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2014-07-29 12:23:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help identify the factors contributing to the poor health of the Susquehanna River and begin taking steps to improve the river's condition "before it becomes too late to repair the damage." In a July 28 letter to EPA Administrator Shawn Garvin, Executive Director John Arway said the agency supports...

Your Hand Soap Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good
2014-04-02 08:36:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Antimicrobial household products are widely used, but scientists are wondering if they are doing more harm than good. A new study from Arizona State University has assembled evidence suggesting that antimicrobial use brings consumers no measurable benefit. Even more troubling, according to recent research, the lax regulation of these products has caused toxic compounds to spread throughout wildlife and human populations...

2014-02-13 23:01:13

Center Will Provide Sustainable Composting Solutions for Up to 100,000 Tons of Recyclable Organics per Year Punta Gorda, Florida (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation's largest recycler of organic residuals, has completed construction of its newest organics recycling center, a $4.3 million composting facility in Southwest Florida. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled to be held February 20th as the center begins converting biosolids and green waste into...

2014-01-17 11:32:44

Thousands of chemicals serving a variety of human needs flood into sewage treatment plants once their use life has ended. Many belong to a class of chemicals known as CECs (for chemicals of emerging concern), which may pose risks to both human and environmental health. Arjun Venkatesan, a recent doctorate and Rolf Halden, professor and director of the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, have carried out meticulous tracking of many of these...

2014-01-02 16:20:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Environmental Protection Agency ruling that sewage sludge gasification technology patented by MaxWest Environmental Systems Inc., is not an incinerator heralds a major victory not only for clean air and water but also for taxpayers in municipalities looking for a sustainable alternative to costly incineration. The EPA, in a letter dated Dec. 19, determined that federal emissions guidelines and compliance rules for sewage...

2013-12-03 23:22:59

Selected technologies will be introduced to funders, advisors, and end users for early adoption Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The LIFT Technology Scan Program seeks submissions from innovative technology providers for solutions that can be applied in the water quality industry. The Technology Scan pilot involves two areas for evaluation: sludge digestion enhancements and sludge thickening and dewatering enhancements. LIFT Technology Scans are designed to move innovation into...

2013-11-20 23:04:57

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Understanding the Growth Potential within the Building Technologies Market. London (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Overall, the main objective of this study was to identify levels of familiarity with 12 building technologies, measure their usage rates and evaluate the impact that one has on the other. Moreover, the following research attempts to determine which building technologies have the highest and the lowest growth potentials,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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