Environmental Protection

Water


Cleantech Open Announces 2009 Winners

A daylong festival of cleantech innovation, entrepreneurship and policy culminated in the award of the grand prize of $250,000 to EcoFactor.



Final Rule Targets Water Pollution from Construction Sites

The final rule requires construction site owners and operators that disturb one or more acres to use best management practices to ensure that soil disturbed during construction activity does not pollute nearby waterbodies.

Urban Land Institute Looks at Land and Water

Nationally acclaimed public and private sector authorities headline program.

EPA Report: Fuel Economy Increases as CO2 Decreases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the data show a five-year upswing in fuel efficiency in new cars and light duty trucks.

USDA Uses $117.3 M in Stimulus for Rural Water Projects

ARRA funds will improve infrastructure in rural areas of 17 states.

DuPont's Holliday Wins Courage Award

The World Resources Institute presented its Courage to Lead Award to DuPont Chair Charles O. Holliday Jr., for advancing sustainability practices.

EU Tests Ultrafiltration and Ultrasound on Textile Effluents

The PURIFAST project aims to discover whether of combination of these technologies can replace reverse osmosis in removing organic components of water.

Groups Lobby for Chesapeake Landscapes in Report

The Friends of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake Trail, the Environmental Law Institute, and the National Geographic Society recommend the development of a bold and coordinated strategy for conserving the Chesapeake’s treasured landscapes and call for more federal investment in land conservation.

San Francisco Compost Makes Its Way to Vineyards

Program cuts emissions; growers are seeking more food scraps from holiday meals.

Web Tracking Tool Shows SO2 Reductions at Coal Plants

EPA says the Acid Rain Program has limited emissions to 7.6 million tons, well below the cap of 9.5 million tons.

EPA's Jackson Uses MOUs to Reach Minority Students

The Memoranda of Understanding will result in distance learning opportunities through Vermont Law School for minority academic institutions and a stronger partnership with Hispanic-serving institutions through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

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