ACS Magazine Probes Global Warming Cause - Human or Nature?

Chemical & Engineering News' latest cover story interviews representatives on both sides of the debate.

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Case study: MetroParks Chooses to Recycle Used Oil, Not Wood

Clean Burn furnace provides heating for park office, saving on oil disposal and wood-chopping costs.

Tufts Professor Discovers Aquifer under Outdoor Lab

Students are using boreholes to map patterns of groundwater flow and record variations in temperature, chemical composition and pressure.

Report Compares Vessel-, Land-based Desalination Systems

The report, prepared by CH2M Hill, supports the advantages provided by vessel-based desalination from Water Standards.

Enzyme Impact on Soil Release of CO2 Now in Climate Models

Alabama researchers collaborate with 18 others to incorporate the role carbonic anhydrase plays in soil carbon dioxide exchanges.

WWEMA Opposes 'Buy American' Condition in Jobs Bill

Letter to lawmakers refers to delays caused by "Buy American" restrictions on stimulus funding for water and wastewater projects.

WEF Releases Junior Water Prize Journal

The Water Environment Federation's special online publication features scientific papers from the U.S. winner and finalists.

Illinois Chemists Use Nanodroplets of Water to Shape Graphene

The shaped graphene structures could be used as building blocks of nanodevices with unique mechanical, electrical or optical properties.

Sandia's $4.2 M Stimulus Funds to Support Vehicle Battery Study

BATLab will be able to increase testing on low-cost lithium-ion batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Murkowski to File Resolution Against EPA GHG Finding

Senator seeks "more responsible approaches to dealing with global climate change."

Methane to Markets Mitigating Global Climate Change Since 2004

Thirty-one partner governments have reduced emissions by more than 27.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually.

WEF Releases Junior Water Prize Journal

The Water Environment Federation's special online publication features scientific papers from the U.S. winner and finalists.

AMMA Notes Concerns on Analysis of HR 2454

The American Materials Manufacturing Alliance says that Waxman-Markey measures for EITE industries are inadequate.

AWWA Calls for Technology Conference Papers

The American Water Works Association is accepting abstracts until Feb. 16 for the 2010 Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition that will be held Nov. 14-18 in Savannah, Ga.

N.J. OKs Use of Stormwater Filtration Device

The state's Department of Environmental Protection, following verification by a public-private partnership, approved the use of the Up-Flo Filter in New Jersey stormwater treatment projects.

WEF, A&WMA to Present Odor and Air Pollutants Conference

Water and air associations join forces to present March conference in Charlotte, N.C.

House Resolution Addresses Ocean Acidification

An Inslee-Markey resolution would call on the United States to adopt policies and support international agreements to address ocean acidification.

U.S. Soils, Forest Store Only 30% of Annual Carbon Emissions

U.S. Geological Survey finds that the United States emits about 1.6 billion metric tons of carbon annually.

Missouri Removes 4, Restores 15 Waterbodies to Impaired List

EPA approved Missouri's delisting of four waterbodies and added 15 waterbodies to the state's 2008 list of impaired waters.