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Clean Water America Alliance Announces Water Prize Winners

The inaugural prize will be presented in May to city, state, private, and educational groups.

Metal Finisher to Pay for Poor Hazardous Waste Management

Southern Maine Specialties will pay $38,250 for claims that it violated proper storage, labeling, and other management of hazardous waste.

Ground Water Summit to Explore Challenges in Uncertain Times

The summit, hosted by the National Ground Water Association, is scheduled for May 1-5.

Biohabitats Acquires Natural Systems International

With the added resources, Biohabitats will help clients reuse, conserve, and manage water while regenerating ecosystems and biodiversity.

Ecovery Earns RIOS Certification

Electronics recycler meets quality, environmental, health and safety criteria set forth by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Evansville Greenway Site Wins National Environmental Award

The site is a newly opened section of greenway built upon a remediated scrap yard near downtown Evansville, Ind.

EPA Awards $5.5M to 3 Consortia to Support Nanotechnology Research

In collaboration with the United Kingdom, the agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are pooling funds to determine whether health risks exist in products using nanotechnology.

Blue Ribbon Committee to Address Resiliency for Gulf Coast

America’s WETLAND Foundation has launched an 18-month program that will involve communities from Texas to Florida.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.

PNNL Study: Worldwide Sulfur Emissions Rose between 2000 and 2005

Shipping and growing Chinese economy top growth in analysis of 150 years of emissions.

Attorneys General Urge Upton to Let Toxic Emissions Rules Stand

New York's Schneiderman warns that proposed resolution would weaken protections from mercury emitted by cement plants.

Duke Institute Seeks to Upgrade Job Prediction Models

Such critical elements as job definition, the economy's overall unemployment rate, or economic differentiation typically are not taken into account in most job measurement estimates.

Clark County Solids Dewatering Facility Earns 2010 Award

The CH2M Hill-designed facility earns praise from publication and the American Public Works Association-Nevada Section.

Environmental Managers and their Earning Power

Here's a glimpse of some preliminary results in the 2010 Environmental Protection Salary Survey.

Risk Assessment Conference Slated for Feb. 15-16

EPA will host a conference on advancing the next generation of risk assessment in Washington, D.C.

Free GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool Available Now

The Web-based tool should help government and industry personnel identify and prioritize cost-effective, sustainable strategies for small projects that do not normally engage workplace consultants or designers.

Fungal Growth Standard Provides Go-To Reference for Mold Assessment

ASTM subcommittee is trying to bring consistent, reliable, and accurate sampling to the practice.

Cemex to Pay $1.4M for Clean Air Act Violations

The company also will install control technologies that will reduce nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions emanating from its Fairborn, Ohio plant.

14 Chemicals Not Eligible for Confidentiality Claims, EPA Says

As a part of its commitment to transparency, the agency is reviewing confidential business information claims related to health and safety studies submitted under TSCA.

DOE boosts solar development with more funding.

DOE Adds $77M to Stimulate Solar and Wind Development

The Sunshot program will receive $27 million in projects to advance manufacturing while wind initiatives will include $50 million in research and development.

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