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Waste Management and Pollution Control

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  • EPA fines Kettleman City waste dump over PCB contamination

     
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday levied a $300,000 fine against a toxic waste dump near a Central California farming community plagued by birth defects for failing to properly manage carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs....
  • Consumer Electronics Show: Housebroken wind turbines from Urban Green Energy

     
    After rooms and rooms of gadgets and gizmos, seeing a wind turbine in the middle of the Consumer Electronics Show floor in Las Vegas was like a breath of fresh air. Initially, though, the Eddy from Urban Green Energy looks......
  • Consumer Electronics Show: Kinetic-energy battery charger, nPower Peg, looks for juice

     
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is filled with nearly all of the big names in the tech industry, but there are also thousands of start-ups looking for attention, funding, a chance to break out. For most, success......
  • Consumer Electronics Show: Goal Zero Sherpa

     
    Portable power plant charges your cell phone or GPS system while you're on the mountain...
  • House members probe $535-million loan guarantee by Obama Energy Dept. for Solyndra solar plant

     
    Both Obama and Biden hail the California solar company for creating 1,000 new jobs. But then it doesn't....
  • Pen Argyl and Plainfield award trash bids

     
    With Waste Management pulling out of providing free tras h pickup for some Slate Belt residents, Pen Argyl and Plainfield Township residents will be left picking up their own bill for the bags at the curb. Tuesday night, borough and township officials met...
  • Green building: Solar panels and earthquake faults don't mix

     
    The Los Angeles Community College System, blessed with $5.7 billion in voter-approved bonds, had a grand plan to be a national model of green energy: its nine colleges would be self-sufficient in electricity thanks to solar, wind and geothermal power........
  • Gold rush for renewable energy in Antelope Valley

     
    Antelope Valley is betting big in renewable energy. Two solar projects have already been approved for unincorporated Los Angeles County. Eight other renewable energy projects have been proposed. Of these, NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Fla. and...
  • Trash trucks fueled by 'trash gas': a growing trend

     
    The company that operates the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry is fueling more and more trucks with so-called trash gas. On Tuesday, Houston-based Waste Management Inc. will add its 1,000th truck fueled with natural gas. Powered with captured....
  • Green energy: California poll finds overwhelming support

     
    A new statewide survey of environment issues conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California found more residents favor climate change policy, want to cut greenhouse gas emissions and believe they are already experiencing the effects of global...
  • Unions recommendations to Mayor Emanuel, plain text version

     
    Plain text version of the union report to the city on efficiency (highlights mine): INTRODUCTION Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL), the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades Council (CCBT), and their affiliate...
  • DWP's solar program to relaunch in September with lower rebates

     
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gave the go-ahead Tuesday to relaunch the Solar Incentive Program next month. Applications will be accepted starting Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. The revised program is doubling its budget from $30 million......