Airlines are looking to biofuels to meet soaring passenger demand

NEW YORK - The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry those passengers, airlines are turning to a new technology: converting trash into fuel.

Ga. sues over EPA water rule

...Attorney General Sam Olens.Georgia is leading a multistate challenge to a newly adopted rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Olens says the rule greatly expands federal authority beyond...

Important steps at SRS make the world safer

...contractors, as well as regulators; the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. All have worked well together to meet this tank milestone...

Business news

...five insect and weedkillers including glyphosate, which is used globally in industrial farming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would consider the evaluation.The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate...

Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict between pig farm and environmental advocates

...lakes, reservoirs and ponds and more than half of its rivers and streams are impaired, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, whose reports show the main culprit is agriculture."Pork is cheap and cheap to produce in large factories...

Palmetto Pipeline could help fund some projects

...domain to acquire land along the pipeline's path, it also falls under the regulatory oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which can require mitigation measures for any unsavory impacts...

Pass regs to protect water

...feed into the Savannah River and into the drinking water for 4.9 million Georgians.Thankfully, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working to protect the Savannah River. This spring, the EPA proposed a rule to close the loopholes...

Corps of Engineers' settlement won't change Thurmond Dam operations

Thurmond Dam won't be required to report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the amount of pollutants it's sending into the Savannah River, as a recent legal settlement ordered the Army Corps of Engineers...

County sick from sludge?

...combination of up to 100,000 chemicals in use today.The Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have never, to my knowledge, studied human health impacts from exposure to the sewage sludge via air...

Mercedes-Benz, Nissan debuting 2015 models

...Mercedes enters the small market for fully electric cars in the U.S. with the B-Class hatchback. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that its 177-horsepower motor can go 85 miles on a charge, but Mercedes claims that's closer...