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IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Dow AgroSciences Statement – Closing of the EPA Comment Period for Enlist Duo™ herbicide

by Dow AgroSciences LLC  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Dow AgroSciences looks forward to the next steps in the registration process for Enlist Duo™ herbicide. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now closed the comment period on its proposed decision to register Enlist Duo, the herbicide for use with the Enlist™ Weed Control System. The close of the comment ...

Scientists Explore Using Trees to Clean Pollution

by Associated Press  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees. It was the kind of pristine woodland that was mostly wiped out by settlers in their rush to clear land and build communities. Now one of the nation's ...


by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency released a new version of IMAGE - IMAGE 3.0

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Jul. 7, 2014)

One of the world’s leading integrated assessments modelling frameworks, IMAGE has been improved to strengthen its relevance in assessing long-term environmental and sustainability problems and identifying possible answers. The new model version comes with fully updated documentation, both in print and as a webpage. ...

Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

by Associated Press  (Jul. 16, 2014)

Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group. Using a gas-sniffing device attached to Google's city-mapping cars and new statistical ...

Judge Says Ocean Sound Blasts Need Not Be Halted

by Associated Press  (Jul. 8, 2014)

Scientific research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves can go ahead despite an effort by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to halt it, a judge ruled Tuesday. The project, years in the making, emerged suddenly last week as a major public issue in New Jersey as commercial fishermen and environmentalists spoke up about worries ...

Chemicals Produced by Body Pose Challenge In Gauging Exposure Risks, EPA Advisers Say

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 22, 2014)

A scientifically appropriate way the Environmental Protection Agency could base safe lifetime exposure decisions about a chemical using data from human studies that found no adverse effects is just one of the questions a scientific advisory panel is wrestling with as it develops advice on a draft agency analysis of ammonia. How the agency can ...

New Poultry Litter Applicator Can Cut Nutrient Runoff, Protect Water Quality

by Ohio State University  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Researchers will demonstrate a prototype farm implement that slashes nutrient runoff and bacterial contamination from poultry litter at this year’s Manure Science Review. Co-hosted by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and ...

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Clean Water Initiative

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Governor Patrick Quinn will sign into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to ...

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