Environmental Protection

Water


$2.4 M Funds Strategy Work for Gulf Dead Zone

NOAA research grants to help answer when, where and how hypoxia develops at finer temporal and spatial scales.

IGCC Technology Slated for Calif. Project

Integrated gasification combined cycle process at Kern County plant will convert coal power to electricity and capture and sequester carbon dioxide in an adjacent oil field.

EPA to Revoke Rules Allowing Carbofuran Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward without an evidentiary hearing to implement the agency's May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran.

Court: DOE Reconsider Calif. Washing Machine Standards

State standard called for machines to use only 6 gallons of water per cubic foot of capacity by 2010.

Cage Protects Backflow Preventer from Theft

Security door manufacturer steps up production to protect against copper theft.

Analysis Applies Oil Industry Lessons to Groundwater Issues

Oregon State University's Todd Jarvis says the unitization concept, which requires cooperation, may work to protect groundwater usage and supply.

Parks' Advocacy Brings in $40 M in Funds, NRPA Says

Legislators approved the increase in funding through the Land and Water Conservation Act Stateside Assistance Program for 2010.

12 Approaches to Clean up World's Worst Pollution

Blacksmith Institute report highlights top 12 cleanups and successes from around the world.



Silicon-air Battery Claims a Longer Shelf Life

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology scientists have developed a lighter weight, longer lasting battery that could be made even more powerful and rechargeable.

ABO Applauds Inclusion of Algae-based Fuels in Bill

The Algal Biomass Organization said it believes the provisions will strengthen the algae industry and promote development and commercialization of algae-based fuels.

SF Transit Must Set Up ICS Training for 2005 Spill

DOJ lodges consent decree against the city and county of San Francisco for Transit Authority's failure to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's underground storage tank rules.

Stimulus-funded Researchers Meet to Address BPA Gaps

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences gathered scientists on Oct. 6 to begin an integrated research initiative that will enable a comprehensive assessment of possible health effects.

WSSC Reports SSO to Piscataway Creek

Heavy rains, accidental opening of a valve release an estimated 130,000 gallons of untreated, diluted wastewater into the creek.

biofuel gene lab

Ecology, Biofuels Mixed up in DOE Genome Award

Sandia Laboratory and others will study microbial genes in arid grasslands.

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.

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