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ACE and the Environmental Manager

From the President—A&WMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, June 4–8, this year. It is a complex affair and like the Association, its offerings are diverse and worthy of study. I think it is safe to say that there is something, and likely several things, of value to environmental managers and their employees. Let's consider a few. 

 

Air Quality in Megacities Around the World

EM—An overview of the air quality issues, trends, current initiatives, and potential path forward for improving air quality in five current or potential megacities around the world: São Paulo, Brazil; Cairo, Egypt; Tehran, Iran; Delhi, India; and Beijing, China.

Raising the Bar on Water Quality

Archive—In case you missed it...here's a look back at the April 2014 issue of EM, which examined different aspects of water quality, including the regulation of pharmaceutical disposal, the management of emerging contaminants in drinking water, and whether policies to manage stormwater runoff are having adverse—and unintended—consequences on the environment.

Projected Carbon Dioxide Emissions are Sensitive to Factors Driving Fossil Fuel Use

A&WMA Newswire—The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2017, released in January, explores several factors affecting projected fossil fuel use and the resulting level of energy-related CO2 emissions over the coming decades.

A Detailed Look at Reactive Nitrogen

Archive—In case you missed it...here's a look back at the September 2015 issue of EM, which examined various aspects of reactive nitrogen and potential management approaches, both from a North American and European perspective.

Solid Waste Management: Spotlight on Best Practices

EM—Highlighting the “waste” side of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA), the March issue provides insights on waste-themed issues ranging from waste prevention to more sustainable landfill design and operations.

EPA just delayed 30 environmental regulations created under Obama: Here's what that means

A&WMA Newswire—The Environmental Protection Agency published paperwork Wednesday to delay 30 environmental regulations created under the Obama administration until March 21. 

All 30 regulations were written into the Federal Register before President Donald Trump took office and were due to go into effect before March 21. 

NESHAPs A Glimpse into their Ongoing Revolution

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, or NESHAPs, are federal regulations that focus on the emissions of air contaminants that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers to have toxic health effects. Unlike several other EPA air pollution control programs, NESHAPs can affect sources that are newly constructed or previously existing, regardless of the emission unit requiring an air permit, and regardless of the size of the facility. 

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