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To more effectively meet the rising public and private demand for climate products and services, Secretary Locke today announced the selection of six new NOAA regional climate services directors.
Today, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco issued the following statement about the National Academy of Public Administration’s study on a NOAA Climate Service
WASHINGTON - As part of the activities commemorating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 40th anniversary, the agency is highlighting progress made under the 40 years of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at a conference in Washington, D.C
A month ago I wrote about being inspired by a kid who encouraged his family, friends, and Boy Scout troop to make changes with bottled water.As a result I decided to make the same change and limit my bottled water consumption.(Breaking Old Habits, August 17 post)My husband and I realized that we…
(Seattle – Sept. 13, 2010) The City of Ketchikan, Alaska has reached a $2,900 settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve alleged federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) violations related to the improper disposal of polychlorinated bi-phenyl (PCB) waste
(New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has successfully completed cleanup work at the SMS Instruments Superfund site located in Deer Park, NY and has deleted the site from the Superfund National Priorities List of the most hazardous waste sites
CHARLOTTE – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public hearing on the agency’s proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants
By Peter Fargo This is a great moment, I thought, as I joined 30 other voices in a glorious cheer: “Save the Bay!” We had just finished running a half marathon to Point Lookout, MD. It was last leg of our triathlon journey of over 100 miles from DC to the Chesapeake Bay. After it all, we [...]
No Holiday for Dulles CBP (Customs Border Protectionl) on Labor Day Weekend (Sep 9, 2010) DHS . Customs and Border Protection. Customs officers seized 14 Giant African Land Snails from a passenger traveling from Ghana. Believed to be originally from East Africa, Giant African Land Snails are…
Council on Environmental Quality Appoints John Goss as Asian Carp Director (PDF | 160 KB) (Sep 8, 2010) Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee. Continuing the Obama Administration's proactive response to the threat that Asian carp poses to the Great Lakes, the Council on Environmental…
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on its proposed federal implementation plan for greenhouse gas permitting
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2010) – To help improve water quality in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reissued an operating permit for the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility
By Felicia Chou I couldn’t catch a football even if you handed it to me. But I can chug my energy drink, slather my face with war paint, and root for my team like there is no tomorrow. I can also help my school reign supreme in EPA’s Game Day Challenge, simply by cutting down on [...]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has issued voluntary information requests to nine natural gas service companies regarding the process known as hydraulic fracturing
NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program has launched a one-time $1.2 million effort to help coastal communities prepare for the impacts of climate change.
By Lina Younes Not long ago, I was in the market for a new car. As with any major purchase, I decided to do some research. I had three requirements for this new vehicle. I wanted it to meet the highest safety standards. I wanted it to get good mileage and not to break the bank [...]
Por Lina YounesNo hace tanto tiempo que yo estaba considerando comprar un auto nuevo. Como se trataba de una compra importante, decidí investigar el asunto. Yo tenía tres requisitos para este nuevo vehículo. Quería que cumpliera con los estándares más altos de seguridad. Buscaba un vehículo…
A NOAA Fisheries report finds the port of New Bedford, Mass. the top spot for value of landings for the tenth year in a row. The New Bedford port brought in $249.2 million in 2009, an increase of $7.9 million over the previous year. The amount of fish landed was also up by 23.6 million pounds, with…
The average American ate 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2009, a slight decline from the 2008 consumption figure of 16.0 pounds, according to a NOAA Fisheries Service report out thrusday.
USDA Confirms Citrus Disease in Texas and Louisiana (Aug 23, 2010) USDA . Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the presence of Elsinoë australis . This is the first detection in the U.S. of…