Environmental Protection


OriginOil Extracts Algae Oil with Milking Process

The company's algae "milking" process promises new efficiencies as part of a combined production cycle, according to OriginOil.

Union Pacific to Restore Streams, Wetlands and Pay Penalty

Failure to get appropriate Clean Water Act permits for altering streams will cost Union Pacific Railroad about $31 million in restoration projects and $800,000 in penalties.

Replenishment District Conducts Groundwater 101 Forums

Los Angeles County taps into Water Independence Now program through the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.

DNV: GreenCert Complies with EU Rules when Customized

Det Norske Veritas' review shows that a properly customized GreenCert carbon information management solution will help coal-fired power plants meet EU trading system requirements.

Dow's Product Safety Assessments Offer Safety Information

Dow Chemical Company demonstrates its commitment to product safety and public transparency with Web-based PSAs.

NSF Validates BASF Ecoefficiency Analysis Method

NSF Internal develops a new eco-efficiency protocol for validating and verifying these analysis methods, which should help eliminate greenwashing.

Pennsylvania Finds Elevated TDS in Monongahela

DEP suggests residents use bottled water for drinking and preparing food until TDS levels return to normal.

The Case For Planetary Protectionism

Global compliance may become an issue of supply and demand.

Samsung Earns Points for Committing to Reduce GHGs

Samsung Electronics is named second best in Greenpeace International's June 2009 "Guide to Greener Electronics."

Dennison Lubricants Inc. Adds EcoPower to Its Inventory

Safety-Kleen motor oil, which is recycled, expands its reach to New England.

$6.8 M to Fund Training for Brownfields Cleanup in 8 States

Government entities and nonprofit organizations can receive up to $500,000 in stimulus funds for job training.

Kansas-Colorado Latest Rift Ends with Engineers' Compromise

Colorado agrees to replacement requirements in Arkansas River Compact with Kansas.

NRC to Webcast Meeting on LowLevel Waste Disposal Problems

The Oct. 7 public meeting will explore how hospitals, universities, and others who use radioactive materials in conducting research are affected by having limited access to low-level waste disposal facilities.

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