New public service media project: Water Blues Green Solutions

June 4, 2013 | Development, Environment, EPA, Report, Stormwater

Water is a limited resource, essential for life. Just as we recognize the value of water, so must we recognize the value of natural systems to store, clean, and maintain clean and fresh water.Americans often underestimate - or simply ignore…

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NY TImes: Regulations on fracking are revised

January 23, 2013 | Development, EPA, Stormwater

Jan. 18, 2013By JOHN BRODERThe Interior Department will issue revised rules on the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and gas on public lands, officials said Friday. The rules will replace a proposal released last May that was…

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Information on uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment available online

September 20, 2012 | Conservation, Development, Environment, Quality, Water

EPA has made available online information on the uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment and examples of where they have played an effective role in a community's wastewater treatment infrastructure. Decentralized wastewater treatment consists of a variety of onsite…

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EPA awards $1.5 million to universities for sustainable drinking water treatment methods

September 14, 2012 | Development, Rural

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Sept. 6 almost $1.5 million in funding to three universities to develop sustainable drinking water treatment methods.  The research grants are funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.…

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Bloomberg News: Water should be more valued to reflect worth, Nestle chief says

September 7, 2012 | Assistance, Development, EPA, Investment, Quality, Stormwater, Water

An Aug. 30 report by Bloomberg news begins:Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste, said Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company.“If something isn’t given a value,…

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Nutrient pollution educational materials online

July 12, 2012 | Development, Environment, EPA, Federal, Guide, Infrastructure, Resources, USDA

 To help raise awareness about nutrient pollution, which is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water, EPA has developed new educational materials, including:Community Outreach Toolkit—designed to assist watershed groups, NGOs, states, and federal partners with messaging…

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EPA seeking scientific views on draft carbaryl criteria for aquatic life protection

November 8, 2011 | Development

EPA has published draft ambient-water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life from the potential effects of carbaryl. Used to control insects, slugs and snails and to thin fruit in orchards, carbaryl can enter water bodies via runoff and…

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Leadership training offered to rural communities

September 15, 2011 | Development, Farm Bill, Rural

From The Rural Blog:The Center for Rural Affairs and Leadership Consulting Associates, a new organization that focuses on developing rural leaders, are partnering to offer leadership training to rural community leaders. Seven leadership experts will provide training on leadership styles,…

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Computerworld: Stuxnet worm impacts SCADA systems

October 13, 2010 | Development, EPA, Sustainability

The Stuxnet worm is a "groundbreaking" piece of malware so devious in its use of unpatched vulnerabilities and so sophisticated in its multipronged approach that the security researchers who tore it apart believe it may be the work of state-backed…

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