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  • Air Pollution Damages from Plant’s Emissions Prompt Lawsuit

    Residents of Muscatine, Iowa have filed a lawsuit against Grain Processing Corp., which they allege emits so much pollution that homes, cars, and buildings across the city have been damaged. According to the Huffington Post, residents say that the plant, which makes corn-based products, spews toxic chemicals and particulate matter into the air that then travels for miles with the wind.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Monitoring methane emissions from agriculture and dairy farming

    Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted from human activities. In 2014, CH4 was responsible for around 11 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions caused by human actions. Methane is emitted by a range of natural sources such as marshlands, leakage from natural gas systems and livestock farming [1]. Domestic ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Industry makes green while going green

    Major manufacturing and business sectors are improving environmental performance to cut waste, improve economic competitiveness and gain other important benefits. Steel recycling in the United States reached an all-time high in 2005. Chemical manufacturers cut air emissions in half from 1995 to 2006. During the same decade, cement manufacturers reduced their waste per unit of production by one ...

  • Cemtrex Markets Its New Multiplexed Emissions Monitoring System

    Cemtrex, Inc.'s (OTC: CTEI) new Multiplexed Emissions monitoring systems find worldwide acceptance and approvals by multinational engineering companies as well as original equipment manufacturers around the globe. This system termed "IntelliCEM" is designed to sample multiple stacks and provide a very cost-effective solution for process and emissions reporting. Conventional systems require ...

  • BETO-Funded Team Honored by the American Chemical Society

    Two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists were part of a team honored at the 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition on March 25, 2015. The team, which consisted of John Frye and Alan Zacher of PNNL and Todd Werpy of Archer Daniels Midland Company, received the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Nitrous oxide is now top ozone-layer damaging emission

    According to new research, emissions of anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) are now causing more damage to the ozone layer than those of any controlled ozone depleting substance and this is projected to remain the case for the rest of this century. The study suggests that limiting N2O emissions could help both the recovery of the ozone layer and tackle climate change. Many ozone-depleting ...

  • Chemical looping is step towards fuels with lower carbon impact

    A move towards fossil fuels with reduced CO2 emissions is an integral part of the transition towards a sustainable energy future. Both the energy and transportation industries could benefit from liquid hydrocarbon fuels with a smaller carbon footprint, to help meet emissions targets. New research suggests that chemical looping technologies could be used to produce fuels with a lower impact, as a ...

  • Chinese `green credit` policy to reduce emissions falling short

    SEPA vice-minister Pan Yue told the media about the progress made in the green credit policy during the first phase. He said, thanks to the efforts of the last six months, we have achieved stage-based results in some aspects of the green credit policy, but they still fall far behind the expected goals, and there're some institutional and technical difficulties in extending the influence of the ...

  • EPA proposes first national reporting on greenhouse gas emissions

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States.  “Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Through this new reporting, we will have ...

  • Neptech Offers Free Sample of New Line of Emission Filters

    Neptech launches new line of filter products for use in emission testing and chemical analysis.  These products have been tested and proven to exceed industry standards and are priced well-below major competitive brands. Free Test Sample Offer To demonstrate the quality and performance of these new filter elements Neptech is offering free samples to select customers for testing and ...


    By Neptech Inc.

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • EPA proposes to slash mercury emissions from cements plants

    EPA is proposing to signficantly reduce mercury emissions from Portland cement kilns, the fourth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the US The proposal would set the nation's first limits on mercury emissions from existing Portland cement kilns and would strengthen the limits for new kilns. The proposed standards also would set emission limits for total hydracarbons, particulate matter, ...

  • Valuable Chemical Produced from Renewables Instead of Petroleum

    Researchers at Lygos, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, achieved a critical breakthrough in the cleaner production of malonic acid, a valuable chemical used to manufacture many products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and specialty materials. More than a decade ago, a report prepared for the U.S. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • California Phases Out Toxic Dry Cleaning Chemical

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - A chemical common in dry cleaning will be phased out over the next 16 years to protect California air quality. The California Air Resources Board, ARB, has adopted regulations that require dry cleaners to replace perchloroethylene, or perc, a solvent used in dry cleaning, with safer alternatives already available on the market by 2023. Perc is listed by ...

  • UL Launches Premier Product Emissions Test Lab in Germany

    Global product testing and certification leader UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced today the launch of a new product emissions testing laboratory in Cologne-Muelheim, Germany. The lab represents an expansion of UL Environment's capabilities and connects product manufacturers in Europe to UL ...


    By UL LLC

  • Valero Energy Pays $238 Million to Clear Refinery Emissions

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2007 (ENS) - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement with petroleum refiner Valero Energy Corp. that requires new and upgraded pollution abatement equipment, obtains a $4.25 million penalty, and secures environmental projects to help communities affected by refinery emissions. The state of Ohio and ...

  • Canada continues to align air emissions measures with the United States

    The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is adopting strict environmental standards to reduce air emissions from ships navigating in Canadian waters. These ...


    By Transport Canada

  • BSI becomes world leader in greenhouse gas emissions verification

    BSI Management Systems America, Inc. (BSI) recently achieved US accreditation to ISO 14065 for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission verification services from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation validates BSI's global expertise in verifying GHG emission and reduction assertions, placing the world's most prominent independent management assurance service provider amongst ...


    By BSI

  • Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Electric Vehicles (EVs) Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Argentina - environmental industries sector profile

    Argentina has one of the best-developed environmental protection regimes in South America. The environmental sector is growing again after the economic crisis of 2001-2002, and the Argentine government was expecting the overall economy to grow by 9% in 2007. Argentines are still striving to meet international environmental standards by refurbishing their plants and improving their products ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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