The levy has been increased for the first time in 15 years to ensure the country has sufficient resources and equipment to respond to a major oil spill.
EPA has proposed permits that would allow oil companies to continue releasing contaminated wastewater onto the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming.
The USGS has conducted a new study to determine the contaminant vulnerability of public-supply wells around the country, and also to discover which pollutants in an aquifer will make their way into those wells.
EPA updates oil and gas storage tank standards, requiring tanks that emit six or more tons of VOC annually to reduce emissions 95 percent between April 2014 to 2015 and further allows control removal on tanks that demonstrate emitting less than four tons of VOC annually.
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet Aug. 28 to vote on what's called the "Initial Comprehensive Plan."
TEPCO admits Fukushima leaking contaminated water into the Pacific while scientists anticipate radioactive particles to reach US shores in three to five years.
The NREL is partnering up with Ecopetrol, an oil company in Colombia, to use residue from palm oil and sugar cane harvesting to make fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline.
Plant pathologists and mycologists from around the world will gather in Austin, Texas, August 10–14, 2013, for the joint meeting of The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and The Mycological Society of America (MSA).
Dr. Mark Schaefer's responsibilities including overseeing fisheries management and preserving coastal resources.
Coastal communities need to know just how vulnerable they are to sea level rise. Once they understand the risks, they are in a better position to develop strategic solutions. Battelle, for example, has conducted such assessments on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense to determine regional vulnerabilities in areas where the U.S. Navy has a strong presence.
All 44 workers were safely evacuated from Well A-3 after they lost control of it Tuesday morning, and it began leaking natural gas. The gas ignited at 10:50 p.m.
Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service in multiple locations across the country are participating in the Accelerated Renewable Jet Fuel project to find new ways to create jet fuel from certain invasive trees such as juniper and pine trees.
The 59-40 vote confirmed her as the newest chief of the powerful agency.
An RICD helps to protect the investment Colorado communities make in whitewater parks and the economic benefits associated with those parks.
To combat and manage invasive species such as fire ants and Cactoblastis moths, the Texas Invasive Species Program has been established at The University of Texas at Austin with a $2.7 million donation from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation.
The long-range nesting patterns of loggerhead sea turtles reveal their new habitats and the risks involved.
The Interior Department has given a 20-year extension on protecting Oregon’s National Wild and Scenic Illinois River from mineral withdrawal.
During the 2013 River Heroes Awards hosted by River Network in St. Louis, 5 individuals were announced as winners for their dedication to improving water quality, environmental justice, education, and volunteering to protect the most important natural resource of all.
WHOI engineers created an advanced robotic auto-launcher system in order to systematically collect ocean data more efficiently and effectively.
Four scientists, who lead citizen science groups funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), were honored in a White House ceremony this morning.