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(10/01/10) HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued a compliance order to the Guam Waterworks Authority to take immediate steps to repair a broken sewer force main located near the Southern Link Sewage Lift Station in Dededo, Guam
Big Stone, Groton and Dakota Ethanol plants to address emissions and testing requirements for volatile organic compounds (Denver, Colo. -- October 1, 2010) In consent decrees lodged yesterday in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, the U.S
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WASHINGTON - In keeping with President Obama’s vision to reduce greenhouse gases and increase fuel efficiency, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators, the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States
NOAA today reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 5,628 square miles of Gulf waters off eastern Louisiana, just west of the Mississippi River delta. This is the seventh reopening in federal waters since July 22.
(Boston, Mass. – Oct. 1, 2010) – As the 2010 summer ozone season comes to an end, EPA today confirmed that New Englanders experienced an increase in the number of poor air quality days this year, compared to 2009
By Kathy SeikelResearch shows links between chemical exposures during fetal development and health outcomes. As a DES offspring, I am a case in point. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen developed to supplement a woman’s natural estrogen production. First prescribed by physicians in…
Recipes for Invasive Species: Asian Carp (Sep 22, 2010) Audubon Magazine Blog. Silver and bighead Asian carp threaten to destroy the annual $7 billion fishing industry in the freshwater ecosystem, and officials are quickly employing efforts to stymie the assault. One method that could prove…
Species Profile -- White Spotted Jellyfish USDA . NAL . National Invasive Species Information Center. The White spotted jellyfish is native to Australia. The 2002 jellyfish invasion in the northern Gulf of Mexico had a direct economic impact on the shrimp fishery. Jellyfish clogged shrimp ets,…
Species Profile -- Asian Shore Crab USDA . NAL . National Invasive Species Information Center. The Asian shore crab was first identified in New Jersey in 1988, possibly introduced through ballast water. This crab is highly reproductive is slowly overtaking the habitat of native crabs. It feeds on…
(09/30/10) HONOLULU – The US Environmental Protection Agency today applauds the Governor, Legislature and residents of America Samoa for enacting restrictions banning plastic shopping bags – reducing their waste and protecting the environment in a single action
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 30, 2010) - EPA has approved new and revised Nebraska water quality standards to support recreational activities and protect aquatic life
WASHINGTON – On September 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) released their first draft review of EPA’s research into the water quality impacts of valley fills associated with mountaintop mining
Species Profile -- Curly Pondweed USDA . NAL . National Invasive Species Information Center. Curly pondweed is an invasive aquatic perennial. It becomes invasive in some areas because of it's tolerance to low light and low water temperature which allows it to outcompete native plants.This…
NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks website and mapping application generates customized, downloadable maps based on more than 150 years of Atlantic hurricane data.
For the first time, scientists are using advanced technology and an innovative vessel to study, image, and map the unexplored offshore Northern San Andreas Fault from north of San Francisco to its termination at the junction of three tectonic plates off Mendocino, Calif.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas petroleum refinery
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the results of environmental testing conducted at EPA’s direction at the Tonawanda Coke Corporation (TCC), a coke and coal tar manufacturer based in Tonawanda, New York
By Lina YounesOn October 6th, 2010, Hispanic community leaders will be participating in EPA’s 4th Beyond Translation Forum in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The theme for this year’s forum is “promoting environmental health through environmental education.” Participants from…