Environmental Protection


Firm Helps Secure Stimulus Funds for New Live Oak WWTP

ECO:LOGIC helped Live Oak, Calif., secure $10 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Washington Adopts Wetland Mitigation Banking Rule

The Department of Ecology rule should help coordination and provide timely review of proposals of wetland mitigation banks.

Joint Study Finds Diversity in Shewanella Microbes

Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers uncovers some of the differences among the strains of Shewanella, which is used in bioremediation.

Competitive Birding Venues Include Superfund Site, Landfills

Bird enthusiast suggests there is something wrong with identifying and counting birds on polluted landscapes.

Utilities Inc. Acquisition Connects District 6 Sewer to Plant

Regionalization in St. Tammany Parish may help eliminate some non-compliant facilities, Utilities Inc., says.

U.S. Indicts Tennessee Demo Companies for CAA Violations

An illegal cleanup of asbestos and the demolition of the former Standard Coosa Thatcher plant has two companies and three owners and supervisors facing charges, including fraud.

Water Expo Gets Support from Chinese Government Bodies

China's Ministry of Water Resources celebrates 60 years of achievement and the China Environment Service Industry Association has signed up for a large pavilion.

Ohio State Creates Method to Boost Butanol Production

Professor Shang-Tian Yang and his colleagues have developed a mutant strain of bacteria that makes more of the biofuel butanol.

CivicUS Offers Advice on Water, Stormwater

The firm warns government and corporate leaders not to ignore the emerging threat that water presents to the public.

NSF and Trucost Report Offers Strategies for GHGs

Carbon Emissions – Measuring the Risks examines the carbon footprints of S&P 500 companies in several manufacturing sectors.

'Safe Room' Offers Better Air Quality during Wildfires

A room air cleaner with a HEPA filter can provide a better environment for people who suffer from emphysema, allergies or asthma during fire season.

U.S., Illinois Want Power Co. to Install Pollution Control

Midwest Generation allegedly modified its coal-fired power plant in Illinois without installing and operating the required pollution control equipment.

Imagine H2O Opens Business Plan Competition

The organization will award $70,000 in cash and in-kind services for the plans that promise the greatest breakthroughs in the efficient use and supply of water.

Gulf Guardian to Hand out Awards, Celebrates 10 Years

The Gulf of Mexico Program initiated the Gulf Guardian awards in 2000 to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.

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