Water


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.

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.

USDA Uses $117.3 M in Stimulus for Rural Water Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.