Environmental Protection

Water


Study Finds that Washing Releases Nanosilver from Textiles

Scientists in Switzerland say up to 35 percent of the total nanosilver in tested fabrics was released, mostly in the first wash.

AEP to Test Stability of Ash Impoundment

As a precaution, EPA alerted West Virginia and Ohio officials of its concerns related to the Philip Sporn facility.

Overall U.S. Water Use Fairly Stable, Report Says

USGS report credits efficiency, technology for lower water usage results.

EPA Requests Comments on Survey for Stormwater Rule

The agency wants owners, operators, developers and contractors to complete questionnaires about current stormwater management practices.

MRM, ERI Collaborate for Massachusetts' Expansion

Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba TVs to be recycled free of charge.

Blue Plains to Upgrade Nutrient Removal

Black & Veatch is providing design work that should enhance Chesapeake Bay water quality, save energy.

Colorado, Florida Students Win WEF Design Contest

Teams designed a secondary treatment upgrade entry and a constructed environs entry using green infrastructure and low impact design methods.



New York's Extended Bottle Bill to Begin Nov. 8

State officials are giving retailers more time to comply with water bottle requirements.

SWANA Offers Waste Screening Course in Spanish

The manual tells how to identify and prevent hazardous wastes and other objectionable materials from entering municipal solid waste facilities.

U.S. Needs an Energy Council to Analyze Issues

The focus should be on outcomes and values not specific technical solutions, the report says.

U.S. Invests $3.4 B to Modernize the Grid

Grants plus private investment should create jobs and strengthen and increase the reliability of the power grid in 49 states.

Companies Join Forces to Fight Solar Module Theft

Gridlock Solar Security offers devices that DC Power will help distribute.

EPA's N.J. Parking Lot Provides Outdoor Laboratory

Scientists can use it to study permeable surfaces that will stem the flow of stormwater into waterways

HOBAS pipe in Rome

Case Study: Rome Microtunnels Bypass in Ancient System

Rome, Italy, puts a 1,000-foot sewer bypass in a busy quarter using trenchless technology and centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar pipe.

Organism Color Changes Indicate Change in Salt Levels

SETI Institute and NASA are using a Zeppelin over San Francisco Bay to gather data for a predictive model of microbial ecosystem change.

EPA's N.J. Parking Lot Provides Outdoor Laboratory

Scientists can use it to study permeable surfaces that will stem the flow of stormwater into waterways

Jackson Announces Smart Grid Grant to Progress Energy

Company plans to match funding, upgrade to more efficient equipment, and install smart meters.

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