Environmental Protection


UCLA Extension Offers Sustainability Certificate

The program offers four areas of concentration: Design, Business Strategy, Energy & Technology, and Environmental Law & Policy.

EPA Recognizes Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Corp. for Excellence

Utilities received EPA Clean Water, Drinking Water awards at separate ceremonies.

Rain Bird Names Finalists for Intelligent Water Use Award

Finalists had to demonstrate water savings, landscape preservation, innovation, and overall impact on the community.

USGBC Collects LEED Data to Measure Prediction Gaps

New initiative for analysis methodology development will be shared with LEED building owners and project teams.

Organic Framework May Offer Safer, Denser Acetylene Storage

NIST scientists have probed a metal-organic framework that soaks up acetylene like a sponge. The finding may be useful to the chemical industry in the future.

Task Force to Review Post-Katrina Restoration

Work on restoring Louisiana's coastline has yet to be completed four years after Hurricane Katrina caused billions of dollars in damage.

Jackson Orders Review of Water Enforcement Program

The agency invites to the public to offer ideas to help EPA's water enforcement program meet its goals.

Indiana Researchers Create Easy-to-Clean Polymer

The coatings eliminate the need for harsh detergents and solvents that may contain phosphates and be discharged into lakes and streams, according to a presentation at the American Chemical Society's meeting this week.

CSOs Plague Puget Sound; Seattle, King County Get their Orders

The city and the county have already added some water storage capacity but must do more to better manage their wastewater overflow issues.

San Antonio, LCRA Dispute Results in Lawsuit

The San Antonio Water System says the Lower Colorado River Authority's board of directors made policy assumptions that rendered the agencies' water supply project unworkable.

Pipeline Co., 2 Firms Settle Spills Case, Pay $3.65 M

The Justice Department submitted a consent decree covering the 2004 spills of anhydrous ammonia in Nebraska and Kansas that killed an estimated 21,000 fish.

Sembcorp's NEWater Plant Sends Water to Singapore

The Changi NEWater Plant, which sits on the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, has begun supplying residents of Singapore with recycled water.

Plants and Poultry Waste Can Immobilize Lead in Soil, Study Says

The researcher measured lead speciation and enzyme activity in shooting range soils treated with grass plant and/or poultry waste in a large column setting.

Green Consumer Poll Finds Economy Is their Top Concern

Shelton Group surveys more than 1,000 U.S. consumers who at least occasionally buy green products and discovers there is no "typical" green consumer.

EPA Seeks Comments on CO2 Sequestration

The agency has proposed to protect groundwater from potential threats of carbon dioxide injection through the Safe Drinking Water Act.

New Committee to Define Transaction Standards for Smart Grid

OASIS, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, CPower, EnerNOC, Google, Grid Net, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, TIBCO, and others collaborate on open standards for energy providers and consumers.

EnerG2 Plant to Produce Nano-engineered Carbon Electrodes

DOE funds will help build a facility dedicated to the commercial-scale production of the electrode material, which is an essential part of ultracapacitors.

Foundation Study Suggests Link between Toxins and Myeloma

According to Dr. Brian Durie, the study supports the notion that genetic factors affecting toxin breakdown may be related to the development of myeloma.

Animal Waste Accounts for Two-thirds of Bacteria in 2 Watersheds

A Maryland Department of the Environment and Salisbury University study found that wildlife and dog waste are significant sources of bacteria in the watersheds of eight Anne Arundel County waterways.

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