Environmental Protection


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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A portion of the Natrium facility, which was built in 1957, uses an outdated, mercury-based production process that remains in use at only four of the 119 chlorine plants in the United States.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

Port Chester, N.Y., to Better Manage Its Stormwater

EPA sampling found high levels of two types of bacteria in village stormwater.

EPA to Develop Numeric Criteria for Nutrient Pollution

Earthjustice lawsuit ends with EPA agreeing to set limits for nutrients that trigger algae blooms.

Experiment Suggests 4-Day Pesticide Testing Falls Short

University of Pittsburgh study shows endosulfan can exhibit effects on frogs and toad tadpoles after EPA's four-day testing period.

How Facility Owners Can Lower their Water Footprint

Siemens Water Technologies provides five tips to help factory and manufacturing facility owners and operators reduce their water use.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner Harnesses Rainwater

Ceren Dag of Turkey demonstrated that, by using a smart material with piezoelectric properties, the kinetic energy of raindrops could be transferred to electrical energy.

Global Water Roundtable to Set Standards on Stewardship

The Roundtable's objective is to bring together government, science and industry stakeholders to set clear standards and a certification system for efficient water use.

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