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2014-05-05 16:22:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency today in response to proposed emission standards affecting new coal-fired power plants, asserting that the standards would result in severe economic consequences and that the technology required has not been proven to reduce carbon emissions. The filing said that the coal industry supports more than 100,000 jobs directly in the coal industry and more...

2014-05-05 12:24:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environment Protection (DEP) is celebrating National Drinking Water Week from May 4 to 10 by recognizing the 30th anniversary of the state Safe Drinking Water Act. "The Safe Drinking Water Act has helped to make sure that clean, safe water is available to all Pennsylvanians," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "Safe Drinking Water Week is an opportunity to remember the act and recognize the job well done by our...

2014-05-05 12:23:58

Industry concerned that proposed standards will mean slow clean air progress ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) submitted its comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today in response to the Agency's proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters. "We are glad to have the opportunity to submit our comments to EPA. The hearth products industry welcomes EPA's efforts to update...

2014-05-02 16:21:37

DALLAS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Amphoteric Surfactant Market by Application (Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial & Institutional, Oil Field Chemical, Agriculture Adjuvants), Type (Betaine, Amine Oxide, Amphoacetate, Amphopropionate, Sultaine) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", defines and segments the Amphoteric Surfactants Market with a thorough analysis and forecasting of the market volume and value till 2019. The value of the Amphoteric...

2014-04-29 23:01:17

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6–2 to affirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability via the so-called “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule” to regulate power-plant emissions when those emissions have the potential to hurt downwind air-quality. The ruling in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation will affect about 1,000 power plants in 28 states. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6–2 to affirm the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

2014-04-28 12:24:47

DEP Announces Start of 2014 Ozone Forecasting Season HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 28 through May 2, 2014, as Air Quality Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. This year marks the 9th anniversary of the first Air Quality Awareness Week, which celebrates the importance of clean air and learning about air quality. "Each person can make a positive impact on improving Pennsylvania's air quality," Corbett...

2014-04-24 23:00:41

On April 7, 2014, during "Water Week," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the winners of the US Water Prize, celebrating innovation. Referring to NASA's discovery of signs of water on one of Jupiter's moons, McCarthy said, "Stop looking at the sky and start looking at the Earth!" and highlights EPA's new blueprint to support innovation in drinking water and wastewater facilities throughout the US - an article is on the website with more info. (PRWEB)...

2014-04-23 12:23:50

Fort Mill Facility Demonstrates Superior Energy Efficiency TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) FORT MILL, SC, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that its Corporate Operations Center in Fort Mill, SC has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, while meeting...

2014-04-22 16:21:01

42 Percent Higher Than the National Average for Businesses NORTH BETHESDA, Md., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitzgerald Auto Malls recycled over 80 percent of all solid waste generated at Fitzgerald dealerships, 42 percent higher than the national average for businesses. In Montgomery County, MD, Fitzgerald has continued to consistently exceed the 50 percent recycling requirement. As a result, Fitzgerald diverted 2,646 tons of waste from the landfill. Fitzgerald Auto Malls is the...

2014-04-22 12:23:57

Activities include ENERGY STAR Most Efficient TV give away and PSA to encourage families to save energy and money WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA has joined forces again with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the "Team ENERGY STAR" program. Now in its third year, Team ENERGY STAR teaches kids and their families how saving energy helps save money and prevent climate change with fun educational activities and energy-saving actions they can...


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Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

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