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Colleges: More prospective students checking schools’ energy efficiency

Emily Micucci |

Gone are the days when high school students chose a college solely based on the quality of sports and academic programs, and perhaps even the quality of the party scene. It seems that millennials...

Former junkyard owner guilty of not reporting environmental hazards

Jacquelyn Gutc |

A former junkyard owner was found guilty of failing to report contamination on his Leominster and Sterling property, the state announced.

WPI receives $1M to study green fire safety

Michael Novinson |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has been awarded $1 million over the next three years to study the fire hazards and risks associated with green building elements.

Firm pays $63M for cleanup at former Acton plant, among others

Emily Micucci |

Maryland-based W.R. Grace & Co. paid more than $63 million Wednesday to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at 39 sites across the country, including its former Acton plant where the company...

Commercial food waste disposal ban to take effect Oct. 1

Michael Novinson |

The Patrick Administration announced Friday that it has finalized regulations will that require the separation of food waste from the primary waste stream.

UPDATED: Sierra Club slams proposed bottle bill replacement

A report released by the Sierra Club on Monday said a proposal to replace the commonwealth's existing bottle redemption law with a one-cent fee would saddle municipalities with extra costs and result...

Fuel cell exec pitches lawmakers on energy technology

By State House News Service |

A fuel cell company that counts Apple, Staples, Verizon and other big companies among its energy clients appealed to Massachusetts lawmakers Wednesday for help deploying what they called “the...

Saint-Gobain fined for violations at Worcester site

Michael Novinson |

State regulators have assessed a $6,900 penalty against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. for violating hazardous waste regulations at its Worcester coating facility.

W. Boylston Firm Wins Contract To Streamline Federal Biz

Emily Micucci |

Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. (CEA) of West Boylston was awarded a five-year contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide federal clients with environmental...

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