USEPA is Developing a National Recycling Strategy

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a draft National Recycling Strategy.  The strategy has been drafted to provide goals and a framework to identify recycling processes and drivers, as well as potential opportunities and challenges facing the recycling system in the United States. The draft strategy progresses the EPA’s 2019 National Framework… Read More

YOUR GUIDE TO DRONES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: How Drones Are Mapping Sites, Improving Water Quality & Managing Infrastructure

drones in engineering

Your Guide to UAVs in Environmental Engineering Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) can be a helpful tool for many companies, government agencies and other organizations. They may be considered cutting-edge technology, but their use has been around for longer than most might realize. Use of small drones in the commercial space formally… Read More

NYSDEC Releases Draft “Value of Carbon” Guidance Related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has released a new draft “Value of Carbon” guidance which will be used to assist State entities with decision making by estimating the value of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Developed in accordance with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and in consultation with… Read More

Major Financial Boost for Microgrids Infrastructure in the Pipeline

Owing to their ability to provide decentralized power through various renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biogas), clean energy microgrids are increasingly being viewed as the solution for harnessing uninterrupted electricity, even in the face of extreme weather events. These weather events usually pose a challenge to electricity supply from the main electricity grid, leading to… Read More

New York State Releases Guidance on PFAS Sampling, Analysis, and Assessment

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently released guidance on sampling, analysis, and assessment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in October of 2020. This guidance was developed by the DEC’s Division and Environmental Remediation (DER) to ensure consistency in analysis and reporting of PFAS. The new guidance outlines procedures for sampling… Read More