Combined-Cycle Plant to Slash Emissions 98%

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. A planned 650MW combined-cycle gas turbine power station in Indiana will reduce the rate of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions by more than 98 percent and water use by 97 percent. The CCGT project, which will begin construction in the third quarter of 2014, will …

Great Lakes states examine alternatives to coal-fired power plants

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo. Even as environmental groups push for alternative energy sources across the Great Lakes Basin and as some lawmakers encourage efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions, most energy powering homes still comes from coal-fired generators. In fact, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio were all in the top five coal destinations …

Webinar: Endangered Elements: Critical Materials in the Supply Chain

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 2-3 pm ET Fee: Free to Attend Download Slides: Available the day of broadcast Register at http://acswebinars.org/endangered-elements The periodic table of elements is under siege. Modern materials use an ever-increasing number of elements, and some supplies are running short. This is presenting a number of supply chain risks: demand …

Commission advises linking environmental and human health data

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo. A recent International Joint Commission (IJC) report recommends monitoring chemicals and toxic substances in the fluid and tissues of young children and pregnant women. The recommendation came from a study that revealed nine themes about the Great Lakes that integrate environmental and human health data. The report …

Ohio EPA Recognizes Six Companies with Environmental Excellence Awards

On May 14, 2014, Ohio EPA announced it awarded six companies with the 2014 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Silver Awards. The E3 program recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence and provides different recognition levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Silver Award recipients have demonstrated a commitment to go beyond compliance, integrated outstanding environmental management into their …

Toxic Chemicals in World Cup Soccer Gear, Greenpeace Says

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Soccer merchandise produced by adidas, Nike and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been found to contain hazardous chemicals, according to an investigation by Greenpeace Germany. Independent laboratories tested 33 items including shoes, goalkeeper gloves and the official “Brazuca” ball for a range …

Recyclebank Helps City Increase Recycling 323%

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Recyclebank has helped the city of Rochester Hills, Mich., increase pounds of materials recycled by 323 percent since 2008. Recyclebank, in partnership with Republic Services, and Rochester Hills work together to reward residents for taking more sustainable actions, like recycling, with discounts and deals at local and national …