Environmental Protection


EPA Emphasizes the Savings to Schools through Energy Star

More than 500 schools have already taken the challenge and are using 30 percent less energy.

Calif. Leverages Stimulus for Workforce Training Program

The program will be used to deliver training on professional and personal skills development for solar installers, sustainable landscapers and water systems designers and green building designers, among other professions.

NRDC Wants Atrazine Removed from the Market

A Natural Resources Defense Council report says atrazine is severely contaminating drinking water in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, and Nebraska.


Case Study: Seawall System Used to Retain Earthen Walls

Pima County adapts a seawall system for use in containing a protection wall in Canada del Oro Wash at a more reasonable cost.

Webinar to Explain Rationale for Solid Biofuels Standards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will address why the industry needs standards for solid biofuels in a Sept. 11 Webinar.

Great Lakes' Campaign Begins with Education

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is running radio spots and operating a microsite that shows people where to find information about water quality.

PADI Divers to Clean Up and Track Types of Debris

Data from the International Ocean Clean-up, set for Sept. 19, is reported in the Ocean Conservancy’s Marine Debris Index.


Black & Veatch's McCarthy Urges Industry Collaboration

In a white paper, McCarthy warns against protectionist approaches to doing business.

Grocers Get GreenChill Awards for Lower Refrigerant Use

EPA recognized Price Chopper in Colonie, N.Y., for being the most successful at reducing the environmental impact of its refrigeration equipment.

Clinton, Miss., Facility Wins WEA Plant of the Year

Public-private partnership recognized for contribution to water pollution control through excellence in wastewater treatment operations

NEMA Web Site Has Lamp Drop-off Recycling Information

Earth911.com has partnered with the association to provide more information to visitors of LampRecycle.org.

WEF Announces 2009 Excellence Award Winners

WEF will present the awards at the annual conference Oct. 13 in Orlando, Fla.

Pennsylvania Seeks Comments on Erosion, Stormwater Changes

The Environmental Quality Board is holding hearings on proposed stormwater rule changes that hold permittees more accountable.

EPA Data Show U.S. Has 584 Coal Ash Impoundments

The agency shares data on coal ash sites, including ownership, location, hazard potential, and dates of last regulatory or company assessment.

Missouri S&T Studies Sequestration for Utilities

DOE is paying out $644,000 for research on sequestering carbon dioxide in shallow formations to the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Crude Oil Not Coal to Blame for PAHs in Gulf of Alaska

Scientists say their study shows that contaminants from natural coal deposits are not easily bioavailable but those from crude oil are and can account for the continuing degradation off the coast of Alaska.

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