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CPMA Launches Sustainable, Innovation Committee

In an effort to advocate for sustainable solutions in the pigment industry, the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association has recently launched a Sustainability and Innovation Committee.


Blue Bridge Paint Oversprays Into FL River

As workers sprayed a bridge over the Orange River in Buckingham, Florida, the wind reportedly carried the blue paint into the water below, raising concerns about the environmental impact.


Model Forecasts Coal Ash Concrete Performance

New models from researchers at RMIT University in Australia has reportedly revealed that low-carbon concrete developed at the university can recycle double the amount of coal ash and halve t...


Tesla Sued for CA Factory Paint Shop Emissions

An environmental nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, alleging that the electric car company is violating the Clean Air Act at its Fremont, California, plant.


Coal Plant Wastewater Standards Finalized

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a set of final rules to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants while still delivering reliable electri...


Nanoclusters Remove Dyes from Wastewater

A study from Flinders University in Australia has reportedly discovered a way to degrade and potentially remove toxic organic chemicals, such as azo dyes, from wastewater.


$41M Grants Assist Stormwater, Sewer Upgrades

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made nearly $41 million available in funding from the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal grant to help address stormwater and s...


Shipping Company Utilizes Graphene Hull Coating

Shipping operator Finnlines recently adopted the use of sustainable coatings company GIT Coatings’ graphene-based hard foul release hull coating to accelerate its decarbonization efforts acr...


EPA Launches Energy Star NextGen Certification

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a new Energy Star certification program for the residential new construction sector.


Stahl Becomes PHA Polymer Alliance Member

At the beginning of the month, specialty coatings and treatments provider Stahl joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to advocate and advance the use of the naturally occurring pol...


Final Rule Alters Oil, Gas Emissions Reporting

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to expand and update methane emissions reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas systems under the ...


Air Tank Corrosion Sparks Fire Retardant Concerns

A recent inspection conducted by the United States Forest Service reportedly found signs of corrosion inside air tankers using mineral production company Compass Minerals’ magnesium chloride...


$3B Unveiled for Lead Service Line Replacement

Yesterday (May 2), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted $3 billion to help every state and territory find and replace lead service lines, protecting drinking water from future ex...


India Initiative Applying 'Sunscreen' Coating to Trees

Volunteers in Bengaluru, India, are applying a cooling coating to trees to help protect them from unusually high temperatures and termite infestations.


Tech Company Rebrands for Sustainability Goals

Material transformation technologies company Schenk Process has announced a rebrand and new name to further establish its commitment to achieving climate-neutral transformation processes.


MDTA Plans Key Bridge Replacement Meeting

Officials from the Maryland Transportation Authority are reportedly planning to host a Virtual Industry Forum on May 7 to discuss the rebuilding of the recently collapsed Francis Scott Key B...


EPA Finalizes Paint Stripper Chemical Ban

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a ban on most uses of methylene chloride to protect workers and communities from fatal exposure.


Finalized Rule Bans Federal Building Fossil Fuels

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a mandate to cut emissions from new or newly renovated federal buildings to reduce pollution, improve air quality and adopt energy-efficient e...


Methylene Chloride Ban Takes Step Forward

Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget completed its review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ban on most uses of methylene chloride under...


Nippon Paint Marine Joins Biosafety Alliance

Earlier this year, global marine coatings company Nippon Paint Marine joined the Global Industry Alliance for Marine Biosafety (GIA) to help protect marine biodiversity and decarbonize shipp...


Developers Plan Bridge-Hotel Project

Saudi Arabia recently unveiled new plans to develop a hotel contained inside of a 450-meter-long bridge that stretches over a lagoon on the Gulf of Aqaba, as part of the Neom urban developme...


Energy-Efficient Bricks Use Glass, Scrap Materials

Engineers from RMIT University have invented bricks created using waste materials that could reportedly reduce household energy bills by up to 5% compared to regular bricks due to improved i...


Construction Completed on UK ‘Super Sewer’

Work has wrapped up on a new "super sewer" tunnel in London that was designed to drastically reduce sewage pollution in the River Thames.


Organizations Celebrating Corrosion Awareness Day

This year, universities and coatings companies across the globe are coming together today to celebrate World Corrosion Awareness Day with a series of events, webinars and more.


Citrus Waste Creates Sustainable Coatings

The Technological Institute of Plastics, AIMPLAS, in Spain is working on an initiative to produce new, sustainable formulations and construction materials using carbon dioxide and waste from...


EPA Finalizes New PFAS Superfund Rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, meant to address current contaminations through investigations and cleanup e...


Researchers Study Green Wastewater Treatment

A team of scientists at Colorado State University have reportedly been exploring the potential benefits of transitioning to green wastewater treatment approaches across the United States.


WA Preparing Wastewater Resilience Projects

Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Bruno Pigott announced a $194 million loan to King County, Washington, from the Water Infrastructure...


DOL Finalizes Silica Dust Reduction Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration recently issued a final rule to protect miners from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, also known as silica dust ...


Study: Rising Sea Levels Raise Corrosion Concerns

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa recently unveiled a new study showing that cities with complex networks of buried and partially buried infrastructure may have an increased r...


$830M Awarded for Transportation Resilience

The Biden-Harris Administration recently unveiled almost $830 million in new grant awards to help strengthen surface-transportation systems against extreme weather events.


Anodes Arrive for AK Harbor Corrosion Fix

The final shipment of corrosion-inhibiting anodes for the Heritage Harbor in Wrangell, Alaska, reportedly arrived last month for divers to install at three locations.


First PFAS Drinking Water Standard Finalized

President Joe Biden’s Administration recently issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl sub...


EPA Finalizes Chemical Plant Clean Air Standards

On Tuesday (April 9), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that aims to reduce toxic air pollution from chemical plants used to make organic synthetic organic chemica...


New Window Coating Blocks Heat, Allows Light

A new coating from the University of Notre Dame can reportedly block heat-generating ultraviolet and infrared light while allowing visible light, regardless of the sun’s angle.


PHMSA Funds Gas Pipeline Rehab Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, along with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, recently unveiled $392 million in gra...


First Building Decarbonization Blueprint Released

At the beginning of the month, the Biden-Harris Administration published a national blueprint for the buildings sector to lower energy costs, improve resilience and tackle the climate crisis...


USACE 3D Prints Largest Soo Lock Component

The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it has finished installing the largest U.S. civil works infrastructure component produced by a 3D printer on the S...


USGBC Releases LEED v5 for Public Comment

The U.S. Green Building Council opened the first public comment period last week for its draft rating system, LEED v5.


MD Adopting Paint Recycling Program Legislation

Maryland lawmakers recently passed a measure that would bring the American Coatings Association’s PaintCare paint recycling program to the state.


Trans Mountain Pipeline Approaches Completion

The final expansion of the Canadian Trans Mountain oil pipeline is expected to be completed this month, according to a construction schedule filed by the corporation on Monday.


Pipeline Decommissioning Needs Improvement

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a new report that suggests proper pipeline decommissioning on federal lands is hindered by insufficient bonding, data limitations ...


Australia to Test Steel Infrastructure Coating

Renewable energy company Sparc Technologies has reportedly signed an agreement with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) for field trials of its enhanced co...


Caltrans Planning Lead Cleanup Project

The California Department of Transportation has unveiled plans to clean up soil contaminated with lead shavings left from painting work done on the Salmon Creek Bridge in Albion, California,...


Tungsten Being Tested for Heat Conduction

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University in California have reportedly begun looking into tungsten’s ability to conduct heat...


Company Leads Record Graphene Coatings Project

Global shipping company Pacific Basin recently announced that it would be applying a sustainable, graphene-based propeller coating across its entire fleet.


$6B Granted for Record US Decarbonization Effort

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $6 billion in funding for 33 projects across the United States to decarbonize energy-intensive industries, reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissi...


NASA Satellite Gets Solar Reflection Coating

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Indian Space Research Organization's joint ASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite is nearly complete and will...


‘First Real-World’ Cool Paint Study Completed

In what is described as a first of its kind real-world study, researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have reportedly found that the use of cool paint coatings in cities ...


Scientists Unveil Nontoxic Antibiofouling Coating

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington state have reportedly developed a nontoxic superhydrophobic, lubricant-infused composite (SLIC) coating to pre...


Flint Held in Contempt Over Pipe Violations

Federal officials in Michigan have reportedly decided to hold the City of Flint in contempt for violating a court order from last year, which required the city to reach specified milestones ...


Robot Cleans, Paints Offshore Energy Structures

Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Smart Ocean Technologies research group recently developed an experimental new undersea robot to help maintain offshore renewable energy platforms.


US Opens First Large Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, the South Fork Wind project launched its clean energy production, making New York home to America’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm.


Akzo Latin America Utilizing Renewable Electricity

Earlier this week, global coatings company AkzoNobel revealed that all of its manufacturing locations in Latin America are operating on 100% renewable electricity.


UK Port Testing Antifouling Coating

Officials in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands in the United Kingdom, recently announced that it its port will be testing a new coating to protect the hulls of its workboats, while also red...


Adhesive Materials Created from Chicken Feathers

A recently developed process from scientists in Germany uses chicken feathers to create a variety of adhesives, with potential uses for coatings and other materials.


Researchers Build New PFAS Sensor

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a sensor to detect tiny quantities of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in drinking water an...


Asbestos Inspections Lag on Federal Buildings

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report has found that almost two-thirds of federal buildings were out of compliance with the General Services Administration asbestos inspection polic...


AMPP Wraps Up 2024 Conference + Expo

On Thursday (March 7), after a week packed with technical presentations, committee meetings, networking opportunities, exhibits and more, the Association for Materials Protection and Perform...


Funding Available for Modern Building Codes

At the beginning of the week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $90 million in funding to support building energy code adoption, training and technical assistance to successfully imple...


Study Highlights IIJA Spending, Climate Issues

Transportation policy organization Transportation for America recently released a study detailing how most of the funding from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has gone...


Norfolk Southern Trains Derail in PA

Pennsylvania officials recently announced that three trains were reportedly involved in a collision and derailment in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday (March 2) morning along the Lehigh ...


AMPP Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

This week, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is hosting the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, from March 3 t...


Insulating Coating Offers ‘Record’ Heat Shielding

A new surface coating from researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay reportedly reduces the temperature under the material by up to 21 degrees Celsius (37.8 degrees Fahrenheit...


EPA Begins Clean Ports Program Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it would be starting a $3 billion Clean Ports Program, meant to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure to help ...


EPA Unveils Superfund Project Investments

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final wave of investments for Superfund cleanup from the bipartisan infrastructure law, with over $1 billion for pro...


Scientists Test Hull Cleaning Robot

Researchers at the Endures laboratory in the Netherlands were recently hired by Norwegian technology developer Shipshave to perform tests on the company’s semi-autonomous hull cleaning syste...


Army Corps Addresses Ike Dike Concerns

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ stormwater mitigation project to prevent flooding in cities connected to the Galveston Bay in Texas is reportedly facing inflation and material cos...


Scientists Study Microbial Corrosion Mitigation

Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have reportedly been working to prevent microbially induced corrosion in marine environments using biomineralization.


Scientists Develop Lightweight Structural Coating

Researchers at Kobe University have reportedly developed a new nanoparticle paint with the ability to cover a surface with any bright color while using only 10% of the weight of traditional ...


ACA Responds to WA Antifoulant Report

The American Coatings Association recently announced that it submitted comments on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s third draft report to the state legislature on antifouling pai...


Red Paint Spills into SC Drain System

Officials are working to clean up drains in Gaffney, South Carolina, after non-toxic paint from a neighboring business spilled into a drain.


New Fenestration Product Category Rule Published

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, alongside the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, recently released a new Product Category Rule for ...


EPA Releases New Water Infrastructure Funding

Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced over $5.8 billion in funding for states, Tribes and territor...


EPA Issues Offshore Wind Farm Air Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a Clean Air Act permit for Empire Offshore Wind LLC, helping to advance the company’s offshore wind farm project along the coast of...


EPA Selects Experts to Review TCEP Evaluation

On Wednesday (Feb. 14), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the list of scientific experts who were selected to review the 2023 Draft Risk Evaluation for Tris(2-chloroethyl) P...


EPA, DOE Announce Methane Reduction Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a Notice of Intent aimed at making funds available for the measurement and reduction of methane ...


DOT Unveils Concrete Steel Slag Research Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that it would be awarding $5 million in funding for research on the use of steel slag in cement and concrete for construction purpose...


USGBC Charts Top Green Building States for 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council recently published its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED certification. For the first time ever, New York ranked number one, based on LEED-certified gross...


New Method Used for FL Bridge Replacement

Officials in Florida recently announced that construction of the replacement John T. Brooks Bridge between Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island has begun, marking a first in the United Stat...


University 3D Prints Green Architectural Materials

A hydrogel material formed from nanocellulose and algae has been tested for what considered the first time as an alternative, more sustainable building material at Chalmers University of Tec...


World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sparks Fuel Concerns

The world's largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, recently set sail for a new voyage after undergoing a painting project from coatings company Nor-Maali Oy. The voyage reportedly began amid...


San Diego Reports Low Infrastructure Funds

Officials in San Diego recently released a report detailing how the city will only have $1.5 billion over the next five years to address $6.29 billion in needed infrastructure projects, leav...


Group Researches Anti-Reflection Solar Coating

An international team of scientists recently announced that research was being conducted using combinations of silicon dioxide and zirconium dioxide for anti-reflection coatings for solar pa...


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Plasticizer

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Perstorp recently announced the release of its new sustainable PVC plasticizing technology, Pevalen Pro 100, meant to increase the plasticity and flexibility...


AkzoNobel Releases Ship Coatings Data

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently released new performance data on its Intersleek1100SR coating, a biocide-free fouling control coating with slime release technology...


Organization Files Lawsuit Over CO Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reportedly facing a lawsuit aimed at preventing the construction of a new reservoir north of Fort Collins, Colorado, to help preserve the Cache la Poudre ...


Spray Coating Protects Grapes from Wildfire Smoke

Wine can now reportedly be safeguarded from unwanted wildfire smoke flavors, thanks to a new spray coating for vineyard grapes from Oregon State University.


Final Dam Breached for Klamath Removal Project

Construction crews have reportedly blown a hole in the Copco 1 dam, the last of four dams expected to be removed this year from the hydroelectric reach of the Klamath River along the Oregon-...


University Develops Lead Paint Identification Method

Last week, a team from Mercer University reported that it has created a faster, less expensive method to identify and quantify lead in new paint.


Largest US Solar Storage Officially Opens

The largest solar-plus storage project in the U.S., the Edwards and Sanborn Solar + Energy Storage project, is now open and operating, according to renewable energy provider Terra-Gen and co...


Researchers Study AI Data Quality Improvements

A recent report from advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics and climate technology company Rho Impact has detailed how robots and artificial intelligence can improv...


NYC Obtains $150K in Lead Paint Civil Penalties

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development said last week that it has obtained civil penalties totaling $150,000, regarding lead-based paint enforcement across ten ...


Trans Mountain Pipeline Receives Expansion Loan

The Canadian Federal Government has reportedly issued a taxpayer-backed loan guarantee for up to $2 billion for the completion of the currently over-budget Trans Mountain pipeline.


Company Receives Mussel Coatings Contract

Specialty materials company Mussel Polymers, Inc., recently received a contract from the U.S Air Force’s AFWERX unit to develop biomimetic, anti-corrosive coating technology to protect deplo...


Biden Admin Finalizes Inactive PFAS Rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has finalized a rule to prevent companies from starting or resuming the manufacturing of 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substa...


Wind Farm Produces First Energy Delivery

Sustainable energy company Group Avangrid, Inc. recently announced that one wind turbine from the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts has delivered power to the New England grid for the f...


Eggshell Waste Used in Anticorrosive Steel Coatings

A team of researchers recently published a study on the use of eggshells in anticorrosive coatings for steel due to their unique chemical composition and wide availability.


Company Completes Nano-Coatings Funding Round

Nano coatings company Naco Technology recently announced the completion of a €1.2 million pre-Series A funding round to use nano coatings to enhance green energy systems within Europe, while...


Mowilex Receives Fifth Carbon Neutral Certification

Indonesian paint and wood coatings producer PT Mowilex recently obtained its fifth consecutive CarbonNeutral certification from Climate Impact Partners.


EPA, Chemours Reach PFAS Sampling Agreement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that chemical solutions company Chemours has agreed to perform sampling for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at its Washington...


Team Given Power Grid Project Funding

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are reportedly receiving $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to build solid-state po...


EPA Prioritizing 5 Chemicals for Risk Evaluation

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the process to prioritize five additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


WA Bridge to Receive New Paint Job

The Washington State Department of Transportation has unveiled that a bridge in the Tri-Cities region in eastern Washington state will be receiving a $33.5 million paint job at the beginning...


EPA, DOE Unveil Emissions Reduction Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy recently released a new conditional commitment to help measure and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.


Team Developing Recycled Turbine Resin

For the past three years, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have reportedly been developing an easily recycled resin for the central glue that holds a wind turbine blad...


EPA Releases Second Annual PFAS Report

On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual report highlighting the objectives that were achieved under its PFAS Strategic Roadmap.


Risk Eval Draft Released for Paint Chemical

Yesterday (Dec. 14), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its draft risk evaluation for Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


CA Completes Review for Water Tunnel

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration announced that it had completed an environmental review for the Delta Conveyance Project, an underground tunnel meant to capture ...


Solvent Management Case Reaches Settlement

The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they have reached a settlement with environmental service company Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC (HCC) to ...


New Product Announcement: Carbon-Neutral Materials

Construction materials manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently introduced a new family of carbon-neutral products.


DOI Approves NY Coast Wind Farm

A project to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Long Island, New York, backed by energy providers BP and Equinor, has recently received approval from the United States Department o...


Proposal Would Replace Lead Pipes in Decade

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a new proposal to its Lead and Copper Rule, with the goal of replacing all lead service lines within the next 10 years.


Risk Model Offers Flood Damage Forecasting

A Johns Hopkins University expert has reportedly developed a new natural disaster risk modeling method to more accurately estimate damage expected from riverbank flooding.


FHWA Plans to Track GHG Emissions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has issued a finalized performance measure to track greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related t...


BCF Publishes Net Zero Coatings Roadmap

Last week, the British Coatings Federation launched a roadmap to outline how the United Kingdom coating industry can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Rescue Workers Digging Through Tunnel Collapse

On Sunday, a rescue team began to dig through parts of a collapsed road tunnel in an effort to save 40 workers who had been trapped by a landslide at a construction project site in northern ...


Biden Admin Details Infrastructure Law Progress

Earlier this month, the White House recapped its progress in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, through investments made by President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...


Study Turns Waste into Cementitious Materials

A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) has recently been awarded a grant to turn waste products into supplementary cementitious materials.


Project Aims to Create Sustainable Plastics

A new project from European funding program Horizon Europe is reportedly looking to develop an efficient way to create bio-based polymers out of captured carbon emissions from wastewater slu...


Biden Admin Releases $2B for Clean Construction

The U.S. General Services Administration recently unveiled $2 billion for more than 150 construction projects that use “low-embodied carbon” construction materials.


BCF ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ of Chemical Regulations

The British Coatings Federation has expressed “cautious optimism” about a newly published policy direction from the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regard...


New Paint Could Prevent Spread of Bushfires

A new fire-retardant paint has reportedly become the first to pass the Bushfire Attack Level 40 standard testing, which assesses the bushfire resistance of buildings and construction materia...


Radiative Paint Engineered to Cool Structures

A new radiative cooling paint has reportedly been developed in India to both reduce electricity consumption and offer relief on hot days in buildings.


Court Ends Flint Water Scandal Prosecution

The Michigan Attorney General's Office stated at the end of last month that the prosecution of former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other officials involved in the Flint water scandal ha...


Maui Commercial Property Cleanup Begins

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started work to remove hazardous materials in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, on commercial properties.


ME Companies Settle EPA Lead Paint Fines

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with two Maine-based companies that had reportedly violated lead-based paint disclosure requirements.


Developer Leaves NJ Wind Farm Project

Danish energy developer Ørsted has announced that it is pulling out of its billion-dollar project to build wind turbines off the coast of New Jersey just a few weeks after construction began...


New Product Announcement: Architectural Acrylic Binders

Last month, global chemical company BASF launched a new portfolio of acrylic binders for architectural coatings.


DOE Building Energy Initiative Saves $18.5B

A recent U.S. Department of Energy report found that the Better Buildings Initiative collectively saved $18.5 billion through efficiency improvements and cut carbon dioxide emissions by near...


Scientists Study Solar Cell Thermal Stability

Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong have reportedly begun studying how perovskite solar cells can be adapted for use as an option for renewable energy.


EPA Presents 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revealed the winners of the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for new and innovative green chemistry technologies.


EPA Proposes Trichloroethylene Ban

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a proposal to ban all uses of trichloroethylene (TCE) to protect against serious health risks for workers.


Metal Coatings Company Fined for Violations

On Friday, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced that it is fining a metal coating and plating company for violations regarding the province’s Environmental P...


New USGBC HQ Earns Triple Platinum Status

On Wednesday (Oct. 25), the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its recently completed headquarters building in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a prestigious triple Platinum certif...


ACA Announces Conference Keynote Speaker

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association announced that Dr. Robert Roop, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Axalta Coating Systems, will give the keynote addr...


Team Aims to Cut Concrete Carbon Emissions

A team of researchers at Arizona State University, with support from the National Science Foundation, is reportedly pursuing ways to lower carbon dioxide emissions involved in the cement and...


Researchers Produce Graphene Using Coal

A team of researchers at Virginia Tech have reportedly been looking into how graphene can be produced using coal to improve existing materials and technologies without adding too much extra ...


Study Asks UK for Infrastructure Investments

A study from the National Infrastructure Commission in the United Kingdom has reportedly determined that the country is in need of more funding to renew public transport, home heating, water...


AK City Approves Marine Anode Installation

The borough administration and government in Wrangell, Alaska, has reportedly approved an $880,294 contract to install corrosion-inhibiting anodes in the city’s harbor and two other points.


‘Living’ Building Materials Self-Heal, Collect Carbon

Funding was recently awarded to two universities to research and create sustainable materials that can repair themselves and capture carbon dioxide.


Group Demands UK Reduce PFAS in Water

The Royal Society of Chemistry is reportedly asking the U.K. government to reassess current drinking water standards as it aims reduce the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Br...


Desert Bacteria Could Produce Oxygen in Paint

Described as “Green Living Paint,” a team from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has developed a biocoating using a species of bacteria found in the desert.


Researchers Testing New Coatings Sensors

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are reportedly developing sensors to monitor and help prevent damage to coatings on planes, bridges, pipelines, turbines ...


German Institute Developing PFAS-Free Coating

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM have reportedly designed a coatings technology that could replace per- and polyfluorinated c...


Solvay Launches Digital Carbon Footprint Tool

International science company Solvay recently developed a new automated system to calculate a product's carbon footprint produced from raw material extraction to when it leaves the factory.


Scientists Develop CO2 to Methanol Conversion

A researcher from the University of Alberta has reportedly created a process to convert carbon dioxide and glycerol into useful materials, including methanol for paints and coatings.


Tech Company Develops Pop-Up Turbines

A team at wind technology company Aikido Technologies is reportedly developing a new type of offshore wind turbine, designed to be easier and faster to deploy.


New Product Announcement: Bio-Based Defoamer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik’s Coating Additives business line recently announced the expansion of its TEGO Foamex product range with a new defoamer built on hybrid technology and feat...


Construction Begins for NJ Wind Farm

Danish energy developer Ørsted has announced that onshore construction for New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm has recently begun, as workers install copper and aluminum cables for the far...


Research Team Announces Superhydrophobic Coating

A team of researchers from several universities have reportedly come together to develop a superhydrophobic surface that can last for months underwater, inspired by a type of spider with wat...


MVP Reaches Agreement with US Regulator

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that it has reached a consent agreement with Equitrans Midstream of the Mountain Valley Pipeline for inspections...


Sandcastle Worms Inspire Green Building Materials

A research group from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has reportedly developed low-carbon building materials, derived from natural sandcas...


Professor Gets Funding for Corrosion Research

A researcher at Marquette University in Milwaukee is reportedly set to receive almost $740,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for method on protecting critical...


NYC Launching Mass Timber Building Program

At the end of last month, the New York City Economic Development Corporation initiated a technical assistance program to support mass timber development projects, including their planning an...


Arkema to Implement New Purification Technology

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced that it will be implementing a patented purification technology at its coating acrylics production site in Carling, France.


Project Explores Tree Bark Adhesives, Coatings

The European Union has recently funded a research project to develop sustainable adhesives and coatings from pine and spruce bark.


LEED v5 Existing Building Draft Released

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched its draft for the new LEED v5 rating system for Operations and Maintenance of existing buildings.


LA Works to Stop Saltwater Wedge

Residents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are expecting construction to begin this week on a system of drinking water pipelines intended to help mitigate a pressing saltwater intrusion issue...


EPA Finalizes PFAS Data Reporting Rule

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that is anticipated to create the largest-ever data set of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the Unit...


Grant Program Focuses on Clean Construction

A new program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide grants to support efforts in reporting and reducing climate pollution linked to the manufacturing of construction mat...


NY Adopting First Clean Concrete Mandate

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced new regulations that will establish emission limits on concrete used in state-funded public building and transportation projects.


San Diego Begins Pure Water Project

The City of San Diego has reportedly entered phase one of construction in its Pure Water Project, reportedly meant to supply around half of the area’s drinking water by the end of 2025.


NY PaintCare Hits Paint Collection Milestone

National nonprofit organization PaintCare announced last week that its New York program has recovered over one million gallons of architectural paint products.


Study Looks at Atomic Microscopy for Roads

An associate professor at Kansas State University is reportedly working with the Kansas Department of Transportation to propose the application of atomic force microscopy to state roads in a...


Researchers Seek to Advance Stormwater Infrastructure

A team of researchers is reportedly working to advance efforts to enhance infrastructure information-sharing by building an inventory of stormwater control measures (SCMs) currently operatin...


Coalition Writes Against Air Quality Regulations

A coalition of industry groups have reportedly written a letter asking President Joe Biden’s administration to rescind its recent proposal to tighten air-quality standards, stating that it c...


US Nuclear Infrastructure Over Budget, Delayed

According to the United States Government Accountability Office, as of March 2023, major projects anticipated to improve aging nuclear infrastructure that pose safety and operation risks are...


Researchers Explore Coatings Gas Detection Tech

A University of Pittsburgh research team, based at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, recently established how the use of plasmonic nanomaterials and polymer composite coatings could...


Silicon-Based Coating Slows Spread of Fire

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University recently found an application for a silene material that can be applied to surfaces like wood, creating a barrier between combustib...


DOE Funds State Grid Resilience Program

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), the U.S. Department of Energy announced that nine states and five tribal nations will receive funding as the seventh cohort of Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula ...


EPA Releases Water Contamination Data

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is releasing the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5).


Study: Segregation Contributes to Lead Risks

A recently published study has concluded that young black children living in racially segregated U.S. neighborhoods face a heightened risk of potentially brain-damaging lead exposure.


MVP-Owned Natural Gas Leak Causes Concern

A recent leak at a Pennsylvania natural gas storage facility, operated by the same company leading construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, was reportedly caused by corrosion of a well ...


Team Researching Robotic Pipeline Inspection

Researchers at the University of Houston are reportedly developing an autonomous robot, meant to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections.


Public Notified of VA Paint Spill

On Saturday (Sept. 2), the Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia issued a public warning about a paint spill that had contaminated waterways near Monticello Park off of Old Dominion Bouleva...


EPA Amends Waters of the US Definition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army have recently announced a final rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” to conform wit...


CA PaintCare Celebrates Decade of Recycling

Paint-recycling group PaintCare is reportedly commemorating 10 years of paint recycling in California, with the collection of more than 34 million gallons since its launch.


EPA Begins Maui Cleanup as Searches Continue

On Tuesday (Aug. 29), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began work to remove and dispose of hazardous materials from properties affected by the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii.


DOE Issues Annual Wind Power Reports

The U.S. Department of Energy has released three annual reports, reporting that wind power continues to be one of the fastest growing and lowest cost sources of electricity in America.


Lampshade Coating Acts as Indoor Air Purifier

New catalyst-coated lampshades have reportedly been designed to transform indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds, into harmless composites.


DOT Providing Maui Emergency Relief Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced $3 million in funding through quick release Emergency Relief funds for Lahaina, Hawaii, in re...


DOE Funds Clean Hydrogen Advancement Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it has awarded almost $34 million to 19 industry- and university-led projects on clean hydrogen.


Power Line Coatings Receive Funding

Photonic science company AssetCool has reportedly received funding to accelerate the rollout of its new photonic coatings, meant to cool down overhead powerlines.


OSHA Issues Citations to Norfolk Southern

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced earlier this month that it has issued railway Norfolk Southern citations for violations during clean-up...


Researchers Developing Tool for Dam Removal Costs

Scientists at Oregon State University have reportedly analyzed over 650 dam removal projects to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.


DOE Funds Energy Efficient Building Projects

At the beginning of the week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $46 million in funding to develop building technologies and retrofit practices to cut energy waste emissions in resident...


CA Governor Signs Order for Levee Repairs

The Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that the governor has signed an executive order on levee repairs and debris removal to prepare for the upcoming wet season.


Flint Marks Lead Standard Compliance Milestone

On Tuesday (Aug. 8), the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced that the City of Flint has met requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act for seven years stra...


Nippon Developing Air-Purifying Coatings

Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has recently launched its “Photocatalytic Purification Coating Technology Innovation Platform” in partnership with East China University of Science and Technology and ...


Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Membrane

Engineers at the University of Bath in England have recently developed a new kind of polymer-coated membrane that can separate chemicals for water filtration.


NOAA Launches Air Quality Research Campaign

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and 21 universities from three countries are reportedly working together t...


U-M Receives Nuclear Reactor Corrosion Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has reportedly awarded $7.5 million to engineering researchers at the University of Michigan for research into how reactors can withstand the effects of radiati...


DOT Launches Center for Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Monday (July 31) that it has launched the Project Delivery Center of Excellence, meant to help recipients of federal infrastructure funds d...


MVP Construction Resumes After Delays

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reportedly began paving the way for construction to resume on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, granting a request to lift lower court orders that had recently ...


IL Paint Recycling Program Signed into Law

The governor of Illinois signed a new law on Friday (July 28) that will establish a program to dispose of household paint.


EPA Announces Lead Reduction Funding

Last week, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $58 million grant program to protect children from lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities a...


Report: NYCHA Contests Lead Paint Violations

A recent investigation by CBS New York has found the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was found to have contested more lead paint violations from the city’s health department than all...


Cities Painting Streets to Cool Down

As this summer’s heat affects wide swaths of the country, cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles have continued their efforts to coat their roads with a reflective grey paint to fight the inten...


OSHA Issues Heat Hazard Alert

On Thursday (July 27), the U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a heat hazard alert, in an effort to remind employers of their...


VA Pipeline Explodes Along Interstate

On Tuesday (July 25) a gas pipeline along Interstate 81 in rural western Virginia exploded, leading to precautionary road closures as officials investigated the cause of the explosion.


Autonomous ‘Hullbot’ Can Remove Fouling

A Sydney, Australia-based startup has reportedly developed an autonomous underwater robot that can inspect and clean biofouling on ship hull surfaces.


VW Using Terahertz Tech to Measure Thickness

German automaker The Volkswagen Group has reportedly employed a novel terahertz wave-based technology to measure the film thickness of its car body coatings.


Researchers Develop 'Self-Healing' Solar Coating

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai have reportedly developed a new formulation for a “self-healing” polymeric coating for solar cells, demonstrating the ability t...


Concrete Poured for CA Wildlife Crossing Bridge

Earlier this month, workers in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County reportedly poured around 850 tons of wet concrete to serve as a foundation for the new Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing.


Holiferm, Fibenol Developing Sustainable Biosurfactants

This month, biosurfactants manufacturer Holiferm and sustainable biomaterials company Fibenol teamed up to develop biosurfactants from wood residues to provide an environmentally friendly al...


IMO Adopts Revised Emissions Strategy

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced that Member States at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80) meeting have adopted a new strategy on reducing g...


First US Net-Zero Timber Civil Building Underway

Work has reportedly begun for what is anticipated to be the nation’s first net-zero energy government office building made from cross-laminated timber in San Mateo County, California.


Report: Some Turbine Coatings Could Pose Harm

A study conducted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), reports to have found that some coatings for offshore wind turbines can be potentially harmful...


Automaker Responds to Paint Odor Violations

Global automaker Stellantis has reportedly installed new technology meant to remove paint odors from the outside air after the company received several air quality violations for the odors c...


Carbon Tetrachloride Exposure Rule Proposed

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to protect workers from exposure to carbon tetrachloride.


First Dam Removed at Klamath River

The removal of the first of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, along the Oregon-California border, has reportedly been completed.


139B Gallons of White Paint Could Help Climate

According to a professor at the University of California, Davis, if the world’s whitest paint covered 1 to 2% of the Earth’s surface, global temperatures would stop rising due to the amount ...


EPA Proposes Improving Lead Paint Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a proposal to strengthen requirements for the removal of lead-based paint hazards to protect against childhood lead exposure.


MVP Construction Ordered to Stop Again

On Monday (July 10), the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ordered construction to halt again on the Mountain Valley Pipeline in the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia, as it reviews recent challeng...


EPA Issues GHG Reporting Rule Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they have issued a proposal meant to amend the reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas systems under the agency’...


USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Recipients

On Monday (July 10), the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of the 2023 LEED Homes Awards for projects, developers and home builders who have demonstrated leadership in the...


EPA Unveils Framework for New PFAS Uses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a framework for addressing new and new uses of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to ensure that they do not harm human he...


Mountain Valley Pipeline Approved for Completion

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has reportedly approved completion plans for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which will move methane gas from Wetzel County, West Virginia,...


Study Finds PFAS in Almost Half of US Tap Water

On Wednesday (July 5), the U.S. Geological Survey reported that at least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one of more types of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PF...


Shipping Company Adopts New Propeller Coating

According to a recent press release from marine coating supplier Graphite Innovation & Technologies, the company will be supplying its graphene-based, biocide-free propeller coating for glob...


ACA Presents Inaugural Darling Prize

On Wednesday, the American Coatings Association (ACA) presented its inaugural David F. Darling Prize to Dr. Dane R. Jones, Professor and Associate Dean, Emeritus at California Polytechnic St...


US DOT Opens $5.6B in Infrastructure Funding

On Tuesday (June 27), Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for up to $5.575 billion in funding for proje...


Experts: Titanic Remains Could Disintegrate by 2030

According to recent reports, the remains of the sunken Titanic ship could fully disintegrate within the next 30 years, due to various underwater threats.


EPA Requires Reporting for Nine Additional PFAS

Last Thursday (June 22), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemical list to identify nine additional per- and polyfluo...


Bridge Collapses, Train Derails in MT

On Saturday (June 24), a bridge that crosses the Yellowstone River collapsed as a train carrying potentially hazardous materials passed over it, causing several cars filled with hot asphalt ...


Air-Purifying Paint Used for UK Building

Stakeholders working on the renovation of an “out-of-date” office building next to the Tower Bridge in London are reportedly using a sustainable, air-purifying paint from AM Technology on th...


3M Reaches $10.3B PFAS Settlement

Global manufacturer of industrial products and household items 3M (St. Paul, Minnesota) recently announced that it will be paying up to $10.3 billion over the next 13 years to fund public wa...


OSHA Seeking Worker Heat Standard Input

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging small business owners and local government representatives to discuss the potential impacts of a workpl...


Giant Paint-Eating Snails Spotted in FL County

According to reports, parts of Broward County, Florida, were placed under quarantine this month after a snail that can harm building exteriors, including plaster, stucco and paint, was spott...


Researchers Studying Effects of Permeable Pavement

A team at the University of Texas at San Antonio is reportedly researching the impact of four new “permeable parking lots” that were installed at the 204-acre Classen-Steubing Ranch Park in ...


TN Announces W/WW Infrastructure Grants

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation recently announced 131 new grants, part of which will reportedly go towards drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure....


‘World’s Largest’ Wooden City Planned in Sweden

Earlier this week, residential property management company Atrium Ljungberg announced what it is calling the world’s largest urban construction project in wood in Stockholm, Sweden.


CA Reflective Coating Project Gives Update

The first phase of an initiative to mitigate urban heat in Los Angeles using solar reflective coatings, including application on over 700,000 square feet of asphalt roads and public areas, h...


NYC Completes Porous Pavement Project Installation

New York City recently announced the completion of its $16.6 million infrastructure project to rebuild Beach 108th Street in Rockaway, Queens, using “porous pavement” to allow rainwater abso...


EPA Removes Order to Fix Water System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly released Benton Harbor, Michigan, from an order issued in November 2021 to fix problems with its drinking water safety procedures.


CA Team Wins Concrete Canoe Competition

A team from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has reportedly scored the school’s seventh victory in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Civil Engineering Student ...


Researchers Develop New Concrete for Clean Air

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology’s Green Construction by Photocatalyst Research Group has reportedly developed a photocatalytic concrete that can remove fine ...


Researchers Identify Moisture Absorbing Hydrogel

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently identified a hydrogel material that could potentially be used for passive cooling and water harvesting in warmer climates.


Beckers Develops New Coil Coating Technology

Beckers, a global market coil coatings provider, recently released Life Cycle Assessment results showing that the use of ultraviolet/electron beam curing technology could significantly reduc...


Chemical Companies Paying $1B PFAS Settlement

Chemical solutions company Chemours, alongside manufacturer DuPont de Nemours and agricultural chemical company Corteva, Inc., recently reached an agreement to resolve all per- and polyfluor...


Scientists Create Potential Concrete Alternative

Researchers at the University of Manchester recently created a new material that they say could potentially replace concrete.


Refinery Sues EPA Over Permit Requirement

The owner of an oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands is going up against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in court requiring the reapplication for pollution emissions permits.


Biden Admin Invests in Brownfields Cleanup

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced funding to expedite the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites in the country.


AZ Researchers Replace Rail Project Rebar

Recent work from Arizona State University has helped to cut down on time and costs on the construction of the Metro Phoenix light rail extension project by utilizing fiber-reinforced concret...


CA Passes New Rule to Ban Chrome-6

Last week, California air regulators voted to ban the use of hexavalent chromium in a variety of applications due to its high toxicity.


Supreme Court Rules Against WOTUS Authority

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled to limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate water pollution into wetlands areas that qualify as “waters of the United States”...


Disaster Affected Bridges, Roads See Funding

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $749 million in funding for the construction and repair of roads and bridges damaged by catastrophic events and extreme weather.


West African Dish Inspires New Corrosion Study

A study examining the presence of metals in fufu, a common meal


EPA Releases Annual Air Trends Report

On Tuesday (May 23), the Environmental Protection Agency released its annual interactive report, revealing decreases in air pollution and other long-term trends.


Researchers Test for Hull Coating Replacement

A recent study has reportedly tested a silicone-based


Father, Son Team Develops ‘World’s Coolest Paint’

Inspired by the “chaos of COVID-19,” a father and son duo from the


DOE Unveils Carbon Infrastructure Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $251 million in funding for 12 projects to expand carbon dioxide transportation and storage infrastructure


Study: Lead Rule Generates $9B in Health Benefits

A new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. School of


PHMSA Issues MS Carbon Pipeline Failure Penalty

In what is being called the second largest civil penalty issued in the agency’s history, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration entered into a consent order last month ov...


Collegiate Ice Box Challenge Yields Positive Results

The Pratt Institute and Passive House for Everyone (PHFE) unveiled the results of the first-ever U.S. Collegiate Designed and Built rendition of the International Passive House Ice Box Chall...


New Sponge Removes Lead from Water

Engineers at Northwestern University have reportedly developed a sponge with the ability to remove metals such as lead from water.


EPA Proposes Power Plant Pollution Standards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a list of new standards for coal and natural gas-fired plants to address carbon pollution.


London Tunnels Undergo Record Cement-Free Pour

Earlier this week, energy company National Grid announced that it has completed the world’s largest continuous pour of cement-free concrete at the 1 billion pound London Power Tunnel project...


Drones, AI Data Could Aid Disaster Recovery

Research from the University of South Wales is utilizing artificial intelligence and drones to enhance structural health monitoring, with the hopes to help areas impacted by natural disaster...


USACE Activates MS Dam Emergency Repairs

On Tuesday (May 9), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Emergency Operations Center identified a potential breach at the Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River in Mississippi...


‘Sponge Cities’ Could Help with Water Efficiency

According to reports, the Agriculture and Forest Ministry in Turkey has begun planning a new “sponge city” concept to help produce better water efficiency.


EPA Planning Port Infrastructure Programs

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to invest $4 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act to port infrastructure and air pollution reduction programs...


Seismic Testing Underway for TallWood Project

The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) TallWood project recently announced that testing is underway, with its first table training exercises showing successful resul...


Researchers Design Potential USGBC Rating Framework

A team from Colorado State University was recently asked by the U.S. Green Building Council to design the framework of an infrastructure resiliency and sustainability rating system.


DOT Introduces Pipeline Leak Protection Proposal

Last week, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed a new rule to improve the detection and repair of leaks from gas pipelines.


NY Plans for New Construction Fossil Fuel Ban

Starting in 2026, the state of New York reportedly plans to require a ban on fossil fuel equipment in the construction of new buildings.


New Product Announcement: Scour Protection System

Design, development and delivery of buoyancy, protection and insulation products for the global offshore energy sector company Balmoral Comtec recently launched a new scour protection system...


TX University, DOT Examining Sustainable Concrete

A $10 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently awarded to a University of Texas at Arlington civil engineering researcher who is looking to develop a ...


Green Seal Paints Qualify for New LEED Credits

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced that its certified paints and coatings now qualify towards points for multiple LEED credits.


Tesoro Refinery Violates 2016 EPA Court Order

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alongside the U.S. Department of Justice, announced that Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company will pay a $27.5 million penalty for violating a 2016...


Sto Sponsors Design-Build Ice Box Challenge

At the end of last month, building materials firm Sto Corp. announced it has teamed up with the Pratt Institute and Passive House for Everyone (PHFE) for the first-ever U.S. Collegiate Desig...


‘PFAS Annihilator’ Deployed to Treatment Facility

In its first full-scale, commercial deployment, the PFAS Annihilator is set to remove and destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate at a wastewater treatment facility ...


Study: Wastewater Disposal Triggered Earthquake

New research from Stanford University suggests that one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Alberta, Canada, was caused by wastewater injected underground by oil and gas operat...


$6.5B Water Infrastructure Funding Released

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion for drinking water infrastructure upgrades through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).


Paint Factory Explosion Air Study Approved

The Columbus City Council recently approved a contract to collect and analyze air quality data in a neighborhood near the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant, following a fatal explosion in 2021.


EPA Names 2023 Top Energy-Saving Cities

On Wednesday (April 26), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its annual “Top Cities” list to spotlight cities with the greatest number of ENERGY STAR certified commercial and ...


Orion Installs Cogeneration Tech at LA Plant

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it has installed renewable energy technology at its Ivanhoe, Louisiana, plant.


Applications Open for PROTECT Grant Program

Last week, the Federal Highway Administration opened applications for the first round of the bipartisan infrastructure law’s Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and...


EPA Reaches Air Toxics Settlement with Evonik

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with specialty chemicals company Evonik regarding alleged violations at a facility in Reserve, St. John the...


New Product Announcement: PFP Hydrocarbon Coating

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently launched a new intumescent hydrocarbon passive fire protection coating for oil, gas and energy industry assets.


WSU Researchers Develop Carbon-Negative Concrete

Using biochar and concrete wastewater, researchers from Washington State University have reportedly developed an environmentally friendly concrete that is nearly as strong as regular concret...


EPA Proposes Methylene Chloride Use Ban

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a ban on most uses of methylene chloride under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


DOE Awards Reactor Corrosion Research Grant

An assistant professor from Penn State University recently received a $400,000 research and development award from the U.S. Department of Energy to study corrosive damage caused by salt in n...


Lab Studying Stainless Steel Protective Coatings

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have reportedly tested a variety of nickel mixtures as protective coatings on stainless steel to protect it from corrosion caused by sea air.


‘Exploded’ Paint Chips Plague ME Bridge

According to reports, the Maine Department of Transportation is examining the Westport Island-Wiscasset Bridge after a “catastrophic failure” of the paint on the bridge earlier this year.


New Water Treatment Removes PFAS ‘for Good’

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have reportedly developed a new water treatment method that removes per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from drinking water safely.


Shipyard Joins AkzoNobel, Philips Antifouling Partnership

Last week, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that Damen Shipyards has joined the company and Philips to further develop a fouling control solution that uses UV-C light technology t...


PHMSA Unveils $196M for Gas Pipeline Projects

Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced $196 million in funding from a new grant program to ...


Streamlined LEED, WELL Certification Process Released

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Inc. and the International WELL Building Institute released a streamlined process for projects pursuing certi...


Plastic Recycling Research Could Produce Coatings

A researcher from Washington State University recently received a fellowship for his work in the chemical recycling of plastics, would could pave an environmentally friendly way to produce p...


Stolt Tankers, GIT Sign Marine Coating Agreement

Sustainable coatings company Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) recently signed a two-year agreement with Stolt Tankers to apply its graphene-based marine coating to ship propellers...


Biden Vetoes WOTUS Rule Overturn Attempt

Last week, President Joe Biden vetoed a congressional resolution that targeted blocking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s updated “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.


IL Initiative Would Create Paint Recycling Program

A new bill sponsored by Illinois State Senator Linda Holmes would establish a program to safely dispose of household paint in the state.


Report: 2022 Global Methane Emissions Rose

A recent report from the International Energy Agency found that the global energy sector produced nearly 135 million tons of methane emissions in 2022, an increase from the year prior.


Court Orders CA Oil, Gas Company to Pay $65M

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found gross negligence in a civil suit against oil and gas production company HVI Cat Canyon Inc., formerly known a...


EPA Unveils $775M for Clean Water Infrastructure

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced over $775 million from the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act to upgrade essential wastewater and stormwater sy...


FSU Chemists Develop New Antifouling Coating

A $510,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research was recently awarded to a team of polymer chemists at Florida State University to develop its new antifouling coating for ships.


Army Corps Extends Line 5 Permit Process

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that it will extend the federal permitting process for the Enbridge Line 5 tunnel project, delaying construction until at least 2026.


Dow Launches Digital Formulation Platform

Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently launched a new digital paint formulation platform that offers data-driven capabilities to simplify the formulation process.


UK Infrastructure Projects ‘Moving Too Slowly’

A recent report from the United Kingdom’s National Infrastructure Commission suggests that the government must focus on fewer, bigger targeted initiatives to deliver infrastructure in order ...


Paint Spill Suspected in Sidney Estuary

A creek and estuary in Sidney, British Columbia, has reportedly turned “milky white” after a suspected paint spill nearby.


Engineers Discover New Concrete Additives

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has recently found that introducing new materials into the concrete manufacturing processes could significantly reduce its carbon footpr...


UTA Evaluating Cured-in-Place Pipe Method

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher recently received a $300,000 grant to evaluate a trenchless process for renewing sanitary sewer pipes in Soapstone Valley Park in Washington, D....


ME Files Lawsuits Against PFAS Manufacturers

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey announced earlier this week that two lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers DuPont and 3M, alleging that they have promoted per- and polyfluoroakyl ...


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Methacrylic Resin

Global supplier of methacrylate chemicals Röhm recently introduced a new sustainable product range for the coating and adhesives industry.


NY Landlord Sued for Lead Paint Hazards

Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo landlord for “repeated and flagrant” violations of lead safety laws at dozens of properties.


EPA Proposes Water Quality Report Upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would strengthen annual drinking water quality reports with important public health information.


Judge Approves $600M Flint Water Settlement

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced last week that a judge has granted final approval in a $600 million settlement regarding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.


RI Proposes New Construction Solar Mandate

Legislation recently introduced in Rhode Island could create solar panel installation regulations for most new construction projects in the state.


New Product Announcement: Cool Roof Coating

Material science startup NanoTech Inc. (Houston) recently released its flagship product, a cooling coating designed for commercial roof application.


Injunction Filed Against Elastomer Manufacturer

On Monday (March 20), the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion for preliminary injunction requiring LaPlace, Louisiana-based Denka Performance Elastomer, LLC to significantly reduce chl...


Coating Manufacturing Emissions Rule Published

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published the final rule amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for coating manufacturing facilities.


EPA Proposes First PFAS Drinking Water Standard

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a proposal for the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


Hempel Joins Biofouling Prevention Partnership

Global coatings company Hempel recently joined a public-private partnership to help prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls and support shipping emissions reduction.


New Building Coating Protects Against Erosion

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom have recently developed a new limewash for building surfaces that uses bacteria to create a barrier against erosion dam...


Prep Begins for Klamath River Dam Removal

According to reports, construction preparation to remove the Klamath River dams is anticipated to begin later this month, with all four dams scheduled to be removed before the end of 2024.


Researchers Develop Antifouling Laser Process

German research institute Laser Zentrum Hannover has reportedly recently developed an environmentally friendly and efficient laser solution for biofouling.


USACE Funds $190M WV Flood Control Project

Late last month, U.S. senators from West Virginia announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending $190.7 million in funding to the Lower Mud River Flood Risk Management Project in...


3D-Printed Materials Could Capture Emissions

Oregon State University and Sandia National Laboratory have reportedly received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore capturing carbon dioxide in 3D-printed building material...


Second Norfolk Southern Train Derails in OH

Just a month after the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a second Norfolk Southern train derailed Saturday (March 4) evening near Springfield, Ohio.


Report: Power Plant Emissions Lowered in 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its annual data on power plant emissions, reportedly reflecting a long-standing trend of decreasing annual emissions due to changes...


University Studying Carbon-Negative Concrete Process

A two-year $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is allowing researchers at Washington University in St. Louis to develop an innovative and economical process for mineralizing ...


Color-Changing Material Adjusts Building Temperature

Researchers from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have reportedly designed a building material that changes its infrared color based on the outside temper...


Report: Lead Paint Peeling Off CT Bridges

The Connecticut Department of Transportation believes extreme temperature swings have caused a “sudden, unexpected” release of lead-based paint chips on bridges across the state.


EPA Orders OH Train Derailment Cleanup Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to conduct all actions in the environmental cleanup phase associated with the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment.


EPA Updates Wood Product Emission Standards

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was finalizing updates to its Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products under the Toxic Subst...


EU Proposing New Chemical Exposure Limits

Earlier this month, the European Commission released two proposed directives to improve the protection of workers from health risks linked to exposure to lead and diisocyanates.


EPA Approves Refinery Chemical Removal Plan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has conditionally approved plans to safely remove dangerous chemicals from a refinery on St. Croix in the U.S. ...


WI Water Treatment Plant Reaches Completion

After two and half years of construction, a new water treatment facility has opened in the City of Wausau, Wisconsin, making water for residents free of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (...


EPA Proposes Several Changes to NECIs

In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was seeking public comment on a new proposal that addresses environmental justice, climate change and PFAS contaminatio...


OH Train Derailment Chemical Release Successful

The derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials in East Palestine, Ohio, prompted evacuations as authorities worked to prevent an explosion in the tankers.


Company Signs Partnership for Graphene Concrete

With hopes to create stronger, more sustainable concrete, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development has signed a new agreement with partner The University of Manchester to further the ...


Control Tech Reduces Orion TX Plant Emissions

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it is using new control technology at its Borger, Texas, plant to reduce air emissions by 90%.


International Paint Fined for Chemical Release

Last month, the United Kingdom Environment Agency announced that International Paint, owned by global coatings company AkzoNobel, was found guilty on two charges relating to the discharge of...


Magnet Technique Removes PFAS from Water

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have reportedly developed a new method to clean per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water.


CA Proposes Banning Hexavalent Chromium

According to reports, a new proposal from the California Air Resources Board would ban the use of hexavalent chromium in decorative plating by 2027 and in industrial durability materials, su...


New Product Announcement: EV Powder Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched a new range of powder coatings to protect the battery system and electrical components in electric vehicles.


White House Unveils New Lead Removal Initiatives

Last week, the Biden-Harris Administration announced new actions and progress to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes and remediate lead paint based on the Lead Pipe and Paint Ac...


Lab Studies Ultrathin Solar Cell Protective Coating

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently examined an ultrathin protective coating designed to protect a perovskite solar cell from the harmful effects of...


EPA Releases Wastewater Regulation, Study Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its latest plan to lay out how it will work to protect the nation’s waterways to develop technology-based pollution limits and stu...


Study: Steel Corrosion Causes Environmental Issues

A recent study from The Ohio State University is reportedly the first to quantify the environmental impact associated with steel corrosion.


New Product Announcement: Digital Thermo-Hygrometer

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently released its new multifunctional humidity thermometer that can display te...


US Releases Transportation Decarbonization Plan

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released the first-ever U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, with strategies to cut all greenhouse emissions from the transpor...


EPA Proposing Stronger Air Quality Standards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to strengthen key national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for fine particles, or soot, to protect communities ...


Heubach Colorants Takes Sustainability Step

Color solutions manufacturer of pigments and pigment preparations Heubach Colorants India Limited (Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra) announced in an emailed press release that it has recently invest...


Crude Oil Waste Converted into Graphene

Researchers from Rice University and the University of Calgary, Canada, recently transformed a crude oil byproduct, asphaltene, into graphene for thermal, anti-corrosion and 3D printing appl...


Biden Signs Water Resources Development Act

Last month, President Joe Biden signed the $37.8 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022 legislation, paving the way for federal funding for 30 new or modified water infrastructure p...


I-Tech Partnership Combines Antifouling Technologies

Developers of antifouling biotechnology I-Tech AB and global specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently announced that they have successfully combined their respective antifouling technolo...


AeroSHARK Tech Aircraft Application Expanding

Earlier this month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency granted Lufthansa Technik approval to apply modifications to two other Boeing 777 variants with its sustainable AeroSHARK riblet...


Company Offers Sustainable Laser Cleaning Alternative

With sustainability and safety becoming major talking points in the abrasive blasting industry, laser technology from companies such as laser equipment manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporati...


US Proposes Federal Building Standard

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the first-ever performance standard for federal buildings to cut energy use and electrify equipment in 30% of building spaces ow...


New Product Announcement: Sustainable TiO2 Coatings

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently unveiled its new titanium dioxide product portfolio, the Ti-Pure Sustainability series.


KS Keystone Pipeline Ruptures, Spills Bitumen

A segment of the Keystone Pipeline operated by TC Energy ruptured last week, spilling approximately 14,000 barrels of tar sands oil in what has been called the largest onshore crude pipeline...


US, EU Consider Climate-Based Tariffs

As instructed by United States President Joe Biden, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently shared a concept paper with the European Union suggesting new tariffs on steel and al...


Study: Eco-friendly Antifouling Paint Most Effective

According to a recent report, researchers have found that environmentally friendly alternatives to copper-based antifouling paint were best at keeping fouling at bay on ships and vessels.


UN Completes First Global Infrastructure Review

A team of environmental scientists from the United Nations have recently carried out the first standardized global review of potential risks and benefits from planned transportation infrastr...


Sludge Waste Could Self-Heal Sewer Pipe Concrete

Described as a “world-first,” a project from the University of South Australia will look at using water treatment sludge to prevent sewer pipes from cracking in the form of self-healing conc...


House Passes Water Resources Act Agreement

Last week, lawmakers reportedly reached a bipartisan agreement on the more than $37 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022.


EPA Orders St. Croix Refinery Chemical Removal

After an inspection identified several safety concerns, including pipe corrosion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered a legal agreement with Port Hamilton Refining and Transport...


FHWA Expands Transportation Innovation Program

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the latest round of transportation innovations through its Every Day Counts Pr...


EPA Approves Denver Lead Pipe Removal Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in Denver based on the results of a successful pilot program.


$10M Provided for NJ Flood Resilience Projects

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it has obligated $10 million for flood resilience projects in New Jersey to communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched the first product from its new biocide-free, or B-Free, fouling control range from the company’s Yacht Coatings business.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Klamath Dam Demolition Procures Final Approval

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gave its final approval to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon, allowing what will be the largest dam removal p...


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has reportedly developed a new coating technology that can self-clean solar panel surfaces.


Company Explores Using Fly-Ash in Paint

Last month, research and commercialization company Vecor Technologies recently presented its work of incorporating fly-ash into materials, including for the paint industry.


MI Lead Pipe Replacement Nearing Completion

This month, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the accelerated campaign to replace aging lead water service lines in the City of Benton Harbor is nearing completion, almost fi...


EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would be seeking public input on a subset of new and existing programs funded by President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Ac...


Arkema Recycling Program Producing Polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled polyamide products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


ACI, GCCA Sign International Partnership

The American Concrete Institute and the Global Cement and Concrete Association recently signed an International Partnership Agreement, formalizing their cooperative efforts.


USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.


OH Startup Sealing Air Ducts, Building Envelopes

To help mitigate wasted energy in residential properties, a Dayton, Ohio-based startup has recently made its systems available across the United States and in 29 countries.


Scientists Study Antifouling Coatings, Coral Growth

A marine biologist from the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Germany recently studied how antifouling coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral...


Building Insulation Developed from Construction Waste

Pauls Argalis, an industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation...


Plastribution Wins BPF Award for Polymer Design

Last Tuesday, polymer distributor Plastribution announced via emailed press release that it was the recipient of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) award for Polymer Design and Innovation...


Enbridge Fined $11M for Line 3 Pipeline

Minnesota state agencies, in partnership with Fond du Lac Band, recently announced enforcement penalties resulting in $11 million against Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline construction proje...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Paint Tech

Nanoporous material manufacturer Svenska Aerogel recently presented a new product that can be used in antifouling paints to reduce copper toxicity in the ocean.


MI Proposes VOC Rule Amendments

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy issued a proposed rule package at the end of September regarding volatile organic compound emissions.


Chicago Passes Decarbonization Bill

Late last month, Chicago City Council voted to pass Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code, making the city one of the first major U.S. cities and the first city in I...


EPA Finalizes NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized an amendment to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly,...


Arkema Joins Circular Plastic Recycling Project

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced last week that it will be joining a consortium of Spanish companies to enhance the recyclability of post-consumer plastics and tires to reuse for...


USGBC Celebrates World Green Building Week

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently joined more than 70 Green Building Councils from around the world to celebrate World Green Building Week.


Nippon Paint Exhibits ‘Excellent’ Static Antifouling

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently reported that cruise ships coated with its Aquaterras antifouling system are returning to service with hulls free of biofouling.


Jotun Releases Offshore Wind Coating Report

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that one of its glass flake polyester (GFP) coatings has provided more than 30 years of maintenance-free corrosion protection ...


Chicago Lead Painted Viaducts Water Blasted

Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have reportedly been water blasted by city crews just months after reports of testing found that the paint contains lead levels hundreds of times highe...


New Product Announcement: Zinc Flake Pigments

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced it has a released a new zinc flake pigment optimized for sustainable corrosion protective paint systems.


MS City Launches Lead Paint Safety Initiative

The City of Hattiesburg in Mississippi has recently introduced a new program for lead-based paint hazard inspection and assessment safety training, as well as lead abatement.


FERC Recommends Removing Klamath River Dam

At the end of last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement regarding the Klamath River Renewal Project.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


Mountain Valley Pipeline Deadline Extended

In a unanimous decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved a new deadline for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed more than four years after construction wa...


IPRA Highlights Recycled Paint Benefits

The International Paint Recycling Association (IPRA) recently released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of recycled paint.


Inflation Reduction Act Addresses Equity Need

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion in grants to support equity, safety and affordable transportation access to rework roads and infrastructure.


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Engineers Use Tire Rubber for Concrete Aggregates

A team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University reported they have replaced 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete with rubber from discarded tires to promote ...


First Recyclable Wind Blades Installed Offshore

At the beginning of the month, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa celebrated the first ever commercial installation of fully recyclable wind turbine blades at an offshore wind power pro...


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced it has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat tagged polymer products and the fluorescent monomers used in their creation....


PHMSA Issues Final Gas Pipeline Safety Rule

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a final rule to strengthen the safety and environmental protection of more...


EPA Updates NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed an update to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly, New Jersey.


FHWA Unveils $7.3B PROTECT Formula Program

At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a first-of-its-kind infrastructure program to help states prepare for and respond t...


FRCE, Coast Guard Partner for Coating Removal

Last month, the Fleet Readiness Center East assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in figuring out how remove organic coatings from aircraft parts without certain chemicals or other common paint remo...


BMW, BASF Partner for ‘Poop-Based’ Paint

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is teaming up with global chemical company BASF to create a new sustainable paint made from sewage.


Study: Biodegradable Silk Offers Microplastic Alternative

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a biodegradable system based on silk to replace microplastics found in agricultural products, paints and ...


PA Invests $269M in Water Infrastructure Projects

Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infras...


AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Releases Carbon Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new service to help support the decarbonization of the marine industry.


EPA Adds 5 PFAS to Toxic Release Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory chemical list last week, identifying five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances s...


University Launches New Biofilm Research Center

Flinders University in Australia recently unveiled a new training center to research biofilms and develop solutions to prevent biofouling on ship hulls.


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


WVU Developing Coatings for Turbine Blades

An engineer from West Virginia University has begun research to develop high-entropy coatings to protect gas turbine blades from heat and corrosion from hydrogen combustion.


NJ to Propose Coatings Rule Amendments

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently informed stakeholders that it’s planning to propose amendments to its architectural coatings and consumer products rules.


NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.


Supreme Court Limits EPA Emissions Authority

On Thursday (June 30), the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


Lead Paint Flakes Found in MD Neighborhoods

Last week, residents in Woodberry, Maryland, voiced concerns after finding red paint flakes that seemed to have come from work being performed on the nearby television tower which gives the ...


OR Adopting Concrete Environmental Standards

Earlier this month, the City of Portland, Oregon, announced the approval of recommendations to add Concrete Embodied Carbon Threshold requirements for city construction projects.


EPA Declares $6.5B in Water Infrastructure Funds

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $6.5 billion in funding available for the agency’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program and the State Infrast...


Rikers Being Studied for Wastewater Facility

According to city records, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded a contract to Jacobs Civil Consultants to study the possibility of constructing a new Was...


Australia Office Building to Feature Solar Cladding

In what will be a landmark moment for Australia when constructed, architecture firm Kennon has recently designed a first-of-its-kind eight-story office tower on behalf of Dr. Bella Freeman.


Biden Issues Domestic Solar Energy Orders

Last week, President Joe Biden issued three executive orders to prioritize domestic clean energy manufacturing to aid in the goal of eliminating carbon from the country’s power supply by 203...


Students Develop 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Concrete

The American University in Cairo recently announced that four students have developed self-luminous concrete, aiming to light up roadways and pavement without using traditional energy source...


Shipyard Uses UHP Water Blasting for Surface Prep

Everett Ship Repair, LLC, in Washington announced earlier this year that it has purchased two new ultra-high-pressure water blasting systems to expand its surface preparation services.


Utilizing Laser Ablation for Nuclear Surface Prep

While there are many methods of surface preparation, high power laser ablation systems have proven to be effective at nuclear sites for industrial contamination.


White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


Research: Disposable Masks Create Durable Concrete

Known to be a carbon-intensive process, the production of cement is reported to be responsible for as much as 8% of the world’s carbon emissions.


EPA Awards Over $250M in Brownfields Grants

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of $254.5 million in Brownfields Grants to 265 communities, including four grants totaling $1.6 million across Puerto ...


Scientists Create Coating for Mercury Sorption

Scientists from Flinders University in Australia recently modelled a polysulfide coating made from waste products that has shown to absorb mercury and other metal contaminants in water.


ACI Expands Partnership for Carbon Neutrality in Concrete

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute and the Federacion Interamericana Del Cemento completed an addendum to their International Partner Agreement which calls for a joint effor...


Cambridge Engineers Develop Zero-Emissions Cement

As the industry continues to adopt more sustainable materials and best practices aimed at achieving low- or zero-emissions, researchers note that one material that continues to be a challeng...


White House Releases New Permitting Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new Permitting Action Plan to accelerate federal permitting and environmental reviews for infrastructure projects funded throug...


Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this month that it has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate solutions to military infras...


New Initiative Aims to Combat Biofouling

Environmental NGO Bellona Foundation, in partnership with marine and protective coatings company Jotun, has recently launched a new initiative to define and implement a new ISO standard for ...


BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

Starting this month, the British Coatings Federation’s new “Trace” Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Globe scheme will allow decorative paint manufacturers to adopt the use of the statement t...


Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Beer brand Coors Light has recently created 12 new, energy-efficient rooftop billboards, dubbed “Chillboards,” that utilize reflective white acrylic roof coating systems.


SBTi Approves Hempel Emissions Reduction Goals

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that its emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative with levels required to meet the goals of the Par...


PPG Fined Over Product Requirement Violations

The California Air Resources Board announced last week that it had reached a settlement with global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries, Inc. for selling products that violate the state’s a...


Battelle Showcases Pilot to Destroy PFAS

Independent nonprofit organization Battelle Memorial Institute, which focuses on advancing sciences and technology, recently launched a weeklong pilot demonstration for its total solution fo...


Largest US Carbon Capture Pipeline Proposed

An Iowa-based company has proposed a $4.5 billion, 1,958-mile carbon dioxide pipeline that would stretch across five states for CO2 recovery and storage.


Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.


Using Soot for Sustainable Solar Energy Coatings

Researchers from the University of Houston and Mexico’s Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán have reportedly produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using...


BASF, Vattenfall Bidding for Offshore Wind Farm

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that it will be partnering with Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall for the offshore wind farm tender of Hollandse Kust West in the...


Construction Begins for CA Wildlife Bridge

Last week, California officials broke ground at the new $87 million Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is expected to be the world’s largest wildlife crossing for native animals to sa...


Paint Recycler Establishes Operations in NY

A latex paint recycling company based out of Colorado recently started setting up operations in Rotterdam, New York, to reprocess old architectural coatings under the state’s new paint stewa...


Researchers Create Pollutant-Absorbing Sponge

A research team from Northwestern University recently announced that they have developed a sponge capable of cleaning up oil, microplastics and phosphate from polluted waterways.


Klamath Dam Removal Project Gets DOI Approval

According to recent reports, the U.S. Interior Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have given their support for the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath Rive...


Researchers Develop Plastic Catalysts for Coatings

A group of chemists from the University of Konstanz in Germany have reportedly developed a new class of catalysts that enable the manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water,...


DOT Announces Infrastructure Emissions Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program, created under the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Studying Epoxy Composites from Battery Waste

A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles recovered from worn-out batteries as fillers for epoxy resins in an effort to recycle the material.


DOE Issues RFI for Building Code Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office issued a request for information to gather responses from the public that will inform the program development and exec...


AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its new Paint the Future initiative that aims to develop a shared approach to tackling climate change.


$120M Water Infrastructure Loan Awarded in CA

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has awarded a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to a utilities agency in San Bernard...


Floating Offshore Wind Project Proposed in WA

Last week, Trident Winds Inc. announced it submitted a request to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management to develop and construct the first floating offshore wind farm off the coast ...


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they have developed environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings for the aerospace industry.


Petronas Partners to Commercialize Pipeline Tech

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad has recently partnered with two different entities with the same goal: commercializing new pipeline technology.


Preventing Corrosion with Plant-Based Extracts

A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in the oil and gas industry.


165,000 Gallons of Oil Leaked from IL Pipeline

A broken pipeline in Edwardsville, Illinois, has leaked an estimated 165,000 gallons of crude oil in March, with some oil flowing into a nearby creek.


PA Proposing PFAS Drinking Water Regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently proposed a new regulation to set maximum containment levels in drinking water for two forms of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl subs...


DNR Provides Enbridge Line 3 Breach Update

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently announced that it has completed its investigation of three aquifer breaches that occurred last year during the construction of the Enbr...


WorldGBC Launches Post-Disaster Toolkit

The World Green Building Council has recently announced the launch of its Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework, which will serve communities as a “post-disaster toolkit” when buil...


CA Reservoir Project Pursuing $2.2B Loan

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invited the Sites Reservoir project in Maxwell, California, to apply for a $2.2 billion loan through the Water Infrastructure Fin...


BCF Acts on Greenwash Claims in Decorative Paints

To tackle the rising number of green claims emerging in the decorative coatings industry, the British Coatings Federation has recently launched a new online guide.


CO Solar Farm Project Construction Completed

Contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently announced its completion of the construction for the Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado, which will support the country’s first solar p...


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

Danish biotech company Cysbio recently announced that it has developed new sustainable replacement for copper in antifouling paints.


New Product Announcement: Biobased Outdoor Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new biobased, temporary outdoor coating designed for marine and high humidity conditions.


EPA to Oversee Paint Cleanup at Superfund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last month that it had reached an agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. and the City of South Bend to oversee the cleanup of po...


NY Port to Become Offshore Wind Hub

New York City officials recently announced that the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will be turned into an offshore wind port facility, acting as an operations and maintenance base for the Em...


China Revokes Imported Coatings Requirements

At the beginning of the month, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China issued an order abolishing the “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the ...


Paint Accounts for Majority of Ocean Microplastics

A new study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for 58% of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways.


Solar-Powered Mill Construction Underway

Construction is in progress for a long rail mill supported by Evraz North America’s Bighorn Solar Project, set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar energy.


Wind Blade Repurposed as Pedestrian Bridge

A research team recently announced that it has successfully installed a wind blade pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland, with the goal of repurposing hard to recycle turbine blades.


Emissions Analysis Works to Determine 'Best' Materials

To avoid construction materials noted to have “embodied carbon,” researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a set of computational tools to assist architects a...


Research Underway to Develop Bio-Based Products

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos announced that it was participating in a new research project with the goal of developing bio-based binders and coatings as sustainabl...


Largest Dam Removal Project to Begin in 2023

According to reports, the largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023, including the removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Californ...


Rebuilding in CO Stalled by Green Codes

After the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 500 homes in Louisville, Colorado, homeowners looking to rebuild are now facing expensive obstacles in trying to meet aggressive new green buildin...


EPA Asked to Reconsider Pigment Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently been requested to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).


UCLA Receives $21M for Carbon Capture Research

The University of California, Los Angeles, recently announced that it has received $21 million in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the institutes’ carbon removal techno...


New Chrome Provides Safe Coating Alternative

With a goal of replacing harmful hexavalent chrome coatings, Trion Coatings LLC (South Bend, Indiana) has developed a new safe and environmentally friendly chrome coating.


Recognizing Health Effects of Lead Paint

While the use of lead-based paints was banned over 40 years ago, the remnants of lead paint continue to be a major environmental and public health problem.


GA Park Designed to Prevent Flooding

A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold 10 million gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area while maintaining a community space.


Arkema Product Earns USDA Biobased Certification

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that one of its products has been approved to carry the United States Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label.


US Plastics Pact Releases Materials Report

Last week, the U.S. Plastics Pact released its Problematic and Unnecessary Materials Report, identifying 11 plastic packaging items that are “not currently reusable, recyclable, or compostab...


EPA Announces $688M in WIFIA Loan Awards

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $688 million to help advance water infrastructure projects.


US to Strengthen Building Performance Standards

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting last week, President Joe Biden announced that his Administration would be launching a Building Performance Standards Coalition dedi...


NY Wind Farm Receives Final Approval

Last week, New York’s first offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, received the final approval needed for the project to move forward with the start of construction.


TX University Collaborates for CO2 Capture

The University of Texas at Austin recently announced that its carbon capture technology will be licensed by Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions to support lower-cost capture of emissi...


Marine Coatings Prevalent in Ocean Microplastics

A research team from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel and the Alfred-Wegener Institute at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on the island ...


NJ Superfund Site to Become Solar Park

The GEMS Landfill in New Jersey, one of the first Superfund sites in the United States, is set to become the site of a new solar energy park.


$160 Billion Approved for San Diego Transit Plan

Last week, the San Diego Association of Government announced that its Board of Directors had passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.


Study: Algae Provides Antifouling Properties in Paints

A new study conducted by Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries utilized algae to create environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


Ultrasonic Devices Protect Bats from Bridge Repairs

Researchers have teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy ultrasonic deterrence devices at bridge construction sites in the hopes of reducing bat activity during r...


PPG Signs Agreement for Clean Energy

Global coatings company PPG recently announced it has signed an agreement with energy and energy solutions provider Constellation to power its Carrolltown, Texas-based paint manufacturing pl...


Harsco Releases Ecoproducts Line to Reduce Waste

Harsco Environmental, a division of global industrial company Harsco Corporation, recently announced the launch of its newly renamed ecoproducts line.


NY Reveals Designs for Coastal Resiliency Project

New York City officials recently unveiled the designs for the Financial District-Seaport Climate Resilience Plan as a part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.


Groundbreaking Held for US Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, U.S. officials broke ground for the construction of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind farm, in Massachusetts.


EPA Reviewing PFOA, PFOS Regulations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked its Science Advisory Board to review draft documents regarding health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


UK High-Speed Rail Viaduct Cuts Emissions

Officials for the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 project recently confirmed that it is on track to cut the amount of embedded carbon in the railway’s Colne Valley Viaduct by 28.4%.


Black & Veatch Seeks Sustainable Innovators

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas) recently accepted applications for “bold, committed partners” in climate technology for its third annual IgniteX C...


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the start of production for its new hydrofluoroolefin platform at its new facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.


COP26 Develops Climate Change Action Plans

Nearly 200 countries met at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties earlier this month, to develop plans to meet emissions goals and accelerate action on climate by ...


States Plan Cuts to Boost Lake Mead Levels

As water levels continue to decline, officials have announced they are developing a voluntary water cut costing $100 million to leave more water in southern Nevada’s Lake Mead.


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


Grant Awarded to Study Roads and Flooding

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have recently received a $1.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how coastal flooding impacts ro...


Japan Develops Carbon-Reducing Technology

With carbon dioxide being the main contribution to global warming, Japan has developed several projects to cut back on emission in the hopes of reaching net-zero.


Grants Awarded for Wastewater Virus Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it has awarded Tulane University (New Orleans) a grant to research human viruses found in wastewater intended for water reuse.


Study: Biochar to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

A recent study found that biochar nanoparticles, or graphene oxide, derived from spruce wood and wheat straw can improve corrosion resistance in zinc-rich epoxy coatings.


Researchers Obtain Pigments from Metal Wastes

A Russian research team recently announced that it has developed a method for obtaining white pigments from toxic metallurgical waste.


Swiss Bridge Reuses Concrete

Researchers at the Ecole Technique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland recently unveiled a footbridge prototype using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated.


EPA Finalizes Next Steps for Sherwin-Williams Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this month that it has finalized its plan for the next phase of cleanup of the Sherwin-Williams Superfund Site in New Jersey.


Proposal Aims to Restore NEPA Regulations

The White House Council on Environmental Quality announced this month that it plans to reinstate federal regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding environmental reviews ...


3D-Printing Tech Offers Material Reduction

A first-of-its kind 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy, and “establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular b...


Companies to Develop Ecological Turbine Base

Building materials company LafargeHolcim in the U.S. and concrete technology provider ECOncrete Tech (Tel Aviv, Israel) announced joint plans last week to design and produce an ecologically ...


DOE Invests in ‘Connected Communities’

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $61 million project last week to launch new technology for developing “Connected Communities.”


Study: Critical Infrastructure Threatened by Floods

Nonprofit flood research and communications group, First Street Foundation, has recently reported that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States—such as police statio...


Floating Solar Panels to be Installed in MA

According to recent reports, developers plan to install floating solar panels in Massachusetts ponds and reservoirs as a possible solution regarding concerns over space for clean energy deve...


Arkema, Polymem Awarded for Ultrafiltration Membranes

Specialty chemicals company Arkema and French water filtration modules manufacturer Polymem received the Team Innovation Award from the American Chemical Society for their development of ult...


EPA Awards Millions for Biosolids Research

The U.S. Environmental Agency announced in September that it was granting nearly $6 million in funding to four institutions to research the potential harming risks to human health and the en...


Study: Microplastic Paint Abundant in Ocean

A study conducted by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) observed that paint flakes could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles found...


EPA Opens Nominations for 2022 Green Chemistry Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.


Coalition Announced to Quantify, Locate Lead Pipes

At the end of September, Google announced that it was awarding $3 million in grants to the BlueConduit Charitable Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the We Act for Environmental...


Study: Rising Sea Level Impact on Saltwater Corrosion

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change recently issued a new report warning that unavoidable rising sea levels will threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide.


Enbridge Fined $3M for Environmental Violations

In recent developments involving the replacement of the Line 3 crude oil pipeline, reports indicate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3...


Army Engineers Develop Ice Adhesion Patent

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently applied for a patent on an ice adhesion testing device.


University to Develop Eco-Friendly Marine Coating

Detroit-based sustainability tech startup Repela Tech LLC from Wayne State University has recently been awarded a grant to research and develop an eco-friendly marine coating for ships and v...


PHMSA Fines Dakota Pipeline Operator

Upon completing inspections at Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a $93,000 f...


CO Skate Park Doubles as Stormwater Mitigation

Highlighted by recent reports, a new art installation north of downtown Denver has gained some spotlight for its unique duality, serving its surrounding neighborhood as both a skate park and...


FERC to Review Climate Impacts for 2 Projects

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not thoroughly consider environmental justices or the potential climate im...


EPA Reaches $1M Clean Water Settlement

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Noble Energy, Inc., Noble Midstream Partners LP, and Noble Midstream Services, LLC (coll...


Climate-Smart Concrete Studied to Reduce CO2

Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall has recently developed what it’s calling a “climate-smart hydropower concrete” that can reportedly use less cement, reducing its overall carbon...


Drought Shuts Down CA Hydroelectric Plant

As a result of the ongoing drought in California, the Edward Hyatt hydroelectric power plant has undergone a forced shutdown as there is no longer enough water available to power it.


Plans for Wildlife Quad Cities Bridge Develop

Instead of tearing down the Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 80 over the Mississippi River and is jointly owned by Iowa and Illinois, environmentalist icon and Presid...


Coating Developed to Capture Ions in Water

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently been reported to have developed an protection mechanism using a nano-coated sponge-like membrane that can be used to soak up phosphate ...


PG&E to Spend $15B Burying Power Lines

According to a press release issued by California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility plans to expand the undergrounding of electric distribution power lines in High Fire Thr...


Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain Use

In a ruling last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision that the state of New Jersey could not block construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline on state lands.


OR Passes Emissions Bill

Oregon lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring that the state’s power grid reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2035.


Navy, EPA Enter Wastewater Upgrade Agreement

Announced at the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it would be entering a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Navy to complete major upgrade...


PG&E Agrees to $5.9M Water Discharge Settlement

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently reached a settlement agreement, involving the payment of $5.9 million to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which are slate...


FL Court Rules 'Act of Nature' on Corrosion, Rust

In Dodge v. People’s Trust Insurance Company, 2021 WL 2217299 (4th DCA Jun. 2, 2021), a Florida court ruled that rust and corrosion of water pipes is considered an “act of nature.”


BCF: Manufacturers Worried About UK REACH

The British Coatings Federation recently released a survey of United Kingdom coatings manufacturers, who are increasingly concerned about the impact of the new U.K. chemical regulations.


$19M Settlement Reached for CITGO Oil Spill

Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation had agreed to a $19.69 million settlement to resolve federal and state claims for ...


AU Company Transforms CO2 into Products

Australian clean technology company Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) has recently announced its intentions to capture industrial carbon emissions to transform into useful materials.


NC Bill Aims to Reduce Emissions, Retire Coal

Backed by Duke Energy, last week North Carolina House Republicans presented a new energy bill expected to reduce carbon emissions and retire several coal-fired plants ahead of schedule.


MI Sandblasting Business Cited for Violations

On several occasions this year, Kalamazoo Sandblast (Kalamazoo, Michigan) was investigated by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Air Quality Division (AQD) upon r...


Lake Mead Suffers Historic Lows, Dam Energy Affected

Last week, southern Nevada’s Lake Mead hit historic lows, with officials reporting that the United States’ largest reservoir by volume was at an all-time low of just 1,071.44 feet—or roughly...


NY Passes Low-Carbon Concrete Bill

The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of low-carbon concrete for state construction projects. The bill is now on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ...


FL Governor Signs Flood Prevention Law

To better prepare the state for future flooding and sea level rise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed two bills into law, outlining a several-years-long spending plan.


CA Proposes Over $5B for Water Infrastructure

In the wake of an ongoing and expanding state-wide drought, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $5.1 billion investment, slated to take over four years, for immediate drought respons...


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


WY Threatens $1.2M Suit for Coal Production

Unlike other states pushing to covert to renewable energy infrastructure, Wyoming has announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in t...


JPCL Presents 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

In debuting the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ independent, inaugural issue of sorts last month, one aspect that continued to stay consistent over the last four years is th...


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


Canadian Carrier Fined for Clean Water Violation

Upon pleading guilty to dumping wastewater into Lake Ontario, dry and liquid bulk carrier company Algoma Central Corporation was fined $500,000.


Singapore Completes Large Floating Solar Farm

Reported to be one of the world’s largest floating solar farms on sea water has recently completed construction in Singapore.


Shell Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation

Following probes initiated last year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, state and federal agencies are now investigating the safety of Shel...


PWSA to Launch Stormwater Project

Officials from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently reported that the city’s Four Mile Run Stormwater Project was expected to kick off this spring.


EPA Issues Order for Gowanus Canal

In an effort to control contaminated solids discharges at the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the City of New York to con...


EPA Issues Grant for Environmental Job Training

Environmental and conservation workforce development and job training company, Limitless Vistas Inc. has recently been awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...


EPA Announces $1.9M CWA Settlement in WY

A settlement with private energy operator Fleur de Lis Energy and Fleur de Lis Operating, LLC was reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, in which the company agree...


Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Waterway Permits

At the beginning of the month, a coalition of environmental groups alerted the Biden administration that they would file suit if the Army Corps of Engineers failed to reconsider Trump-era pe...


Researchers Recycle Single-Use Masks for Roads

Researchers from RMIT University have recently developed a recycling solution for one item generating a rather large amount of pandemic waste, single-use face masks.


TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...


Research: Billions Spent on Flood Damages

In a new study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $199 billion in flood damages over the last three decades.


Researchers to Turn Turbine Blades into Bridges

In southern Ireland, civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades for a future pedestrian bridge.


Transportation Agencies Issue Final Environmental Rule

Last Monday (Dec. 28, 2020), the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the United States Department of Transportation issued a ...


GE, Veolia Announce Wind Turbine Recycling Program

According to a press release issued last week by transnational company Veolia, the company has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy to recycle its onshore wind turbine blades in the ...


TX Researchers Address Chemical Pollution

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have recently been awarded a three-year Healthy Ecosystems grant by The Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering...


Wheeler Announces New National Recycling Plan

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler held the EPA’s third-annual America Recycles Summit last month where he unveiled a new National Recycling Goal that aims to ...


EPA Sued Over Coal Rule Revisions

Last week, a coalition of nine environmental groups announced that they were suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency over finalized revisions made to coal ash and coal plant ...


USGBC Wraps Up Greenbuild with Initiatives

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council wrapped up its annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo. At the virtual event, the organization outlined several key updates that it says inten...


Biden Releases Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis

Following the announcement of Joe Biden as the United States’ new President-elect, the Biden-Harris transition team has since released its plan regarding climate change, highlighting the inc...


Hempel Receives Sustainability Award

At the beginning of the month, global coating supplier Hempel announced via emailed press release that it has been awarded the Sustainability Award 2020 by Vestas for supporting them on thei...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


USGBC Unveils Initiative, Requests Feedback

Last week, during the annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, the U.S. Green Building Council announced that it is providing funding for 500 people in underserved communities to earn their LEED...


Pipeline Co. to Pay $800K in Fines, Fixes

In a press release issued at the beginning of the month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co...


Black & Veatch Pledges Renewable Energy Work

In an effort to aid the global power industry’s transition to lower carbon emissions, and in some cases zero-carbon energy goals, engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overlan...


Canada Bridge Construction Uses Recycled Glass

Officials working on the Darwin bridge project on Nun’s Island in Montreal, Canada, have reported that the structure is incorporating recycled glass in its materials.


Flood Barrier Successfully Protects Venice

For the first time in decades, the city of Venice put its flood barriers into practice, successfully keeping the city dry during its first day of acqua alta or “high waters”—seasonal floodin...


EPA Proposes Tank Inspection Alternative

On Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a proposal offering regulatory flexibility for the oil and gas industry by amending Clean Air Act re...


Research: Cement-Free Concrete Beats Corrosion

This week, engineers from RMIT University announced that they have developed an eco-friendly, zero-cement concrete that can withstand corrosive acidic environments, commonly observed in sewa...


EPA Releases Final List for TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final list of businesses that are subject to fees for the 20 chemicals designated as high priority for risk evaluation under the Tox...


MI Hears Comments on Line 5 Tunnel

The Michigan Public Service Commission held a virtual public hearing last week for comments on the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel, which if approved would run under the Straits of Mackinac.


NACE International Institute Launches Canada Study

The NACE International Institute has announced that it has launched a preliminary phase of its International Measures of Prevention Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPAC...


ACA Responds to Air Quality Standards Proposal

The American Coatings Association recently released a response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone.


Largest US Single-Sloped Solar Array Complete

Workers in Pittsburgh have recently placed the last of 4,784 solar photovoltaic panels at a site that is now considered the largest single-sloped solar array in the country.


Dow, USGBC Announce Carbon Challenge Results

Dow, along with the United States Green Building Council, have shared the results of their inaugural Carbon Challenge, just a little over one year since the project’s inception.


Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered to Halt for Review

The Dakota Access Pipeline has officially been ordered to halt operations after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling surrounding the recently ordered environmental rev...


Tesla Rolls Out New Solar Ordering System

Electric car manufacturer and energy company Tesla has rolled out a new way of buying solar panels for homes.


University Designs Lighter, Greener Bridge

Recently, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, with COWI, have completed research on reducing materials used in suspension bridge d...


3D-Printed Reefs Deployed in Atlantic

Earlier this month, marine scientists deployed 3D-printed artificial reefs throughout the Atlantic coasts of England, France, and Spain.


NZ Concrete Pushing Toward Emissions Target

Following an independent review conducted by independent auditor, Australian sustainability consultancy Thinkstep earlier this year, found that Concrete New Zealand is on track to meeting it...


Middle-Schoolers Win $100K for Flood Prevention

At the beginning of the month, a group of middle-school students from Downtown Doral Charter Upper School in Doral, Florida, were named one of five National Winners in the 10th annual Samsun...


EPA Limits Opposition of Energy Infrastructure

On Monday (June 1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency had issued a final rule that will both promote the construction of energy-base...


Judge Requires More Review for Pipelines

Earlier this month, Montana federal Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris announced that he was upholding a previous April ruling, which cancels an environmental permit for the Keystone XL ...


PA Wastewater Plan Receives Federal Approval

Last week, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced that its over $2 billion plan to remove seven billion gallons of stormwater and sewage from rivers and streams in the c...


Research Looks at Water, Pipes in Closed Buildings

Since receiving $200,000 in funding from National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, researchers from Purdue University have launched a study into the impact of th...


NRDC Sues Over Water Protection Rollback

The Natural Resources Defense Council, along with its partners, announced just last week that they had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of ...


Strange Odor Sparks Concern in Calgary

Over the weekend, Calgary Fire Department officials were summoned to investigate a pungent smell after receiving nearly 100 complaints—78 calls alone last Friday (April 24)—from the northeas...


SC Considering $1.75B Seawall

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has recently announced the preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina.


EPA to Host Call Regarding TSCA Fees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it is hosting a call on the recently announced plan to reduce burden for certain stakeholders who are ...


University Studies Coastal Storm Protection Designs

Researchers from Princeton University have been looking at new designs for protective infrastructure to combat storm surges along the nation's coastlines.


Review Ordered for Dakota Access Pipeline

Last week, a federal judge ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers to perform a new, full environmental review on the Dakota Access pipeline.


Design Blamed for England Spillway Failure

Recently, Executive Technical Director from international engineering company MWH, David Balmforth, published an 85-page independent review report regarding last year’s partial collapse at a...


Scientists Suggest Dams for Rising Seas

Government-employed Dutch scientist and oceanographer Sjoerd Groeskamp has recently proposed a solution to protect an estimated 25 million Europeans living in northern Europe from rising lev...


Proposal Aims to Accelerate Environmental Reviews

The Donald J. Trump administration has recently proposed a rule, modernizing and accelerating how environmental reviews are conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act.


EPA Announces Waterway Protection Rollback

In the latest action since the Trump administration announced the roll back of nearly 95 environmental rules, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated it will be reducing the numb...


US Steel Fined for Air Pollution Violations

After reaching a consent agreement in June 2019 with The United States Steel Corporation, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced earlier this month that the company was char...


St. Louis Passes Solar Roof Mandate

Last month, St. Louis became the latest city to pass green roof legislation—in this case, roofs on new construction must be “solar ready.”


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...


CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

Last week, leaders from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce released legislative framework for the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CL...


EPA Reclassifies Aerosol Can Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final rule adding hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act regu...


Indonesian Paint Co. Sets CA-Based Green Code

Indonesian paint company PT Mowilex has recently published a guide that classifies its products in terms of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions, according to a press release.


Villanova Focuses on Green Infrastructure in Research

While stormwater issues are developing into a more prominent environmental issue, one Pennsylvania-based university is studying how green infrastructure can help decrease flooding in urban a...


EPA to Hold Evaluation Meeting on 1-BP Solvent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it will hold a Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals meeting to review the draft risk evaluati...


Company Aims to Prevent Home Flooding

Global weather system supplier All Weather Industries in, partnership with Philippines-based Scottsdale Corp., have recently launched the Dam Easy Flood Barrier—a innovative tool for prevent...


Report: Joint Strike Fighters Susceptible to Corrosion

Recently, in a report obtained by ABC, Australian defense officials have been advised to consider round-the-clock dehumidification systems at the Williamtown RAAF base to avoid corrosion ris...


FL Wastewater Plant Powered by Solar

The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (Key Largo, FL) recently installed 334 solar panels on the rooftop and over the chlorine contact basins at its main plant.


PA Fines Gas Pipeline Builder

Rice Midstream Holdings LLC has agreed to their $1.5 million fine for the failure to prevent sedimentation and erosion into streams during the construction of a natural gas gathering pipelin...


CFTs Provide Corrosive-Free Aircraft

Those stationed at the U.S. Kadena Air Base (Okinawa, Japan) recently enlisted the help of contracted field teams to service its aircraft fleet, primarily targeting corrosion brought on by t...


Senate Confirms Wheeler as EPA Chief

The Senate has recently confirmed that former coal industry lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, is to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.


University Uses Smartphones to Evaluate Infrastructure

Scientists at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri) have recently developed smartphone-based technologies to help monitor the condition of infrastructure, including roads and bridg...


Air Force Tests New Corrosion-Prediction Tool

A new environmental sensing platform developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, could help to predict if craft are susceptible to cor...


Cleanup Battle Brewing at Bay Bridge Site

Five years after the new Bay Bridge eastern span opened in San Francisco, bridge-painting waste is at the center of a budding conflict over continuing site cleanup.


Aggreko Acquires Australian Generator Firm

Aggreko, a Glasgow-based global provider of portable power-generation and climate-control solutions, announced last week that it has acquired Australian rental company Generator Hire Service...


NASA Develops Test Tool for Icephobic Coatings

NASA has developed a new tool to evaluate icephobic coatings for aircraft, which can help address issues that can be caused in the air.


AkzoNobel Signs Latest Green Agreement

Amsterdam-based coatings giant AkzoNobel announced last week that it has taken another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.


Self-Driving Ship to Set Sail in 2018

The world’s first autonomous ship is slated to set sail along Norway’s coastline in 2018, carrying cargo between Norwegian towns.


Research Sheds Light on Biofouling

A recent biofouling study may be the first step toward preventing damage throughout the desalination industry.


Equipment Firm Introduces Air Dryers

Marine Equipment Supply announced last week that it is now manufacturing its own line of air dryers for the paint and coatings industry.


Research Paves Way for Environmental Benefits

A comprehensive study by a national laboratory in California has dug deep into pavement, revealing that while the choice of materials can impact carbon emissions, the conventional wisdom abo...


Dust Concerns Halt Bayonne Work

Demolition work on part of the Bayonne Bridge halted for more than a day this week due to what officials called "excessive dust" coming from a project that's had its share of debris issues.


Bid Accepted for Offshore NC Wind Farm

Avangrid Inc. has won the right to develop an offshore wind farm off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with a $9 million bid to the federal government.


Eco-Friendly Concrete Comes to Light

A production process that has gone largely unchanged over the last 200 years might now be getting a green facelift courtesy of a spinoff from Rutgers University.


Yellowstone Installs Eco-Friendly Pavement

When replacing aging asphalt in the eco-sensitive Yellowstone Geyser Basin, Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park turned to an innovative, porous paving material that is manufactured in part f...


Dryco Joins Temporary Power Provider

In a move to expand its drying and dehumidification services in North America, a Scottish power generation and HVAC specialty rental business has acquired industrial climate control company ...


Bridge Painter Faces Multiple Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Western Pennsylvania painting contractor on environmental, embezzlement, false statement and fraud charges related to a state bridge project.


High Marks for Earthquake-Resistant Pipe

A new development at a university in New York could be good news for earthquake-prone regions worldwide: An earthquake-resilient pipeline design exceeded expectations in its most comprehensi...


EPA: Diesel Storage Tank Corrosion Common

A vast majority of diesel fuel underground storage tanks may exhibit moderate to severe corrosion, according to the U.S. government—but few of the tanks’ owners are aware of it.


Feds Fine Galvanizer Over Waste Storage

A Baltimore steel galvanizer is facing $60,000 in federal fines over alleged violations of hazardous-waste storage laws.


Navy, Guam Contractor Face EPA Fines

In a settlement with the U.S. government, the U.S. Navy and a Guam-based former Navy contractor will pay fines and take corrective action to address alleged hazardous waste violations at a f...


Heat Wave ‘Blows Up’ Highways

Near-record heat has overtaken much of the central part of the United States in recent weeks, and there’s one danger popping up that many might not expect: concrete pavement “blow-ups.”


New Cleanup Plans at Former Paint Plant

A year after first announcing a cleanup proposal at a highly contaminated New Jersey site that was once a Sherwin-Williams paint and varnish manufacturing plant, the federal government is pr...


$15M Approved to Protect Tower Rods

Corrosion of the steel rods used for seismic stability on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is once again the focus of attention for the committee that oversees seismic retrofit work for ...


Today’s Espresso, Tomorrow’s Expressway

Coffee may already power a lot of engineers and construction crews, but some Australian researchers are looking at the brown stuff as a potential building material for roads, too.


Tunnel Wall Collapse Swallows Roadway

A sinkhole opened up on a New Orleans street just hours after the mayor and the city’s infrastructure team examined a decades-old underground tunnel nearby.


Officials Issue Warning on Dam Failure

Despite contracting a construction firm to make critical repairs to a failing hydroelectric dam in Mosul, Iraq, engineers and the U.S. government are warning that a collapse could be imminen...


Oil Presence May Speed Corrosion

The presence of oil in water is believed to increase the rate of corrosion on ships with steel hulls, according to a research project led by representatives from George Mason University and ...


Caltrans to Tackle Tunnel Corrosion

Although Caltrans originally expressed that the failure to a tunnel wall in the Bay Bridge area was likely an isolated incident, further inspection shows that not to be the case.


Hot Temps Ruin Cool Bridge

A team of students working to construct an ice bridge in Finland were building with strength in mind, but this week, the one thing that they couldn’t control brought an end to the project: a...


‘Cement Ship’ Cracks Under Pressure

Residents of Aptos, CA, are becoming increasingly concerned about the state of their beloved cement ship sitting off the shore of Seacliff State Beach.


Electric Concrete Could De-Ice Roads

Researchers in Nebraska are hoping their electrified concrete will help drivers avoid the skids during winter months.


Bay Bridge Leaks Get Low-Cost Fix

Water leaking into support structures of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been a concern for engineers as early as the construction phase. Now, they have hit upon a relatively inexpe...


Steel Issue Closes Forth Bridge

Scotland’s Forth Bridge might never see traffic again after inspectors there found a fault in the bridge’s steel structure.


Sinking Structure Safe for Traffic

A portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct—an elevated highway in Seattle—has continued to sink since its last inspection just six months ago, according to Washington State Department of Transport...


Smooth Finish SPF Insulation Debuts

Rhino Linings Corp. has introduced a closed cell, spray-polyurethane foam insulation that is suitable for use in tank and pipeline applications.


Study: Concrete 'Crystal' Key to Aging

Researchers believe they may be closer to finding a solution for a common concrete bridge and dam aging problem.


Light Bar Made for Hazardous Areas

Nemalux LED Lighting has introduced an industrial light bar series that the company says can be used in hazardous or wet locations.


Lights Made To Be Explosion-Proof

Rapid Prep is offering an explosion-proof light that the company says is suitable for hazardous and wet locations.


Wave Machine Simulates Flooding

Its promotional video has been compared to a blockbuster movie trailer, but a Dutch company’s wave simulation facility is all science and not fiction.


Tool Measures Working Temperature

The Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) is offering a new data logger that the company says can be used to monitor temperature in environments where temperature control is required.


Call for Resignation Amid Water Woes

A corroded drinking water supply crisis in Flint, MI, has one group asking for the resignation of the state's environmental director and others demanding further investigation into the matte...


LED Fixture Lights Industrial Sites

Larson Electronics has developed an 18-watt LED light that is made for industrial use and approved for outdoor environments, according to the company.


Abrasive Blast Recovering Unit Debuts

Airblast AFC has designed a portable abrasive recovery unit that the company says is capable of removing grit from the size of dust particles to debris as large as 2 inches.


Drop Light Made To Be Explosion Proof

Larson Electronics has introduced a new explosion-proof LED drop light that the company says is designed to provide cooler operation and higher performance than standard incandescent drop li...


BP Settles Deepwater Disaster for $20B

BP will pay more than $20 billion to settle claims against it for the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010.


MSA Debuts Manhole Guard System

MSA has introduced a manhole guard system in separate components that the company says allows entry into confined spaces while decreasing potential trip-and-fall hazards.


‘Thirsty’ Concrete Seems to Drink Water

A type of concrete that “drinks” water on its surface is being marketed to areas where flash flooding and puddles are a problem.


Gauge Used to Read UV Measurements

The Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) is offering AccuPro Series meters that the company says feature a microprocessor-controlled readout unit that is calibrated to measure and display both U...


$1.9B Helps NJ Shore Up against Storms

NJ Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation making up to $1.94 billion in state financing available for projects that would improve the drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in...


Caltrans Seeks OK for Blast Demo

The old Bay Bridge is coming down. As much of the concrete and steel structure are being dismantled piece by piece, Caltrans is in the process of securing permits to demolish the main suppor...


Corrosion Detection Built for Space

What do soil pollution and the European Space Agency (ESA) have to do with pipe corrosion? A joint venture between it and a Dutch company established an earth-based method for pipeline owner...


Web-based Unit Monitors Air Quality

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


EPA Fines Caltrans, Contractor $80K

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement for $80,000 each with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and a general contractor for dumping fuel an...


Biocide Deters Barnacles from Ships

A Swedish company has introduced a pharmacological product to help combat barnacle settlement on a ship’s hull.


Drones Seeing Use in Infrastructure

Those who see what might appear to be a UFO buzzing around a bridge probably can skip calling the Federal Aviation Administration.


EnTech Expands Collector Line

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN--EnTech Industries has added to its dust collector line-up with the introduction of the Cyclone 9 DC.


Italy Confronts Europe's Largest Dump

NAPLES, ITALY--Acres and acres of solvents, plastics, construction materials and other toxic waste are now being unearthed in Italy as that nation confronts what appears to be the largest il...


Quadpod is Made to Maneuver

KEMP, TX--Larson Electronics has introduced a compact work-site fixture designed to provide high-power illumination with minimal set-up.


Water Toxins to Cost Cement Plant $7.5M

SAN FRANCISCO—A California cement maker will spend more than $7.5 million to settle allegations that it routinely dumped toxic substances into a tributary of the San Francisco Bay.


U.S. Proposes More Nano Reporting

WASHINGTON, DC—As nanotechnology takes over everything from coatings to construction materials, federal regulators want to know more about the risks posed to human health and the environment...


MO Highway Work Draws $750K Fine

LENEXA, KS—Missouri transportation officials will mount a statewide compliance program and pay a $750,000 fine to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act at two road constructi...


Van Air Bosses Around Moisture

A new point-of-use compressed-air dryer is designed to provide simple, effective, affordable service for paint booths, blast cabinets and other light industrial applications.


New Caps Shield Steel Bolts from Fire

AkzoNobel has introduced a new product in North America for fire protection on the bolted connections of steel structures.


$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...


Unit Boasts Non-Spark Dust Collection

Nilfisk CFM has introduced a pneumatic industrial vacuum cleaner designed for collecting dry combustible dust and debris in manufacturing settings.


EPA Floats Aerospace Coating Rule

U.S. environmental authorities are proposing to tighten emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coatings used in aviation and aerospace manufacturing or repair.


Shrink Wrap Offers Protection Option

A new heavy-duty shrink film with flame-retardant additives and UV inhibitors may replace conventional rust preventatives while extending equipment life, according to manufacturer Cortec Cor...


Shipyard Fined for Waste, Collapse

A Mississippi shipyard will pay $144,545 to resolve a host of state environmental violations related to abrasive blasting and painting at its Pascagoula facility.


New System Blamed in Ink Dust Blast

A squeal, sizzle, whoosh and loud thump—not an alarm from a brand-new dust collection system—heralded a blast and flash fire that burned seven employees, three severely, at a New Jersey ink ...


ODOT Cannons Keep Birds off Bridge

Oregon bridge crews are using propane-powered cannons to shoo birds from an interstate lift span—a non-lethal way to discourage starlings from roosting on the bridge.


Contractor Fined for River Sewage

A marine construction contractor and an Oregon county have both agreed to pay fines to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act that occurred during sewage treatment plant work, the U.S. En...


EPA Sued to Act on Stormwater

Seeking again to force Uncle Sam's hand, environmental groups are demanding a court-ordered deadline for federal rules to control runoff from construction projects and developments.


Tool Records Corrosion for Well Work

A newly redesigned tool provides recorded corrosion and temperature data for downhole operation in production wells.


Marco Doubles Dust Collector Line

A smaller electric model and a mid-range option have joined Marco's line of Dustmaster dust collection equipment.


Coal Ash Rule Goes to the Wire

Four and a half years after it was proposed and one year after a federal judge demanded a decision, a rule to determine the disposal fate of coal waste has—theoretically—reached its last sto...


Paint 'Geyser' Raises River Fear

A broken sewer line spewed yellow paint into West Virginia's Elk River, touching off fears of a chemical leak in the area.


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.


Bay Bridge Birds Draining Nest Egg

The new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is up and running, but on the project to demolish its predecessor, another issue has taken flight.


Fabricator Settles Paint Waste Case

A structural steel fabricator has agreed to pay $57,100 for improperly managing containers of paint and other hazardous waste.


Shipyard Fined for Paint-Laden Runoff

A New England shipyard will pay a $20,000 fine and spend $30,000 to raise awareness of clean water laws after allegedly discharging stormwater contaminated with toxic paint chips into a cove...


Hoping the Rubber Meets the Road Test

"Does this stink or doesn't it?" That is just one of the questions—and an important one it is—that Michigan researchers will be asking as they begin putting crumb rubber to the test on the s...


Coatings Maker Accepts EPA Waste Fine

An industrial-coatings manufacturer will pay a $20,240 penalty to settle claims that it violated federal hazardous-waste regulations at its Pennsylvania plant.


New Dehumidifier is Self-Powered

A new dehumidifier with a built-in generator is now being offered by Drynamic Inc. of Plymouth, MN.


Pipe Plant Settles Lead Issues with EPA

A now defunct pipe production plant will pay almost $1 million dollars and take steps to lower its lead emissions in an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


Green Pouch Offers Corrosion Protection

A new Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) pouch from Cortec Corp. is designed to protect metal parts in non-ventilating spaces.


Team Finds Cement’s ‘Magical’ Mix

Tweaking just one of the materials in cement could go a long way toward reducing the environmental wallop packed by concrete, scientists at MIT have discovered.


Hawaii DOT Fined $1.2M for Runoff

Six years of state and federal complaints about pollutants washing into Hawaii's largest harbor have ended in a $1.2 million fine for Hawaii’s Department of Transportation.


Australia: Rising Sea Will Cost $226B

With most of its resources close to the coast, Australia faces havoc with its infrastructure and, possibly, its economy in the decades to come, scientists warn.


Paint Paperwork Draws $100K Fine

A Vermont ferry service will pay $100,000 to resolve federal allegations of recordkeeping violations and improper paint use.


Poor Paint Storage Draws $90K Fine

A New York paint company will pay $90,000 to settle alleged hazardous-waste violations after a fire investigation revealed over 100 improperly stored, corroded paint drums, federal officials...


USACE Agrees to Reveal Dam Pollution

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start disclosing how much oil pollution its largest dams in Oregon and Washington send into waterways—information it has never been forced to give up.


Alaska Settles EPA Paint Waste Suit

Alaska’s transportation agency will pay nearly $118,000 to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of paint, federal officials announced.


Catfish Stall Bridge Replacement Work

Work on a $5.8 million bridge project in Oklahoma has come to a standstill after a change in the bridge's design raised concern with federal officials.


Brown Lawns Paint a Pick-Me-Up

As the California drought sucks the color out of once-lush lawns, property owners are seeking ways to get their green back without triggering penalties for wasting water.


Heat Turns Yellowstone Road to ‘Soup’

A tourist route in Yellowstone National Park was ordered closed this month when the road's asphalt melted during a period of warmer-than-usual temperatures.


Storage Tank Bill Tabbed at $114M

A U.S. proposal to protect surface water from chemical storage facilities would cost about $114 million over four years, likely busting the federal threshold for unfunded mandates in the pri...


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 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.


Free Video Covers Ambient Conditions

Measuring ambient conditions—one of the most important steps before final surface preparation and coating application—is the focus of a new installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Cen...


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


Plan for Chemical Hit List Sparks Heat

Industry manufacturers are objecting to a California plan that would target toxic chemicals used in paint stripper and spray polyurethane foam.


CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.


Google Firm to Rehab U.S. Hangar One

Deadlocked over a seven-figure coating bill, two federal agencies have decided to Google a solution.


EPA Green-Lights 2 CCR Uses

Abruptly breaking years of silence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has newly affirmed as “beneficial” the two largest reuses of encapsulated coal ash: in concrete and in wallboard.


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


Sherwin-Williams Sued over $3.7M Cleanup

Insurance giant AIG is demanding that the federal government and Sherwin-Williams pony up more than $3 million for cleanup reimbursement at a former munitions plant where bombs were painted ...


Metal Finishing Leads to EPA Case

A California company operating a metal finishing facility violated clean water laws by improper disposal of wastewater into the Los Angeles County Sanitation District sewer system, according...


EPA Settles with Military on Tank Issues

Three military bases in Virginia have paid federal regulators a combined $62,634 in fines to settle allegations of violating underground storage tank regulations.


EPA: $165M Base Cleanup Complete

The U.S. Navy’s 20-year, $165 million cleanup of hazardous waste at a California air base is nearly complete, clearing the way to redevelop the land with new houses and businesses.


Vacuum Bags 360° Maneuverability

Industrial vacuum supplier CDCLarue has introduced the Revolution 360 Bagger, fitted with five non-marking casters to maneuver easily around corners and through doorways.


Endangered Mussels Halt Dam Work

Delayed for years by lack of funding, a project to replace a failing dam in Michigan has now been halted indefinitely by the discovery of endangered mussels at the site.


New Unit Uncovers Building Air Leaks

Hidden air leakage in building envelopes and rigid air-barrier systems in the field is the target of DeFelsko's new PosiTest AIR Leak Tester.


Feds Recommend Nanomaterial Controls

As makers of paints, coatings and other products reap the rewards of the nanotech boom, federal health and safety experts are racing to keep up with the risks.


Sunbelt Pump Mourns Ken Gernenz

Services are scheduled Monday (Nov. 11) for Kenneth E. Gernenz, Strategic Account Manager for Industrial Climate Control at Sunbelt Pump & Power Services in Conyers, GA.


DuPont Accepts $800K EPA Fine

Coatings chemical giant DuPont has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and add several programs to settle long-running federal allegations of air-pollution violations at its massive Washington Wo...


EPA Fines DOE over Nuke Site Asbestos

The Department of Energy is facing a $115,000 fine for its contractor's alleged mishandling of asbestos debris at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site.


Blast-Proof Light for Paint Booths

Larson Electronics has introduced a two-foot-long explosion-proof light fixture for paint booths and other hazardous locations with the potential for flammable vapors.


$46.7M Paint Sludge Cleanup Planned

The next step in removing tens of thousands of tons of paint sludge, paint waste and tainted soil from an old Ford Motor Co. site in New Jersey will cost $46.7 million, under a cleanup plan ...


Dust Monitor Measures in Real Time

A new handheld dust monitor to measure dangerous concentrations of inhalable dust and aerosols is the latest offering by Casella CEL, a manufacturer of instruments for the safety, industrial...


A Scramble to Meet New Energy Codes

Sweeping federal changes are coming very soon to a commercial building energy code near you, with implications for building systems in every U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbi...


EPA Adds Time to Comply with Tank Rule

Facilities that use oil and gas storage tanks are getting a reprieve on their October deadline to install emissions controls.


EPA Fines Port, Contractors $500K

The Port of Tacoma and two of its contractors have agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act that damaged Puget Sound wetlands, the U.S. Environmental Pr...


Abu Dhabi to Certify Safer Paints

End users of certain interior and exterior paints in the United Arab Emirates will soon have a new tool to determine the safety of the products they choose.


UK Ship Company Fined for Paint Waste

A ship repair company in the United Kingdom was fined after it released toxic waste paint into a protected environmental area, the local government announced.


Plant Settlement to Cost Shell $115M+

Shell Oil will spend nearly $120 million for facility upgrades and fines to settle federal litigation involving pollution at its Houston-area refinery and chemical plant.


EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.


Kansas DOT Settles with EPA for $477K

Racking up almost a half-million dollars in fines, the Kansas Department of Transportation has agreed to settle alleged federal violations of the Clean Air Act.


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...


EPA to Curb Power Plant Water Toxins

Under orders from the federal courts to act, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever limits on toxic metals discharged into waterways by U.S. power plants.


‘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.


Industry to EPA: Make Your Case on Lead

Federal regulators who want sweeping new lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects must prove the need for those rules first, the construction industry insists.


Paint, Plating Sites Join Superfund List

Abandoned paint and chrome plating operations are among nine hazardous-waste sites newly named to the Superfund National Priorities List.


Agency Wants Out of Botched $120M Hub

Already $80 million over budget and more than two years behind schedule, a $120 million Maryland transit center will not be used as planned because its structural flaws are too expensive to ...


Shipyard Moguls Held in Grit Dumping

The owner of a major Italian shipyard, his son and five employees have been arrested in a blasting waste trafficking scheme that has been under investigation for two years.


$1.6M Brings Hoppy Ending to Frog Flap

A frog-phobic road contractor near Buffalo, NY, has been awarded more than $1.6 million after a local developer flooded his 37-acre spread into an amphibian homeland.


Concrete Maker to Pay $835K Water Fine

A New Hampshire concrete producer has agreed to pay a total of $835,000 in fines and complete a $500,000 environmental project to resolve numerous clean water violations at its sand, gravel ...


Exxon Fined $1.7M in Yellowstone Leak

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has been slapped with a $1.7 million federal fine for its 2011 crude-oil pipeline failure in the Yellowstone River, doubling its tab to date for the disaster, reg...


IL EPA Seeks Order at Paint Blast Site

A Chicago-area paint factory that was the scene of two explosions and a fire earlier this month will not reopen until state authorities know what caused the accident and how the cause is bei...


Shipyard Ordered to Cut Paint Emissions

A Rhode Island shipyard will pay a $31,000 fine and act to reduce VOC emissions from paint and thinners used at the facility, under a new settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


SSPC Seeks Input on New Lead Rules

SSPC is recruiting data and reports from its members on federal regulators' plan to expand lead-safe rules to commercial and public-works projects.


New Rules Could Shake Up Industry

SAN ANTONIO—Coating manufacturers are starting to see sweeping changes in hazard communications that could potentially impact every safety data sheet in the industry.


EPA Rule Could Put Out 15 GA Plants

More than a dozen power plants in Georgia could be out of commission soon after the approval of a new federal rule regulating mercury and toxic air goes into effect.


 
 
   

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