28 Aug 2015
Eighth Circuit Affirms $2.2 Million Judgment for Clean Water Act Violations at Nebraska Rendering Plant
On August 27, the Eighth Circuit (Wollman, Smith, Benton) issued a decision in United States v. STABL, Inc. STABL owned and operated a rendering plant that discharged wastewater to the Lexington, Nebraska, wastewater treatment plant. STABL's discharge monitoring reports indicated...
28 Aug 2015 2:19pm GMT
Earlier today, a federal district court judge in North Dakota enjoined implementation of the new Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the United States rule). And if ever there was a judicial opinion begging for prompt reversal,...
28 Aug 2015 5:12am GMT
08 Aug 2015
Last summer, my family and I went rafting down the Animas River in Durango, Colorado. I took this picture during the trip: This is what the Animas River looks like today: The orange colored water you see here contains sediment...
08 Aug 2015 1:55pm GMT
16 Jul 2015
A new way of building roads with recycled plastic is being developed by Dutch company KWS Infra. As a resident of Michigan, where the combination of hard northern winters and a legislature that refuses to do its job have led to a statewide condition with many roads in embarrassingly bad shape, this hits close to home. The […]
16 Jul 2015 4:34pm GMT
02 Jun 2015
Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a coating for glass that is superhydrophobic, making it so that it will literally bounce water off the surface. This coating also decreases the amount of light that reflects away from the glass. The benefits for solar collectors are immediately evident. The ability to be self-cleaning […]
02 Jun 2015 6:53pm GMT
11 Mar 2015
Earlier this week, the Solar Impulse aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi on the first leg of it's atempt to fly around the globe entirely on solar power. We've been especially interested in this project from its beginnings as it has moved along setting new records, and we will now be watching as they make […]
11 Mar 2015 3:24am GMT
12 Nov 2011
My flame for the small-business and artisan supporting marketplace was re-kindled surfing the 263 items -- from mat bags, to hand-knit yoga socks, calming wall art and more -- made locally in Brooklyn alone.
12 Nov 2011 6:08pm GMT
Ringo Starr lends his oriiginal peace sign artwork to 75 pairs of Timberland boots to support WaterAid.
12 Nov 2011 4:41pm GMT