Environmental Protection


Population Shift Reduced Energy Demand, Study Says

A University of Michigan study found an 11 percent reduction in energy demand per person since 1960.

Showerheads Harbor Biofilm, Bacteria, Colorado Study Shows

Professor Norman Pace sampled showerheads in seven states to find Mycobacterium avium.

ICJ Hears Pulp Mill Dispute between Uruguay Argentina

Seventeen judges will hear three weeks of final arguments and deliver a decision in the spring.

Pesticide Label Changes Prompted by Salmon Protection

EPA said it will ask pesticide manufacturers to voluntarily include new information on product labels, including buffer zones, limits on application and fish mortality reporting requirements.

Glen Daigger Elected IWA President-elect

Daigger, a wastewater expert who works for CH2M Hill, will work to strengthen the International Water Association over the next two years.

PFPAs Found in Canadian Surface Water, Effluent

Study suggests additional research is needed to determine if these fluorochemicals could be harmful.

USDA Dam Safety Contracts Use Some Stimulus Funds

AMEC, Black & Veatch, Gannett Fleming, HDR, Kleinfelder and URS win contracts that have a combined total value of $60 million.

Heinz Awards $1 M for Environmental Achievements

Foundation focuses only on environment this year, with 10 recipients each receiving $100,000.

Global Solar Center: Lagging States Become Solar Leaders

The U.S. government has just changed its solar tax credit to a solar grant, funded by the federal stimulus bill. Additionally, hundreds of states and municipalities have launched their own incentives on top of this federal grant.

Toyota, Coca-Cola Help 4-H Expand Water Quality Program

The Toyota USA Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation will fund the expansion of 4-H’s youth water quality and conservation programming, called 4-H2O.

Global Green Cars to Build Electric Vehicles in Kentucky

Company plans to scale up to mass production in 2011.

Illinois Professor Creating a Toxics Sensor for Chemists

Kenneth S. Suslick and colleagues have developed an optoelectronic nose for the detection of toxic industrial chemicals.

Brassinosteroids Help Lower Pesticide Residues, Study Says

Scientists in China treated cucumber plants with a plant hormone and various pesticides and found lower levels of residues in the plants.

Weed Science: Invasive Plants Impede Flood Control

The Weed Science Society of America recommends a proactive, integrated approach for managing invasive plants and weeds problem and keeping any overgrowth from jamming stormwater pumps and blocking water flow.

Charity: Water Donates $128,000 for Malwai Projects

Water For People will use funding to help 12 communities in the rural district of Chikwawa gain access to water, sanitation, and health and hygiene education.

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