Environmental Protection


Utah's Garrett Applies Physics to Global Warming

A University of Utah scientist argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions cannot be stabilized unless the world’s economy collapses or society builds the equivalent of one new nuclear power plant each day.

Harvard Picks Mexico City Transit Project for Award

Mexico City's Metrobus, a public-private partnership, was brokered by EMBARQ and designed to reduce air pollution, greenhouses gases, and traffic.

Oceanographers Develop Tsunami Education Web Site

Scientists and Web developers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution created a new educational Web site with crucial tips on how to prepare for and survive a tsunami.

$3.4 M Available for Environmental Education

Applications for the grants, which are designed to promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers and citizens, must be filed by Dec. 15.

S E A Consultants to Become Part of Kleinfelder

The firm will represent the New England region as Kleinfelder/SEA.

Don't Forget about Deforestation, Urbanization, Professor Says

Georgia Institute of Technology's Brian Stone tells policymakers that climate issues can't be solved just by lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Webcast Shares Report from Nutrient Innovations Task Group

Ephraim King, Craig Cox, and Walter Baker will discuss task group recommendations, how to address nutrient pollutants, and successful approaches in a Watershed Academy webcast on Dec. 1.

AIA Says Green Building Programs Up 50% over 2007

Local policies to promote energy-efficient buildings continue to thrive despite prolonged economic downturn.

AECOM Assists Port of Long Beach with 'Green' Improvements

The port is developing stormwater pollution prevent and dust control measures to comply with California water and regional air quality regulations.

Nevada Geothermal Power Gets $57.9 M in Stimulus for Plant

The company plans to use American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to complete drilling and pipeline connect to the Blue Mountain Faulkner 1 power plant in Nevada.

Wisconsin Is First with Lead-based Paint Renovation Program

EPA authorizes the state to administer and enforce the Renovation, Repair and Paint rule, which mandates training and licensing in leak-safe work practices.

TIA to Develop Common Language for Smart Devices

The Telecommunications Industry Association hopes to fashion a common platform across healthcare, transportation, security, automation, and energy distribution industries.

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