Environmental Protection


Online Federal Contract Training Targets Small Business

The course can help businesses access the federal purchasing system and position themselves to compete for the commercial opportunities

Agency Adopts New Strategy for Nanomaterial Research

EPA is using a multidisciplinary approach in its laboratories to determine how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment.

U.S. Sues Scranton Sewer Authority for Untreated Discharges

The complaint seeks to stop the authority from discharging untreated sewage into the Lackawanna River.

EPA Fines Idaho Fish and Game for Chemical Spill

A disinfectant spill in 2007 and a violation of its NPDES in 2004 resulted in a $14,000 fine to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.


From the Top: Q & A with Bernie Rosenthal

Bernie Rosenthal explains Reaction Design's connection to the Department of Energy and how chemical kinetics modeling can help companies improve efficiency and lower emissions.

Study Finds Ozonation Has Effect on Tamiflu Metabolite

Japanese researchers measured oseltamivir carboxylate concentrations in sewage treatment plant wastewater.

HRSD Agrees to Settle CWA Violations in Chesapeake Bay Area

Hampton Roads Sanitation District must develop a regional plan to ensure its sewer system has adequate capacity for storm flows and pay a $900,000 civil penalty.

Agency Provides Guidance on Handling PCBs in Caulk

EPA recommends minimizing dust, washing, and vacuuming to lower exposure to caulk that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls in buildings 31 years old or older.

U.S. Chamber's Rowe Sets Climate Change Policy Straight

Contrary to some statements made by members, CEO Donohue said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does support strong federal legislation to address climate change. EDF offers some counterpoints.

Slowing Turbine Blades Lowers Bat Mortality, Study Says

University of Calgary scientists say bats are more likely to fly in low wind speeds, at which time the turbines can be slowed without a loss in energy generation.

Exelon CEO Pushes for Price on Carbon at ACEEE Meeting

Rowe announces that his company will not be renewing its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because, he said, the organization opposes climate legislation.

WWF: G20 Note Urgency, but Fail to Act on Financing

Heads of the world's 20 largest economies acknowledged the urgent need for a deal in Copenhagen but they took very few concrete measures.

Idaho Mapping Method Earns Ash Award

Data from Earth-observing Landsat satellites plays a central role in a new, award-winning type of mapping that tracks water use.

Purdue Answers Boiling Question on Cooling Systems

Knowing how fluid boils in microchannels may help engineers develop cool high-power electronics for transportation, computers, and other devices.

N.Y. Sues Waste Hauler for Dumping Raw Sewage

A septic tank and cesspool service provider allegedly emptied a tanker trunk into a stream that feeds New York City's water supply.

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