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 Canadian pipeline company plans to expand the amount of oil it pumps through the Straits of Mackinac, but the National Wildlife Federation warns that this would greatly increase the risk of an oil spill that would environmentally and economically desecrate the area.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has reached a proposed agreement with a Stephens County wastewater treatment and composting facility. Under this agreement the facility will be required to address odor issues and correct problems associated with its operation.
On Oct. 10, 2012, TD Banks announced its plans to start protecting forests by decreasing paper usage within the company.
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.
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.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez announced it during WEFECT 2012.
e-NEPA is a new online system they must use to submit them.
The Oct. 12 sentencing of Bret A. Simpson, who pleaded guilty to two criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, will close the books on the $22 million cleanup.
Earlier this summer, the "Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act," (SB 3442) a measure to promote the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags and other types of plastic film, passed the Illinois House and Senate. Yesterday, Governor Pat Quinn vetoed this bill.
A team of 'coralbots', each individually working to simple rules, will piece together damaged bits of coral, allowing them to regrow.
CPM Development Corporation, a concrete and asphalt manufacturing facility, failed to report toxic chemical use at its Spokane, Washington facility under federal community right-to-know laws, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has found a "green" alternative to a type of fertilizer additive that is believed to contribute to the accumulation of heavy metals in waterways.
Roughly half the aerosols that affect air quality and climate change in North America may be coming from other continents.
A new analysis of complex interactions between humans and the environment preceding the 9th century collapse and abandonment of the Central Maya Lowlands in the Yucatán Peninsula points to a series of events -- some natural, like climate change; some human-made, including large-scale landscape alterations and shifts in trade routes -- that have lessons for contemporary decision-makers and sustainability scientists.
Invasive species -- plants, animals, and microbes introduced to regions beyond their native range -- carry a global price tag of $1.4 trillion dollars. They are responsible for the loss of natural resources and biodiversity, damages to infrastructure, and an uptick in infectious diseases.
In settlement papers filed in federal district court, three companies have agreed to pay about $29.8 million in cleanup costs for a Superfund site in Fairmont, Marion County, W. Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced.
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced a settlement with two subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in a 2008 consent decree at refineries in Casper and Sinclair, Wyo.
A shipping company headquartered in Italy and the chief engineer of one of its ships were sentenced today in federal court in Mobile, Ala., for deliberately falsifying records to conceal discharges of oily wastewater from the ship directly into the sea.