Wisconsin Is First with Lead-based Paint Renovation Program

EPA authorizes the state to administer and enforce the Renovation, Repair and Paint rule, which mandates training and licensing in leak-safe work practices.

TIA to Develop Common Language for Smart Devices

The Telecommunications Industry Association hopes to fashion a common platform across healthcare, transportation, security, automation, and energy distribution industries.

Middlesex Water's Williams to Retire by Year's End

Richard M. Risoldi will assume the position of the company's chief operating officer.

Corps of Engineers Closes Chicago Sanitary and Ship Channel Section

Agency is planning to perform scheduled maintenance on Barrier IIA, which protects the Great Lakes from Asian carp.

San Diego Homeowners Get More Solar Funding Options

The city's new program, funded through property taxes, will allow San Diego homeowners to qualify for financing.

Communication Is Focus of European Commission Publication

The European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment has made available a special issue of Science for Environment Policy focusing on environmental communication.

Michigan DEQ Defines Water Protection Outcomes

The DEQ's "Measures of Success" document outlines the agency's mission and identifies goals and measurable outcomes for water protection.

Stimulus to Fund Work on Upper Springbrook Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has funded a contract for the design of the Upper Springbrook Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project in Renton, Wash.

EPA Hands Over $897,225 in Stimulus for CO2 Injection Study

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will determine the impacts of injecting carbon dioxide into the state's underground water reservoirs for long-term storage.

UN: Climate Change a Hardship for Women

The State of World Population 2009 argues that the fight against climate change is more likely to be successful if policies, programs and treaties take into account the needs, rights and potential of women.

Glyphosate Herbicide No Longer Effective for 9 Weeds

Officials from the Weed Science Society of America reported to EPA that nine weed species are now resistant to glyphosate, the nation's most widely used herbicide, but also offered some best management practices to deal with the problem.

Agencies to Report on Biosolids-PFC Contamination Near Decatur, Ala.

A Dec. 1 public meeting will be held in Moulton, Ala., to share information with residents on the status of the investigation.

Postal Service Inventories Its GHGs First

Ryerson, Master and Associates developed a comprehensive carbon footprint for the agency, following extensive analysis to determine the best methodologies for the job.

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The Benefits of Supplemental Environmental Projects

Two case studies illustrate how companies found in violation of environmental law can offset some of the costs associated with financial penalties.