A new project of EPA and the National Renewable Energy Lab will analyze development potential for wind, solar, or small hydro power at contaminated sites in various stages of cleanup.
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Many story leads are tucked away in this 196-page report: recession impacts from drops in extraction and consumption, increases in importation of key materials, insights on stories related to climate change and air pollution, and much more.Topics on the Beat:
SEJournal has the "Inside Story" on "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools," a USA Today series by Blake Morrison and Brad Heath that won SEJ's 2009 Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.SEJ Publication Types:Topics on the Beat:
More than 4 of every 10 US lakes are in only fair or poor condition, according to EPA's first national assessment using consistent criteria.
Seasoned journalist Susan Feathers plays the hand of a grand jury report — 10 years later.SEJ Publication Types:
Stormwater runoff from construction sites is a significant source of soil and sediment runoff. The new rule addresses building construction, as well as heavy and civil engineering construction
The synthetic compound dinitrotoluene, contaminating military sites, industrial settings, and other areas, is used primarily to make polyurethane products found in goods such as bedding and furniture, as well as in explosives, ammunition, dyes, and air bags.
Carbon dioxide emission volumes, trends, and sources vary substantially by state, according to a report released Nov. 12, 2009, by the advocacy group Environment America.
Results of sampling the tissue of fish caught in freshwater lakes throughout the
reveal widespread contamination by pollutants such as mercury and PCBs. US
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