Karmenu Vella, the European Union's Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries commissioner, has announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15.
The Elektra European Electronics Industry 2014 Environmental Award went to ENVIRON's Environmental Compliance 4 Products, a web-based system that companies use to ensure their compliance with the EU's waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive, batteries and packaging.
The agency's Climate Change Occupational Safety and Health Work Group is working to determine OSH issues, identify gaps in worker protection, and make recommendations for safety and health improvements.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have estimated that the population of salamanders in forested regions of the Missouri Ozarks are 2-4 times higher than originally thought, and in other regions of the eastern U.S. may be on average 10 times higher.
Endicott College has been awarded $24,500 by the state to study the feasibility of designing and building a zero net energy building (ZNEB) on its campus in Beverly, Mass.
Volcanic ash found along Eastern Australia is helping researchers from the University of New England determine the age and duration of climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period millions of years ago.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found pregnant women's exposure to volatile organic compounds, perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene, and benzene in drinking water at the base had a higher risk of pre-term birth or children with forms of fetal growth retardation.
"HRWTF gets a state-of-the-art system with a binding performance guarantee from one source; the price is not only lower than anticipated, it is also guaranteed; and the local waterways and Chesapeake Bay win with better water quality sooner," said Daniel Dair, technical manager at World Water Works, Inc.
A new report form the European Environment Agency (EEA) says air pollution is still the main environmental health hazard.
Aspic? Turducken? Fruitcake? Jello salad? All are possibilities in the Seattle Public Utilities contest to pick the "worst Thanksgiving dish in Seattle."
The participating countries agreed to boost female labor force participation rates by 25 percent by 2025. Doing so will bring an estimated 100 million additional women into the labor force by that year.
The EPA has announced the first apartment/condo buildings to receive ENERGY STAR certifications. 17 properties across the country were recognized.
It will concéntrate on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions, with inspections taking place during 2016.
A new report from the nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that more than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in more than 20 states in the third quarter of 2014, a significant uptick from both the previous quarter and a year ago.
Two Spectra LB-2800 reverse osmosis desalination systems can convert seawater into more than 5,600 gallons per day of clean, fresh, EPA-approved drinking water, Spectra Watermakers announced.
The Ohio EPA has awards three grants to purchase Cyanobacteria testing equipment for drinking water plants.
EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million penalty and will pay about $50 million more on actions to prevent further violations.
GE’s new Spectrus TD1100E can reduce microbiological-induced corrosion and lower environmental impact due to the decreased use of chemicals.
TITAN Salvage/Marine Response Alliance's Lindsay Malen, director of business development, will discuss challenges and lessons learned during the salvage and wreck removal.
Investigation finds at least 6 fracking fluids on the market with higher concentrations of benzene (a carcinogen) than diesel fuel, and at least 153 wells fracked with liquids containing ethylbenzene (a probable carcinogen) in 11 states (OK, ND, TX, WY, CO, CA, OH, LA, NM, MT, and MI).