EPA releases new climate change video series

August 28, 2013 | EPA, Planning, Webinar

The series supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and highlights benefits of reducing energy consumptionWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new series of short public service videos on climate change. The videos cover a range…

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Huff Post: Why is bottled water so expensive?

August 23, 2013 | EPA, Quality, Water, Webinar

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The (UK) Guardian: A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

August 19, 2013 | Clean Water Act, EPA

Excerpts from an Aug. 11 article in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper about communities in Texas:"Three years of drought, decades of overuse and now the oil industry's outsize demands on water for fracking are running down reservoirs and underground aquifers. And…

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DelMarVaNow.com: Too many wipes in Ocean City pipes

August 8, 2013 | Advocacy

Reporting on a popular beach town in Maryland, the delmarvanow.com website said on July 28:"There’s one thoroughly modern convenience that’s causing headaches for the people who run Ocean City’s sewer system: the so-called flushable wipe."Like a grown-up version of soothing…

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EPA launches harmful algal bloom video public service announcement series

August 6, 2013 | EPA

When In Doubt, Stay Out! Protect your pooch from harmful algal bloomsEPA has released the first of three video public service announcements to raise awareness about the potential public health impacts of harmful algal blooms, which are a manifestation of…

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EPA webcast series to raise awareness about harmful algal blooms

August 6, 2013 | Economy, EPA, Groundwater

On August 20, 2013, EPA's Watershed Academy will host a webcast on the identification and monitoring of harmful algal blooms. Don Anderson from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Steve Morton from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue the…

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EPA software helps reduce water pollution as part of president’s Climate Action Plan

August 6, 2013 | EPA

National stormwater calculator helps manage stormwater runoffWASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released July 24 the National Stormwater Calculator, an innovative addition to the administration’s virtual climate resilience toolkit. EPA’s…

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EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting

August 6, 2013 | Agriculture, Treatment, Wastewater

E-reporting initiative will increase efficiency, ease burden for states and improve public access to dataWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of…

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NPR: FATBERG! 15-Ton ‘Lump Of Lard’ Removed From London Sewer

August 6, 2013 | Sewer

August 06, 2013by Mark MemmottSet this post aside until after lunch if you have a sensitive stomach.A " 'bus-sized lump' of food fat mixed with wet wipes" has been removed from a southwest London sewer, .The 15-ton behemoth was the…

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