Environmental Protection


ANSI, NIST Prepare for World Standards Day 2009

Standards groups highlight the critical role of standards and conformity assessment programs for environmental stewardship.

DOE Awards PNNL $6.8 M for Marine, River Power Studies

Researchers will look into how fish and marine mammals are affected by water power devices and whether this power production could create "dead zones."

Where Do You Think EPA Should Focus Enforcement?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking you to provide input via its online discussion forum.

Geology, Models Tell the Story of Arctic Climate, Study Says

A study by Northern Arizona University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research quantifies long-term cooling trend with more certainty.

EPA Samples Private Wells near Mills Gap Site

Early sampling data indicated elevated levels of trichloroethene.

Canada, Ontario First Nation Improve Water System

The Canadian government provided $8.3 million for the new water treatment plant.

UNH Stands for Sustainability

The University of New Hampshire plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2020, and it has begun by investing in co-generation and landfill-gas-to-energy projects.

Duke Study: Larger Speed Zone Area Needed to Save Whales

Adding 10 nautical miles to current ship speed zones would lower the risk of collisions between the vessels and the endangered right whales, according to Duke University research.

Navy Awards American Systems $23.5M for AMI Work

Stimulus-funded task orders will enable the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps to analyze their energy consumption.

Where Will the Stimulus Funds Go in California?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives an accounting of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act obligations to the state of California, 200 days after the measure became law.

Community Service, Workshops to Highlight WEFTEC

Students & Young Professionals will revitalize wetlands at a local water reclamation facility while hot topic workshops round out this year's Water Environment Federation annual conference in Orlando.

Firm Helps Secure Stimulus Funds for New Live Oak WWTP

ECO:LOGIC helped Live Oak, Calif., secure $10 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Washington Adopts Wetland Mitigation Banking Rule

The Department of Ecology rule should help coordination and provide timely review of proposals of wetland mitigation banks.

Joint Study Finds Diversity in Shewanella Microbes

Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers uncovers some of the differences among the strains of Shewanella, which is used in bioremediation.

Competitive Birding Venues Include Superfund Site, Landfills

Bird enthusiast suggests there is something wrong with identifying and counting birds on polluted landscapes.

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