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January 2014

Scientists Turn Their Gaze Toward Tiny Threats to Great Lakes

  • Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:00pm
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The newest environmental threat to the Great Lakes is very, very small. Tiny plastic beads used in hundreds of toiletries like facial scrubs and toothpastes are slipping through water treatment plants and turning up by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes. There, fish and other aquatic life eat them along with the pollutants they carry — which scientists fear could be working their way back up the food chain to humans.

EPA Rule Provides a Clear Pathway for Using Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies

  • Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:00pm
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule to create a consistent national framework ensuring the safe and effective deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies.

 

CCS technologies allow carbon dioxide to be captured at stationary sources – like coal-fired power plants and large industrial operations – and injected underground for long-term storage in a process called geologic sequestration.