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EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants Upheld by U.S. Court (04/21/2014)
Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), Southern Co. (SO) and other energy companies must abide by federal limits on mercury and additional power-plant pollutants, a U.S. court said, upholding a rule regulators say will save lives and the industry claims was illegally drafted.

EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory (04/15/2014)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. The major contributors to the decrease in emissions from 2011-2012 were the decrease in energy consumption across all sectors in the U.S. economy, and the decrease in carbon intensity for electricity generation due to fuel switching from coal to natural gas. Other factors included a decrease in transportation sector emissions attributed to an increase in fuel efficiency across different transportation modes and limited new demand for passenger transportation.

TURI Community & Small Business Grant (04/14/2014)
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute is pleased to invite proposals from community organizations, municipal departments, small businesses, and regional and state-wide organizations or collaborative groups for support under the Community and Small Business Grant Program.

2014/2015 Academic Research Grant RFP Now Available (04/14/2014)
TURI provides seed funding to faculty in the UMass system to initiate research that will lead to new opportunities for companies to reduce their use of toxic chemicals. Since its inception in 1992, this program has provided over $1,500,000 in funding to UMass researchers, supporting more than 105 graduate and doctoral level students. The seed funding helps researchers gain additional funding to find safer alternatives.

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