Ecology, Energy, Economy

Pennsylvania Wastewater Treatment Plants Fined

Sewage treatment plants often spill over into adjoining waterways.
PHILADELPHIA – July 29, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has recently filed administrative penalty complaints against 10 publicly owned wastewater treatment plants (POTWs) operated by nine municipalities in Pennsylvania for failing to comply with the Clean Water Act.
The 10 plants’ Clean Water [...]

Boost Fuel Economy Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly established new federal rules on April 1 that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States. The rules, which will significantly increase the fuel economy of the [...]

Federal Climate Change Programs

As awareness of global climate change has expanded over past decades, Congresses and Administrations have committed several billion dollars annually to studying climate change and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, most notably carbon dioxide. Most of that spending is done by the Department of Energy (DOE) and by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, although [...]

Archipelago East Of Quebec Melting Away

The warmest winter on record is causing the ice to melt in Canada. The lack of ice has caused thousands of seals to breed elsewhere. The island economy is expected to lose 6 million dollars. Baby seals are dying.
Fishers and hunters are quite concerned about the changes. A resident said, “There [...]

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