Environmental Protection

Water


Native Prairie Plant Biofuel May be Better for the Birds

Researchers at Michigan Technological University suggests there are more benign ways to grow biofuels than converting CRP land into cornfields.

West Basin Helps Honda Reduce Water Use, Green Its Building

The Acura Design Center building in Torrance, Calif., has been using recycled water from the West Basin Municipal Water District.

Contractors, Agencies Work for Clean Texas Waterways

Associated general contractors and builders in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex have agreed to pilot test a program to minimize construction runoff.

EPA Region 6 Plans Quality Assurance Conference

The free conference is slated for Oct. 19-23 in Dallas.

AEP Ohio to Use GE Smart Meters in Demonstration

110,000 meters will empower consumers to manage energy consumption and costs.



Wyoming Group: Drilling Contamination Puts Water at Risk

Residents of Clark, Wyo., are concerned that Windsor Energy Group LLC may not voluntarily clean up contamination left from a gas blowout.

Consultant Details 12 Steps to Sustainability

Kanal Consulting conducted research into how 25 top companies are implementing sustainability strategies.

Amplio Uses Basin Water to Form Envirogen Technologies

New company will offer lifecycle performance at best cost for municipal and industrial water and air applications.

OSHA Pours Praise on Water Treatment Equipment Plant

The St. Peters, Mo.-based facility became the latest VPP star site, OSHA's highest recognition for meeting or exceeding workplace safety and health standards.

Dioxin Study Not So Useful for EPA's Purposes

A Dow-supported University of Michigan study of dioxin exposure, which was well done, presented several issues that limited its utility for application to the Tittabawassee River and Saginaw River and Bay, EPA said.

Jackson Outlines Plan for Chemical Management Reform

EPA Administrator says the agency will be working to strengthen current Toxic Substances Control Act regulations while Congress is considering new legislation.

Princeton-Rice Device Identifies Nitric Oxide

Using lasers and sensors, a team of researchers has demonstrated a new method of identifying nitric oxide.

Virgin Islands Get $57,000 in Stimulus for Fixing Petroleum Leaks

The funds will be used to assess and clean up leaks from underground petroleum storage tanks.

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