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.

Eco-Tourist Owner: Barbados Endangered Wetlands

Peter Allard, who owns a facility in Barbados, filed a complaint against the government alleging it violated its obligations at Graeme Hall Swamp.

American Water to Use Pump Efficiency to Meet GHG Goal

The water and wastewater utility company plans to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent in about seven years.

El Paso Corp. Fined $2.3 M for Pipeline Safety Violations

DOT ordered El Paso Corp., and Colorado Interstate Gas Company to develop and train operators on safety procedures following an investigation into pipeline explosion in Wyoming three years ago.

Wayne, Neb., to Address Wastewater Plant Odors

EPA gives city a $520,400 grant to help upgrade Wayne's wastewater treatment plant.

60 Groups Call for Shale Gas Drilling Ban in New York

Sustainable Otsego says horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are too dangerous to water supplies and human health.

Jackson, States Agree on Need for TSCA Reform

Sen. Frank Lautenberg says he will reintroduce a bill that would require chemical companies to show that their consumer products are safe.