Environmental Protection


Texas Clothes Cleaner Wins by Losing

In a competition recognizing environmental efforts, San Antonio-based Clothesline Cleaners discarded perchloroethylene and fossil fuels to stand out among other women-owned businesses.

Missouri Gets $75K Grant for Anhydrous Ammonia RMPs

Agriculture and Emergency Management agencies in Missouri will assist with outreach, education and implementation of the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Program.

EPA Cites 14 Municipalities for Stormwater Violations

The agency ordered 12 boroughs or townships in Pennsylvania and two in Maryland to correct the violations, which affect the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Aqua Pennsylvania Gets Stimulus Funds for Solar Farm

Company chair says combination of solar power for water treatment makes "perfect sense."

Florida Stands to Lose If New Standards Allowed

Groups say EPA may revise water quality standards only for Florida to settle lawsuit.

GE Gathers Leaders to Consider Water Reuse Initiatives

Company says it has developed an exclusive online forum to continue the discussion on "From Used to Useful."

Biosolids Drying-Electric Generation Facility Starts Up

The first-of-its-kind system in the United States has scheduled a grand opening for Nov. 18 at the Toland Road Sanitary Landfill in Santa Paula, Calif.

Final Amendments Set to SPCC Rule

Amendments to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rule clarify exclusions and exemptions.

Sustainable Water Treatment Is a Three Part Effort

Sulphide-precipitation and ion-exchange technologies can help companies meet the environmental, economic and social drivers of sustainability.

Study Correlates Workplace BPA Exposure to Male Sexual Dysfunction

"This study raises the question: Is there a safe level for BPA exposure, and what is that level? More studies like this, which examine the effect of BPA on humans, are critically needed to help establish prevention strategies and regulatory policies." said lead author De-Kun Li, M.D., Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.

Sen. Crapo Named River Champion for 2009

Sixteen rivers within the Owyhee Canyonlands have been protected in the Omnibus Public Land Management Act.

Energy Star Hits 1 Million Mark for Homes

Houston, Dallas and Las Vegas top the list for most Energy Star homes.

Potomac Conservancy Points to Endocrine Disruptors, Gaps in Rules

Third annual report says the prevalence of the intersex condition in more than 80 percent of Potomac River fish is a serious warning.

UK Centre Uses Coating on Nanoparticles to Form Solid Residue

Technique could keep nanoparticles out of the effluent stream, researchers suggest.

Rabbitsfoot Mussel Joins List of Endangered Candidates

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its annual list of candidates for the Endangered Species Act.

MSU Study to Classify Water Use by Woody Ornamentals

Container nursery operations must follow laws in five states to limit water consumption but there is little data on woody ornamentals and efficient irrigation techniques.

Energy Recovery, Inc. Unveils Quadribaric Technology

Company says technology doubles the workload of PX Pressure Exchangers in seawater desalination applications.

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