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Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 7, 2010) - News media representatives and the public are invited to attend a Sept. 10 event in Lincoln, Neb., to highlight sewer improvements at Stevens Creek Basin
WASHINGTON – As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 Game Day Challenge, colleges across the country will compete to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle the most waste
(Dallas, Texas – September 7, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Houston and the City of Albuquerque will receive grants to advance greenhouse gas reduction activities as part of the Agency’s Climate Showcase Communities initiative
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun to award its competitive grants under President Barack Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is targeting the most significant environmental problems in the region. EPA Administrator Lisa P
NOAA and others released a report on Tuesday that showed dissolved oxygen levels have dropped by about 20 percent from their long-term average in the Gulf of Mexico in areas where federal and independent scientists previously reported the presence of subsurface oil. Scientists from agencies involved…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 10-OPA101 CHICAGO (Sept 7, 2010) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5’s Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative has awarded a $977,242 grant to Minnesota Environmental Initiative
CHICAGO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will announce EPA’s first Great Lakes Restoration Initiative competitive grants at an event today in Green Bay, Wis. She will be joined in Green Bay by Sen. Russ Feingold, Rep
Late summer has become my favorite time of year because of my small 4 x 3 foot backyard garden. This year, I harvested patty pan squash, hot peppers, and three kinds of tomatoes. There is no competition for me when it comes to my own homegrown foods versus the store varieties. It takes some effort…
CHICAGO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will announce EPA’s first Great Lakes Restoration Initiative competitive grants at an event today in Toledo, Ohio. She will be joined in Toledo by Ohio Lt
NOAA today announced a $131.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contract to Walsh Construction Company of Chicago to construct the main facility at NOAA’s new Pacific Regional Center on Ford Island in Honolulu.
(09/03/10) SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to disapprove Maricopa County’s air quality plan because it does not adequately control emissions of coarse particulate matter. “Phoenix has an air quality problem that EPA is committed to solving
On Friday NOAA reopened 3,114 square miles of Gulf waters offshore of the western Florida panhandle to commercial and recreational fishing. The reopening was announced after consultation with FDA and under a re-opening protocol agreed to by NOAA, the FDA, and the Gulf states.
(ATLANTA – Sept. 3, 2010) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directed the state of Florida to take specific measures to restore water quality to levels that protect the Everglades
I love T-shirts, but what I love even more is a T-shirt about radon, and what I love even more than that is seeing my daughter’s poster design about radon on a T-shirt. Each year, state radon programs have been supporting children, parents and teachers to do just that for the National Radon Poster…
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 2, 2010) - EPA Region 7 has issued a pair of administrative orders to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), citing multiple violations of stormwater permits that were issued for state construction projects along U.S
By Lisa McWhirter I awoke to the 6 a.m. rally call on Saturday and quickly realized the long bike ride from the day before had taken its toll. It was the third day of the Expedition and barely awake, I tried to rationalize biking another 30 miles. As I took my first sip of French Press [...]
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kansas City, Kan., Sept
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced today an extension of the disaster for California salmon fishermen due to the low numbers of spawning Chinook salmon returning to the Sacramento River and the subsequent reduction in commercial fishery revenues.
NOAA today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 5,130 square miles of Gulf waters stretching from the far eastern coast of Louisiana, through Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida panhandle.
It’s that time of year again and everyone can relate to the annual school supply checklist and the hours spent preparing for the upcoming school year. Binders – check. Pens – check. But, how many school staff, parents or students stop to think about whether the school they will return to is a…