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Ecology and Environment Inc. will continue a longstanding relationship with the Illinois Department of Transportation under a three-year $7.8 million contract announced Tuesday. Officials said the work involves hazardous waste and underground storage tank investigations at IDOT construction sites, oversight of emergency response actions, evaluation of corrective and remedial actions and costs, compliance assessments, and implementation of remedial programs.
From the salmon-rich waters of Southeast Alaska to the white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast to Downeast Maine's lobster, lumber and tourist towns, coastal residents around the US share a common characteristic: their views about coastal environments divide along political lines. On 35 out of 36 comparisons in one analysis, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to see environmental problems as a serious threat.
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward.
Procter & Gamble is making major changes to several of its products after a dental hygienist said she noticed something strange in her patients' mouths. Trish Walraven said she spotted little blue specks in the gum lines of her patients a few years ago.
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, Sept. 19-21.
Scientists get federal grant for Great Lakes study The studies will provide information that will help protect the lakes and preserve them for future generations. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1u0E44T Harmful Algal Bloom at Mentor Headlands Beach in 2012.
EIGHT weeks to the day since it started, the Averies Recycling fire was finally put out yesterday, much to the relief of residents and businesses neighbouring the Marshgate site. The blaze started on July 21 and burned continuously, with the fire service and Environment Agency expected to leave Averies' base today.
Hach Co's proposed 86,000-square-foot research-and-development center would be built on open land just behind the existing 150,000-square-foot facility.
Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts and industry insiders saying that some of the clauses will actually help incinerating businesses to grow.
The EPA announces a major clean up of the Passaic River at an event at Riverfront Park in Newark, NJ, on Friday, April 11, 2014. ) NEWARK - The state moved closer to ending more than eight years of litigation over toxic pollution in the Passaic River with the announcement of a $190 million settlement agreement with the Occidental Chemical Co.
On Friday, the company asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to use two blocks of frequencies for the tests, which are scheduled to last about six months and begin in October. They will be conducted above an area of more than 1,400 square kilometers in the center of New Mexico to the east of Albuquerque.
Trees on the bank of the Blanco river that have been felled to make way for a power plant. Hydroelectric projects are threatening biodiversity and the way of life of communities in the state of Veracruz, in southeast Mexico.
Image Caption: This is a fracking operations at a well pad near a farm over the Marcellus shale formation in Pennsylvania. Credit: Robert Jackson, Stanford University Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds.
Faulty well integrity, not hydraulic fracturing deep underground, is the primary cause of drinking water contamination from shale gas extraction in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas, according to a new study by researchers from five universities. The scientists from Duke, Ohio State, Stanford, Dartmouth and the University of Rochester published their peer-reviewed study Sept.
Will they see the light, or will be left with only Paris next year as a last-ditch effort to slow the global warming? The answer is basically in ourh ands- or have people no influence on climate change events any more? NY image ; Credit: A© Shutterstock The NYC Climate Summit is building up pressure. This press release is a significant document, alongside all the crushing evidence of an out-of-control climate, involving many prominent people who want the politicians to make their own impact.
A street march broke out on Saturday in Boluo County, Guangdong Province, and three residents contacted by telephone said the protest had resumed on Sunday, when people again walked toward government offices in the main town, despite a police announcement issued through the domestic news media that 24 people had already been detained. The residents spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing fears of arrest.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 02:06 am
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