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The U.S. is hitting its ethanol limit. So the EPA may relax its biofuels rules.

The U.S. is hitting its ethanol limit. So the EPA may relax its biofuels rules. | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the EPA said that it would look into ways to adjust the nation's biofuels targets in the years ahead. (The U.S. is hitting its ethanol limit. So the EPA may relax its biofuels rules.
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Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case

Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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A reminder of the importance of properly training employees to handle and dispose of hazardous materials.

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Stormwater management system installed at $450M FL ultra-green development - Water World

Stormwater management system installed at $450M FL ultra-green development - Water World | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
Water World Stormwater management system installed at $450M FL ultra-green development Water World TAMPA, FL, July 1, 2013 -- A unique stormwater management-rainwater harvesting system and solar panel array was installed at Tampa Bay Housing...
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EPA Nominee Held Up in Battle Over Agency's Vast Powers - Reason

EPA Nominee Held Up in Battle Over Agency's Vast Powers - Reason | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
EPA Nominee Held Up in Battle Over Agency's Vast Powers Reason There's more here than just the normal Washington tactical maneuvering – it reflects Senate Republicans' strategy to use McCarthy's nomination as leverage in forcing changes in the way...
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Oregon LNG Files Export Application with FERC - IVCPOST

Oregon LNG Files Export Application with FERC - IVCPOST | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
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An announcement was filed by Oregon LNG with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The company seeks approval that is necessary to its site.
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New Orleans Bioinnovation Center: A Prototype for Nimble Sustainability

New Orleans Bioinnovation Center: A Prototype for Nimble Sustainability | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it

The New Orleans Bioinnovation Center is a prototype for nimble sustainability, located at a brownfield site in the burgeoning biotechnology district across from Tulane University Medical School on historic Canal Street.


When New Orleans began to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, NOBIC was back on track, helped by the state, which—like other states—had discovered the economic potential of attracting biotechnology incubators. The goal was to create a collaborative environment in which fledgling start-ups could grow into successful enterprises and spread the wealth.

 

The glass and steel structure New Orleans Bioinnovation Center strikes a lucid and gracious balance between hard-core sustainability, tenant harmony, and economic viability. Smith believes EDR's success is a result of creating "people ecosystems" by designing for "a long life and a loose fit."


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Peter Nguyen's curator insight, May 30, 2013 3:52 AM

very nice modern design.

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very nice modern design.
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Maravilha de design atual...
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Brownfields Are Just Untapped Assets

Brownfields Are Just Untapped Assets | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
President Obama has made revitalizing local communities that have been hit hard by the decline of manufacturing a priority, said Jay Williams, the new White House deputy director of intergovernment...

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A Greener Strategy for New York's Runaway Sewage

A Greener Strategy for New York's Runaway Sewage | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
An accord is reached on investments in infrastructure for preventing storm water from overwhelming New York City’s sewage system and polluting creeks and rivers.
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House bill aims to expedite US gas pipeline construction

Houston Chronicle House bill aims to expedite US gas pipeline construction Oil & Gas Journal 7 of the Natural Gas Act by requiring US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of a new gas pipeline within 12 months of its application's public...
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EPA Vapor Guidance Could Mean Big Testing, Cleanup Costs - Law360

In new draft guidance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pushes companies to take early action to slow the spread of toxic vapor from pollution sites to neighboring structures, a move experts say will end up requiring costly testing and...
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More Than Half Nation's River & Stream Miles in Poor Condition

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the results of the first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that more than half – 55 percent – are in poor condition for aquatic life.

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FERC Holds Technical Conference on Gas-Electric Coordination - American Public Gas Association

FERC Holds Technical Conference on Gas-Electric Coordination - American Public Gas Association | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
American Public Gas Association (Joe Holmes of @CSUtilities spoke on @APGA's behalf about #natgas & electric coordination at @FERC Feb Tech Conference http://t.co/LIUSOsBjbY)...
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Governors announce partnership to research oil sands - Mississippi Business Journal

MOBILE — The governors of Mississippi and Alabama said Saturday their two states will partner to study oil sands resources. Oil sands are a sandy mixture found below the surface containing bitumen.
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Current Chemical Safety Regulations

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ACC supports efforts to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to reflect advances in scientific understanding and the applications of chemistry.
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Even though this page follows American chemical safety regulations it does give insight into the different aspects involving chemical safety. It shows what processes need to be completed such as action plans and risk assessments. The EPA is a organisation which a HSEQ Manager will need to be in consistant contact with if his/her company has environmental risks 

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News Releases - MEDIA ALERT: MDOT and Partners to Dedicate...

News Releases - MEDIA ALERT: MDOT and Partners to Dedicate... | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
#MSDOT to dedicate #Habitat for Humanity home at noon today in #Jackson. Info: http://t.co/QCChCLTPfs @CommDickHall http://t.co/xg8LeyLHOs
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EPA fines St. Joseph for sewer overflows - KSHB

EPA fines St. Joseph for sewer overflows - KSHB | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
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The city's director of public works, Jody Carlson, said an EPA audit found about 160 sanitary sewer overflows.
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$400000 EPA Grant To Turn Contaminated Properties Into New Development - CBS Local

$400000 EPA Grant To Turn Contaminated Properties Into New Development - CBS Local | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
$400000 EPA Grant To Turn Contaminated Properties Into New DevelopmentCBS LocalBaltimore's industrial history has left a lot of abandoned property contaminated with hazardous materials.
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EPA Dramatically Weakens Radiation Protection

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'The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing in the Federal Register today controversial new Protective Action Guides (PAGs) for responding to radioactive releases.' Committee to Bridge the Gap (EPA Dramatically Weakens Radiation Protection...
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USDA Blog » Endangered Mississippi Frog Finds a New Home

USDA Blog » Endangered Mississippi Frog Finds a New Home | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
Endangered Mississippi Frog Finds a New Home http://t.co/W76fUU0u06 #nature #frogs #species #biodiversity

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Don't Top Off Your Gas Tank!

Do you top off your gas tank and overfill it? Topping off your gas tank is bad for the environment. Here's why...
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Topping off the gas tank can result in your paying for gasoline that is fed back into the station's tanks because your gas tank is full. The gas nozzle automatically clicks off when your gas tank is full. In areas of ozone nonattainment, gas station pumps are equipped with vapor recovery systems that feed back gas vapors into their tanks to prevent vapors from escaping into the air and contributing to air pollution. Any additional gas you try to pump into your tank may be drawn into the vapor line and fed back into the station’s storage tanks.

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USDA and EPA: Report shows no definitive reason for honey bee colony decline

WASHINGTON — The USDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot identify one conclusive reason why honey bee colonies continue to decline.

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Oil, money and politics; EPA snags Keystone XL pipeline - CNN

Oil, money and politics; EPA snags Keystone XL pipeline - CNN | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it
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(CNN) -- The politics of oil and ecology have put President Obama between a rock and hard place, as he faces a decision on whether or not to permit construction of a new pipeline.
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Meet EPA Scientist Marie O'Shea, Ph.D.

Meet EPA Scientist Marie O'Shea, Ph.D. | Environmental & Business | Scoop.it

Meet EPA Scientist Marie O’Shea! She uses science to solve problems in the Northeast: http://t.co/G2lvm2qdFu 

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FERC report: How natural gas plays into power generation

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This article is the introduction to a report from FERC on the integration of natural gas into the other fuels that generate electrical power.
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