Tagged: environmental protection agency

Tyson Agrees to $4M Penalty to Resolve EPA Case

by Associated Press 4/5/2013 11:31 am

The U.S. government says Tyson Foods has agreed to pay roughly $4 million in civil penalties to settle alleged violations related to eight accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia that happened over a four-year span and caused one death.

Arkansas, Oklahoma Senators Want Farms Exempt from EPA Rule

by Associated Press 3/8/2013 1:03 pm

Arkansas' two U.S. senators and one from Oklahoma joined three other senators in introducing a bill to exempt some farmers from an Environmental Protection Agency requirement regarding fuel storage.

Whirlpool: Don't Drill Near Our Abandoned Plant in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 8:53 am

Whirlpool might be gone from Fort Smith, but it's left more than memories and an empty manufacturing plant behind.

EPA Turns Down Arkansas,' Other States' Requests for Ethanol Waiver

by Associated Press 11/16/2012 10:58 am

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors, including Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.

The Right Way to Handle Compact Fluorescent Lamps

by Karen Martin 6/28/2012 6:07 am

Switching from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) is a bright idea to save energy and money. Because each bulb has small amounts of mercury, follow these suggestions to use and dispose of these energy-efficient options properly.

Hot Technology to Keep Historic Arkansas Museum's Oldest Structures Cool

by Karen Martin 6/18/2012 7:06 am

A highly efficient geothermal cooling system will soon be regulating temperatures at three of Historic Arkansas Museum's oldest buildings.

Arkansas To Participate In EPA 'Game Day Challenge'

by UA Media Relations 10/22/2010 3:44 pm

Universities and colleges from around the nation will wage a friendly competition to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most waste. The amount of waste generated and recycled will determine which school is the greenest. Winners will be recognized for several categories including: least amount of waste generated per attendee, greatest greenhouse gas reductions, highest recycling rate, highest organics reduction rate (i.e., food donation and composting) and highest combined recycling and composting rate.

Power Down & Save: Does Turning Off Your PC Really Save Energy?

by Casey L. Penn 1/1/2008 12:00 am

As technology advances, do the rules about saving energy change? Should we leave the computers on or turn them off? And what does putting your PC “to sleep” mean?