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Study Proposes to Help Save Migratory Fish

Colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln conducted a study in order to offer fish the same protection as migratory birds.

New Jersey Will Host First Green Hotels Workshop

On Oct.19, the DEP’s new Garden State Green Hotels Project will hold its first workshop, allowing hotel owners and operators to learn about state programs that pay for energy efficiency improvements, environmental reviews, and worker training.

Illegal Dumping Caught by Surveillance Cameras in Massachusetts

The installation of hidden cameras by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) captured several perpetrators in the act of illegal dumping in high-risk areas.

MARAD Seeks Environmental Associate Administrator

This is a federal government Senior Executive Service (SES) position located in Washington, D.C.

ASHRAE Seeks Abstracts for IAQ 2013

The Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings conference will take place in October 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

Air Quality Guidance for Oil and Gas Companies in Pennsylvania

Air Aggregation guidelines for oil and gas operations were announced by Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer on Oct. 5, 2012.

Washington State Proposes Updates for Low Emission Vehicle Standards

The state's Department of Ecology announced routine updates for low emission vehicle standards in order to stay compliant with federal and state laws.

Solar Parks Now Big Business for Lloyd's

The British insurance market reports it is providing specialist cover to an increasing number of them, and they're the fastest-growing form of alternative energy globally.



Payoff from Idling Coal Plants Overestimated, Researchers Say

Four researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Green Design Institute discuss their more conservative estimates of greenhouse gas emission reductions in two papers this month.

EPA Hosting Black Carbon Symposium Nov. 14

To allow as many people to attend as possible, EPA is holding a satellite event the same day in New York City and also a webinar.

New Initiative Promotes Environmental Exports

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez announced it during WEFECT 2012.

Coral Reef Research Facility Opens in Florida

The new center is the only facility in the country completely dedicated to the ecosystem science of coral reefs.

Growing Greener Plus Grants Offered by the Pennsylvania DEP

Growing Greener Plus Grants Offered by the Pennsylvania DEP

BP Selling Texas City Refinery for $2.5 Billion

BP has agreed to sell the refinery where a March 2005 explosion killed 15 workers and triggered record OSHA fines. Marathon Petroleum Corporation will buy it and part of BP's retail and logistics network in the southeastern United States.

EPA Funding Soil Remediation in Joplin

The $2.4 million from the Superfund program will help with sampling and remediating lead- and cadmium-contaminated soils disturbed by the May 2011 tornado or by cleanup afterward.

EIS Submission Streamlined for Federal Agencies

e-NEPA is a new online system they must use to submit them.

Washington DNR Extends Burn Ban, Plans Wildfire Workshop

Forest landowners are invited to the Oct. 13 workshop to discuss assessing fire severity and vegetation impacts.

Mobile Home Parks' Owners Settle CWA Violations

Among other things, the settling entities agreed to hire an approved third-party environmental consultant to perform audits at each mobile home park, including examination of the treatment, collection, and drinking water systems.

Houston's Port Authority Earns Clean Air Award

The Houston-Galveston Area Council has presented awards to the authority four consecutive years.

Ontario Clean Technology Alliance Touts $60 Million Consortium

The organization's chair says the goal is make Ontario, CN "the place where the world buys its water management technology."