Water


African Forest People Should Get 50% of REDD Payments

University of Leeds scientists suggest that Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation carbon credit payments should be shared with people who live in the forests.

Lead Affects Brain Areas Differently, Study Shows

Cincinnati Lead Study uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to test how adults exposed to lead as children behave when asked to perform two tasks.

EPA Grant Helps Great Bend, Kan., with Sewer Rehab

EPA Region 7 will help the city upgrade its sanitary sewer pipes and manholes with a $291,000 grant.

EPA: Wastewater Collection Systems Must Protect San Francisco Bay

Agency orders Oakland, Emeryville, Piedmont, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany and Stege Sanitary District to assess inadequately treated sewage discharges.

Climate Change May Affect Mental Health, Doctors Say

King's College London doctors have researched the literature and found that climate change could negatively affect people with mental illness and increase the burden of mental disorder generally.

Water Index to Offer Comprehensive Measure of Corporate Risks

The World Resources Institute, General Electric and Goldman Sachs launch initiative to determine the risks and opportunities related to water.



Nebraska Suit Seeks to Halt Infectious Waste Companies' Merger

The Nebraska lawsuit proposes that Stericycle and MedServe must divest all of MedServe's assets used to collect and treat infectious waste in four states before the merger can go through.

EC Launches Carbon Capture, Storage Demo Projects

Risk assessor DNV will coordinate the European Commission's information-sharing network for carbon capture and storage technology.

Live Holiday Trees Make Mulch, Not Landfill Clutter

Botanist makes "green" case for buying living trees instead of artificial ones.

Lakeland Uses E-Reverse Auction for Residual Hauling

Incumbent supplier wins contract and the city saves 40 percent over previous year's contract.

Jackson Says GHG Rules Will be Issued under CAA

EPA administrator emphasized that the finding of endangerment and possible climate change legislation are not either-or propositions.

NRDC, Alliance Offer New Yorkers Way to Tap Clean Energy

Green Power NYC allows small businesses and residents to select their clean power and energy provider online.

Energy Audits Can Help Homeowners Stay Warm this Winter

Electric rate cap rates are set to expire in Pennsylvania so homeowners may have more incentive to seal up energy issues and save.

EWG Lab Tests Find BPA, Perchlorate in Newborn Umbilical Cords

Chemicals in cord blood from newborns of African American, Asian, and Hispanic descent provide evidence of contamination in the womb.

Water Company Cuts Idling to Lower Truck Emissions

Environmental Defense Fund shares Poland Spring Water Company's success story in a new case study.

Report: NY DEC Lacks Staff to Monitor Fracking

The Environmental Advocates of New York recommend the state delay approvals for hydraulic fracturing work until the Department of Environmental Conservation can appropriately man the task.

7 Species Build More Shell in Acidified Ocean Water

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution also found that some species were adversely affected by elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.