Environmental Protection


Tyson Fresh Meats to Pay $2 M for Discharges

Tyson Fresh Meats had agreed to bring its wastewater discharges into compliance at its Dakota City, Neb., facility.

Pickens Pushes Natural Gas at Project New West Summit

In July, the United States imported 65 percent of its oil, sending about $24 billion to foreign governments.

NASA Data Shows Groundwater Declines in India

Data provided by India's Ministry of Water Resources to the NASA-funded researchers suggested groundwater use across India was exceeding natural replenishment.

Dalhousie Offers Industrial Best Practices for Water

The report covers the current state of water management in Canadian industrial parks and details tips, solutions, and technologies for reducing water use.

Acidity in Alaska's Oceans Could Affect Fisheries

Researcher Jeremy Mathis says this is a case where we see ocean acidification having an indirect effect on a commercially viable species by reducing its food supply.

UMass Buoys Track Bacteria in Neponset River

The two-year program tracks near-shore climate conditions around Boston Harbor, measuring colored dissolved organic matter.

Square D Receives Occupational Excellence Award

The National Safety Council names Square D Services a winner for occupational achievement for reporting few injuries and illnesses and no fatalities in 2008.

MDs Say Solar and Wind Power Not as Risky to Workers

Wind and solar power jobs appear to offer less risk than those associated with coal, oil, and natural gas, according to Drs. Sumner and Layde.

NRCS Uses Society Results in Restoring Streams

Wildlife Conservation Society study shows woody vegetation leads to more diverse and abundant riparian birds, which can add value to a stream assessment.

Guam Authority Fined for Not Completing Water Tank Assessment

Waterworks Authority failed to meet deadline for completing condition assessment of its steel tank water reservoirs.

Moreno Valley Retrofits to Lower Energy Needs Onsite

EPA and local agencies celebrated the groundbreaking of the $46.3-million Moreno Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility Preliminary Treatment and Acid Phase Anaerobic Digestion Project on Monday.

Coolerado Corp. Wins Challenge with Low-cost HVAC

The Coolerado H-80 tests indicate almost 80 percent energy-use savings and over 60 percent peak-demand reduction.

PPG to Lower Mercury Emissions at Natrium Plant

A portion of the Natrium facility, which was built in 1957, uses an outdated, mercury-based production process that remains in use at only four of the 119 chlorine plants in the United States.

IJC Describes Work in U.S.-Canada Dispute Resolution

Annual IJC report offers guidelines for tackling transboundary issues.

UL Offers Certification for Dispensers of E25 Blends

At blends above E25, there is increased potential for different types of damage to materials and components and, as a result, there are more stringent requirements.

DOI Adopts Standard for Mapping Wetlands

The wetlands mapping standard is expected to enhance the quality and consistency of wetlands data.

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