Global Freshwater Stress

A new method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change.

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Wins Civil Engineering Award

The 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award was presented March 22 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

EPA and LA Water Board Set Strict New Pollution Reduction Plans for 175 Waterways in Los Angeles Area

Action Culminates 13 Year Effort, Eliminating Beach Closures, Reducing Trash and Toxic Chemicals in Waters

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Compost Receives Approval for Use in Organic Farming

Rhode Islanders no longer need to make a trip to their local home improvement store for high-quality compost – they can literally find it in their own backyards.