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Mining Company Releases 10M Gallons of Water, Muck To Rescue Worker

Mining Company Releases 10M Gallons of Water, Muck To Rescue Worker

To save a contractor whose bulldozer slid into a retention pond at the Hi-Crush frac sand mining facility in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, company officials released about 10 million gallons of process water.

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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 »

DOE Awards $13.4M to Develop Biofuels, Bioproducts

Five projects will receive up to $13.4 million in US Department of Energy funding to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts. The DOE says these projects will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from biomass, while also reducing carbon emissions. The department has set a … Read more »

DuPont Printing Technology Halves Emissions

DuPont Packaging Graphics’ installation of two thermal processing systems at Wisconsin-based Bemis Graphics has helped cut the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent. DuPont’s Cyrel Fast 3000TD offers a 53 percent savings in greenhouse gas generation and a 63 percent reduction in non-renewable energy consumption compared to solvent processing, based on … Read more »


Asian Carp Eggs Found in Upper Mississippi River, USGS Says

US Geological Survey scientists collected samples of Asian carp eggs, including embryos ready to hatch from the Upper Mississippi River, 250 river miles upstream from previously known reproductive areas. The discovery means Asian carp, which is an invasive species, spawned much farther north in the Mississippi than previously recorded, said Leon … Read more »

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Wisconsin Fights Icy Roads with Cheese Brine Waste

Milwaukee is using cheese brine waste to de-ice city roads as a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative to rock salt, which can wash away and pollute waterways. Wisconsin, which makes more cheese than any other US state, produced 2.7 billion pounds in 2012, the New York Times reports. This … Read more »

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