Environmental Protection


Marshes and Mudflats Star in San Francisco Bay Exhibit

NOAA-funded exhibit highlights the estuarine research system, focuses on important habitat.

Honolulu Filled Stream with Concrete, Fill Materials

EPA orders city and county to stop and restore the streambed and banks of Maili'ili.

LA Board OKs NPDES for West Basin Desalination Demo

The two-year project will test desalination technologies at Redondo Beach

Counties Adopt Resolution on Unwanted Medicines

Measure would put responsibility for managing unused medicines back into the hands of drug manufacturers.

Land Institute's Report Analyzes Transportation, GHGs

Various approaches together can make meaningful greenhouse gas emission reductions, the report found.

Boeing, SkyHook Finalize Configuration of VTOL Aircraft

The U.S. aircraft manufacturer and its Canadian partner will be able to carry heavy cargo longer distances without refueling.

Towns in Maine Seek 'No Discharge' Designation

Camden, Rockport and Rockland want to prohibit boaters from discharging sewage into coastal waters.

Potassium Permanganate Could Migrate, Residents Cautioned

Neighbors of Valmont Superfund site should not use well water until cleanup is complete.

Water System Better Using Green Solutions, Report Says

Aspen Institute report calls for integrating built and natural infrastructure and removing barriers to water management.

San Francisco Bay Gets Stimulus for Port Truck Filters

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will get $2 million to supplement state and local funds for installing diesel exhaust filters at the Port of Oakland.

Dentist's Video Highlights Waste Metals in Ocean

Dr. Carey O'Rielly created a video for Encinitas Environment Day 2009 on green dentistry and ocean conservation.

Six Appalachian Communities to Benefit from EPA Grant

Wheeling Jesuit University will look at the impacts of mining, water management, and reducing toxin exposure in six West Virginia communities.

EPA Awards Stimulus Funds to Lower Diesel Emissions

Cascade Sierra Solutions and Colorado to receive more than $3 million total in funds under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.

EPA Gives Recovery Funds for Underground Petroleum Leaks

U.S. territories, states to receive more than $9.8 million to assess and clean up underground petroleum leaks.

ALA Experts to Testify, Urge Stronger NO2 Standards

The American Lung Association wants standards greater than those the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed.

Oregon Passes Paint Producer Responsibility Law

Leftover paint is the largest component of local household hazardous waste collection programs, and now in Oregon, manufacturers will be managing it.

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