Environmental Protection


USGS Measures High Chloride Levels in 40% of Tested Streams

Chloride found at levels that can harm aquatic life in northern U.S. urban streams.

NASA Images Show Water on the Moon

The Moon, long rendered dry and barren, has been shown by new research to hold water at all latitudes.

Clean Hands Report: Americans Get a B- on Hand Hygiene

U.S. citizens appear to be embracing hand hygiene more than in past years. But not all of us are cleaning our hands as often as we should – especially with the threat of the H1N1 flu virus.

U.S. Orders More Vaccine from Pharmaceutical Companies

MedImmune, Sanofi Pasteur get orders for 56 million more doses of the vaccine for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.

EPA Fines 3 Bulk Storage Facilities for SPCC Issues

Marina Del Ray, Seaway Marina and Carlo Ditta paid fines and provided certification that deficiencies have been corrected.

Aqua America: Private Companies Poised to Meet Needs

At least one private water and wastewater company is using its good credit rating to invest in infrastructure.

Vented Stoves Improve Women's Health in Mexico

The National Institute of Public Health study followed 500 households and found that families that used the Patsai stove experienced better lung function than those that did not.

$100 M in Stimulus Available for SmartGrid Training

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the funds will support training program development as well as training program implementation.

USGS Study Questions Use of Indicator Bacteria

Michigan Water Science Center finds little relation between E. coli and fecal indicator bacteria criteria for recreational waters.

Agency Joins WHO in Detailing Radon's Cancer Risk

Radon inhalation accounts for up to 14 percent of lung cancers worldwide. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining the World Health Organization's first global call-to-action on cancer risk from radon in homes.

Riyadh Conference Calls for Papers

Abstracts for the 2010 International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments should be submitted by Oct. 30 to the conference Web site.

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