RCAP’s office appears in photography series of world’s capitals

July 27, 2011 | General RCAP News

The article from CNN.com below features a photographer who is taking pictures of all of the world's capital cities. For the picture of Washington, D.C., he chose to show not one of the city's iconic monuments or one of its…

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EPA issues final guidance to protect water quality in Appalachian communities from impacts of mountaintop mining

July 22, 2011 | Webinar

Agency to provide flexibility while protecting environment and public healthWASHINGTON (EPA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released final guidance on Appalachian surface coal mining, designed to ensure more consistent, effective, and timely review of surface coal-mining permits…

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New and improved EPA website on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution

July 20, 2011 | EPA, Pollution

Over the last 50 years, the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution entering our waters has escalated dramatically and is becoming one of America's costliest and most challenging environmental problems. In many parts of the country, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution…

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Gates foundation launches effort to reinvent the toilet

July 20, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water, Well

New strategy promotes adoption of safe, affordable sanitation in the developing worldKIGALI, Rwanda -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced July 19 the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people…

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Public radio’s This American Life” examines fracking”””

July 12, 2011 | Jobs, Water

Public radio's popular program "This American Life" examines hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in its latest episode.In the episode titled "Game Changer", the show features a professor in Pennsylvania who makes a calculation "to discover that his state is sitting atop…

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Washington Post: Three books on water, its importance and its future

July 12, 2011 | General RCAP News

The July 10 Washington Post had a review on three books about water, its importance and its future.The article begins:"Water is the ultimate renewable resource — which is why we are running out. Because it falls from the sky, constantly replenished…

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EPA releases new online training module on water-quality standards

July 7, 2011 | General RCAP News

A new online training module intended to encourage and facilitate public involvement in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Quality Standards program is now available on EPA's website.  "How to Develop and Implement Public Involvement Programs and Practices" outlines…

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