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  • ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Essential Management Solutions wins NGWA’s Groundwater Remediation Award

    Essential Management Solutions LLC of Evergreen, Colorado, has received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for excellence in restoring contaminated groundwater. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project took place from 2009-2013 at the former Herington Army ...

  • EPA publishes national U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for ...

  • EPA publishes annual US greenhouse gas inventory report

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2007 increased by 1.4 percent from the previous year. The report, Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2007, is the latest annual report that the United States has submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

  • Study shows high emissions from growing biodiesel from palm oil

    Biofuels produced from palm oil grown in tropical peatlands are a significant source of greenhouse gases. This is the finding of a new study done for the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) which, if taken on board by the EU, would disqualify biofuels from palm oil sources from being counted towards the EU’s renewable fuels target. The research, ...

  • EPA requests comment on 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the annual “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010” (Inventory) draft report. The Inventory is the United States’ official estimate of total national greenhouse gas emissions, and is developed annually to meet commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

  • Climate change talks should include farmers

    FAO has urged policy makers to include agriculture in negotiations for a new climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto protocol. 'Agricultural land is able to store and sequester carbon. Farmers that live off the land, particularly in poor countries, should therefore be involved in carbon sequestration to mitigate the impact of climate change,' said Alexander Mueller, FAO Assistant ...

  • EPA releases U.S. greenhouse gas emissions report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US greenhouse gas emissions fall by 1.1%

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2006 decreased by 1.1 percent from the previous year. The report, Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006, is the latest in an annual set of reports that the United States submits to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on ...

  • Adjustments to agriculture may help mitigate global warming

    A recent report from Greenpeace details the direct and indirect effects of agriculture on climate change and suggests how the sector can move from being a major greenhouse gas emitter to being a carbon sink. “As a key contributor to climate change, the environmental impact of industrial farming has reached critical levels,” said Jan van Aken, Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner. ...

  • 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is ...

  • TRC Awarded $1.7M Environmental Remediation Contract

    TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) today announced that it has been awarded a $1.7M contract to perform in-situ environmental remediation and groundwater monitoring for a confidential food processing plant in California. By completing the remediation in-situ, facility warehouses and other food processing related structures can be left in place, saving significant demolition and warehouse replacement ...


    By TRC Companies, Inc.

  • European Commission biofuels proposal threatens wetlands and climate goals

    The European Commission announced yesterday that it will not consider indirect land use change (ILUC) in sustainability requirements for biofuels. Wetlands International is deeply disappointed. This proposal undermines the objective of EU biofuels policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the additional decision to limit the use of food crops as fuel is welcome, the omission of ILUC ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Incorporating sustainable environmental practices into site remediation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response has released an Primer on "Green Remediation" - which it describes as the practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to maximize net environmental benefit of cleanup actions. This primer outlines the principles of green remediation and describes ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NETL’s green projects promise energy efficiency all year round

    Forty years after the first Earth Day, it is almost second nature to toss a can or plastic bottle into the recycling bin, but being green is about much more than reusing materials. Just as individuals make a personal decision to “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” businesses, industry, and other organizations are making the same commitment to being green. With our increased awareness and commitment to ...

  • Air pollution: breaches of legal limits continued through 2010 and 2011

    Air pollutant emissions were above legal limits in eight Member States in 2011, preliminary data shows. In 2010, 12 Member States exceeded these limits, according to final official data reported under the European Union’s National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive. Several air pollutants are still harming health and the environment in Europe. The most serious air pollutants are ...

  • Thai government planning to cut CO2 emissions by 15-20%

    Extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels and health problems potentially related to environmental pollution have prompted Thailand’s new government to draft a plan that will require major industrial companies to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15-20 percent.  The plan, which should be completed in the next few months but still lacks a firm timeline for implementation, focuses on power ...


    By IRIN

  • Palm oil ‘sustainability’ certification by European Commission will increase emissions and threaten peatlands

    Wetlands International is deeply concerned about the European Commission's announced approval of a biofuel sustainability scheme for palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This development will open the EU doors to palm oil under the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) without any guarantees that this will contribute to climate change mitigation or safeguard forests ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Green machine: a new push for pond scum power

    Just the basic facts make you wonder why algae aren"t powering our civilisation already. The single-celled phytoplankton produce half our planet"s oxygen and are the fastest-growing green organisms known. In shallow seawater ponds on land, they can use sunlight and sewage to turn concentrated carbon dioxide - flue gas from coal burning, say - into usable hydrocarbons, half of which can almost be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

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