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NOAA: September Was Second Warmest Month on Record

Warmer-than-average temperatures engulfed most of the world's land areas during the month, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Companies add Advanced Buildings to Commercial Efficiency Program Offerings

The Energy Trust of Oregon and Efficiency New Brunswick have added Advanced Buildings, a suite of tools and resources on best practices in energy-efficient, high performance building design.

Lack of Riparian Cover May Affect Stream Temperature

A Georgia Southern University study analyzed stream water temperatures at six different golf courses in South Carolina.

5 of 10 Threatened Rivers See Action, Group Says

American Rivers updates the status of its list of the most endangered rivers in the United States.

Blood Lead Levels Linked to Lower Test Scores in Children

Exposure to lead in early childhood significantly contributes to lower performances on end-of-grade (EOG) reading tests among minority and low-income children, according to researchers at Duke University and North Carolina Central University.

Cap and Trade Partnership Lowers Smog Levels in Eastern U.S.

EPA report shows that a cap and trade partnership established in 2003 has reduced smog-forming emissions of nitrogen oxides.

Alcoa Uses Natural Systems for Water Management

Rajat Ghosh presents sustainable water technologies at China America National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Jury Finds Exxon Mobil Responsible for Contamination

Jury says Exxon Mobil should pay more than $104 million for MTBE in New York City's groundwater.



Clean Energy to Build, Maintain New CNG Fueling Station at Ontario International Airport

Airport-adjacent public access station will provide 24/7 support to new fleets of compressed natural gas-powered courtesy shuttle buses and taxis.

NAWC Presents Award to Arizona American Water

The American Water subsidiary lowered its water reclamation facility's water consumption.

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Structural vs. Natural Runoff Solutions

The absence of a nationwide stormwater management standard, coupled with the different rainfall patterns, pollutants of concern, environmental resources and economic drivers from state to state, has resulted in a wide disparity among stormwater management programs.

Agencies Release Fuel Economy Guide

Buying fuel-efficient cars helps reduce carbon pollution, Chu says.

Biden Releases Green Jobs Report

DOL and others are drafting recommendations, which include developing an energy performance label for existing homes and allowing the cost of retrofits to be added to a homeowner's property tax bill.

EPA, Michigan, Dow Propose Settlement, Ask for Comments

The agreement outlines next steps in a comprehensive Superfund evaluation of dioxin contamination in two Michigan rivers and their floodplains.

Despite Economy, WEFTEC09 Makes a Good Showing

More than 17,000 water professionals, nearly 1,000 exhibitors attended last week’s conference and exhibition.

GEM Intends to Build WTE Facilities with Cake Energy

Process uses primary sewage sludge as feedstock.

Black & Veatch Spins Off Asset Management Company

Potential water sector clients seem to be moving toward asset management through concession contracts more quickly than energy sector, COO says.

EPA Tells Congress Clean Diesel Program Works

The agency says the $50 million program last year enabled retrofits and purchases for 14,000 diesel-powered vehicles and pieces of equipment.

Argonne to Help Kentucky with Economics of Energy

The DOE's laboratory will use its modeling and simulation to support the state's energy policy and planning, which will include clean coal technology.

EPA May Extend Stormwater Construction Permit to 2011

The permit, which applies primarily to five states, would be delayed so that the agency can have time to coordinate with work being done on an effluent limitation guideline.

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