Environmental Protection


USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Program

Landowners, legal entities, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding for conservation efforts.

Aluminum Recycler Aleris to Resolve CAA Violations

The company has agreed to pay a $4.6 million penalty, allowed as an unsecured claim in its bankruptcy proceeding, and improve controls at 15 plants at a cost of about $4.2 million.

Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot Partner for Energy Star

Habitat for Humanity affiliates that build homes to green standards can receive up to $5,000 through an expansion of the Partners in Sustainable Building program.

USDA Supports Community Gardens, Grows Vegetables

Secretary Vilsack lists the community benefits of a neighborhood garden.

Study: Certain Industries May be Source of Phytoestrogens

A University of Minnesota professor says most of the plant-based estrogens can be removed by treatment plants but they still may affect fish.

Saratoga, Pa., Team Wins 2009 Canon Envirothon

Students scored well on their knowledge of soils and land use, aquatic ecology, and biodiversity.

Task Force: Duke Energy, China Huaneng Make Clean Energy Pact

Boston-based Clean Air Task Force commends actions, says agreement is expected to advance cleaner coal technologies.

World Bank OKs Credit to Bangladesh for Solar Home Systems

About $130 million will be used to provide electricity to 300,000 households.

Pesticide Group: Parkinson's-Well Water Study 'Flawed'

Western Plant Health Association president says exposure conditions were unlikely to occur, among other things.

Federalsburg Upgrade to Lower Nutrients to Chesapeake

State and local officials dedicated the Federalsburg, Md., wastewater treatment plant, which now has biological and enhanced nutrient removal facilities.

Deer Island Installs Wind Turbines, Leads by Example

Massachusetts taps American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to provide 1.2 MW of wind power at the Deer Island wastewater treatment facility.

WI Environmental Has Heavy Metal Cleanup Technology

Company president claims XR-88 can clean up Puget Sound, other sites.

ASTM Sets Life Cycle Assessment Methodology Workshop

ASTM International Committee E60 will explore the evolution of life cycle assessment theory and application in an October workshop.

ARRA Funds Safety Projects at Howard Hanson Dam

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded more than $9 million for a seepage barrier and drainage tunnel improvements using stimulus funds.

R&R Sy-Tec Becomes TerraSpatial Technologies

Oregon-based company will continue to focus on community-based utilities under its new identity.

Judge Strikes Down Challenge to Carlsbad Desal Project

Encina Power Station shuts down and desalination project specifications changed, Coastkeeper attorneys said.

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