Putting a speed limit on cargo ships as they sail near ports and coastlines could cut their emission of air pollutants by up to 70 percent, reducing the impact of marine shipping on Earth's climate and human health.
TXI Operations, LP, announced today that its Midlothian Cement Plant has been awarded the 2012 Energy Star certification for superior energy performance by the EPA. The award places the TXI Midlothian Cement Plant in an exceptional category of high-performing, energy efficient cement plants in the U.S.
With cold weather quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania DEP urges homeowners to have their home heating oil tanks inspected for any potential problems before having the tanks re-filled.
A new study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers states that diesel exhaust is responsible for fifteen times more secondary organic aerosol (SOA), a major component of smog, than gas emissions per liter of fuel burned.
A new roof and attic system improves efficiency in homes, making them cooler in summer and warmer in winter by pulling air from the beneath the attic into an inclined air space above the roof.
A bacterial protein in common house dust may make allergic responses to indoor allergens more severe, according to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health and Duke University.
Air pollution from traffic exposed to infants is linked to lung function deficits in children up to eight years of age, especially among children who suffer from common allergies.
DEP urges Pennsylvania students, ages 9 to 14, to enter a national poster contest that helps raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The contest deadline is Nov. 2, 2012.
As part of an ongoing campaign to reduce harmful diesel exhaust that can lead to premature deaths and asthma attacks, the EPA has awarded $30 million for clean diesel projects.
EPA has announced it will provide $1.2 million in funding to 32 state and local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations for indoor air quality improvement projects.
The Environmental Health in Low-Energy Buildings conference will take place in October 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.
Air Aggregation guidelines for oil and gas operations were announced by Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer on Oct. 5, 2012.
The state's Department of Ecology announced routine updates for low emission vehicle standards in order to stay compliant with federal and state laws.
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.
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.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council has presented awards to the authority four consecutive years.
The agency on Sept. 28 released its evaluation of air samples taken about two weeks earlier at the Hillcrest Industries site in Attica, N.Y., and the surrounding community.
The company said these new leased vehicles replace its oldest diesel trucks and give it one of the largest private natural gas fleets in Southern California.
The winners of the 2012 Solutions Exchange awards are Protei and Nonox Ltd.
Using a new computational method, researchers at the Commerce Department agency found these have low global warming potential and boiling points low enough to be used in common refrigeration equipment.