The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed that companies be required to report to EPA all new uses, including in domestic or imported products, of five groups of potentially harmful chemicals. EPA also calls for additional testing on health and environmental impacts of PBDEs.
Banana peel, coffee grounds and other food waste will be transformed into green fuel for Oslo’s city buses starting next year. The Norwegian capital’s new biogas plant will also supply nutrient-rich biofertilizer for agriculture.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a complaint against CRM Rental Management, Inc. of Rome, N.Y. for not informing residents of its buildings about potential lead-based paint in their apartments.
In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites.
Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs.
Every year, the editors of the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology, select the best papers among their peer-reviewed contributions, which numbered more than 1500 in 2011 alone. This year, a contribution by Empa researchers has been awarded the title "Best Paper" in the "Policy Analysis" category. The scientists studied the proportion of restricted substances found in plastic components from waste electrical and electronic equipment.
Worldwide increases in the incidences of asthma, allergies, infectious and cardiovascular diseases will result from a variety of impacts of global climate change, including rising temperatures, worsening ozone levels in urban areas, the spread of desertification, and expansions of the ranges of communicable diseases as the planet heats up, the professional organization representing respiratory and airway physicians stated in a new position paper.
The EPA partners with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Scholastic Inc. to bring environmental education to those most likely to bring it home.
Bechtel Corporation announced Edward Sproat, former director of DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, will guide senior managers of the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant in planning for a “world-class nuclear safety and quality culture.”
Chagas disease, a parasite-borne illness carried by kissing bugs afflicts millions of people in Central and South America today.
DOT recently awarded Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science a $3.5 million grant for the next two years.
Graduates’ caps and gowns will be green at Michigan Technological University’s spring commencement on Saturday, April 28, 2012 — not in color, but in spirit.
Cleaner! Faster! Cheaper! is a rallying cry for chemists working to limit the impact of their work on the environment.
The mining company, Kinross, has funded the position at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with $625,000 for a five-year period.
Work on a prototype device for harvesting energy and clean drinking water from human waste gets the go ahead this month.
Since 2009, a hydrogen powered street cleaning vehicle has been undergoing testing on the streets. The project is intended to take hydrogen drives out of the laboratory in order to gain experience on using them under practical conditions.
The United Nations (UN) global carbon market requires substantial reform because it too often fails to support the projects and people it is meant to help, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Nearly four million Americans, occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland, find themselves at risk of severe flooding as sea levels rise in the coming century, new research suggests.
Mathematical methods help predict the movement of oil and ash following environmental disasters.
In recent years, the American public has grown increasingly skeptical of the existence of human-made climate change. Although pundits and scholars have suggested several reasons for this trend, a new study shows that the recent Great Recession has been a major factor.