Environmental Protection

Water


EPA to Target Enforcement on Most Significant Issues

The agency says it will step up efforts in pollution caused by such activities as CAFOs, sewer overflows, and runoff from industrial facilities, construction sites, and urban areas.

Rotman Team Uncovers Side Effects of Green

Experiment found that subjects who bought green products exhibited less altruistic behavior.

Drought Study Finds a New Driver

NOAA's latest analysis says that the Dust Bowl was caused by random changes in the atmosphere, not in ocean temperatures.

Mayors Defeat Trans-Texas Corridor and TxDoT

The Texas Department of Transportation announced that state has officially killed the I-35 Trans Texas Corridor by selecting the "No Build" option under the environmental impact statement study.

Utah Businessman Gets 20 Years for Dumping

Larkin Baggett was convicted of ordering employees to dump industrial wastes into a sanitary sewer drain and aggravated assault.



FHWA Honors Flatiron for Innovative Construction

Company used erection gantry to drive pile and protect Pamlico-Tar River and wetlands.

Rain Bird Announces 2009 Award Winners

Naples Botanical Garden wins leadership award; four state/local municipalities and water agencies receive the State of the Union Award.

Energy, Water Top Projects in P3 Contest

EPA showcases projects from Humboldt State University, Pierce College, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California Riverside in annual People, Prosperity and the Planet competition.

Port-au-Prince Gets Chlorinators for Water System

Tablet system is designed to be operated locally.

Surfrider Foundation Argues for Public Access in Brief

The case, between beach front property owners and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in December.

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31 Areas Do Not Meet PM 2.5 Standards

These communities must develop plans for reducing pollution by 2012 and demonstrate that they are meeting standards by fall of 2014.

InLine Processer Makes Salty Water Usable for Irrigation

A potato farmer from Florida uses the Inline Processor and claims it increased his yield 45 percent over two fields.

Pilot Uses GIS, Software to Plan Efficient Routes

San Francisco GreenRoutes project to reduce fleet emissions using ArcLogistics and GIS solution.

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