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Vermont's Largest City Runs Entirely On Renewable Sources

September 15, 2014 2:38 pm | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water, and biomass. With little fanfare, the...    

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Listening Session On EPA Proposal

September 12, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public...

Scotland’s Fight For Independence And The Manufacturing Sector

September 12, 2014 10:49 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

On Thursday, September 18th, every registered voter in Scotland over the age of...

Brazil Materials Receives Environmental Permit For Mine

September 11, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazil Minerals, Inc., a U.S. holding company with revenues from gold and...

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WV Miners Warned About Layoffs

September 10, 2014 12:32 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

In what has become a painful exercise across Appalachia, Patriot Coal is again telling hundreds of West Virginia mine workers that they could lose their jobs. On Tuesday, the St. Louis-based company said it sent federally-required warning notices to...

House Blocks EPA Water Rules

September 10, 2014 12:23 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands — an action that critics call a... 

Court Blocks Pollution Rules For Wyoming Plants

September 10, 2014 12:17 pm | by Ben Neary, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel...  

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Infographic: U.S. Mothers And The Importance Of Sustainably Manufactured Food

September 10, 2014 11:16 am | by IFIC | News | Comments

This infographic from the 2014 IFIC Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology Survey of U.S. Adult consumers shows how mothers value sustainable products. It reveals that over one-third of moms are willing to pay more for sustainable food and beverage products, that moms are twice as likely as other consumers to say they have increased purchasing sustainable...

Grainger Announces World's First LEED Data Center

September 9, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products serving businesses and institutions, announced Thursday that its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type. This data center features...

MN Lake Tests Pesticide To Kill Zebra Mussels

September 9, 2014 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are testing a new pesticide to kill off invasive zebra mussels in a small Minneapolis-area lake. As of Monday, Christmas Lake became the first in the nation to use the new product. It marks the first time...      

NFL Team Takes A Stand On Sustainable Food Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 6:12 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This former St. Louisan is beaming with pride at the new announcement that the STL Rams’ Edward Jones Dome will be serving sustainably-manufactured hot dogs and burgers this upcoming football season. In a fun twist, last year’s starting Rams’ linebacker Will Witherspoon is the owner of the AWA-certified Shire Gate Farm in Owensville, MO, whose grass-fed meats were...

Fluor Completes Gas Fired Power Plant In Texas

September 8, 2014 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fluor Corporation recently achieved substantial completion for the Ferguson Replacement Project, a high-efficiency combined-cycle power plant located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Developed by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the new 540 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant replaces...

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Work Begins On $1B Solar Plant In Nevada

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Company and federal officials have marked the start of construction on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the desert 50 miles south of Las Vegas. Executives with Arizona-based First Solar Inc. and Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources joined...

Fight Erupts Over New England's Natural Gas

September 7, 2014 12:30 pm | by Stephen Singer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new fight has emerged over efforts to shift New England from oil and coal to lower cost natural gas. Plans by New England's governors and energy officials to expand natural gas in the six states have drawn fights in the past year among energy companies, environmentalists, and local and state...

Fines, Hearings Among Lingering Fracking Issues

September 7, 2014 11:31 am | by Tammy Webber - Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmentalists want to lift a cap on fines for violations, while industry officials want to limit who can ask for a public hearing as each side prepares for their last shot at changing proposed rules governing high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois. As Illinois moves closer to allowing...

Pesticide Drift Persistent Problem For Farmers

September 6, 2014 10:31 am | by Steve Karnowski - Associated Press | News | Comments

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for...

BorgWarner Expanding Operations

September 5, 2014 2:19 pm | by Targeted News Service | News | Comments

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company's advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company's fourth expansion in Water Valley. It represents a company investment of $43 million and will create...

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Court Rules Next Week On Fracking Case

September 5, 2014 1:42 pm | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) admits. Lawyers for the Reese River Basin Citizens Against Fracking urged...

A. C. Simmonds and Sons To Acquire Environmental Waste International

September 5, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A.C. Simmonds and Sons Inc. (ACS) and Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWS) announced today that a non-binding letter of intent has been entered into regarding the proposed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of EWS by ACS in exchange for...

Ameren Increases Water Tests At Contaminated Callaway Plant

September 5, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ameren Missouri plans to increase testing of water near its nuclear power plant in Callaway County after contaminated water was found in July in one of its monitoring wells.Nuclear power plants are required to test water quarterly, but...

Cleanup Of Lead, Arsenic At Charleston Plant Begins

September 4, 2014 7:31 pm | by Bruce Smith - Associated Press | News | Comments

Work begins next month on cleaning the lead and arsenic-laced ground and water at the site of an old fertilizer plant in Charleston, the fifth such site in the area to be cleaned in seven years. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public meeting Thursday on plans for the $8.5 million...

Judge Rules BP's Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

September 4, 2014 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ruled that BP's reckless conduct resulted in the nation's worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Thursday could...   

U.S. Investigating Kansas Chemical Company

September 4, 2014 9:37 am | by Roxana Hegeman - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. environmental regulators are investigating a Kansas chemical manufacturing company over allegations that it unlawfully disposed of fluids down a well in violation of federal safe drinking water laws, search warrants unsealed Wednesday show. Jacam Chemical Company 2013 contends...

Bayer CropScience Plans Further Growth In The U.S.

September 3, 2014 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bayer CropScience sees a positive long-term market development in North America and is committing significant resources to spur further growth. "We see future growth driven by increasing and sustained demand from customers for improved seeds and innovative crop protection products," said Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon at the...

Utility Opposes $2.9M Deal In WV Spill Case

September 3, 2014 12:29 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | News | Comments

A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January. West Virginia American Water says Freedom Industries shouldn't use money from its...  

Marcellus Shale Drillers Under-Reported Waste

September 3, 2014 11:35 am | by Anya Litvak, Maxwell Radwin, The Post-Gazette | News | Comments

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013, but landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six facilities in this part of the state reported...

Dominion Resources and Duke Energy Propose $5B Natural Gas Pipeline

September 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Jonathan Fahey - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Gas is being relied upon to generate more of the nation's electricity in recent years because...

California Lawmakers Pass First U.S. Plastic Bag Ban

August 30, 2014 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote on Friday, and it was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. Senators who had previously opposed the bill, including...

Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Anna Maltsev, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Many citizens rely on Switzerland’s 3,500 motorway bridges – plus thousands more on cantonal roads – to carry them safely across valleys, streams, rivers and other roads. Most of these bridges have ...        

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