Water


Stimulus to Fund Work on Upper Springbrook Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has funded a contract for the design of the Upper Springbrook Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project in Renton, Wash.

UN: Climate Change a Hardship for Women

The State of World Population 2009 argues that the fight against climate change is more likely to be successful if policies, programs and treaties take into account the needs, rights and potential of women.

EPA Hands Over $897,225 in Stimulus for CO2 Injection Study

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will determine the impacts of injecting carbon dioxide into the state's underground water reservoirs for long-term storage.

Glyphosate Herbicide No Longer Effective for 9 Weeds

Officials from the Weed Science Society of America reported to EPA that nine weed species are now resistant to glyphosate, the nation's most widely used herbicide, but also offered some best management practices to deal with the problem.

Agencies to Report on Biosolids-PFC Contamination Near Decatur, Ala.

A Dec. 1 public meeting will be held in Moulton, Ala., to share information with residents on the status of the investigation.

Postal Service Inventories Its GHGs First

Ryerson, Master and Associates developed a comprehensive carbon footprint for the agency, following extensive analysis to determine the best methodologies for the job.



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The Benefits of Supplemental Environmental Projects

Two case studies illustrate how companies found in violation of environmental law can offset some of the costs associated with financial penalties.

South Shore Estuary Now a No-Discharge Zone

Effective immediately, all boat sewage will have to be discharged at equipped pump-out facilities, not into the South Shore Estuary.

Iowa Feedlot Operation Settles Discharge Allegations with $25 K

Schuiteman Feedlots will no longer hold its cattle in open feedlots, which should prevent the discharge of manure or wastewater into the West Branch of the Floyd River in Sioux City, Iowa.

MIT: Carbon in Pond Soil Mobilizes Arsenic in Bangladesh Study

Researchers also found that rice fields irrigated with water containing arsenic filtered out much of the poison from the water system.

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The Proper Package for Fluorescent Lamps

Energy-saving fluorescent lamps pose mercury vapor risks when broken and require special packaging for their transport to recycling facilities.

Sustainable Construction Waste Management Most Important Green Building Practice

According to a new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, customer demands and regulatory pressures are driving green building construction.