Boston Harbor could potentially "cleanse itself" over the next 10 or 20 years say researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, provided that future spills and leaks into the harbor are avoided. The cleanup is underway already, as microorganisms are cleaning up contaminants in the mud beneath the harbor.
Previous thinking said tha..
University of Rochester researchers are working on a new way to move and distribute microscopic amounts of fluid around a chip in response to the demand for programmable devices that automatically perform multiple tests on minute amounts of material-on site and more efficiently than ever before. Such a "Laboratory on a Chip" is envisioned for..
Public participation and China may not appear to go hand-in-hand, but a project aimed at furthering the understanding of environmental compliance in the world's most populous nation may be sowing the seeds of change.
On January 1, 2003, a law providing public access to information and enabling public participation in environmental governance ..
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision aimed at protecting wetlands from agricultural operations. In a divided decision, the court reaffirmed a half million dollar fine against a California farmer who converted wetlands into vineyards and orchards without obtaining a federal pollution permit.
At issue was whether the deep..