The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) most recent
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting
year of 2011. In New Hampshire, the overall
releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the
previous reporting year (2010).
Two University of New Hampshire juniors researching how algae could produce fuel have received fellowships of nearly $50,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER). Gina Chaput of Merrimack, NH and Brian McConnell of Peabody, MA, are among just 40 recipients nationwide of the Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowships. Ihab Farag, professor of chemical engineering at UNH, mentors both students in their research on biodiesel. Chaput, also is working with Estelle Hrabak,