In two settlements, Volkswagen will be require to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests. $10 billion will be used to buyback affected cars and the remainder will be spent on pollution mitigation and zero-emission vehicle technology.
They also committed to accelerated deployment of clean vehicles in government fleets; working with industry to encourage the adoption of clean vehicles; and encouraging public and private infrastructure investments to establish North American refueling corridors for clean vehicles.
CDC continues to recommend that all children under age 6 living in the city of Flint have their blood tested for lead by a health care provider, particularly if they have not had a blood lead test since October 2015.
Columbus plans to deploy three electric self-driving shuttles to link a new bus rapid transit center to a retail district and use data analytics to improve health care access in a neighborhood where the infant mortality rate quadruples the national average.
LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report from USGBC highlights facilities incorporating LEED and green practices.
The Joint Proposal would replace power produced by two nuclear reactors at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant with a cost-effective, greenhouse gas free portfolio of energy efficiency, renewables and energy storage, according to the utility, which has committed to a 55 percent renewable energy target in 2031.
Technical potential of materials recovered from end-of-life solar PV panels could exceed $15 billion by 2050, according to a new report.
The International Resource Panel's report says erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, salinization, compaction and chemical pollution have left 33 percent of the world's soils moderately or highly degraded.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to call our new world headquarters a truly global leader in sustainability," said Rob DeMartini, New Balance's president and CEO.
As with vinegar, grapefruit seed extract can be used to prevent mold growth. Simply cleaning surfaces with the mixture will prevent mold from growing.
The company reported that its operations reduced greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste to landfill, water intake, and hazardous waste generation by between 6 and 11 percent in 2015.
The collision of a 623-foot long bulk carrier with a 600-foot tanker caused about 88,200 gallons of methyl tert-butyl ether to spill into the Houston Ship Channel on March 9, 2015.
The Goliath Prescribed Burn starting on June 11 in Redwood Canyon, which is located in Kings Canyon National Park, California, home of the world's largest sequoia grove, will return the natural fire history to the area and aid the giant sequoias.
A financial contributor to the development, Woodland was chosen out of nearly 500 cities and 58 counties in the state. Mutual Housing at Spring Lake received the award because it was the first multi-family, rental-housing development in the nation to receive Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home certification.
The settlement filed June 9 in a Detroit federal court amends a 2012 consent decree involving Marathon's flares. When the changes are fully implemented, emissions of VOCs, sulfur dioxides, and nitrogen oxides will be reduced by approximately 1,037 tons per year, according to EPA and the Justice Department.
The long-delayed bill overhauling the Toxic Substances Reform Act is heading to President Obama’s desk for his signature.
"The rise of environmental crime across the world is deeply troubling. The vast sums of money generated from these despicable crimes are fueling insecurity and keeping highly sophisticated international criminal gangs in business," UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said. "It is essential the world acts now to combat this growing menace before it is too late."
"Jason-3 and Jason-2 will provide valuable information for forecasters this hurricane season. These satellites can identify high-standing pools of warm water that fuel the explosive growth of tropical storms," said Stephen Volz, Ph.D., assistant administrator for NOAA's Satellite and Information Service
The challenge was modeled after WEF's Operations Challenge skills competition, which is held each year at WEFTEC, and the participating teams were judged on core competencies of wastewater operations.
Little "ooops!" add up to big future problems.