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  • EPA announces $428,000 for Idaho clean diesel projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing over $428,000 in grant funds for Idaho to reduce harmful air pollution from diesel engines. The funds will be used replace old school buses and retrofit old school buses with advanced diesel technology, replace four tractors used in agriculture and convert irrigation pumping plants from diesel to electric power. “These projects provide ...

  • With three new reference materials, NIST gets the dirt on soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)—gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from sites near Butte and Helena in Montana—will aid in determining soil quality, detecting soil contamination, and monitoring ...

  • SDTC latest call for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today announced its 18th round of funding for Canadian clean technology demonstration projects. Canadian entrepreneurs and technology developers with new technologies and a compelling business case are encouraged to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund from September 1 to October 20th, 2010. "SDTC is helping companies commercialize ...

  • Industrial Laundry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement

    A national industrial laundry company, AmeriPride Services Inc., has voluntarily stopped laundering materials that emitted air pollutants from its Worcester, Mass. and Hartford, Conn. facilities. These communities are expected to benefit from resulting lower air emissions. In the recent Clean Air Act settlement with EPA, Ameripride will pay $75,000 to resolve EPA claims that the company had ...

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Iranian fungi show promise in cleaning up oil spills

    Iranian scientists have isolated local strains of fungi that can digest petroleum compounds and may be useful in cleaning up polluted sites, especially in similar, semi-arid areas. The researchers isolated fungal strains from oil-contaminated sites within the Arak refinery in Iran and found some of them to cut the amount of petroleum pollution in soil by more than half. Although ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • New Jersey Soil Cleanup Agreement Sidesteps Grace Bankruptcy

    WOODBRIDGE, New Jersey , April 25, 2005 (ENS) - A privately funded $13.2 million cleanup of soil contaminated with PCBs has been ...

  • Soil-Therm now offering Remediation Monitoring and Control (ReMAC)

    SOIL-THERM now offers the biggest advancement in environmental equipment ever! Our ReMAC technology allows Soil-Therm equipment operators huge advantages over all other equipment. Monitor all operation of the system, extract logged data anytime, make adjustments to optimize operation, diagnose and troubleshoot system operation before getting ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Organic soils continue to acidify despite reduction in acidic deposition

    Following the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 and 1990 acidic deposition in North America has declined significantly since its peak in 1973. Consequently, research has shifted from studying the effects of acidic deposition to the recovery of these aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Regional-scale studies have focused primarily on aquatic systems and while many of these ecosystems are showing ...

  • Between Hungry People and Climate Change, Soils Need Help

    SELFOSS, Iceland, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - To meet the needs of a rapidly growing human population, more food must be produced over the coming 50 years than in the last 10,000 years combined, scientists say. But land degradation and desertification are undercutting the soil's ability to produce more food, causing an environmental crisis that affects one-third of all people on Earth, say experts ...

  • Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils

    Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned today. The Global Soil Partnership has endorsed a series of action plans ...

  • Specially-designed soils could help combat climate change

    A team from Newcastle University aims to design soils that can remove carbon from the atmosphere, permanently and cost-effectively. This has never previously been attempted anywhere in the world. The research is being funded by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The concept underlying the initiative exploits the fact that plants, crops and trees naturally absorb ...

  • Goodrich Corp. To Clean Up Contamination At Rialto Superfund Site

    The United States has settled with the Goodrich Corporation requiring the company to investigate and clean up contaminated groundwater and soil at the B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in Rialto, Calif. Today’s settlements, along with previous settlements, will result in a comprehensive cleanup of the site which may total as much as $100 million. In addition, EPA will be proposing to rename the ...

  • Phoenix superfund site enters next phase of clean up

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced Honeywell and Arizona Public Service (APS) have agreed to conduct a comprehensive investigation to identify potential clean up options for a portion of the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund site, called Operable Unit 3. The boundaries of Operable Unit 3 are McDowell Road to the north, 20th Street to the east, Buckeye Road to the south, and ...

  • U.S. EPA Finds Petaluma, Calif., Superfund Site Clean

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announces it has deleted the Sola Optical USA, Inc. site in Petaluma, Calif., from the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). Between 1978 and 2001, Sola Optical USA, Inc. owned and operated an optical lens manufacturing facility at the site in Petaluma, Calif. As a result of Sola Optical’s manufacturing processes, chlorinated solvents and ...

  • EPA`s Clean Water Act Enforcement in High Gear

    (New York, NY -- November 16, 2006) Continuing to uphold the water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with Cue and Lopez Contractors/Vistas de Gurabo, Inc., Wildco., Inc., Rullan Ruiz Group, Inc., and Top Construction Corp. for failing to obtain storm water discharge permits and develop required storm water ...

  • Crews rush to clean up former California nuke lab

    The sun was barely up at a former Cold War rocket test site when crews in hard hats, neon vests and steel-toe boots collected jars of dirt as part of a massive effort to clean up from a partial nuclear meltdown a half century ago. Parties that inherited the toxic mess face a 2017 deadline to restore the sprawling hilltop complex on the outskirts of Los Angeles to its condition before chemical and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Recovery Act funding to accelerate cleanup of soil at MO superfund site

    EPA Region 7 has awarded a contract to an Ohio environmental firm to proceed with the cleanup of lead-contaminated soils at approximately 800 residential properties within the Madison County Mines Superfund Site in southeast Missouri. The contract is supported by more than $9.8 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Environmental Quality Management, ...

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