Environmental Protection

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WERF Issues RFP on Decentralized Systems Research Guide

Proposals must be submitted by Nov. 23 and all work must be completed by April 2010.

Cyanide Sensor Detects Below Toxicity Threshold

A designer molecule created by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington works in water at normal pH levels.

Opinion Survey Finds Gap between the Talk and the Walk

Awareness doesn't always translate into action, especially when it comes to green energy behaviors.

Groundwater Arsenic Study Recruits Locals in India

Kansas State professor arms women and children with pamphlets and testing kits in Bangladesh and West Bengal.

Sodexo Earns Kudos for Sourcing Food Locally

A South Carolina school district serves more than 25 percent local produce in school cafeterias.

Read the Tree Leaves for Particulate Matter Levels

Western Washington University study finds that tree leaves on busy diesel bus routes were more magnetic than those from rural areas.

EPA Takes Action for Drinking Water in 3 States

Region 8 finds Safe Drinking Water Act violations in public water systems in Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.



Carbon Capture Shows Potential in China

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics researchers identify 100 years of carbon storage reservoirs.

Lake Sunapee Gets Funds to Prepare for Climate, Growth

NOAA provides $243,000 in funding for the development of safeguards for the Lake Sunapee Watershed against climate change effects and population growth.

Virginia Tech to Develop DOE Smart Grid Portal

Among other things, the portal will serve as a decision support tool for rule-making and evaluating the impact of investments in the smart grid technologies and software.

D.C. Gets $38.9 M in Stimulus for Water Projects

The funds will be used for sustainable clean water projects as well as an improved drinking water distribution system and stormwater runoff controls.

TVA Kingston Site Work Plan Released for Comment

The Tennessee Valley Authority has proposed restoration alternatives for aspects of the site cleanup that don't have to be addressed immediately.

East Shoshone County to Install Filtration, Clean Mine Adit

Idaho Water District will make changes to meet Safe Drinking Water standards and pay a $5,000 penalty.

Beckley's New Wastewater Main Should Halt Discharges

EPA grant will help fund the replacement of 7,000 feet of wastewater main for the West Virginia city.

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.

UN Program Validates TIST Initiative

The goal is to address environmental change and poverty by providing men and women in developing countries with new sources of income from their trees, by connecting them to the global carbon market.

EPA Fines Hunt Oil, Chaparral Energy for CWA Issues

Region 6 office fines Hunt Oil $7,150 for SPCC violations and Chaparral Energy $10,900 for an oil spill.

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.

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