Latest US Environmental Protection Agency Stories

2010-10-30 00:00:41

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is saying, "it's too bad the national press has failed to cover the US toxic Chinese drywall disaster, and/or President Obama's failure to respond in person to this major US disaster. It's been almost two years, and President Obama has yet to address the toxic Chinese drywall disaster one time in public? But he has time to do Comedy Central?" The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center estimates in the US Southeast alone there are well over 200,000 new or...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you live in a home built before 1978? If so, important legislation was implemented this past April by the US Environmental Protection Agency that impacts you when renovating your home. The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule was passed in an effort to help prevent lead poisoning in children and at-risk adults. This new law requires renovators and remodelers working in homes or child-occupied facilities (schools, daycares, etc.) built...

2010-10-14 06:10:00

A US agency Wednesday pulled the cap off the amount of ethanol gas companies were allowed to blend into their gasoline for vehicles for the first time in more than 30 years, as it pushes toward energy independence. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in response to a request from the ethanol industry, said it would allow vehicle fuel to be mixed with up to 15 percent ethanol, up from the previous 10 percent, which was known as the E10 standard. The new E15 standard will apply to...

2010-09-20 22:15:46

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Robert A. Silverman, MD, and his colleagues have been interested in the effects of ambient fine particulate matter on a number of medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and asthma. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps tabs on...

2010-07-13 09:10:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E) has been selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake a comprehensive analysis of methods for control and management of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in buildings. "PCB-containing building materials represent a real and significant liability for building owners, real estate developers, municipalities, REITS, financing institutions, and contractors. Effective control...

2010-07-07 05:50:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Tuesday that would reduce toxic emissions produced by power plants in 31 eastern US states. The aim, which includes the nation's capital, is to reduce 71 percent of sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels by 2014. Also, the agency wishes to have nitrogen oxides cut by 52 percent in the same period. "This rule is designed to cut pollution that spreads hundreds of miles and has enormous negative impacts on millions of Americans," said EPA...

2010-03-23 12:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandatory GHG reporting rule under the Clean Air Act (CAA) is one of the biggest rulings to come out of EPA in more than a decade. It affects over 10,000 facilities in the US and mandates that the facilities measure and report GHG emissions to the EPA on an yearly basis, starting from year 2010. Unlike voluntary GHG management programs, procedures for measuring and reporting GHG emissions under the...

2010-03-08 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American DG Energy Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADGE) a leading On-Site Utility, offering clean electricity, heat, hot water and cooling solutions to healthcare, hospitality, housing and athletic facilities, was honored for the fourth year in a row by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership for the carbon emissions reductions of the Company's CHP projects. "Combined heat and power is an efficient, clean,...

2009-10-22 14:34:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Catapult Technology, Ltd. (Catapult), a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Information Technology (IT) contractor to the federal government and private sector, has expanded its Program Management Support line of business with the addition of new projects at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Total value of the two projects is $5.1 million. "Our Program Management line of business...

2009-10-14 10:00:00

FENTON, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses Webasto as its partner to provide ultra-low emission cab heating for its Full Series Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle (HHV) Yard Hostler prototype. Using innovative series hydraulic hybrid technology, the EPA and its industry partners have created the most efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrain technology in the world which is fitted to this vehicle, used to move freight containers at ports. The...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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