Environmental Protection


Virginia Tech Checks Impacts of Coal Mining on Water

The researchers are looking into the effectiveness of stream restoration activities and associations between total dissolved solids and aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates.

American Water to Find Methods of Optimizing RO

Water Research Foundation gives grant to company to determine better pretreatment processes for reverse osmosis desalination.

Henry Hudson 400 Announces Student Winners

Delft, Rutgers and Columbia university students took the top places in the New Generation Competition, which will be celebrated Sept. 9 and 10 at H209 in Jersey City, N.J.

Cathodic Protection

Operations managers in the water and wastewater industry are looking for ways to be more efficient. Wireless remote monitoring can provide one option for corrosion control using existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks and automation.

ORNL Scientists Hone Use of Microalgae to Safeguard Supply

Using the right strategies, microalgae can be used as broad spectrum automated biosense systems for monitoring source drinking water, the study shows.

Europe's REACH May Require Even More Animals, Funds

Johns Hopkins School suggests the European Union may want to consider revising its test approaches to cut costs.

NIST Issues 3 New Soil Reference Materials for Labs

These standard reference materials are useful for soil analyses performed by various commercial, government, and university laboratories.

UCLA Extension Offers Sustainability Certificate

The program offers four areas of concentration: Design, Business Strategy, Energy & Technology, and Environmental Law & Policy.

EPA Recognizes Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Corp. for Excellence

Utilities received EPA Clean Water, Drinking Water awards at separate ceremonies.

Rain Bird Names Finalists for Intelligent Water Use Award

Finalists had to demonstrate water savings, landscape preservation, innovation, and overall impact on the community.

USGBC Collects LEED Data to Measure Prediction Gaps

New initiative for analysis methodology development will be shared with LEED building owners and project teams.

Organic Framework May Offer Safer, Denser Acetylene Storage

NIST scientists have probed a metal-organic framework that soaks up acetylene like a sponge. The finding may be useful to the chemical industry in the future.

Task Force to Review Post-Katrina Restoration

Work on restoring Louisiana's coastline has yet to be completed four years after Hurricane Katrina caused billions of dollars in damage.

Jackson Orders Review of Water Enforcement Program

The agency invites to the public to offer ideas to help EPA's water enforcement program meet its goals.

Indiana Researchers Create Easy-to-Clean Polymer

The coatings eliminate the need for harsh detergents and solvents that may contain phosphates and be discharged into lakes and streams, according to a presentation at the American Chemical Society's meeting this week.

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