Environmental Protection


Ohio State Creates Method to Boost Butanol Production

Professor Shang-Tian Yang and his colleagues have developed a mutant strain of bacteria that makes more of the biofuel butanol.

CivicUS Offers Advice on Water, Stormwater

The firm warns government and corporate leaders not to ignore the emerging threat that water presents to the public.

NSF and Trucost Report Offers Strategies for GHGs

Carbon Emissions – Measuring the Risks examines the carbon footprints of S&P 500 companies in several manufacturing sectors.

'Safe Room' Offers Better Air Quality during Wildfires

A room air cleaner with a HEPA filter can provide a better environment for people who suffer from emphysema, allergies or asthma during fire season.

U.S., Illinois Want Power Co. to Install Pollution Control

Midwest Generation allegedly modified its coal-fired power plant in Illinois without installing and operating the required pollution control equipment.

Imagine H2O Opens Business Plan Competition

The organization will award $70,000 in cash and in-kind services for the plans that promise the greatest breakthroughs in the efficient use and supply of water.

Gulf Guardian to Hand out Awards, Celebrates 10 Years

The Gulf of Mexico Program initiated the Gulf Guardian awards in 2000 to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.

EPA Cites Shell Again for Violations in Puerto Rico

A leak from Shell Chemical Yabucoa's diffuser pipeline allegedly discharged unpermittted pollutants earlier this year.

Two Manufacturers Answer for No General Duty of Care

Two manufacturing companies will pay civil penalties and take corrective measures to settle Clean Air Act violations resulting from explosions at two plants in 2002 and 2003 in Louisville, Ky., and Pascagoula, Miss.

Scientists Use Zinc Powder Water to Make Nanorods

Researchers in Saudi Arabia say their process is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Grand Jury Indicts Hotel Owner for Illegal Discharge

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Seacaucus allegedly discharged polluted wastewater into the Hackensack River without a permit.

Rentech Inks Synfuels Deal for LAX Ground Services

Eight airlines at Los Angeles International Airport have agreed to purchase renewable synthetic diesel fuel from Rentech for ground service equipment, starting in late 2012.

SWANA Taps T. Boone Pickens for WASTECON Address

Pickens, architect of a plan to use natural gas and renewable fuels in place of foreign oil, will share his vision at the Solid Waste Association of North America's annual conference this month.

Washington OKs Spill Contingency Plans for 13 Oil Operators

The approved readiness plans are the first to fully satisfy Washington's new oil spill contingency rule updated in 2006.

President of Missouri Pesticide Co. Gets Six Months, Fine

William Garvey pleaded guilty earlier this year and was sentenced Sept. 1 for violating the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste storage laws.

NCPA Calls CARS Program a Clunker

The National Center for Policy Analysis says Cash for Clunkers was a good idea that was poorly executed.

Woonsocket Selects Veolia Water for Collection System O&MM

Veolia has operated the city's wastewater treatment facility for 10 years and now has a contract to provide services for Woonsocket's collection system.

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