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EPA Funds University of Hawaii Marine Debris Research Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently provided $15,000 in funding to the University of Hawaii to further research efforts on marine debris.

Blue Bird Bus Engines Earn EPA, CARB Certification

The buses operate with near-zero emissions, according to the company.

Spinning Turbines to Power Texas Water Tower

An educational facility to teach residents and school groups about wind energy and water distribution is in the base of the tower being completed in Addison, Texas, a city of about 15,000 residents on the northern rim of Dallas.

Charging Up the Auto Industry

This year's iconic North American International Auto Show featured a wave of new hybrid and electric cars that suggest the vehicles have truly come into their own. But what's the future for the technology needed to power these cars? In particular, can the industry really expect in the coming years an electric car battery that is not only economical, but delivers the performance needed to make these cars a common site on the streets?

Energy Star Leaders Achieve President's Energy Efficiency Goal for Buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that nearly half of the organizations recognized as Energy Star Leaders have improved the energy efficiency of their building portfolios by 20 percent or more. Last year, President Obama announced a nationwide call to action to improve the energy performance in buildings across the nation by 20 percent by 2020.

Italian Researcher Invents Floating Solar Panels

Marco Rosa-Clot, a professor at Florence University, has introduced his new project that addresses the limited-space concerns of photovoltaic panels: The Floating Tracking Cooling Concentrator (FTCC) System, which harnesses small basins and natural and artificial lakes to install PV plants.

Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Dumping in Upstate New York

Julius DeSimone defrauded the United States and violated Clean Water Act.

Using the Past to Improve Ecological Forecasting

To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past.



Guam Waterworks Authority Receives $6.7 million for Wastewater and Drinking Water Projects

EPA recently awarded more than $6.7 million as part of a yearly grant to the Guam Waterworks Authority to improve drinking water and wastewater systems on Guam.

Climate Change Puts Future Food Production at Risk

Global warming caused by greenhouse gases could increase the variability of summertime temperatures around the world by the end of the century, according to a University of Washington (UW) climate scientist.

World's Oceans Get an Acid Bath

Among the repercussions of global climate change, the effect of ocean acidification on marine life is one of the least-understood variables.

University of Illinois Carbon Storage Project

Geologists are hoping to learn a great deal about geologic carbon sequestration from injecting 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into sandstone 7,000 feet beneath Decatur, Ill. And they're hoping the public learns a lot from the endeavor, too.

Scientists Unveil a New Economic and Environmental Index

A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall 'health' of 152 countries around the world.

Smart Grids Could Outsmart Criminals

Your smartphone uses broadband to connect you to the world. But when charging it, you're relying on an electrical system that was designed and built in the era of the rotary phone.

Coastal Drinking Water More Vulnerable To Water Use Than Climate Change

Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal.

Taking Biofuel from Forest to Highway

The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. Sadler will present his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver on Feb. 17.

Cleanup Brings Milwaukee Area Closer to Restoration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Milwaukee County recently announced completion of contaminated sediment removal in Lincoln Creek and the Milwaukee River Channel. This project brings the Milwaukee Estuary closer to being removed from a binational list of Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation Provides Grants for Environmental Problems in North America

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) council members including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the winners of more than $1.3 million of grants under the CEC’s North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program.

Deepwater Horizon Disaster Could have Billion Dollar Impact

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will have a large economic impact on the U.S. Gulf fisheries.

Human Evolution Linked to Climate Change?

It’s not a take on climate change we often hear about. However, one man believes the two are connected.

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