Environmental Protection


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.

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.

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.

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.

Fall May be Time to Rethink the Landscape

San Antonio Water System offers a drought recovery toolkit, complete with monetary incentives.

National Biodiesel Board Suggests Changes to RFS2 Rule

The board says EPA is using outdated data and assumptions on indirect land use-change that should be corrected in the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard the agency has proposed.

Agency Releases WaterSense Specs for Showerheads

The draft specification sets the maximum flow rate at 2 gallons per minute at 80 psi.

EPA Recognizes 3 Climate Leaders for Reducing GHGs

The agency noted the achievements of Exelon Corp., Public Service Enterprise Group, and Raytheon in reaching or surpassing their goals in the Climate Leaders program.

PPG Innovation Receives Michigan Green Chemistry Award

The Governor's Award recognizes PPG's Green Logic paint detackifier.

Strong Climate Treaty Could Bring 2.7 M Jobs, Report Claims

Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council report says that a switch from coal to renewable power generation will create 2.7 million more jobs by 2030.

Experts Say Smart Irrigation Doesn't Make the Grade

Texas A&M irrigation experts test six devices and found that they applied more water than was recommended.

Venture to Support Solar and Wind Power in Nairobi

Kenyan trust and financing company hope to develop a new business model for sustainable development.

EPA OKs Use of CO2 for Supermarket Coolers

Hill Phoenix will be able to replace HCFCs with CO2 in supermarket refrigeration.

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