RCAP represented on national EPA advisory council

July 30, 2010 | Climate Change, EPA

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council held its summer meeting July 21 through 23 in Washington, D.C. In attendance to represent the national RCAP network was Olga Morales-Sanchez, a Rural Development Specialist with the Rural Community…

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Bottled water economics 101

July 30, 2010 | EPA, Water Quality

Author Annie Leonard has started a crusade against our global obsession with stuff. Starting with her book The Story of Stuff and continuing with a corresponding film series, she attempts to demystify our consumer culture and promote a "sustainable and…

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Need a reason to drink plain old tap water?

July 26, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA

 We all love our half-caf soy double shot vanilla hazelnut lattes with whipped cream, but a recent article on the Men’s Health magazine website gives a compelling case as to why we should give up these indulgent beverages in favor…

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EPA seeks small business input on proposed Stormwater Rule

July 23, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses and municipalities to nominate representatives to provide input on a proposed stormwater rule. The rule would strengthen the national stormwater program under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and…

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Huffington Post: Call for a local water” movement and a new way of thinking about water”””

July 21, 2010 | General RCAP News

Last week, The Huffington Post posted an article from Dr. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific institute, on a new water philosophy he is fostering. Dr. Gleick believes that it's time to harvest the momentum of the local sustainability movement to promote…

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EPA launches national water conservation campaign

July 15, 2010 | General RCAP News

EPA’s WaterSense program helps consumers save money and water WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program is kicking off its national “We’re for Water” campaign to encourage Americans to make simple choices that save water. The program,…

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Daily Yonder blog: Population of rural counties increased 2.9% in last decade

July 15, 2010 | General RCAP News

The Daily Yonder blog began on July 14 an examination of what has happened to rural America during the last decade. Its post on that day began to look at changes in population, ethnicity, age groups and education. That day's…

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Disposing of old medications improperly could pollute drinking water

July 14, 2010 | General RCAP News

Did you know that by disposing of medications by dumping them into the toilet or down the sink, for example, you could be polluting our rivers, lakes and drinking water? So, then, what is the best way to get rid…

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Join the Drinking Water Strategy web dialogue: A new framework for addressing contaminants as group(s)

July 9, 2010 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, has outlined four principles to provide greater protection of drinking water, one of which is to address contaminants as group(s). On July 28-29, EPA will hold a web dialogue focused on addressing…

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New Book Examines America’s Delusional Fixation on Bottled Water

July 6, 2010 | Population, Rural

The 21st century has become the age of bottled water. Although most Americans have access to clean, safe drinking water from their own sinks, millions no longer trust the taps.Instead, under the influence of advertising from bottled water companies, they…

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