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Dec 4 2018
Two renewable material providers, Stora Enso and startup Sulapac, collaborated to develop renewable and biodegradable straws. Traditional plastics…
Study investigates sediment pollution in Lake Mead
Study investigates sediment pollution in Lake Mead
Nov 26 2018
The Utah Division of Water Quality, U.S. Geological Society, National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched a study to determine the…
Nov 4 2018
The Hydra Automatic Retractable Screen storm drain gate is patented and made of multiple high-strength polymer control vane blades that work…
Florida town installs storm water system to treat toxic red tide
Florida town installs storm water system to treat toxic red tide
Oct 31 2018
Sarasota, Fla., has installed a three-chamber baffle box to filter storm water and limit nutrients that contribute to the red tide from reaching…
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages protecting storm water quality
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages protecting storm water quality
Oct 29 2018
The European Parliament approved a ban on single-use plastics in Europe by 2021. The proposal was overwhelmingly approved on a vote of 571 to 53 and…
New York beings dredging Susquehanna River sediment
New York beings dredging Susquehanna River sediment
Oct 5 2018
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) began dredging polluted sediments from the Susquehanna River in Binghamton, N.Y. The…
Researchers develop sand that targets storm water pollutants
Researchers develop sand that targets storm water pollutants
Sep 26 2018
Engineers from University of California, Berkeley, have developed a mineral-coated sand that targets pollutants in storm water. The coated sand is…
Sep 6 2018
With nearly 10 million people living in Los Angeles County, each resident's contribution to storm water trash pollution adds up quickly and creates…
Sep 6 2018
Magnolia Plumbing in Laurel, Md., has been fixing underground storm water infrastructure in nearby Montgomery County for many years. As a neighbor to…
Sep 6 2018
This project's requirements were to meet or exceed the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality storm water permit benchmark for zinc using…
Sep 6 2018
The city of Eugene, Ore., considers street sweeping a vital component of storm water management and uses storm water user fees to pay for the…
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Concrete companies face fines for storm water pollution
Aug 31 2018
The U.S. EPA announced settlements with four Oakland companies—Sierra Pacific Ready Mix, Argent Materials, National Recycling Corp., and Nor-Cal Rock…
Starbucks moves to eliminate plastic straws from stores
Starbucks moves to eliminate plastic straws from stores
Jul 10 2018
On July 9, Starbucks announced it plans to eliminate plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020. According to Starbucks, the decision to remove…
Chesapeake Bay TMDL enters third and final stage of restoration
Chesapeake Bay TMDL enters third and final stage of restoration
Jun 28 2018
The U.S. EPA sent letters to Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C., outlining expectations for…
World Oceans Day brings attention to plastic pollution
World Oceans Day brings attention to plastic pollution
Jun 8 2018
On June 8, World Oceans Day 2018 evoked a global response to the single-use plastic waste problem contaminating ocean waters. The annual day,…
May 25 2018
The 2018 Pollution Prevention Summit will be held Sept. 13 to 14, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. Sign up here.
Project aims to use treated wastewater to combat storm water pollution
Project aims to use treated wastewater to combat storm water pollution
May 24 2018
The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) launched a pilot project to pump treated wastewater into the Potomac Aquifer in Suffolk, Va. The project…
Apr 16 2018
Scientists with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have released a non-toxic…
Mar 29 2018
With nearly 30 years of innovation and experience, CleanWay Environmental Partners patented, adaptive storm water filtration systems allow you to…
Mar 19 2018
The U.S. EPA’s Chicago-based Region 5 office released a plan for reducing phosphorus contamination in Lake Erie, which contributes to algae blooms.…
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