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Facade Curtain Prototype Aims to Filter Air

Architecture and design firm ecoLogicStudio (London) recently unveiled an “urban curtain” that was developed to store CO2.


Tool Measures Concrete's Environmental Impact

To stay in line with government focus on innovation in the improvement of buildings, Dubai Municipality’s Buildings Department has developed a new smart calculator that can measure environme...


Study Indicates Concrete Removes Air Pollutants

Researchers out of Stony Brook University have confirmed that concrete can help deal with rising pollution levels.


EPA Fines Cement Maker $1.69 Million

Cement manufacturer Cemex Inc. faces a $1.69 million penalty and will invest $10 million in cutting emissions at five of its plants as a result of a recent settlement with the U.S. governmen...


MA Coatings Company Faces Pollution Fine

A Massachusetts-based manufacturer of polystyrene resins and specialty chemical products has been fined for violating air pollution standards.


Converting Carbon Emissions into Concrete

In a process they call “carbon upcycling,” a group of University of California, Los Angeles, researchers is working on a way to recapture and repurpose industrial carbon emissions into poten...


Climate Policy, Concrete Mix in Research

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, hope to close the loop on carbon emissions and concrete.


Coast Guard Considers MI ‘Twin’ Bridge

Billionaire bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun is pushing forward with plans to build a replacement span for his privately owned 86-year-old Ambassador Bridge, even as planning is well under...


Glass Maker Settles Clean Air Violations

Guardian Industries Corp. has reached a $70 million proposed settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency that would resolve allegations that the co...


Monitoring System Traces up to 4 Gases

With the ability to detect up to four gases and with a traceability feature, the RPB GX4 Gas Monitor is a solution to dangerous gas environments, RPB company says.


Monitor Made for Dust Collection

A web-based dust-collection diagnostic system billed as the "first of its kind" has been introduced by Camfil Air Pollution Control.


Web-based Unit Monitors Air Quality

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has designed a web-based system for dust collection diagnostics.


Interior Coating Designed to Stop Odors

Sto Corp. has released an interior coating product formulated to eliminate indoor odors.


EPA Releases Environmental Mapping Tool

WASHINGTON—Developers, planners and builders can get a detailed look at the environmental risks and implications of their potential projects with a sophisticated new tool from the U.S. Envir...


Map Tool Flags Environmental Issues

WASHINGTON—A new environmental justice screening and mapping tool can now help developers, governments and project managers better understand the environmental demands and risks of their nex...


A Bench that Benchmarks Air Quality

PHILADELPHIA—Weather watchers and air-quality aficionados have an unusual new source of real-time data—and can even relax in the park while gathering it.


Urban Treehouse Designed for Grown-Ups

Ever yearn to put down your roots in a tree? Well, in Turin, Italy, you can.


$612K Hazardous Waste Fine Upheld

Leaking drums, mishandled aerosol paint and hazmat tanks without containment all add up to an unpermitted hazardous-waste storage facility that will cost two Virginia chemical companies more...


Coated Drones to Combat Pollution

Researchers in Hong Kong say they have developed drones capable of collecting pollution and turning it into fuel.


Drones Pass Pollution through Paint

Robots coated in carbon-sucking paint could collect pollution and turn it back into fuel, a group of researchers says.


Alliance Takes Global Tack on Indoor Air

Indoor environmental quality has become so important that a newly formed alliance hopes to serve as a global source of information on the topic.


Coating Emissions Cost Fabricator $60K

A Wisconsin metal fabricator will pay $60,000 for self-reported excessive emissions of toluene and xylene in its coating process.


Billboard Cleans Construction-Zone Air

Peruvian scientists who masterminded a billboard that wrung drinking water from the air have now reimagined the same structure as a massive urban air purifier.


Billboard Lets Workers Breathe Easy

Construction workers in Peru are getting some extra respiratory protection from an unlikely source—a billboard that reportedly sucks pollution from the air.


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


ACA Warns of Rule 1113 Changes

Sounding an early alarm for coating makers, the American Coatings Association says the nation’s toughest VOC rules on field-applied paints and coatings could be changing again soon.


EPA Urged to Update Wood Smoke Regs

Seven Northern U.S. states are demanding that the federal government update its 25-year-old regulations on wood-burning heaters and devices—growing sources of air pollution as home heating c...


Smog-Battling Concrete Gains Support

Titanium dioxide-laced concrete could help cut down air pollution when incorporated into roads, lab and field tests in the Netherlands have concluded.


Cement Maker’s Pollution Tab: $32.5M

One of the largest cement companies in the United States will spend tens of millions of dollars in fines and new technology to resolve allegations of federal pollution violations, under a ne...


‘Self-Cleaning’ Paint Draws New Scrutiny

Some “self-cleaning” paints touted for their ability to break down airborne pollutants may be doing more harm than good, a group of environmental chemists now say.


‘Self-Cleaning’ Coatings Raise Concerns

A group of environmental chemists say widespread use of technology used in “self-cleaning” paints on building surfaces may do more harm than good.


Scientists to Test Smog-Eating Coatings

German researchers are testing paints that promise to purify and rid the air of nitrogen oxides.


 
 
   

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