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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

The Benefits to Cleaning Up Brownfield Sites

The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites can boost the economy, raising property values and stimulating job growth, according to Pollution Engineering. And in addition to EPA funding and technical assistance, federal funding through the Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act can help subsidize the cost of cleaning up … Read more »

$19.5M Carbon Capture Plant Begins Construction

$19.5M Carbon Capture Plant Begins Construction

A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot unit will soon be located at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near Harrodsburg. The project, which will be Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant, is a partnership between LG&E, KU Energy and the University of Kentucky … Read more »

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Syngenta’s ‘Operational Pollinator’ Gives Bees a Boost

Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator helps restore bees and other pollinators in landscapes like golf course while establishing low- to no-maintenance natural areas for superintendents, the argichemical company says. The initiative stems from Syngenta’s honeybee research as scientists investigate pesticides as a potential cause of honeybee decline. Syngenta produces neonicotinoids, a class … Read more »

Green Business Challenge Awards $80,000

Businesses in Cupertino, Calif.; Houston; Lexington, Ky.; and West Palm Beach, Fla., will soon get help for projects that reduce energy, water waste and carbon footprint. The four winning cities of the Green Business Challenge, sponsored by Office Depot and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability-USA, will each receive $20,000 along … Read more »

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Dry Farming Grows in West; Alltech, Kentucky State Form Sustainable Agriculture Alliance

Drought conditions and hot summer months are pushing many California farmers toward dry farming — and producing more flavorful produce, NPR reports. Happy Boy Farms sales director Jen Lynne says chefs and wholesalers from around the US are increasingly placing orders for the company’s dry-farmed tomatoes, grown near Santa Cruz. … Read more »