Environmental Protection


Arctic-nesting Geese Elect to Winter in Alaska

U.S. Geological Survey study notes abundance of eelgrass keeping the Pacific brant from migrating to Mexico.

Homeowners Should Inspect Heating Oil Tanks for Leaks

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers advice on how to manage home-based storage tanks.

Stimulus Helps Fund Cresson Sewer Project to Stop Overflows

Low-income area gets $2.29-million boost to replace sewer lines and reduce stormwater entering the system.

Better Use of Current Assets Is Greener, Consultant Says

Rider Levett Bucknall is offering free training on new environmental initiatives to government entities.

Cornell Scientists Make Solar Cell from Carbon Nanotube

Researchers claim the light-to-electricity conversion is very efficient but scaling up the device would be challenging.

Is There Enough Water for the Trees?

Hawaii timber plantations actually use more water than native forests, which may place ecosystems and people at high risk for water shortages.

The Climate Registry Upgrading Emissions Reporting in 2010

The next generation online emissions reporting technology will be developed with Misys Open Source Solutions.

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.

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