Environmental Protection


NGWA Selects Einarson for Technology Award

This hydrogeologist has more than 25 years of work in developing, testing, and applying new approaches to cost-effective site characterization and remediation.

Winery Demos Clean Hydrogen Gas from Wastes

Penn State engineer and Napa Wine Company use a microbial electrolysis plant to process agricultural wastewater.

USGS Grants Universities $5 M to for Earthquake Safety

Stimulus funds are being distributed to modernize seismic networks and data processing centers.

Agency Proposes Michindoh as Sole Source Aquifer

The designation should better protect the aquifer, which would provide drinking water residents in parts of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

MIT Analysis: Lower CO2 Now May Stem Catastrophe

Co-director Ron Prinn says we can stabilize climate if the United States and others would meet aggressive emissions targets.

4 Cogeneration Facilities Earn Energy Star Awards

EPA recognizes Calpine Corp., Mass. Corrections Department, Equity Office Properties and Patterson Farms.

Cottonwood, Ariz., Water Systems Must Lower Arsenic Levels

EPA says that if the city's four systems don't, they will face penalties of up to $37,500 for each violation.

7 Electronics Companies Minimize Bromine, Chlorine

ChemSec and Clean Production Action feature companies such as Apple and Sony in a report on lowering the use of toxic substances in electronic products.

Chinese Drywall Damage Claims Grow in Mississippi

Lawyers refer claims to a consolidated suit in federal court.

5 New York Projects Share $3.5 M in ARRA Funds

New York Gov. David A. Paterson announced $3.5 million for innovative water quality projects in the North Country through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Companies Turn Wastewater Cellulose into Ethanol

Applied Cleantech and Qteros have developed Q Microbe technology, which transforms municipal wastewater solids material into automobile fuel.

Research Team to Study How Plants Make Hydrocarbon

An Iowa State led study team will try to uncover what structures, mechanisms and genetics are involved in the process plants use to store carbon and energy.

AQMD Presents Award to ACTI for Pollution Control System

The system can help ports reduce up to 99 percent of air pollutants emitted by ships.

Free Webcast Addresses Climate Change

The Watershed Academy provides the latest information about what EPA is doing and how an estuary program is preparing for climate change

DNA Method Identifies Unknown Viruses in Reclaimed Water

University of South Florida doctoral student discovers what viruses remain in reclaimed water after treatment.

New Climate Bill Has Water Efficiency Provisions

The Boxer-Kerry "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act" would authorize EPA's WaterSense program, among other things.

Experts Set Debate on Carbon Trading for U.S. Business

Will Congress get in step with Europe and pass a cap-and-trade law to stem greenhouse gases?

Guam Must Upgrade to Secondary Treatment

Discharges from the Agana and Northern District wastewater treatment plants exceeded Territorial water quality standards for bacteria.

EPA Region 4 Sampling Air at Southeastern Schools

The agency is sampling the air outside 63 schools in 22 states to evaluate whether long-term exposure to toxics in the outdoor air might pose health concerns to children.

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