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Arkansas Reduces Air Toxics with EPA Grant

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $501,837 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to administer the state’s pollution prevention and control program. The program includes ambient monitoring, planning, permitting and compliance activities. ADEQ will also monitor for major pollutants, identifying major ...

Compacted urban soils improved with composts have long-term benefits for tree growth

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Composting to compacted urban soils can provide a lasting effect that aids tree growth, new research indicates. Urban soils improved with added organic material are less compacted after five years compared with soils that have not been treated with organic composts, the study suggests. Urban soils are often compacted from the construction and ...

Urban Reforestation for Ground-Level Ozone Reduction

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 8, 2014)

A new study – “Reforestation as a Novel Abatement and Compliance Measure for Ground-Level Ozone” – by The Nature Conservancy, University of Florida, ENVDAT Consulting and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ...

Ozone Standard of 60-70 Parts Per Billion Appropriate to Protect Health, EPA Staff Says

by Bloomberg BNA  (Aug. 29, 2014)

The national air standards for ozone should be revised within the range of 60 parts per billion to 70 ppb, according to a final recommendation prepared by Environmental Protection Agency staff. The recommendation was included in a 597-page final policy assessment, released Aug. 29, which cites scientific data and exposure information that ...

Asia-Pacific Clean Air Partnership Launched to Fight Global Air Pollution

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The Cities Clean Air Partnership, the first major clean air certification and partnership program to encourage air quality protection in cities across the Asia-Pacific region, was launched today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, Clean Air Asia, and the Bay Area and South Coast Air ...

Trinity Consultants and Sierra Research Announce Intent to Merge

by T3  (Aug. 15, 2014)

Trinity Consultants, Inc., an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, and Sierra Research, an air quality and pollution control research and engineering firm, announce an agreement in principle to merge this year.  The merger will enhance client service with a wide variety of engineering, ...

Weather station data available to all

by National Physical Laboratory (NPL)  (Aug. 21, 2014)

The success of any meteorological observations and climate investigation depends upon the availability of reliable data. This task will be greatly assisted by the International Surface Temperature Initiative (ISTI), which has just released a databank of more than 30,000 station records, many with histories extending to more than 100 ...

Rule Aims to Help Clear Air Around Grand Canyon

by Associated Press  (Jul. 28, 2014)

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating ...

SST Develop Cost Effective Solution to Carbon Dioxide Danger

by SST Sensing Ltd  (Aug. 5, 2014)

As building design increasingly embraces low energy solutions so the concern over internal air quality increases. Monitoring the levels of carbon dioxide found in homes and businesses has become increasingly important and in response to the increased demand from local authorities, architects and builders for accurate, reliable, maintenance free ...

Latest petroleum test methods available from the EI

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Aug. 4, 2014)

Accurate testing of petroleum and petroleum products is vital to ensuring quality and compliance with British Standards and European Norms. The Energy Institute (EI)'s latest issue of the IP Standard test methods for analysis and testing of petroleum and related products and British Standard 2000 Parts, 2014 is now available. This ...

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